Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Dev Reveals Multiplayer Faction System

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The upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is looking to reinvigorate the franchise with a variety of new features, a darker tone, and much more. Fans were finally able to get a chance to see the game’s multiplayer featuring 2v2 combat last week, though it was more of a teaser for what’s to come. Now, some new information has come to light regarding a “faction” system that will be making an appearance within the game’s multiplayer.

A recent post on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare subreddit brought up concerns as to whether the game will feature the tried and tested good guy faction vs the bad guys. Studio Art Director at Infinity Ward Joel Emslie stepped in to explain that this wouldn’t necessarily be the case. Instead of ‘good vs. evil’ the game will feature 2 “Super Factions,” one in the East and one in the Western parts of the world. From there it seems players will be able to join various “sub-factions” that will operate similar to smaller traditional squads or task forces.

Those are the Super Factions. East and Western parts of the globe. Needed two opposing forces to hang over everything. This allows us to have Sub-faction Squads under each super. Sub-Factions can be specific traditional squads or special forces multinationals like a task force. For example in reality Seal squads might add a PJ for a medic or an Air Force member for comms or airstrikes. I’m over simplifying but I think you can get an idea of how the structure we are going with gives us freedom while keeping things as realistic as possible. We will go into detail later. There’s a lot of cool depth and lore in our Operator Teams.”

The developer didn’t mention how these factions and sub-factions will fit into actual gameplay; perhaps they’ll only be a sort of clan system to make it easier grouping up with friends. It also wasn’t mentioned whether or not players will be able to create their own factions or if there will be preset factions that players can join. Whatever the case may be, it certainly feels as though there won’t be a predefined villain at least as far as the multiplayer is concerned.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to release on October 25th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game is shaping up to be quite different from its predecessors but one thing is clear: the developers are making exactly the kind of game that they want to make. Let us know your thoughts on the Faction system in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and more in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on  Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.


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