Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Is Free To Play This Weekend
The Call of Duty franchise is currently in the midst of a fan-service bonanza of sorts, with the debut of the battle royale mode Warzone and the less-than-surprise re-release of Infinity Ward’s long-rumored Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. While fans both new and old are celebrating with a fresh run through the classic 2009 campaign and a few rounds of Warzone, it looks like Activision is letting new players also participate in Modern Warfare multiplayer for free this weekend.
Announced over on the game’s official blog, Activision confirmed multiplayer will be available to anyone with access to the free-to-play Warzone mode from now until April 6th (10 a.m. PT / 8 a.m. CT / 7 a.m. ET). Participants need only navigate to the new ‘Stocked Up. Locked Down’ playlist which gives access to the 10v10 Atlas Superstore and 6v6 Shoot House maps from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 2, 2020
The three-day Modern Warfare multiplayer trial allows several modes of play including Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination, Hardpoint, and Headquarters. As per the event’s description: “There’s no time to waste: In this genre-defining take on Multiplayer, you’re sure to experience a fast-paced fight where combat is constant and there’s a skirmish at every turn. So, grab your friends, hit the lobby, and get your dukes up!” A rundown of each mode can be viewed below.
- Team Deathmatch – Straightforward, but deadly. Teams of six go toe-to-toe to collect the most kills. The manner of death doesn’t matter, so shoot, launch, and toss grenades to your hearts’ content. The first team to reach 70 kills takes the victory!
- Kill Confirmed – Team Deathmatch gets a high-stakes twist, where killed players drop dog tags. Collect teammates’ dog tags to deny your enemies’ kills and pick up your enemies’ dog tags to earn points for your team. The first team to earn 70 points (collect 70 dog tags), also collects the W.
- Domination – Three flags are set on the map, each in a static location. Players compete to “capture” each flag for their team by occupying the flag zone for 10 seconds. Flags can be highly contested and captured often, especially on smaller maps. Always check your six.
- Hardpoint – Like Domination, players must “capture” a location. However, instead of a flag, the objective is a rotating map zone, or ‘hardpoint,’ that moves to a different area every 45 seconds. Hold down the hardpoint and get a point for every second your team occupies it. If members of both teams are in the hardpoint, the zone becomes contested and no one scores. First team to 250 points wins.
- Headquarters – Similar to Hardpoint, teams rush to “capture” a rotating objective – the headquarters. Capture and hold the headquarters to earn points for your team. The team the holds the HQ doesn’t respawn. The first team to 200 points wins.
Those interested in checking out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer for the first time may want to pick up Warzone before the event ends on Monday morning. The game is currently out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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