Infinity Ward has done well with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare so far and with paid map packs and loot boxes now out of the picture, the game is transitioning to a ‘seasonal’ model for content. The first season is now live, promising the ‘biggest free content drop’ in Call of Duty history.
Plans for season one content were announced last week with a roadmap promising new maps, new Spec Ops missions, new weapons and new multiplayer modes. The rollout has now begun, bringing along new maps like Crash, Vacant, Shipment, Port, Cargo and Atrium. A new multiplayer mode called ‘Reinforce’ is also here, as well as a new Gunfight mode called ‘On Site Procurement’. New Spec Ops missions include Bomb Squad, Grounded, Pitch Black and Just Reward.
All of this content is free for all players but those who pick up the season’s battle pass will get a bit extra, including a new Operator called Mara, you also get slightly different tier rewards for levelling up with the paid battle pass compared to the free one.
Buying the Battle Pass bundle will let you skip 20 tiers out of the 100 available, so you can get some of those early rewards quickly too. Buying the battle pass at any point in the season will grant all previous rewards, so you won’t miss out on anything if you decide to jump in later on.
The battle pass system replaces loot boxes and map packs for Call of Duty, which will hopefully be a fairer way of handling multiplayer. Many other competitive online games have had success with this model, so we will have to wait and see what feedback is generated over the next few weeks.
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KitGuru Says: Are many of you still playing Modern Warfare’s multiplayer regularly? Have you checked out any of the new Season One content yet?