Two years of Modern Warfare 2 sounds like my take on hell

With reports that Activision will skip its annual Call of Duty launch in 2023, many of us are hoping to play Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 for at least two years before Treyarch’s next major series of CoD games comes out. With that in mind, I’m not impressed at all. In fact, two years of Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty game, a Modern Warfare sequel or whatever, sounds like hell.

now i don’t hatred Any Call of Duty game from Infinity Ward – in fact, 2019’s Modern Warfare was one of the better FPS games I played at launch. But when you compare them to games made by Treyarch, there’s a stark difference – in my opinion, Treyarch comes out on top.

Having locked in the value of Modern Warfare — and a fair amount of war zones — I’m ready to throw in the towel. Not just for Modern Warfare, but for Call of Duty as a whole. Months of slow gameplay and monotonous visuals bored me and killed my love for the series, and I don’t know why. Well, until I played Black Ops Cold War.

Modern Warfare is built on Infinity Ward’s IW 8.0 engine, an updated version of the engine Sledgehammer Games used in World War II a few years ago. I have high hopes for enjoying the series’ return to World War II. However, I’m not taking it lightly that I had the worst Call of Duty experience since Advanced Warfare playing Modern Warfare.

Modern Warfare is pretty slow for a Call of Duty game. It’s always felt that way after Black Ops 4, but it wasn’t until I played Black Ops Cold War that I realized how slow Modern Warfare is. You don’t need outerwear and jetpacks to create a fast-paced Call of Duty experience, as Black Ops Cold War proves.

To make matters worse, the new gameplay mechanics that Infinity Ward introduced — like weapon mounts and those damn doors — all suggest that this slow pace is intentional. It may be secondary, but Call of Duty borrows from series like Battlefield and Rainbow Six and starts to lose itself in the process.

Call of Duty games are at their best when it comes to fast-paced, incredible running and shooting. Modern Warfare has gone in another direction, and after returning to a disappointing experience with Sledgehammer Games’ Vanguard — which runs on an updated version of the IW 8.0 engine Modern Warfare uses — it feels like doubling down on the Modern Warfare sequel in two years. It could be the series’ missteps at key moments.

This potential misstep stems from a misstep that the Modern Warfare sequel will struggle to make up for — the failure of the Vanguard Zombies mode.

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The Call of Duty series has had a mixed history of delivering a third core experience for the regular campaign and multiplayer. These models are sometimes admired and sometimes derided. The general truth accepted by all Call of Duty fans is that Treyarch’s Call of Duty Zombies mode is the best “third mode” even considering Vanguard’s rather dismal offering. Every time a Call of Duty game chooses to introduce a new mode that isn’t Zombies (or make major changes to an existing one), it feels like a gamble. Infinity Ward’s bet on Warzone has certainly paid off hugely, but it’s also had a few flops over the years. Yes, I’m talking about the extinction of ghosts.

Modern Warfare games don’t do zombies, and we don’t expect Infinity Ward to break that trend with the next release.Have rumor A Modern Warfare sequel is set to arrive with an Escape from Tarkov-inspired mode, but after Battlefield 2042’s gloomy danger zone, should Infinity Ward take the plunge? Introducing a new mode based on a concept of flopping after a rebuild feels like an unnecessary risk — a risk that could lead to the launch of the next Call of Duty game with little beyond multiplayer and campaign What to offer, it wouldn’t be ideal for a two-year job.

Then you’ve got Modern Warfare graphics — a stylistic choice that will likely carry over into the upcoming Infinity Ward sequel.

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Modern Warfare looks bad – I said it. I’m not talking about UI design or operator graphic fidelity, I’m talking about color palette. It’s dull, monotonous, and very boring. That might align with the grounded gameplay, but it doesn’t make Modern Warfare the best-looking Call of Duty game.

I know this gets into the realm of speculation, discussing the graphics for a game that doesn’t even have an official title yet, but looking at Vanguard is a clear sign of what’s to come. The Sledgehammer Games team did a great job with Vanguard’s look, but it’s still a bland showcase compared to Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War.

Two years of slow, monotonous Call of Duty games and a possibly lackluster third mode sounds like hell—whether I prefer Captain Price to Frank Woods doesn’t matter.


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