Call of Duty : Modern Warfare [TRAILER BREAKDOWN]

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Call of Duty : Modern Warfare [TRAILER BREAKDOWN]

Sergs Navarrete and Aaron Kolomvotos

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About two months ago, Call of Duty released its official reveal for its new and upcoming title “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”, which is expected to be released on October 25, 2019. It will serve as the sixteenth overall installment in the Call of Duty series as well as a “soft reboot” of the Modern Warfare sub-series. Just recently, on August 2nd, Call of Duty released its follow up trailer which mainly focuses on the multiplayer aspects of the game. The trailer also highlighted utility and equipment from previous games such as the Bouncing Betty from Black Ops 2 and the FGM-148 Javelin from the other Modern Warfare titles. New weapon and movement mechanics were also showcased, such as the new damage system which is supposed to improve the realism of the game. 

Along with the game-play, the soundtrack received an upgrade as Call of Duty played “Enter Sandman” by Metallica as the background soundtrack which received a lot of positive feedback. The nostalgia effect of the early 90’s rock anthem paired perfectly with the nostalgia-like background of the game-play. Fans left thousands of comments talking about how much they appreciate the music choice and how much of an impact it had on the atmosphere of the trailer.   

When Modern Warfare ships on October 25th, it will feature a new game engine that delivers one of the most immersive and photo-realistic experiences in a combat game to date. For the PS4 pro, players will be able to experience game play in 4K, but don’t worry, if you have a normal PS4, you will still be able to play the game in 60 FPS. While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will make use of the large amount of visual improvements, such as volumetric lighting throughout the world and spectral rendering for night vision effects. The inclusion of ray tracing is by far the most significant of these in that it still represents the leading edge of video game graphics.

Some have also made arguments talking about how this game is a combination of similar FPS titles such as Battlefield and Rainbow Six Siege, but most enjoy the fact that Call of Duty is finally steering away from the futuristic theme which had pushed a lot of old fans away. Fans who had played from as far back as 2003 have claimed to return to this franchise in hopes of the trailer doing all of the old titles justice. The trailer so far has received plenty of positive feedback and even received a good like-to-dislike ratio within the first twenty-four hours.  All we can do now is wait patiently for game-play to be released in order to determine whether or not this game is worthy of its praise.

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