Modern Warfare 1v1 and Gunfight Trios Modes Return This Week
Activision is gearing up for some new additions and changes to the Call of Duty franchise this week. From the latest mainline game Modern Warfare to the burgeoning mobile game Call of Duty Mobile and more, a lot is happening in the world of this popular franchise this week.
Activision Releases Latest Call of Duty Weekly Post
After last week’s already extensive announcements blog post, it is a bit surprising that Activision is already releasing another one this week. The month of March and the spring season is here, so there is a lot that is happening around the world of the Call of Duty games.
Modern Warfare see the return of some fan-favorite modes with some tweaks also with new characters and bundles to collect. Call of Duty Mobile is experiencing a whole lot of new as it kicks off the next season of the online multiplayer game. Lastly, the Call of Duty League has an important event this upcoming weekend. With so much to cover in this first week of March, let’s go ahead and dive right in to see what is happening in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Modern Warfare 1v1 Gets an Updated Playlist This Week
The lead game and topic this week is, of course, the mainline 2019 entry in the long-running annual series: Modern Warfare. Major changes for the game this week include the return of a couple of fan-favorite game modes in the multiplayer sector.
The first is the return of the Modern Warfare 1v1 game mode. The popular game type allows the player to fight someone one on one. In this classic game mode, a player can truly put their money where their mouth is by seeing who the better player is out of the two.
The return of the beloved Modern Warfare 1v1 Me Bro playlist features a key update. In the past, players were unhappy with some odd design choices for the playlist. The main change this time around has to do with the minimap radar on the screen.
Instead of turned off automatically or limited in nature, the improved Modern Warfare 1v1 Me Bro playlist always has the radar permanently on during the match. The nice change of pace allows you to know the location of your opponent.
Every few seconds, the radar will do its normal ping and show the location of the players on the field. In this case, only two players are in the entire match. So, you will know where to go to take out the enemy.
You need to easily locate your opponent and get to the action rather than wondering where they are. However, it isn’t all fun and games. There is a significant downside to this updated playlist with the permanent radar.
Since you can almost constantly know where your opponent is, that means they know where you are, too. So, if you try to flank and get the drop on them in the fight, chances are they are doing the same thing.
When it comes to playing through this mode, Activision has tricks and tips to get you started. For one, players should go into the updated Modern Warfare 1v1 playlist with a plan in mind. At the same time, though, that plan shouldn’t be doing the same thing over and over.
If you are always behind the enemy and taking them out, they will eventually catch on and likely counter you. Players should have multiple methods for the mode so that they can change things up on the fly.
Lastly, never forget about throwing knives that you can add to your arsenal. They are hard to throw accurately. If you can land a hit, they will instantly take out the enemy for a kill. If you’re confident in your accuracy or find yourself in a losing situation, these allow for a quick turnaround.
Gunfight Trios Return and New Mace Operator
1v1 isn’t the only mode making a return in Modern Warfare. The remixed version of Gunfight is back. The competitive mode expands to include the Gunfight Trios playlist, which allows for teams of three instead of two.
The close-quarters combat and intense survival of having one life per round is back in Gunfight Trios with the main change of having a new map added to it. Players can play the returning game mode on the newly added Bazaar map.
Taking place in the corner of a market, it has multiple floors that players can go through. It allows for some complicated and varied gameplay compared to other maps. While it is only for a limited time, players can at least enjoy partnering up with two friends in Gunfight Trios.
Lastly, for this week in Modern Warfare, players can get a new Operator skin. Mace is here as the newest member of the Allegiance Forces. You can only get Mace as part of the Mace Operator bundle in the in-game store.
The bundle includes the Mace Metal Phantom Operator skin, two new weapon blueprints, the Mace to the Face finishing move, two-tier skips for the season two battle pass, and more. Players can check out the Mace bundle currently in the game shop, likely for only a little while.
Newest Season of Call of Duty Mobile Is Here
This is a decent week for Modern Warfare. However, the real excitement is Call of Duty Mobile. The mobile iteration of the franchise shakes things up with the release of the latest season of online multiplayer action.
The new season in the game, known as Disavowed, is available right now. You can update your game to enjoy all the action in the new season. It comes with all the expected changes like a new battle pass and map to play on.
The battle pass comes with the character Soap MacTavish in tier one. It is unlocked automatically just for purchasing the premium version of the latest battle pass. With the new season comes new rewards and seasonal ranks to level up through during the season.
Since it is March, many of the rewards from the battle pass and season are St. Patrick’s Day-themed. This includes the combat knife Brambles and the ASM10 Brambles variant that you can collect during the season.
You can also unlock the female Urban Tracker character in the battle pass at tier 12 and the RUS-79U Viking variant in the Disavowed seasonal pass.
Leveling up your tiers in the battle pass grants new rewards for multiplayer and battle royale portions of the game. Also, a new rank reset allows players to rise (or fall) through the ranks to come out on top in multiplayer and earn more free goodies.
On the gameplay side of things, a new map called Cage has been developed specifically for Call of Duty Mobile. It is a brand-new map and not repurposed or remade for the mobile iteration of the popular first-person shooter franchise.
Cage takes place in a concrete construction area as buildings are established in the middle of an urban location. The symmetrical map offers some complex routes and vertical locations, perfect for sniping out foes on each side of the map.
While playing on the new Cage map, you can complete a series of new challenges to earn a new Operator skill. The new Hive skill allows you to place a trap for your opponents to step into and meet a tragic death.
There is more going on this season in Call of Duty Mobile. We will have our full breakdown of everything here soon.
Black Ops 4 Updated Playlists
Like most weeks, Black Ops 4 is still getting some love despite not being the most recent game in the series. This week features some updated playlists for multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. Fans can enjoy something fresh and exciting in all three modes.
The most impressive return comes from the Prop Hunt game mode coming back for more in the online multiplayer portion. It will feature double experience available in that mode alone. Players will get rewarded for hiding as their favorite tiny objects.
The rest of the multiplayer modes include Nuketown, Barebones Moshpit, Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit. Meanwhile, Blackout battle royale will have Hot and Heavy, Alcatraz Portals quads, normal quads, duos, and solos.
Finally, the Zombies mode will have the Ancient Evil game mode for this week.
Call of Duty League Update
Atlanta FaZe successfully defended its recent Home Series Weekend along with the surprising upsets. Now, the Call of Duty League is gearing up for the next event this weekend in Los Angeles, California.
The latest Home Series Weekend will be interesting since the joint event features OpTic Gaming LA and Los Angeles Guerrillas. The two teams will host the event with tickets on sale now while supplies last.
If you can’t make it in person, you can watch all of the action on the Call of Duty League YouTube channel. Fans can also look forward to the Call of Duty Challengers division, where players compete on their official path to pro status.
With teams like the undefeated Atlanta FaZe competing this upcoming weekend, it will be the most intense event thus far. We will have our full coverage of the Call of Duty League Los Angeles Home Series Weekend joint-hosted event and who to watch out for later this week.
If you want to find out more about everything happening this week in the Call of Duty franchise, check out the full blog post on Activision’s official website.