Modern Warfare Gunfight Trios, Ronin, and More Release This Week
Activision released today the latest weekly Call of Duty blog post for players to check out. This newest one includes a ton of announcements for the games in the franchise, including some surprising ones like the Modern Warfare Gunfight Trios mode, a new operator, and much more.
Latest Call of Duty Weekly Blog Announcements Released
Today on Monday, April 20, Activision released the latest news regarding everything in the Call of Duty universe. Players can find out what’s new in everything from Modern Warfare to Warzone, Call of Duty Mobile, Black Ops 4, and even more.
A lot is going on this week considering that it isn’t like a new season is beginning in any of the games and the like. Also, we are just coming off of a double experience weekend that was hosted recently, so it does seem unexpected to have so many new things happening.
This is the latest in a string of weekly blog posts that Activision typically does, offering new updates for each of the games whether it be a new game mode, playlist, map, and so on. This is especially welcome since many players are still stuck at home at this time.
What’s New: Modern Warfare Gunfight Trios Mode
The blog post this week kicks off with the latest addition to Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Players are now able to check out the Modern Warfare Gunfight Trios game mode that is a twist on the normal version of the highly competitive game type.
Gunfight is one of the most popular game modes that was released with Modern Warfare and Infinity Ward has been great about shaking things up often with new versions of it. In this Modern Warfare Gunfight Trios mode, it is all about three players on a team as you might expect from the name.
Modern Warfare Gunfight Trios features the same general set up that you are used to with the competitive game mode, but with two teams of three players each, instead of two players. In this case, it is also a tournament playlist, which makes things even more different than usual.
Typically in Gunfight, the two teams are all on the same page. You are going to have the same loadout as each other, with weapons and gear changing for everyone every couple of rounds. Since everyone is on the same page, it comes down to skill and versatility alone.
In the case of Gunfight Trios, though, this is a tournament mode as well. So, not only will you be battling against another team of three that has the same gear as you, but you will be in a tournament setting. When you queue up, 16 teams will be brought together into a tournament bracket.
It will be a single elimination-style tournament bracket, so losing a match means that you are automatically out of the running. The teams will battle it out in the bracket in a total of four rounds until there is a single team that is standing at the end as the winner of the mini-tournament.
Modern Warfare Gunfight Trios tournament will likely only be around for a limited time in the game. So, if you want to team up with a team of three instead of two like usual, we highly recommend that you check out this tournament game mode while you still can.
New Operator Is Available
Also available this week for the first time is a new operator character that you can choose in Modern Warfare and Warzone. Operators, for those who don’t know, are similar to the Specialists and other characters from previous games that you play as but, in this case, have no gameplay function whatsoever.
The new operator that is available this week is none other than Ronin, an ex-special forces operative and master of fighting. This powerful new operator is now available for players to choose in both Modern Warfare and the battle royale spin-off Warzone.
If you are interested in picking up Ronin for yourself to use in battle or simply have as part of your collection, we recommend heading to the in-game store this week. There, you will find the Ronin bundle that lets you purchase the new operator for some Call of Duty points.
What’s New in the Store
Speaking of the in-game store, there is a lot more that is new to the store this week besides just the new operator Ronin. There are two new weapon bundles as well that are available this week, offering up two very different styles for players to choose from.
The first bundle is the Fool’s Gold II bundle that is not actually gold but looks great nonetheless. Both of these bundles are headlined by a legendary weapon blueprint and the one for the Fool’s Gold bundle is none other than the Deep Pockets blueprint.
It is available in the bundle alongside the Bankroll epic weapon blueprint, a new calling card, emblem, and a spray. On the other hand, the second new bundle this week trades the gold aesthetic for something much more green. You can get the Toxic Ooze bundle for this week in the store, too.
Toxic Ooze comes with the green legendary Sludge weapon blueprint plus an epic SMG blueprint, emblem, and a new calling card. While it doesn’t give a spray for some reason, it does have some solid offerings, so be sure to check both bundles out before they leave the store.
Finally, there is a store discount for battle pass tiers for this season. You can buy individual tiers at a discount of 100 points, instead of the usual price. If you are looking to get a headstart and leap in season three, this is the best time to buy some tiers and save some points in the process.
Cabin Fever Returns and Cranked Is Here
For those of you who aren’t interested in the new Gunfight game mode, there is a playlist that is making its return this week in Modern Warfare. Fittingly so, the Cabin Fever Moshpit playlist is coming back with a focus on the small to medium-sized maps in the game.
It is all about that classic 6×6 match gameplay and features the maps of Rust, Shipment, Shoot House, Khandor Hideout, and Hackney Yard. There are a variety of game modes that you can find in the Cabin Fever playlist from the traditional Deathmatch to more objective-based modes.
If you don’t like the randomness of playlists since you don’t get to directly pick what map or game mode that you will get, there is also the Cranked game mode that is available for a limited time. Cranked is a crazy, fast-paced game mode that is unlike any other.
In Cranked, you want to get as many kills as you possibly can, more than in any other mode in Modern Warfare. That is because getting your first elimination will start a timer that blows you up when it runs out. The only way to extend the timer is to get another elimination and keep the cycle going. It’s a wild mode that will appeal to some quick players.
Live From Warzone Schedule
Moving away from playing the game yourself, some interesting streams will happen this week as Activision has released a Call of Duty Warzone live schedule. Some multiple tournaments and matches will happen this week.
They will all feature the Warzone battle royale game and are featuring some celebrities in gaming. Starting tomorrow, April 21, there will be a Nickmercs MFAM tournament where the popular streamer will host a battle royale event at noon PT on his Twitch channel.
There also will be a Bud Light Seltzer Charity Royale event later that evening at 6 pm PT on the official Bud Light Twitch channel. The event will happen again on Thursday, April 23 at the same time and place. Then this Sunday, April 26, there will be Syndicate Sundays on the Syndicate channel at 11 am PT.
Call of Duty Mobile Crescent Moon Festivities and More
In Call of Duty Mobile this week, the Steel Legion season continues with the Crescent Moon festivities kicking off. There are seven new distinct items that you can get as part of this event. Zero’s Sultana skin that is golden and fancy will be released along with a themed wingsuit, backpack, parachute, and more.
Players will be able to pick up the Call of Duty Mobile Crescent Moon items on April 21 and you can get them for both multiplayer and battle royale. Beyond the items, there are some game modes to play this week on iOS and Android.
The first is a free-for-all where it is the simple but excellent mode of having every player fight for themselves. You will just fight against other players while only having a team of one to see who can get the most kills. This mode will be available until April 23.
Also, Gun Game Team Fight will be available as the fan-favorite mode returns in a team format. Instead of having every player for themselves, teams will compete together to get kills and advance to the next weapon in the list until one team finishes getting eliminations with all of them.
The Tenacity Rewarded challenge is going on as well this week in Call of Duty Mobile and features some event challenges for both multiplayer and battle royale. Completing these event challenges will grant you the AK-47 Jade camo weapon skin.
Black Ops 4 Playlist Update
As always, there are some playlist updates for Black Ops 4. The highlight this week for traditional multiplayer in the 2018 Treyarch-developed title is the Double XP Endurance Chaos Moshpit playlist where you can gain double the experience and play in matches that are longer than usual.
The other multiplayer playlists include Nuketown, Barebones Moshpit, Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit. For the popular Zombies portion of Black Ops 4, players will be able to check out Dead of the Night for this week.
Lastly, for those players who like the Blackout battle royale game mode, you can play the playlists of Hot and Heavy (includes Hot Pursuit and Heavy Metal Heroes), Alcatraz Portals Quads, normal Quads, Duos, and Solos battle royale modes.
Call of Duty League Chicago Huntsmen Tournament
This week, the community will see only the second event happen for the Call of Duty League since its return in an online-only, remote format. This time around, the beloved and popular Chicago Huntsmen will be taking the stage as the hosts for this weekend’s Home Series tournament.
Given that the Chicago Huntsmen is one of the best teams in the league currently, this upcoming weekend is shaping up to be the most exciting and unpredictable events thus far in the first season of the league. After all, it follows up after the Dallas event nearly two weeks ago where the unexpected happened and both Chicago and Dallas lost in the semi-finals.
With that done, there are around five teams that are close to one another right now at the top of the standings in terms of league points. With great teams like Atlanta FaZe, Dallas Empire, and Chicago Huntsmen poised to compete there at the same time, this is set to be an unforgettable Home Series Weekend.
It will kick off this Friday, April 24 at 1 pm PT and fans can watch all of the action in the event from the group stage to the finals live as it happens on the official Call of Duty League YouTube channel. Stay tuned for our full breakdown of the event and what we expect to happen at the Chicago Huntsmen-led tournament later this week.