Modern Warfare Talon Operator and More Revealed This Week
Activision is back with the latest Call of Duty announcements blog that goes over everything that players can expect from the military first-person shooter universe in the near future. Everything that is detailed in this latest post will be coming out this week, so players won’t have to wait much longer.
This Week in Call of Duty Highlights Some Different Sections
The newest Call of Duty weekly blog post is out now and goes over some of the changes and announcements for all of the major properties in the franchise. From the current mainline game of Modern Warfare to the recently released Warzone to even the esports league, there is a lot to cover this week.
What is interesting about the blog announcements this week, though, is that it goes over some elements and sections that aren’t talked about as much as everything else that’s in the Call of Duty universe. For instance, we get to hear something exciting for those who like the Endowment Packs.
In addition, we have our latest update to share regarding the Call of Duty League and what we think is going on with that esports league as it continues to navigate these troubling times that we are in. Along with those are the usual announcements like the new Modern Warfare Talon Operator and more.
Without further ado, let’s dive right in and take a look at what’s new this week for Modern Warfare, Warzone, Call of Duty Mobile, Black Ops 4, and the Call of Duty League.
New Modern Warfare Content: Operator and Map
Call of Duty Modern Warfare is the mainline game that is at the center of everything currently in the franchise. That being the case, there is almost always something new for players to check out each week in the game. This week, in particular, there is a new Operator that players can get.
The new Operator is Modern Warfare Talon, the latest character to join the Coalition roster. If you are a fan of that particular faction in the online game, then you will be happy to know that this new character is here and happens to be one of the most unique ones we’ve seen in the game.
The Modern Warfare Talon Operator actually comes with a second character of sorts, or well, at least his companion. He has a dog pal Indiana who is his partner when it comes to taking down enemies. Unfortunately, it does seem like you won’t be able to actually play with the dog in matches.
However, the bright side is that you will be able to Talon’s partner Indiana in the finishing move that the Operator has. It would be really awesome, though, to see a perk in the game that does allow you to have a dog companion to fight with you for a limited time in battle.
The Modern Warfare Talon Operator finishing move with Indiana is but one part of the Talon bundle that is available starting today in Modern Warfare. Players can start purchasing the bundle in the item store this week and it will come with more than just the Operator skin and finishing move.
You will also get two legendary weapon blueprints as part of the bundle and two-tier skips so that you can get one step closer to completing this season’s battle pass if you haven’t already. The Modern Warfare Talon Operator will be available for both Modern Warfare and its battle royale spin-off Warzone.
Beyond the new Operator who is available, there is also a new map that players can check out in the form of Khandor Hideout. It will be available in Modern Warfare later today, allowing players to check out the latest addition to the multiplayer scene.
It is a new battleground that takes place in Urzikistan and happens to be a solid medium map. It won’t be too big or small, allowing for six versus six multiplayer matches and taking place in a large warehouse area. It has interior spaces to navigate and some surprisingly long sightlines.
Players will have to contend with not just hunting down enemies inside of the large warehouse but watch out for the marksman in the match who will have some great range firing down the various lanes in Khandor Hideout. We will have more to say about this map and changes once the patch notes are released.
Warzone Gets New Weapons
Call of Duty Warzone is both the battle royale portion of Modern Warfare and its own standalone game that players can download and play for free without ever having to own the main game. It’s only been out for a couple of weeks now but it is getting even more content this week.
There are four new weapons that players will start finding when they are traversing and surviving on the massive map of Verdansk. Those four weapons are the 725, the MK2 Carbine, .50 GS, and the EBR-14. They will all be available for looting this week.
All four weapons will come in the common and uncommon rarities across the map of Verdansk, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find them. They each come with their own strengths and weaknesses that should shake up the metagame a bit with their introductions.
The Carbine and EBR-14, in particular, should be interesting additions to the game. The Carbine could offer some marksman rifle-like gameplay that isn’t too welcome in Warzone currently but it would be great to see more of while the EBR-14 is a solid weapon that I, personally, like in Mobile so it should work well here.
Players will have the chance to use the four new weapons in the Warzone solos playlist that will continue this week. After a week of being out, Activision released a new game mode for the title that lets players survive alone in Verdansk rather than use the standard trios mode.
Call of Duty Endowment Defender Pack Returns
In a surprising but great piece of news this week, the Call of Duty Endowment Defender Pack returns this week in the in-game store. Players who missed buying this pack the first time around will have the chance to do so and get some great items in the process.
This is especially good for those players who are picking up the game for the first time in the form of Warzone. It shares the same store, items, and progression as Modern Warfare, so new players will have the chance to get a nice bundle and support charity at the same time.
The Call of Duty Endowment Defender Pack comes with a slew of goods that players can use in the multiplayer, Special Operations, and even Warzone battle royale modes. The best part is that you can buy this bundle and know that it supports the Call of Duty Endowment charity.
The non-profit organization is designed to help real-life veterans find high-quality jobs in the workforce. This is a great bundle and a great way to do something nice for the world during these tough times we are in.
Limited-Time Modes Return in Call of Duty Mobile
For those of you who like playing Call of Duty Mobile like us, there are some changes and additions this week that you should know about. The mobile iteration of the long-running series will see the current Disavowed season continue this week with more challenges and ways to earn rewards.
The best part is that there are two limited-time game modes that will return this week in Call of Duty Mobile. The first of these is the fan-favorite, adrenaline-pumping Rapid Fire multiplayer game mode. It is fast, frenetic, and absolutely insane take on the standard Deathmatch format.
In this crazy mode, players earn their scorestreaks and Operator skills much faster than ever before, allowing you to continuously dole out those airstrikes and so on. In addition, the fighting doesn’t have to stop at any point since there is infinite ammo in this game mode. It will be available until March 26, so get in and enjoy it while it lasts.
The other returning game mode this week is the classic Sticks and Stones. In this party game mode, players have limited weapons at their disposal and it is mainly focused on the point that you earn for each elimination that you get. The downside is that you can lose your points.
If you are hit by one of the difficult to control axes, you will lose all of your points and be back at zero. It is a delicate balance of gaining points while making sure not to get axed in the process.
The final days of the Heavy Shot challenge are also approaching. Players only have a limited amount of time left to complete the challenges and earn the KN-44 weapon along with the Prophet Sight before the event ends.
Last but not least, the Trap Master challenge is coming to an end very soon as well on March 25. It is a new battle royale class that you can get in the game but you must complete the various challenges if you want it for free. It lets you set up traps to take out your enemies in clever ways.
Black Ops 4 Updated Playlists
Black Ops 4 is still going strong this week even as we get deeper into the year and closer to the next Call of Duty game releasing. Players will have double experience yet again this week in the game, so long as you are playing the fan-favorite Sticks and Stones game mode.
It has a similar format to the Mobile version of it with players gathering points through eliminations while avoiding the bankrupting axe. The other multiplayer playlists this week include Nuketown, Barebones Moshpit, Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit.
Players who like the battle royale-focused Blackout will be able to enjoy the Hot and Heavy playlist that combines Hot Pursuit and Heavy Metal Heroes, the Alcatraz Portals quads, normal quads, duos, and solos. Last but not least, the Zombies players will have the Voyage of Despair playlist this week.
Call of Duty League Schedule Is Still Unknown
Finally for this week in Call of Duty, we come to the Call of Duty League. Before, we were supposed to have the Dallas Empire Home Series Weekend event this upcoming weekend where the amazingly talented team would have the chance to show its stuff and possibly defend its home.
However, that all changed with the COVID-19 pandemic going on in the world currently. As such, we don’t know the current Call of Duty League schedule anymore. Unlike some other esports events, though, it is supposed to continue onward even with all of this going on.
That could change, of course, but the schedule is unknown at this time. It is likely that Activision is working hard to figure out what to do as the league moves to a more digital live event format where fans will just have to watch all of the action on the YouTube channel rather than in person.
This also renders the whole point of the Home Series Weekend events unnecessary, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see some changes with that. It is possible that the league could come back with simple week events that are not tied to a specific team or town.
Regardless of what changes happen, we do expect to hear something in the near future as March comes to an end and April begins. Please stay tuned for any future announcements regarding the unknown future of the Call of Duty League and its 12 franchise teams.