The fourth Modern Warfare game won’t have a 4 in the title. That’s because 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t a sequel, but a reboot, or as developer Infinity Ward calls it, a “re-imagining” of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series.
With this reset of Modern Warfare’s storyline, Infinity Ward hopes to create a relevant, realistic world with events that feel “ripped from the headlines” while also bringing back familiar characters from past games in the series like Captain John Price. Unlike Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Modern Warfare will have singleplayer campaign on top of the usual multiplayer modes and co-op missions.
Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review
Modern Warfare is finally out in the wild, and so is PC Gamer’s review. We scored it 80 out of 100, which is pretty good in our book. Morgan praised the game for its new weapon handling, campaign, and clever multiplayer modes, but wishes it did more to break away from tradition. “For as far as Modern Warfare moves the needle, it still spends so much energy checking the same old boxes.”
Russian fans aren’t happy with Modern Warfare’s depiction of the country
Some Russian fans have flooded Modern Warfare with negative user reviews on Metacritic, citing an offensive representation of Russia. One big issue is Modern Warfare’s “reimagining” of the Highway of Death incident from the Gulf War, where U.S. forces bombed a highway of retreating combatants and, reportedly, many civilians. In Modern Warfare’s version of the event with the same name, it was Russia who carried out this massacre in the fictional country of Urzikstan. For the full context, read Tyler’s complete story.