New information has surfaced about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 specifically about what the game will not include compared to previous entries in the series.
CharlieIntel Reports that Modern Warfare 2 will not have a Zombies mode. That’s not a huge surprise, as 2019’s Modern Warfare didn’t have a Zombies mode either. The mode is most commonly associated with the Black Ops series, although it appeared in 2015’s Advanced Warfare via an Exo Zombies variant.
It has also been confirmed that Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer will not have destruction elements like 2021’s Call of Duty: Vanguard. The campaign will have destruction, but not multiplayer.
Multiplayer design director Geoffrey Smith told VentureBeat clearly, “We’re not destroying it. We can’t buy it at scale across the entire map.”
While Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t have the kind of destruction that Vanguard had – where players can completely blast their way through some structures – players can still damage some elements of the map.
“We’re doing as much as we can – it’s better to say as damage. Showing damage, showing wear and tear, showing what happened without really highlighting structural parts,” Smith said.
Infinity Ward co-studio head Patrick Kelly added that the studio considered destruction at one point in development, but ultimately decided against it due to the challenges associated with implementation.
“The challenges you face, once you incorporate total destruction, it’s very difficult to create a game space where you would call it a proper combat space,” Kelly said. “If you can pierce walls, everything like that. On the other end of the spectrum, if you have it more purely – I don’t want to call it just cosmetic, but where you can’t punch holes in walls, stuff like that, you also end the challenge.” of visibility. Now you have variable sets. You have to do other things in terms of lighting and filling the room and all these other things where you’re artificially representing things and characters in the environment.”
Modern Warfare 2 launches on October 28 and costs $70 across all platforms. For more, check out GameSpot’s recent preview of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
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