The reboot of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' hits shelves today and we'll have our own full review of the game hopefully by Tuesday (it's a Bank Holiday weekend after all).
The game takes some of the familiar characters of the franchise, but revamps it for a new era with a renewed focus on tactics, tension and teamwork. Here's five things to know if you're spending the weekend on the game.
5. THE SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN
As we previously opined, the 'Modern Warfare' strand of the franchise has had some of the best single-player campaigns going, and the reboot appears to be no different. Infinity Ward have been touting the experience as "nervous and strategic gameplay", which seems kind of at odds with what players expect of a 'Call of Duty' single-player campaign. As you'd expect, the single-player campaign is set over multiple continents with the player controlling different characters along the way.
4. THE GRAPHICS
If you're a graphics wonk and you've got a TV or monitor that can hack it, you'll be staring at photo-realistic 4K HDR, a "hybrid tile based streaming system", DirectX raytracing if you're on PC, not to mention Dolby ATMOS support and 60FPS on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
3. THE MULTIPLAYER
As you'd expect, it's 'Call of Duty' so multiplayer is going to be a big part of the offering. Two game modes that caught our eye was 'Groundwar', which will feature - wait for it - 100 players, and 'Gunfight', which features a two-on-two, close-quarters experience.
2. THE RETURN OF CO-OP / SURVIVAL MODE
One of the best features of 'Call of Duty' has always been co-op play, and it's here on the 'Modern Warfare' reboot. The co-op picks up where the single-player campaign ends, and sees you attacking each mission with different strategies in mind. There's also a survival mode that launches first on PS4 and then goes to Xbox One and PC on October 1st, 2020.
1. AND FINALLY, THE DIFFERENT EDITIONS
There's the Standard Edition, the Operator Edition which comes with a customised in-game tactical knife, three different Operator packs, a Prestige Token while the Dark Edition comes with all of these plus a steelbook case, a set of night-vision goggles with a stand (yes, really), plus additional content.