Despite being out for only two weeks, Infinity Ward is bringing some new content to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Live right now, two new maps are now available in different playlists for players to check out. They're free, so you really have no reason to ignore this.
The first map, "Shoot House," is a 6v6 arena that Joe Cecot (co-design director of multiplayer) describes as a grinder map. The second, "Krovnik Farmland", will be one of the game's massive "Ground War" maps. Pitting two teams of 32 players against each other, Krovnik Farmland will feature vehicles and control points for everyone to fight over.
The new content update arrives alongside the multiplayer game mode "Hardpoint," which has been featured in five other Call of Duty games so far. It's a king-of-the-hill style game mode that forces players on each team to try to take control of a single easily-defended area on the map -known as a "hardpoint." The longer that players hold the hardpoint, the more points their team gets. The team with the most points at the end of the round can declare victory.
Ashton Williams, the senior communications manager for Infinity Ward, confirms that there will be patch notes released alongside the new maps. There have been a number of promised improvements to the game, including general bug fixes, some weapon tuning, improvements to the footstep sounds and updates to a few problems people have had with claymores. This update is set to address the issues that have plagued the game since its launch.
The new maps and balance fixes are currently live on each platform (which includes PS4, Xbox One, and PC). Keep an eye on the official Activision Twitter page for more information about when the patch will roll out for your specific region.
If you're wondering how Modern Warfare turned out, TheGamer found the game to be enjoyable. In our review, Sam Watanuki wrote, "Having refused to play any Call of Duty title since 2013’s Ghosts, it was Black Ops 4 that brought me back to the franchise. However, it’s Modern Warfare that is keeping me here." That's a fairly good endorsement for anyone on the fence.