Modern Warfare’s First Battle Pass Will Deploy Next Month

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's battle pass is going to be a bit late, with players now being urged to wait until December.

The recently released title was likely a huge talking point during Activision's recent Q3 earnings call and the company has also published financial results. The video game publishers disclosed plans for their battle pass during said call, revealing it's set to launch next month.

Activision had previously described the pass when they announced it ahead of Modern Warfare's October release, telling gamers there will be both free and premium content up for grabs.

“The new Battle Pass system will allow players to see the content that they are earning or buying,” a statement read. “Battle Passes will launch timed to new, post-launch live seasons, so you can unlock cool new Modern Warfare-themed content that matches each season.”

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“There will be both a Free Stream and a Premium Stream of content in the Battle Pass System in Modern Warfare. New base weapons will be earned through gameplay, simply by playing Modern Warfare. Functional attachments for base weapons can be unlocked through gameplay as well just like in the game’s Beta.

They did note that the pass would not be available at launch so it's unlikely that players were expecting it right away. But they probably imagined it coming a bit sooner than December.

Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has released a patch for the game which has only served to anger gamers given that they've removed the "Realism" multiplayer mode, albeit putting the nighttime maps back in.

The update, said to be the first of many free content drops, also came with some balance tweaks but they hardly compensate for the disappearance of the Realism mode.

Modern Warfare sold over $600 million copies before the end of October, having launched on the 25th day of the month, and Activision says it expects that the shooter title to be 2019's best selling game on console. They also reported a 50 percent increase in PC sales compared to the performance of Black Ops 4.

Source: VG247

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