Modern Warfare

Infinity Ward and Activision revealed the multiplayer portion of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare this morning at a big livestream event in Los Angeles.

Things kicked off with the first multiplayer trailer for the game, and it’s pretty slick. The trailer shows off some of the new Killstreaks, maps and lots of action.

Speaking during the live event today, Infinity Ward discussed the many changes coming to Modern Warfare including a new approach to map design that ditches symmetrical three-lane maps in favor of more open-ended stages.

The developer also talked about the deep weapon customization in the game. While weapons can be customized with up to 60 different attachments, the Pick 10 system is no more. The developer wants all players to have lethal and tactical grenades, two weapons and three perks.

So far, all of this looks fantastic. The livestream is still going on right now with a bunch of major streamers competing across various multiplayer modes including 2v2, 6v6, 10v10 and 20v20. There’s also a 100+ player “Ground War” mode that is not being shown off today.

An open beta for Modern Warfare kicks off in September.