Remember Mile High Club from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare? I do, but I don't want to!
Infinity Ward has previewed Special Ops mode in this year's similarly-titled game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and a high-flying segment shown in the trailer brings back the utter agony of trying to rush through a plane full of baddies with near-perfect aim while the clock ticked down during an intense hostage situation. I failed that mission so many times. Talk about a hard-earned achievement.
For Modern Warfare (2019), Special Ops takes the form of a "collection of expansive, interconnected Operations" that will attempt to build upon the game's "overarching story." At launch, there will be four different four-player activities (with matchmaking support) that span multiple objectives, "each culminating in the removal or destruction of a key logistical aspect of the Al-Qatala army."
Modern Warfare also has one- to four-player Missions, which are "more curated" and intended to be replayed for better ranks – there's a three-star system – and faster times, including an "Infinity Ward time" to beat. Activision says Operations and Missions will be playable at launch on all platforms.
Things get dicier with Special Ops Survival, as we've previously heard.
The three-player horde mode is a PlayStation 4 timed exclusive, and it won't make its way to Modern Warfare on Xbox One or PC until October 1, 2020 – a year after launch! It's three maps, but still.
It really is unfortunate to see any sort of restriction like this – especially for such a long span of time – but if anything is going to be cordoned off on two of the three platforms, I suppose I'd rather have it be Survival. The rest of Spec Ops sounds much more compelling to me. I'm curious how we'll feel in a year.
As much as I'm on the fence with CoD, I appreciate side modes. Secretly, they're often my favorite part.