Infinity Ward Clarifies Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Factions
Last week we finally got a look at what to expect from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, showcasing a fan favorite 2v2 mode. Though it was just a small piece of the COD pie and we’re stuck waiting a couple more weeks until the full multiplayer reveal, Infinity Ward recently revealed a faction system.
Infinity Ward’s Art Director Joel Emslie, who goes by artpeasant on Reddit, posted on the Modern Warfare subreddit to reveal the faction system for multiplayer and provide a bit of much needed clarification. According to him, there will be two main Super Factions, with multiple sub-factions in each. Here’s what he had to say about the factions, “Those are the Super Factions. East and Western parts of the globe. Needed two opposing forces to hang over everything. This allows us to have Sub-faction Squads under each super. Sub-Factions can be specific traditional squads or special forces multinationals like a task force. For example in reality Seal squads might add a PJ for a medic or an Air Force member for comms or airstrikes. I’m over simplifying but I think you can get an idea of how the structure we are going with gives us freedom while keeping things as realistic as possible. We will go into detail later. There’s a lot of cool depth and lore in our Operator Teams.”
He further stated that fans should not be thinking of these sub-factions as specific classes. “BTW – By saying medic or comms Im not referring to classes like an RPG has healers and magic users;)” Right now it’s not entirely clear how these sub-factions will affect the gameplay overall, but fingers crossed we’ll get all of our questions answered when on August 1st when the full multiplayer reveal drops.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25th. What do you think about the idea of two larger factions broken into sub-factions? Any ideas on what the sub-factions could be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!