Modern Warfare’s last major update added a couple of maps into the game with relatively little fanfare, and fans are holding their breath waiting for yet another update. Unfortunately, it looks like Activision is gradually dropping support for this game, focusing instead on Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.
Modern Warfare has gone a long time without any content but this finally ended a few days ago, when the game saw the addition of new maps for the first time in a long time. These two new maps are Al-Raab Airbase and Drainage, both of which briefly appeared in custom games a while back before being mysteriously pulled from the game.
It’s a shame that Call of Duty Modern Warfare doesn’t see major content updates anymore because of Black Ops Cold War taking its place as the latest Call of Duty title. However, the game’s guns are still being updated in Warzone, with Modern Warfare weapons being recently buffed to be closer to BOCW guns.
Call of Duty has long been one of the best games in the world, especially if you judge that metric by the number of people playing the game. This highly successful FPS series has taken players from the treacherous battlefields of World War II in the first few games all the way to the far future in Infinite Warfare.
Despite the release of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, the previous year’s game, Modern Warfare, is still going strong. This is largely due to the poor job that the developers of Black Ops Cold War did compared to Modern Warfare, and a significant number of players have outright refused to move on.
It doesn’t help that the Warzone battle royale mode has carried over from Modern Warfare to Black Ops Cold War, meaning that players who prefer the battle royale game mode don’t even have to buy the new game. While you may need to purchase Black Ops Cold War to use the game’s weapons in Warzone, many players don’t see that as worth being $60.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare has changed a few things about the game series, but the single biggest change is one that most players don’t know about: skill-based matchmaking. While this sounds like a relatively harmless term, it is the bane of any Call of Duty player that is even semi-decent.
SBMM is supposed to make games more even by matching you up against players of equal skill. Call of Duty Modern Warfare doesn’t do that. Instead, the game takes your average score per minute of your last five to ten games and uses those to determine who you’re matched up against.
This means that you’re always on a rollercoaster of facing incredibly easy enemies that you can destroy without any trouble and the next game you’re facing the best players the world has seen. While some people may enjoy this, the vast majority of COD players would like to see a return to the previous randomized matchmaking system.