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Modern Warfare multiplayer takes inspiration from Time Crisis for a much more deliberate shooter


I’m sitting in the backseat of a rickety jeep, a pair of identical ghillie suits leering back at me. Within seconds, six of us have hopped off and donned the very-much-required night vision goggles, our sight momentarily blown out in the desert night. Welcome to the intro to (most) modes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer. Fewer timers, a distinctly slower pace, and woe to anyone playing it like the CoDs of '17 and '18.

A cave entrance to our immediate right seems like the most reasonable route into the match. Inside is a winding path of hiding spots, waist-high tables and crates, and a few lanterns tied to the crumbling planks of wood holding it all up. I can instantly tell which dark little corners I’ll be hiding in when the shooting starts.

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