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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – New Season Brings “Battle Pass” and Lots of Free Content


Fortnite changed the way that game makers generate revenue from online FPS titles. The way that Fortnite did this is by showing just how profitable the Battle Pass can be and therefore, it should come as no surprise that Activision and Infinity Ward are now introducing a Battle Pass in the latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

The developers who are in charge of Modern Warfare know that players don’t like spending extra money on games and they are doing their best to advertise the Battle Pass as “the biggest free content drop in Call of Duty history”.

Modern Warfare Receives its First Battle Pass

Modern Warfare fans who are paying for premium access are now being notified that the 100 tiers of Battle Pass rewards will go live next week. The new season starts on December 3rd and that is when players will be able to complete new challenges and earn rewards.

We also want to mention that everything that the developers of Modern Warfare have announced until now is available for free. However, players will need to earn access to the new content by completing challenges/quests. This is not a bad thing by any means because it gives players a reason to keep having fun.

New Maps

The Battle Pass will bring new maps such as the iconic Call of Duty: 4 Modern Warfare, Crash, Vacant and Shipment. Not just that, but the game is also going to expand with three new game mods.

One of the game modes is a 2v2 gunfight where players need to search for weapons and resources when the game starts, similar to the famous Battle Royale mode that is featured in PUBG and Fortnite.

Full Patch Notes

Let’s go ahead and take a look at the full patch notes for the upcoming Modern Warfare season so that everyone can get a good idea of what’s to come. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Crash (Multiplayer Map): The iconic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare map has returned with all the flanking routes and action-packed rooftop encounters you remember.

Vacant (Multiplayer Map): An abandoned office, previously visited in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, leads to intense interior combat across the complex.

Shipment (Multiplayer and Gunfight Map): The classic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare map where fast and frenetic action reigns supreme.

Port (Ground War Map): Battle across massive shipping crates, cranes, buildings and streets in this unique Ground War map experience.

Cargo (Gunfight Map): An open-roof storage vessel for shipping containers, on docks of London.

Atrium (Gunfight Map): The centerpiece of a Verdansk palace, still intact despite the conflict raging nearby.

Additional Maps: Look for additional multiplayer maps as Season 1 progresses.

Reinforce (Multiplayer Mode): A hybrid of Dom and S&D, a single-life mode with both teams competing for control of three flags.

On Site Procurement (O.S.P.) (Gunfight Mode): A tactically rich 2v2 mode with a twist: Begin with just your fists, and gather equipment as the match progresses.

Infected (Multiplayer Mode): It’s hunt or be hunted in this survival party game mode!

Additional Modes: Look for more modes as Season 1 continues.

Bomb Squad (Special Ops Experience): Forces still loyal to Barkov have planted explosives around the city of Al-Raab. You’re here to defuse the situation.

Grounded (Special Ops Experience): Enemies have seized Barkov’s former airbase. Engage and eliminate them.

Pitch Black (Special Ops Experience): Infiltrate Barkov’s former estate and recover all required intel before an exfill in a Tactical Rover.

Just Reward (Special Ops Experience): Your squad targets the head of an enemy financial operation, hacking his data centers, and gaining intel.

Additional Content: Look for more Special Ops content as Season 1 continues.

Free Content Accessed through the Battle Pass System

Every single member of the Modern Warfare community can earn some of the tiers within the forthcoming battle pass system, including cosmetic items and two new base weapons. Look for more information about this on December 3.

Ram-7 New Weapon: Introducing a new fully automatic bullpup Assault Rifle with integrated picatinny rails at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.

Holger-26 New Weapon: LMG spec of the Holger model rifle, with integrated sight rail and drum magazine for additional ammunition-carrying capacity.

Additional Notes

Note that some of this content may drop later than the Season One start date of December 3, and additional content may be added to Season One.