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'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Battle Pass Has Been Delayed

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Battle Pass Has Been Delayed

A minor delay.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare has been widely praised since launching towards the end of October. With that said, the Infinity Ward-developed reboot has made more than a few changes - some a little more divisive than others.

Most Call of Duty veterans are happy with publisher Activision's decision to adopt a seasonal approach to post-launch content, including regular free maps and modes for all players and all platforms.

Regardless, there are a few die-hard fans out there who are little hesitant about the way in which Modern Warfare is dropping the franchise's traditional Prestige progression system in favour of a model that looks a lot more like Fortnite's Battle Pass system. The upshot of that is, at least for the foreseeable future, no loot boxes. Hurray.

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Unfortunately, we're going to have to wait just a little bit longer to see if Activision's Battle Pass system is a good fit for Call of Duty. The publisher recently confirmed during a Quarterly Earnings report (via CharlieIntel) that the first "Season" of the Modern Warfare Battle Pass will arrive in December, a little later than planned.

"We will support other key franchises with a stream of content, services, events, and features," reads the report. "This includes our new in-game system for Modern Warfare, which begins in December, slightly later than originally planned."

It's unclear exactly when the Battle Pass was originally supposed to arrive in Modern Warfare. I would say that this slight delay suggests that Infinity Ward is working to ensure that when it is rolled out, it's as balanced and rewarding as it can possibly be. There's also a chance that it has been pushed back so that the studio can continue tweaking and balancing the multiplayer for now.

The new progression system was announced as part of the Battle Pass on the Activision blog last month. In Modern Warfare, players will progress through Enlisted Ranks (1-55) by completing specific challenges and winning matches in order to unlock new equipment, weapons, perks, killstreaks and upgrades.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare To Be First To Introduce Cross-Play
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Reach the highest Enlisted Rank in multiplayer, and you transfer to the new seasonal Officer Ranks progression system. This isn't entirely dissimilar to the way Epic Games handles progression in Fortnite. As each season of content kicks off, you start as a Rank One officer, and gain experience and rewards in the same way you did with your Enlisted Rank.

You can rank all the way up to level 100 during the course of a season. Do so, and you'll be rewarded with an animated ribbon and a special gun for your efforts. At the end of each season, your Officer Rank is reset, and you kick off the new season as a Rank One officer again, earning new rewards and bonuses as you go.

Activision might have delayed the Battle Pass, but there's already new content to enjoy. The publisher dropped two new maps and a new mode last Friday, along with a number of highly-requested changes and fixes.

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Topics: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward, Call of Duty, Activision