After nearly a month of anticipation, it looks like the rumors of a big Call of Duty: Modern Warfare overhaul were false. Unfortunately for those looking for a return to classic Call of Duty, Modern Warfare will stay in its current state for the foreseeable future. An Infinity Ward developer took to Twitter to refute any rumors of an overhaul. He also said the leaker that first mentioned the overhaul was simply looking for attention.
Modern Warfare not receiving an overhaul
Back in late October, popular leaker TheGamingRevolution made claims that a “massive overhaul” was coming soon. He has since deleted the tweet, but he made several predictions as to what the overhaul would entail. The big change though, according to TGR, was the implementation of the standard mini-map.
This obviously made fans across social media soar with excitement. Public matches in Modern Warfare have been suffering massively due to the limitations of the current mini-map. However, as we know now, this is not coming to Modern Warfare after all.
Senior multiplayer designer at Infinity Ward Joe Cecot recently responded to a question on Twitter. The brash inquiry had to do with the reported overhaul and Cecot answered in kind:
Warning: The below tweet contains NSFW language.
Overhaul was a fake statement to get attention. We are constantly updating the game at least once a week, sometimes twice. Season 1 incoming. Also bye 🙂
— Joe Cecot (@JoeCecot) December 1, 2019
Cecot simply states the overhaul was a fabrication, effectively singling out TheGamingRevolution. Although, TGR has been hyper accurate with his other leaks, meaning he has a solid source inside Infinity Ward. So, it may be that Infinity Ward was tinkering with some changes that ended up not coming to fruition, leaving TGR on the wrong side of the situation. In any case, the above tweet to Joe Cecot is not the correct way to go about asking developers questions.
Infinity Ward plays spoiler
While there may not be an overhaul coming, Infinity Ward definitely had some big changes in mind. Well, they thought they were big changes. Last week, we received update 1.09, which was toted on Twitter by Infinity Ward as “the big update.” It obviously wasn’t anything major, which led to some frustrations from the community.
Finalizing notes for “the big update” you all keep asking about. ☺️ Notes are a little over two pages long. Lots of good stuff in here.
— Ashton Williams (@ashtonisVULCAN) November 20, 2019
Infinity Ward must have known what the community was expecting. However, it may be argued they led fans on with promises of a big update and instead put out a fairly disappointing patch. Hopefully, tomorrow with the Season 1 update, we see more defined and meaningful changes to Modern Warfare.
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