Plans for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Gunfight multiplayer mode will include both 1v1 and 3v3 versions in the future, although developer Infinity Ward doesn't have any concrete plans for when those iterations might materialize. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare survived some controversy scares in the build-up to the game's launch, including the game's extremely divisive choice to use white phosphorus as part of its gameplay mechanics, to enjoy the franchise's best opening weekend and ride that momentum throughout the rest of the holiday season.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has since garnered itself a lot of positive press, especially with regards to the way that the development team has planned content for it for months after release. The biggest news for the game post-launch game just a week ago, when it was announced that there would be a massive free content drop coming in December. That, coupled with the fact that Modern Warfare reviews have also been more positive than other recent instalments in the franchise, has made the game very sustainable and one of the most popular multiplayer titles heading into the holiday season lull.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight multiplayer will be getting 1v1 and 3v3 modes on top of all the other previously announced content, too, adding more incentive for fans to purchase the game if they haven't already. That news was confirmed by Infinity Ward co-design director of multiplayer Joe Cecot on Twitter, when the developer answered a fan question about a 3v3 Gunfight mode with confirmation that it, alongside 1v1, would be coming "at some point." That's obviously not a very big indication that the mode is on the way in the near future, however, so fans will need to wait for a more solid launch window.
At some point, also 1v1!— Joe Cecot (@JoeCecot) November 30, 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has a lot on the horizon beyond its free content drops, including a whopping 38 potential maps on the horizon that were uncovered by dataminers previously. There's also the Modern Warfare battle royale mode leak from November, which suggested the mode could have a player count of 200. With more content on the way and a campaign mode that actually drew players in, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has begun to feel like a major return to form for the series.
One of the quickest ways companies can recover from periods of fan discontent is actually listening to the consumers, and for all the worry of microtransactions in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it appears that Activision and Infinity Ward are putting together an extremely compelling collection of the series' best features alongside new innovations. It's reinvigorated Call of Duty as a series, and with so much coming - including a Modern Warfare Gunfight mode for 1v1 and 3v3 - there's no reason to believe the game won't continue performing well in sales for the coming months, too.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Joe Cecot/Twitter