Modern Warfare cross play details, DLC and new map plans we know about so far

Everything we know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's approach to online play.

Modern Warfare cross play is arguably one of the most requested features for any new Call of Duty game, going by previous years - and developer Infinity Ward has confirmed it's to be happening.

Alongside that, we also know some light details about the approach for Modern Warfare DLC and new maps.

These were confirmed alongside other announcements for the game, including a Modern Warfare release and pre-order details.

Modern Warfare cross play and cross progression: What we know so far

Modern Warfare offers cross play support. According to the official press release from Activision, Modern Warfare's creative director Patrick Kelly said "we plan for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support".

The first taste of this will be with the Modern Warfare beta.

Fortnite and Rocket League saw support post-release, while free-to-play game Dauntless offered cross play on the console's launch, so it's good to see full Modern Warfare cross play support between all three platforms will be there from day one.

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Elsewhere, according to Forbes, not only will this be across all platforms - PS4, Xbox One and PC - but it'll follow Fortnite's lead in offering input-based matchmaking.

This means that you will enter lobbies with those with the same inputs as you. For example, if you're playing on a controller on any platform, then you'll be paired with others using a controller. Same with keyboard and mouse. If you are in a party with mixed inputs, then the lobby you enter will be a variety of inputs too.

Another question comes in the form of Modern Warfare cross progression. Will save and profile data be tied to a specific platform, or can you continue your campaign and multiplayer progress on PC to console and back again? We'll hopefully know more about this in the near future.

Modern Warfare DLC and new maps explained

Modern Warfare will not only have DLC, but it is approaching post-release content in a different way to how previous Call of Duty games have in the past.

Modern Warfare's creative director Patrick Kelly said "we're eliminating the traditional season pass, so that we can deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players".

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This means everyone who owns Modern Warfare will benefit from free updates, ensuring there's no splintering of the player base, with some players left behind from playing certain maps if they don't fork out for the season pass.

The specifics on when new Modern Warfare maps and DLC will be released is uncertain - it's early days, but no doubt Activision will discuss specifics closer to the Modern Warfare release date.


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