Activision and Infinity Ward has been teasing, speculating, and hyping up their new take on the Spec Ops mode weeks or months, depending on how vague its been. It’s been announced that the Spec Ops reveal was in the cards this week. In a Blog Post by Activision, Spec Ops has been revealed, and detailed.
Since World at War, Call of Duty games has always been shipped with a Zombies horde kind of mode. When it was Infinity Ward’s turn in the development cycle, people would wonder what will be their horde mode? It was answered with Modern Warfare 3: Spec Ops. Since then, Infinity Ward has been switching it up. 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts had a different horde mode: Extinction. In Extinction, instead of humans, it was aliens. 2016’s Infinite Warfare took on a different interpretation of that horde mode by going back to zombies, but with a twist – a more cel-shaded, a more cartoony touch to it. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is going back to Spec Ops with a new twist, too. It’s not going to be your typical horde mode, but an open-world horde mode.
Spec Ops in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an co-op experience. The mode joins MP, and Campaign as part of the entire Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. Hence the moniker: MP Universe. Infinity Ward has been empathizing the emphasis on cross-play since the reveal of Modern Warfare.
Spec Ops in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an extension of the campaign (story mode). So, once you finish the campaign, you can continue in Spec Ops. You and 3 other players can join up in a session to explore the Open World of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Each enemy will react to your actions in-game.
At launch, Spec Ops will have four multi-stage Operations across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Activision says that there will be more post-launch. All free, too. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been a subject of controversy because people jumped to too many conclusions too quickly. Spec Ops is available to everyone. The only thing that is exclusive to PlayStation 4 owners is the Survival Mode. Survival Mode is a part of Spec Ops.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Blizzard’s Battle.net service on October 25, 2019.