Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 info is apparently starting to leak as Activision's next yearly instalment in the shooter series will reportedly have no battle royale or specialist classes, all in an attempt to go back to the series' roots.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 kicked off as an entry in the series that could potentially redeem it, even though fans were disappointed with the lack of a singleplayer campaign. Activision and Treyarch's decision to favour battle royale over a story mode proved beneficial as many players actually liked the mode and how polished it was.
Still, Infinity Ward will apparently attempt to go back to the franchise's roots and bring back the single-player campaign, according to Gaming Intel. Modern Warfare 4 will reportedly focus on singleplayer, multiplayer and co-op.
While singleplayer is definitely something fans want to see again and multiplayer is just core to Call of Duty, the co-op has only been known as Zombies so far but the article doesn't specify if co-op will indeed be another zombie horde shooter.
Regarding multiplayer, it appears that Infinity Ward will do away with specialist classes and go back to the good old loadouts that players can fully customise. It will also mark a step back from classed based shooters that were Infinite Warfare, Black Ops 3 and 4.
The most interesting part of the report is that Infinity Ward will not work on a battle royale mode. It was a mixed blessing for Black Ops 4 as it brought a lot of attention to the game but it also required a lot of players to queue up, which proved a bit disastrous for the less populated regions where players are now struggling to get a match.
It seems like Modern Warfare 4 will bring many of the old but good things back to the Call of Duty series, except the developers themselves. Key people actually left Infinity Ward, formed Respawn Entertainment and eventually developed Apex Legends, which is the current talk of the town battle royale. It is kind of ironic.
Keep in mind that neither Activision nor Infinity Ward confirmed these claims or announced any of it publicly so take them with a grain of salt, just in case.