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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Playlist Update | What are the new modes?

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare playlist update is finally upon us after the most recent patch in Season 3. And like every playlist update, this one has a few surprises up its sleeves. So what are the new modes in this week’s playlist update?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Playlist Update | What are the new modes?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Playlist Update | What are the new modes?

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare playlist update includes the following modes:

  • Gunfight Blueprints
  • Cranked Gunfight 3v3
  • Reinfected Ground War
  • Shoot the Ship

These can all be selected from the main multiplayer menu under Quick Play and Ground War. They’ll also have little green dots next to the indicate that they are new.

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But what are these modes made of? According to the game, Gunfight Blueprints is just regular 2v2 Gunfight but with weapon variants instead of plain vanilla guns. Cranked Gunfight 3v3 is 3v3 Gunfight but players will explode if they don’t get a kill every 30 seconds after their first kill. That is where the “Cranked” part of the title comes in and likely gets its name from the 2006 Jason Statham action film Crank.

Reinfected Ground War is like normal Ground War but with infected players instead of normal players. These infected players infect others as they get kills and is comparable to other modes in games like Halo. These infected players also have parachutes so watch the skies lest you turn into a “zombie.”

Shoot the Ship is going to be very popular because it is a playlist of two of the most beloved maps: Shoot House and Shipment. These tight maps are incredibly small and chaotic and perfect for leveling up and completing certain challenges. Just be prepared to explode a lot and die as soon as you spawn.