Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is stepping into 2020 in style. Infinity Ward has kicked off the new year with yet another new update for the massively popular multiplayer shooter. Longtime fans of the franchise will no doubt be glad to see the return of Grind, a fast-paced deathmatch mode in which players compete for dog tags.
As Activision points out in a blog post, Grind was introduced in 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts as a mix of Hardpoint and Kill Confirmed. It also existed in other forms in previous titles under names like Stockpile and Fracture. Grind, however,c has its own set of objectives, rules, and strategies in Modern Warfare.
“Kills in this mode must be confirmed by picking up dog tags from fallen players and taking them to an objective location to score points for your team,” Activision explains. “The objective rotates around the map making it even more of a challenge to earn points.”
“You can collect more than one dog tag as they are stackable, then deliver multiple tags to the objective at once. If you are killed while carrying dog tags, you will drop all of your tags, plus an additional one for yourself. You can also collect tags of fallen teammates, similar to Kill Confirmed, to deny tag collection by the enemy team.”
Activision adds that the fast-paced nature of Grind and its various objectives can cater to certain playstyles. The publisher shared a few strategies and tips for the mode on its blog, if you fancy reading up before diving in. I know I need all the help I can get.
Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has reminded players on Twitter that the arrival of Grind comes at the expense of Drop Zone. The Shoot House 24/7 map also replaces Shoot the Ship. Understandably, the festive Snowfight has also been removed.
Infinity Ward has been consistently delivering new maps, modes, and other goodies to the Modern Warfare community as part of its first season of content. There have been ups and downs. People really weren’t happy with Shipment, but adored Crash for example. For the most part, however, people seem to be happy with the regularity of new content to dive into.
After all, if there’s a map or mode you don’t like in Modern Warfare, you don’t actually have to wait that long before there’s something new for you to try. As Infinity Ward pushes on into the new year, I’d wager there’s a lot for fans to look forward to. Including the long-rumoured battle royale mode.