Infinity Ward currently focused on ‘core multiplayer’ in Modern Warfare versus Battle Royale

Keshav Bhat

Infinity Ward’s MP Design Director Joe Cecot has commented on the possibility of a Battle Royale mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

There have been rumors suggested Infinity Ward was developing a BR mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but based on Cecot’s comments, it appears that they are not looking at such a mode for Modern Warfare for now.

He stated that Modern Warfare and Black Ops 4 have a “different feeling” with them.

“We really focused on Modern Warfare, authentic and gritty, realistic weapons, and it’s a different experience. It’s really…just about pulling back to Modern Warfare and keeping that pure,” Cecot said.

He followed up that they are focused on a core MP right now for Modern Warfare.

Joe told IGN “[Infinity Ward has] big fans of battle royale. We’re excited for large player counts and things like that, but right now we’re really focused on core multiplayer.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare already has a 2v2 mode, 6v6 mode, 10v10, and a 20v20 mode in the game. The studio also revealed this week that the game will feature a Ground War MP mode that has more than 100 players.

Cecot tells IGN that the studio has been working with network engineerings to ensure that they can support these larger player modes in core MP.

“We have pushed our networking engineers to allow us to have more players,” Cecot said. “On the technical side, we’ve had to do a ton of work on the multiplayer side to make things more efficient so we could push the player counts higher and higher and higher.”

Based upon his comments, it looks like there is no plans for a Battle Royale mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.