We've finally gotten a somewhat brief look at multiplayer in Infinity Ward's upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, thanks to a livestream that revealed its new 2-on-2 Gunfight mode. We're still in the dark on most of the details, but at least now we know when we can expect them.
A Modern Warfare multiplayer reveal is coming at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST on August 1 (3 AM AET on August 2). Infinity Ward will show off the game via live streaming on its Twitch channel, twitch.tv/callofduty. There, you can expect to see more of Gunfight and get details about any other modes. It is also expecting to hear more about one of the biggest new features: cross-play
Infinity Ward first revealed that cross-play was coming to Call of Duty when it announced that the game would be a reboot of 2007's Modern Warfare, but featuring a whole new story. It will allow players on all Call of Duty platforms to play with and against each other in multiplayer matches ̵
Another aspect we're hoping to learn more about in August is Modern Warfare's progression system. Infinity Ward has progression will carry across all modes in the game, meaning you'll be able to level up your weapons, unlock new Killstreaks, and work toward hitting prestige while playing the game's single-player mode as well as in multiplayer. We don't have many details on how all the works are, or how the modes are otherwise linked together, but Infinity Ward has said it wants Modern Warfare to feel more like one complete experience and less like several distinct games packaged together.  Gunfight is the first new multiplayer mode we've heard about in Modern Warfare. The two teams of two players against each other in small maps, where they face each other in super-fast rounds. The first team to win six rounds takes the match, but you do not get the benefit of choosing your equipment. That means everyone is evenly matched, making for some intense, speedy bouts. Check out our hands-on impressions for more details.