Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trailer Debuts Game, October Release Date

Just as we were expecting, Activision launched their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trailer today. And just as we expected, the single player portion of the series’ next entry may be the grimmest yet.

Previously described as a soft reboot of the series, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trailer appears to confirm just that. We get glimpses of fan favorites Captain Price and Sergeant John “Soap” MacTavish within the footage. And there’s a female soldier early on that may be portrayed by Danai Gurira of The Walking Dead and various MCU movies.

Activision touts that actual in-game footage was used to produce the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trailer. And they should, because it looks fantastic.

It’s unclear if Infinity Ward is attempting to retell any of the story from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare or its sequels once again. Or, whether this will be a wholly original time featuring new and familiar characters.

The action seems to be taking place for the most part in the Middle East. There appears to be set pieces against terrorists as was previously reported. There’s even a disheartening shot of a child towards the end confirming just how dark this tale may get.

Activision and Infinity Ward tease that “The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power.” The game “engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war.”

The description continues, saying “In the visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare can. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East.”

As the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trailer wraps, we hear “We get dirty and the world stays clean. That’s the mission.” Then, the logo with a release date: October 25th, 2019. Expect to hear plenty more at E3.

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