Editor’s Note: Activision Publishing provided us with travel and accommodation to Los Angeles for the Modern Warfare review event. We played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PlayStation 4 Pro.
Please note: Our post features spoilers for the campaign. If you’re interested in playing the campaign, please do not need until you complete it. Let us know your thoughts too!
During our review event last week in LA, we had a chance to go hands with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign. In fact, we got to the entire campaign from start to finish.
Infinity Ward is known for delivering stories that capture people’s attention, stories that have an impact on people, and emotional connection with characters. Infinity Ward’s last title, Infinite Warfare, had one of the best campaigns in Call of Duty history.
Does Modern Warfare’s campaign match up to that?
After our play session: Yes.
Modern Warfare’s campaign is real. Like, Infinity Ward was not messing around when they said they would tackle real events and real moments in this game. The stories and moments that the campaign touches — from real events in the Middle East to conflicts of large foreign powers — is on display in this game.
It’s a campaign that people can actually relate to, and of course, Captain Price is back. It’s a different Captain Price, but as you play, you’ll see how Infinity Ward pays homage to the original character.
The story is very real. You can see how certain real life events inspired this story and its overall goal.
For example, one of the main enemies in the game is ‘The Wolf.’ Infinity Ward tries to make this character almost the ‘Osama Bin Laden’ of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with how big an impact he has on the outcome of certain events. He’s there…and an annoying person who has his hands in everything that happens.
Playing this campaign, I don’t think there is any “No Russian” standout moment that really sticks — there are aspects throughout the game that have this. The waterboarding moments, the child crying, playing as the child, civilians in Piccadilly, and more. The game makes you choose in some situations, and it penalizes you if you make the wrong choice in other cases. The waterboarding moment makes you feel uneasy — the graphics, the effects, and more give you the sense of how horrifying that is.
The game has the emotional aspect that Infinity Ward wanted to deliver. It makes you feel a connection to Farrah and her story and why she fights. Her back story helps explain what’s going through people’s minds in that region who have had their lives uprooted by war. They have to pick up what’s left and fight. The flashback scenes help lay the ground work for the connection for Farrah and even identifies the connection between Price and Farrah.
Let’s talk about the ending. Major Spoilers now.
I was waiting for another mission to happen after what happened between Captain Price and Laswell. He shows the documents of the original Modern Warfare characters, including Gaz, Ghost, and Soap, and it ends?!
Infinity Ward is annoyingly good at making cliffhanger. They know how to keep those endings wide open for the future, especially Call of Duty: Ghosts, which to this day annoys me that we have no real closure to what happened there.
And this story does the same. It leaves it open for….Modern Warfare 2, Part 2? Who knows what they can call their next game. But the ending does leave for a lot of possibilities. We don’t even know what can happen next, and I was really hoping for one more mission with Soap and Ghost to really drive home the overall connection back to Modern Warfare, but it does not happen. You don’t get to see Soap or Ghost in this game, which was a bit sad.
And this is the first time that the campaign mode goes beyond just the campaign with a continuation of some themes in the Special Ops mode. You are greeted to an ending cut scene after the game’s credits that sets up Special Ops mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It’s an interesting idea — continuing the story into another mode, but at the same time leaves you wanting more of the story itself.
Infinity Ward delivered a good story — one that makes you feel an emotional connection to the characters, a connection to the events as they’re ground in reality, and leaves you wondering what’s next for Infinity Ward.
Overall, we’d recommend that you play the campaign. Infinity Ward built a good story that deserves a play through.
How to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare Status Goldflake error
Modern Warfare and Warzone players have been dealing with the Status Goldflake issue for a while, here is our guide on how to fix it.
The Status Goldflake error is another problem that has been in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone for a while, and here is a quick guide on how to deal with it.
It’s almost impossible for a game to steer clear of bugs and potential banana skins, particularly when dealing with complex factors such as internet connection and crossplay.
Now, it’s time to try and help players who regularly deal with the “Status Goldflake error” that can disrupt sessions of Modern Warfare and Warzone.
Warzone & Modern Warfare Status Goldflake error solution
There isn’t a complex set of bullet points to follow or a strict guideline you must adhere to in order to fix the Call of Duty Status Goldflake error message, thankfully.
Here’s our official way to solve the Status Goldflake error problem:
- You need to first encounter the Status Goldflake error
- Once it happens, depending on your format, you need to select the restart option for the hardware
- Wait for the system to reboot itself
- The load up Modern Warfare or Warzone again
- The error message should have gone away, and you’re safe to resume your online gaming!
If for some reason this doesn’t work, then we’d suggest you do a hard reset of your system e.g if you’re on console, then unplug the console’s mains, or hold down the power button for a few seconds until it completely switches off, then turn it back on again.
What is the Status Goldflake error in Modern Warfare and Warzone?
The Status Goldflake error is quite simply an error message that occurs if the user puts their system into some kind of power-saving state, such as the PlayStation’s Rest Mode, and tries to go back onto the game.
The major sticking point with the error message is that there’s no permanent solution for it. Unfortunately, it will keep coming back every so often, and if it does, you just need to repeat the steps that we advised above.
Hopefully, our guide has helped with the Status Goldflake error code, and you can check out other cool stuff at Charlie INTEL such as the latest Call of Duty: Vanguard news and guides!
Image Credit: Activision / Infinity Ward / Raven Software
Is Modern Warfare cross-platform? Current cross-play status
Cross-platform play has become a staple of the Call of Duty franchise, so here is everything you need to know about it in Modern Warfare.
Cross-platform is a feature available in various titles in the Call of Duty franchise, so here is what you need to know about Modern Warfare cross-platform play.
Modern Warfare can be a ton of fun to play with friends. You and your buddies can either team up to take down opponents together or become rivals who battle each other for supremacy.
Since the game is available on various consoles, sometimes you’ll want to play with friends on a different platform.
This guide will cover everything you need to know about the Modern Warfare cross-platform feature.
Is Modern Warfare cross-platform?
Yes, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare comes with cross-platform play so that you can play with your friends on different platforms, whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC.
This works similar to the cross-platform feature in Warzone. When you’re in the social menu, you’ll be able to see players on the same platform as you displayed at the top-right hand corner of the lobby screen.
If you want to find someone on a different system, select the “add friends” option. This will allow you to search other players by their PSN ID, Xbox Live Gamertag, BattleTag, or Activision ID and take full advantage of Modern Warfare cross-platform.
You can also disable crossplay if you wish to play with friends on the same platform, but this will lead to longer waiting times in the lobby, so we don’t recommend turning off the cross-platform feature.
Cross-platform has been one of the most popular features in the Call of Duty franchise, and titles like Black Ops Cold War also have it.
We expect this feature to be a consistent part of the franchise from now on, with Call of Duty: Vanguard being the next game in the fan-favorite series to utilize the ability for players to play with each other no matter if it is PC, Xbox, or PlayStation.
For more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, check out how to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare Status Goldflake error, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.
Image credits: Infinity Ward
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign length: What is it?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was a huge success, not only because of the Multiplayer, but also because of its great Campaign, and here is its length.
For those looking to get into Modern Warfare’s Campaign but want to know exactly how long it is, here’s approximately the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign length.
Call of Duty fans continue to enjoy Modern Warfare in 2021, despite it being released in 2019.
The developers have continued to update and support the game a tad, especially in the Multiplayer mode, but for those looking to get into the Campaign, it is as great as it was when it was first released.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign Length
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign is set in the modern-day and follows a British SAS and American CIA Officer as they team up with rebels from the fictional country of Urzikstan to take down Russian forces who have invaded the country.
The campaign is gritty and quite shocking in parts, depicting a modern-day conflict that really hits home.
The game was critically acclaimed when it was released, presenting a gritty, heavily detailed, and well-executed story, fitting for Modern Warfare games’ history in the past.
Despite being critically acclaimed, the game is fairly short, with a completion time of around 6 hours, making the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign length one of the shortest in the franchise.
All Campaign missions
The Modern warfare Campaign length is determined by a total of fourteen missions that all deliver plenty of adrenaline-fueled action to players.
- Fog of War
- Proxy War
- Clean House
- Hunting Party
- The Embassy
- Highway of Death
- The Wolf’s Den
- Old Comrades
- Going Dark
- Into the Furnace
Depending on how quickly players get through these missions, you can expect around 4-6 hours of playtime when it comes to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign length.
However, if you’re a completionist and want to obtain all the collectibles and trophies the game has to offer, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign length could be much longer.
That’s all on how long it takes to complete Modern Warfare’s Campaign. For more, check out our article on the game’s rumored sequel set for 2022.
Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision
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