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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign Impressions [Spoilers]

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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! 

Impressions/Story Begins:

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. 

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Modern Warfare players slam state of “unplayable” game on PS5

Modern Warfare players have hit out at the condition of the game on PS5, after visual issues have left the game “unplayable.”

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Modern Warfare players have hit out at the current condition of the game on PS5, after visual issues and glitches have left the 2019 CoD title “unplayable.”

Despite being nearly three years old, 2019’s Modern Warfare has still retained a healthy player count. With Vanguard failing to make a big impact with the community, those looking for an alternative to Warzone have flocked back to Infinity Ward’s last release.

However, since Modern Warfare is no longer the main focus of the devs, who are gearing up for Modern Warfare 2 later in 2022, fans have been growing frustrated with the condition the game is in.

A number of bugs and glitches have cropped up, and the game appears to be completely broken on PlayStation 5.

Reddit user BchLasagna uploaded a clip on August 7 simply titled: “The state of Modern Warfare on PS5.” It showed the beginning of a Ground War match on Krovnik Farmland, but the map was unrecognizable due to severe visual issues.

Textures on many of the map’s key features had failed to load in, leaving the game looking like a mess. The ground had no grass or detail on it, while trees were replaced with floating blobs of green and brown.

The Redditor added that it “stayed like this the entire game,” ruining the match for everyone in the lobby.

Other players on PS5 have reported similar issues, while some claimed it was actually affecting gameplay. “It’s not even just a visual issue, you sink into the ground and can’t see anything. Makes it unplayable basically,” said Ram5673.

Meanwhile, many replies called out the devs for allowing Modern Warfare to reach this state, especially since the game worked fine when it was the current CoD release. “This game has been crapped all over by the devs. It comes very low on their priorities,” replied Zimifrein.

It’s no surprise that with Modern Warfare 2 set to drop very soon, Infinity Ward’s focus is mostly on the sequel. However, the players that still enjoy Modern Warfare regularly will be hoping to see the problems on PS5 solved sooner rather than later.


For more on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, check out how to fix error 5476 and which packs you need to download for its multiplayer.

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How to fix frustrating Modern Warfare textures not loading glitch

Here’s a simple trick that you can use to fix the Modern Warfare glitch that prevents the game’s textures from loading.

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Modern Warfare players are frustrated with a strange glitch that prevents textures from loading, but luckily there’s a way for you to get around this problem.

It’s fun to hop into a game of Modern Warfare and challenge your enemies for supremacy on the battlefield, but players’ enjoyment of the game can be quickly ruined by strange glitches that pop up.

One issue that’s plaguing Modern Warfare players is a glitch that causes the game’s textures to not load properly. While this can be frustrating, there’s a simple trick that will let you fix the problem.

How to fix Modern Warfare textures not loading glitch

Reddit user ‘swoelie’ shared a screengrab in the Modern Warfare subreddit, and the image showed that the textures on the map’s ground didn’t properly load in. This problem is commonly faced by PS5 users.

One of the commenters then shared a solution to this problem, and it involves the On-demand Texture Streaming feature that allows you to stream higher resolution textures when playing Modern Warfare.

Here’s how you can fix the textures not loading glitch:

  1. Open Settings in Modern Warfare
  2. Go to the General tab
  3. Select Details & Textures
  4. Enable On-demand Texture Streaming
  5. Start a match
  6. Quit the game
  7. Disable On-demand Texture Streaming

The user made it clear that it doesn’t matter if your on-demand textures are already on or off, just follow these steps and your textures will load properly on your PS5 when you hop back into a match.

In the replies, other commenters reported that this method has been successful for them, and it’s one you should try out until the developers implement an official fix. However, if you turn off the game then you’ll have to do this again.


For more Modern Warfare, check out the best campaign as voted by Call of Duty fans and the Classic MW villain leaked for Warzone & Vanguard.

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Classic Modern Warfare modes removed after Warzone update and players are furious

Modern Warfare players are furious after fan-favorite modes were removed following Warzone’s Season 4 Reloaded update.

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The Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded update went live on July 27 and it’s had a knock-on effect with Modern Warfare. Fan-favorite game modes have disappeared and players are furious.

Modern Warfare and Warzone are intrinsically linked, with both games sharing one application. While Modern Warfare isn’t receiving any more content updates, Warzone is still going strong with the Season 4 Reloaded update going live on July 27.

Changes in Warzone often have a knock-on effect with Modern Warfare, with the major health increase being brought over on two separate occasions, and the Pacific Season 1 update reportedly breaking the game.

Now, after the Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded update, Modern Warfare players have reported that the Domination and Ground War game modes have disappeared entirely.

Reddit user LuizMW_ took to the Modern Warfare subreddit to let the community know that modes no longer appear on the main menu or quickplay filter, and players are furious.

“Good God how do they keep f**king up an almost 3 year old game they barely support,” asked SilentReavus in response to another post about the issue.

While several players mourned Ground War’s removal, players were especially shocked to see Domination was gone.

“Ground war doesn’t bother me. Taking away domination really makes me incredibly mad. I love playing domination,” commented one player. “Call of Duty is not call of duty without Domination, WTF,” continued another.

It appears Domination and Ground War games were causing crashes and other issues, with user slimcargos reporting that every time they tried to get into a Domination game “it would load the map and freeze.”

“I joined a Ground War match before the removal and a lot of people were leaving the game or getting kicked for inactivity,” chimed in the OP. They explained that later, there was a playlist update and the two modes were gone.

It sounds like the modes have been removed to fix the issues that arrived shortly after Season 4 Reloaded so they should be on their way back to the game soon.


For more on Modern Warfare in the meantime, you can check out the leaks that a classic MW villain will be the Modern Warfare 2 pre-order bonus and that the campaign will have an early access period.

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