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Modern Warfare reboot may not have cross-saves at launch

Modern Warfare cross-saves may not accompany cross-play at launch

By Derek Strickland on Aug 5, 2019 at 02:14 pm CDT - 3 mins, 36 secs reading time

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare progression and saves may not migrate across multiple platforms at release.

One of Modern Warfare's biggest features is cross-play. Gamers across PS4, Xbox One, and PC will be able to play together right at launch, which is absolutely huge for engagement levels. But there's one potential fly in the ointment: saves may not freely transfer and may be bound to a specific platform or account. This means your multiplayer progress and campaign saves may be locked to each individual platform--get to max rank in PS4 and you may have to start from scratch on PC.

Cross-play is no small feat and Infinity Ward is still busily working on the intricate logistics of gaming's Big Three playing together. Cross-saves are still in the works too, but haven't been explicitly confirmed by the studio. When asked about cross-platform progression, Modern Warfare multiplayer designer Joe Cecot said: "Still figuring this out. More info to come in the future!"

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I'm pretty sure we'll see cross-saves rolling out alongside cross-play. The whole idea is to get gamers to double dip and buy the game again so they can play with their friends on different systems. That won't happen if they have to restart from square one every time they switch between PS4 and PC, for example. And of course there's the massive extra benefit of spiking the playerbase to ensure matches are readily available.

Whether we'll see cross-saves at launch remains to be seen, though. But these early months are critical for capturing players and keeping them folded in the huge online ecosystem of billion-dollar microtransactions, so it's probably a big priority for the studio.

In other Modern Warfare news, the game will feature an enthralling 100-player mode called Ground War that rivals the Battlefield series, and has a number of PC-level optimizations including uncapped frame rates.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare releases on October 25, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Check below for more information about the game.

THE RULES HAVE CHANGED.

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. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up.

WAR ISN'T BLACK AND WHITE.

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 and freedom fighters throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East.

And the story doesn't end there.

THERE'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG.

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, players will be thrust into an immersive narrative spanning the entire game. Experience the ultimate online playground with classic multiplayer, or squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels.

Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare is back!

Last updated: Aug 6, 2019 at 06:11 am CDT

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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