It's been a busy week for Activision: firstly with the news about microtransactions and a new Grand Prix for Crash Team Racing, then the reveal that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will have killstreaks, and now with the release of their schedule for the multiplayer premiere of the game:
Coverage of the premiere will begin on the 1st of August, and Activision's blog post gives more details about what you can expect from the event. Starting at 10am PDT, there will be a Modern Warfare miultiplayer gameplay trailer, followed by a pre-show in which Infinity Ward developers discuss multiplayer, including an overview of the maps, and how they have apparently brought the most weapon choices in the Call of Duty franchise's history to the game. This discussion will be followed by the gameplay livestream at 10:30am PDT. Activision state that 'top-tier Twitch streamers and content creators from around the world' will 'simultaneously stream Multiplayer games live to their own Twitch channels'. The combat will take place across brand-new maps, and showcase the different killstreaks, loadouts, and operators. After the culmination of the livestreaming, there will be a post-show, taking place at 2pm PDT. Activision states that this post-show will 'reveal more details on some pre-launch plans' and bring us 'another surprise or two from Infinity Ward's developers'.
You can check in on the Call of Duty Twitch channel at 10am PDT to see the trailer and discussion with the Infinity Ward developers. Afterwards, you can either stay on the Twitch channel to watch the Multiplayer Gameplay reveal, or watch the individual Twitch channels of any of the participating livestreamers. Activision further states that you can watch on the MLG website, and that Black Ops 4 fans can watch from the in-game Live Event Viewer. Apparently, Call of Duty WWII fans can watch from the Theater, and for doing so, they can receive a contract which rewards a weapon bribe.
What do you think? Will you be tuning in to watch the multiplayer premiere event? Let us know in the comments!
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