'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' reboot comes with massive changes

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With its scheduled release only two days away, fans will need to prepare themselves for the host of changes that lie within the reboot of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare'.

Much to the delight of money-conscious fans, Activision announced at the end of last week that there will be no loot boxes to be found within the new game.

Following in the footsteps of Fortnite, the reboot will instead only force those who want to pay extra for cosmetic items to pay the single price of a Battle Pass.

Unlike the original, the game will feature crossplay across platforms, with all maps released at the same time for everyone and available to play for free.

And to ensure that everyone will be on an even playing-field from launch day, Activision are even leaving Battle Passes unavailable until a while after the game’s release.

But these amendments and adaptations might just have been eclipsed by the latest change announced by the video game publisher.

It turns out that the Prestige system, which has been a staple of the 'Call of Duty' series for years, will not feature in the Modern Warfare reboot.

It will make way for a brand-new progression system, in which players will achieve Enlisted Ranks by winning matches and completing specified challenges.

In the original game, players would have ‘Prestiged’ once they had reached the highest rank, and would not have retained the items and perks they had earned along the way.

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However, once a player reaches the highest Enlisted Rank (55) in the Modern Warfare reboot, they will instead be able transfer to a new seasonal Officer progression system.

Here, players can complete officer-specific challenges to progress all the way up to Officer Rank 100, at which point a special gun and animated ribbon are awarded.

Although each player’s Officer Rank will be reset at the end of every season, their Enlisted Rank will stay the same – ensuring everyone can retain the weapons and items they have earned.

In this case, we suspect that change might be a good thing!

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