Modern Warfare 2019: No mini-map, realism mode, beta changes, battle pass, and gameplay

What guns and maps can we expect from the new Call of Duty when it drops on 25 October?

The reveal trailer and stream on Call of Duty’s Twitch channel showed what fans have been dying to see…

That Modern Warfare multiplayer will have the most maps, guns and game modes at launch of any CoD game to date.

This information left a lot of viewers happy. Previous titles would release with a base version and introduce new maps and guns with a map pack that would cost on average around £12.99, or the season pass costing around £34.99.

There were usually four throughout a title in the year to keep its fanbase engaged; however, this will not be the case this time around as the game will come with more features than ever seen on its release date October 25th.

Game Modes, Maps and Weapons

Here’s a full list of the game modes we can expect at launch…

  • Hardpoint
  • Search & Destroy
  • Capture the Flag
  • Domination
  • Infection
  • Gunfight
  • Cyber Attack
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Headquarters
  • Ground War
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Gun Game
  • Musical Chairs
  • War                                                                                                                                                                        

 Will Ground War be Modern Warfare’s take on EA’s Battlefield?

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These are the maps that we know will be available on launch...

  • Gun Runner
  • Hackney Yard
  • Azhir Cave (Night)
  • Grazna Raid
  • Aniyah Palace

Gun Fight Maps:

  • King
  • Pine
  • Stack

Some of these maps will also have different size variants for the much anticipated 10vs10, 20vs20, and rumoured 64-player game modes. At launch there will be plenty to get yourself lost into including a wide range of guns and the all new Gunsmith as highlighted below:

In this year’s Call of Duty there will be seven-gun category break downs for you to choose from:

Assault Rifles 

  • KA47 
  • FR.556/FAMAS 
  • M4A1 
  • FAL S
  • M13 Custom
  • ODEN
  • AK-47

Sub-Machine Guns

  • MP7
  • MP5
  • AUG
  • P90

Sniper Rifles

  • Dragunov
  • AX-50
  • MSR
  • Marlin 1894


  • Model 680
  • 725


  • L86A2
  • M91
  • MG34

Marksman Rifles

  • M14
  • MK2


  • .50 GS
  • M19
  • X10
  • Desert Eagle 
  • .357 Magnum


  • RPG
  • Javelin
  • Strela-P
  • Pila

As it's clear to see there will be a lot of guns to choose from at the launch of the game. Coupled with the refreshed Gunsmith, there are endless possibilities when it comes to the look and design of your weapon.

This can be from changing the rounds in a gun to make it from an AR to an SMG or the other way around. An example of this is the AUG that in its standard variant is an SMG but can be converted into an AR; however, this can only be done on certain weapons. In the Gunsmith some weapons have up to 64 attachments that can be applied changing the look of the gun completely.

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No Mini-Map?

Although the game mostly looked like the traditional arcade Call of Duty, with stunning graphics, audio and movement mechanics, one thing that both content creators and streamers took away from the game was… where was the mini map?

in a first-person screenshot from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), a player on a yellow truss bridge holds a Molotov cocktail made from a beer bottle

Photo via Activision

Infinity Ward conveyed how the missing mini map was a key feature to the realism aspect of the game, hence the name Modern Warfare. Although, this did not sit well with those who were at the event to play the game as it was believed it slowed down the game compared to their previous titles and this was because players were unable to see where their teammates were.

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A mini map can only be attained by gaining a Personal Radar which is a three killstreak, or a UAV which is a four killstreak, but this has not gone down well.

Nonetheless, there’s a catch, Infinity Ward later announced how in the beta, players will be able to see their teammates through walls. Will this help?

Realism Mode

For those of you who are fans of the Hardcore playlist in Call of Duty, then Realism Mode may just be a deciding factor as to whether or not you buy the game. Take a look:

No More Season Pass?

The re-boot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare looks exactly what its fans have been asking for.

However, it is changing one of its features... the Season Pass. It has been announced that Infinity Ward will no longer be using this system, but in fact giving its players frequent updates, new content, and events all for free post-launch. What this aims to do is connect all its players so that they are not in separate playlists if a new map pack was released. We here at RealSport like the sound of this. Do you?

Photo via Activision

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Callum Inwood

I'm currently a 3rd year University student studying Business Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Chester. I'm a big Gaming and Esports enthusiast, taking interest into Call of Duty, Fortnite, FIFA, and GTA.