We are on the eve of the launch of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, and Activision have revealed a few details regarding additional content and interesting sounding game modes and campaign features to whet your appetite. How do you feel about playing a ‘YOLO’ mode, which takes advantage of the perma-death feature in other games?
Specialist Mode is one of the new single player modes in Infinite Warfare, and it is only available to play after you beat the game’s campaign mode for the first time. “It is intensely realistic and not for the faint of heart.” It allows you to play through the campaign again, with the following conditions.
- You can only heal with Nano Shots, there is no health regeneration in this mode.
- Helmets are your only protection from headshots. They will take permanent damage and will need to be replaced.
- Both Nano Shots and helmets take up equipment slots, so remember to equip them in your loadout on the Retribution before each level.
- Master the lean from behind cover mechanic, which will be critical for your survival. Approach the edge of cover while standing or crouching, and aim down sights when you see a chevron appear on the side of your crosshairs. You will auto-pop from behind cover as you ADS.
- If you get shot in the legs, it will impact your movement. If you get shot in either arm, it will impact your ability to use equipment or aim down sights. Note: Your weapon can be shot out of your hands.
Then there’s YOLO mode, which is only available after you beat the campaign again on Specialist mode! As the name implies, you ony live one. Die at any point in the game’s campaign, and you have to start right back at the very beginning. Good luck with that!
On top of that, there’s a bunch of cool other stuff to check out in the campaign, and in the multiplayer.
During the Infinite Warfare campaign, you will have the chance to take part in optional side missions that will allow you to earn upgrades to enhance combat. These upgrades will persist throughout successive playthroughs and include:
- Suit Upgrades: Faster weapon swap, faster reload, less flinch, faster health regeneration, enhanced focus, an Electro Knife for more powerful melee attacks, and more.
- Jackal Upgrades: Enhance the multi-role Jackal fighter jet with new weapons, better thrusters, stronger armor, and even decorate your ride with new nose art.
While you know what to expect from Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer after the beta, and previous Call of Duty releases, here are some helpful tips straight from Infinity Ward.
- Keep an eye out for combos of Perks and Rig Traits that synergize well. For example, use the Merc Rig with the Man at Arms Trait, equip the Momentum Perk, and use an LMG to get up close and personal with surprising speed for a heavy gun.
- Prototype weapons come in common, rare, legendary, and epic tiers. In Infinite Warfare, you can obtain these in more ways than ever. You can use Salvage, the crafting currency you earn while you play, to craft Prototype weapons that come with new cosmetic and gameplay perks.
- You can also earn Salvage through daily login bonuses, from Mission Teams, and from Supply Drops. If you happen to receive an item you already own in a Drop, it will automatically be “burned” and converted to Salvage.
- Mission Teams give you unique challenges that allow you to get exclusive rewards, including Prototype weapons that are only available through Mission Teams. Each Team has a specialization that will encourage you to try different game modes that you have not tried before – and reward you for mixing it up.
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- Be sure to find N31L the challenge robot early on. Complete the challenges he gives you to earn tickets that you can exchange for weapons and gear at Concession Stands.
- Candy Machines can give you additional gameplay perks to help you and your team. You can enable five at a time, but be careful – you will lose them if you go in to Last Stand.
- Level up through the progression system to gain the ability to add attachments to your wall-buy weapons.
- Select your Fate and Fortune Cards carefully in the lobby, and don’t forget to use them in-game. Once you have enough kills to enable them, scroll through to find the one you want and use it at the right time. Once you use them all up, you can restock at a Fate & Fortune Booth – for a price.