Whole new ball game
The mode lineup is heavy on favourites like Domination, reflecting the needs of COD’s esports scene. Just two new modes have been revealed: Frontier, which has yet to be detailed in full, and Defender, which is essentially a version of tournament favourite Uplink without team goals. Players must grab a ball-shaped satellite to score points until the ball respawns at the map’s centre. As in Uplink, you can counterattack while in possession by hurling the ball into your assailant’s hands, disarming them while you bring your own gun to bear. Among innumerable tweaks, the multiplayer HUD labels areas on the mini map and, in some modes, guides you to objectives.