“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II” had a pretty successful launch. With players getting access to many different multiplayer modes, you can test your skills in the best way possible. The game modes that fans enjoy the most are “Team Deathmatch”, “Prisoner Capture” and “Search and Destroy”. But joining the list of most popular modes is definitely “Hardcore”. This isn’t a new addition and as a matter of fact, it has been in the game for many years. But now that “Modern Warfare II” is out, fans are frantically searching if the game will have its iconic “Hardcore Mode”. The gamers are excited to explore the newest “Modern Warfare II” guns but they cannot wait to find out about the maps and modes that are going to return in this newest release.
So, we have done thorough research to answer all the queries that you have regarding “Modern Warfare II” and the Hardcore Mode.
Does “Modern Warfare II” have the much-loved Hardcore Mode?
We are not here to disappoint the fans but the truth needs to be said. “Modern Warfare II” currently does not come with Hardcore Mode at the time of launch. So, gamers won’t be able to play their favorite mode as soon as they get their hands on “Modern Warfare II”. However, even if it is not available right now, fans will ultimately get access to the Hardcore Mode later on in the game.
The Hardcore Mode has been renamed to Tier 1 in “Modern Warfare II” but it isn’t available for gamers at this point in time. The gamers have to wait a little longer, until then, they can play the various other modes like “Team Deathmatch”, “Hardpoint”, “Prisoner Capture” and more.
Here is the list of modes available during the release:
- Kill Confirmed
- Free For All
- Search & Destroy
- 3rd Person Moshpit (TDM, Domination, Hardpoint)
- Ground War
- Prisoner Rescue
- Knock Out
When will Tier 1 Mode Be Added to “Modern Warfare II”?
The developer “Infinity Ward” has already confirmed that Tier 1 Mode has not been added to the game during its launch. However, it is planning on including it with the release date of Season 1 which is on November 16th. On the other hand, it is still unclear whether the addition is on the day of the Season 1 release or a week or two after the initial drop.
The exact date and time are not known at this point in time, but it is only a matter of time before the gamers will be notified about the latest updates.
What is Tier 1 Mode?
The Hardcore Mode on Call of Duty has been in the game since the 2007’s release of “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare”. This model is known for smoothly eradicating the game’s HUD such as ammo count and crosshairs. Besides, gamers can trust weapons sights and get quite a faster killing time. There are many other benefits of Hardcore Mode but will it be the same as Tier 1 mode?
Though the developer didn’t clarify much about Tier 1 mode, we can assume that it will be working just like it has done in the past. To start with, in Tier 1, the player health will go from 100 to 30 and the HUD will get removed, however, it will not be applicable during the expectations of UAV and any given rare instance. Moreover, fans can enjoy the friendly fire when playing in Tier 2.
One thing that gamers need to keenly pay attention to is avoiding the accidental elimination of their teammates. Be it bullets, killstreaks, or any dangerous explosive, the gamers can end up killing their own teammates if not careful. Furthermore, heightened map awareness is another big benefit to moving through the surroundings. Thus, gamers will obtain better and more detailed knowledge of the map. Well, these are just guesses since Hard Core mode has the same features. And since the Tier 1 mode is similar to the Hard Core mode, you can hopefully enjoy these. However, we cannot be sure unless the full news is out.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II” is all set to release and fans have raised their expectations. But can the developers make the gamers happy with the latest release? And will Tier Mode 1 be available soon enough? You just have to be patient for a few more days!
Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.