Activision is all set to broadcast a deep dive on the multiplayer modes for Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot today (August 1), but ahead of the big reveal, new details on the game’s collector’s edition have appeared online.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare “Dark Edition” will be a premium version of the FPS that comes with an actual set of working night vision goggles, similar to the collector’s edition for Modern Warfare 2 that was released back in 2009
Infinity Ward first posted a teaser image of the new night vision goggles on Twitter, before GamesRadar’s Leon Hurley shared a closer look at the accessory, noting that they’re essentially an updated version of the goggles from Modern Warfare 2. Check ’em out below.
— Leon Hurley (@LeonHurley) July 30, 2019
While the goggles are an undeniably cool looking accessory to go with Modern Warfare, I’m not entirely sure why an average Joe would need a working set. In fact I’ll be honest, if I knew my neighbour had just ordered a set of night vision goggles, I’d probably start bolting the windows and doors shut at night.
On the other hand, I could see some pretty sweet, non-creepy uses for night vision goggles. You could, for instance, leave them by your bed so you can go to the toilet/fridge at night without turning the lights on and waking up your partner. You could also make sure one of your mates gets a pair so the two of you can have an incredible game of night-time hide and seek.
Whatever you might plan to do with your goggles if you pick up the Dark Edition, be prepared to shell out a fair wad of cash for them. While pricing has yet to be confirmed, a since-removed GameStop listing put the price for the premium bundle around $200.
It’s expected that the Dark Edition will be formally announced, along with pricing, during the multiplayer reveal event later today, which kicks off at 6pm UK time.
Activision will be revealing a variety of modes later, but the publisher has already shown off a promising-looking new 2V2 mode called Gunfight, which encourages quick fire rounds and a “fast-paced, pick-up-and-play experience that’s easy to learn.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is launching for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25, though the game has already come under fire from some critics thanks to certain killstreak rewards.
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Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.