Since Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the game’s support system has been eliminated. Black Ops 3 was the first game to not feature the support system, and it is now not alone.
Infinity Ward has confirmed that there will be no Infinite Warfare support system in its multiplayer experience. Gamers will need to rely on other combinations of skills and rigs in order to achieve a similar benefit.
We Write Things had the chance to catch up with Infinity Ward’s Director of Communications, Eric Monacelli. He confirmed an Infinite Warfare support system won’t exist, but gave another option worth considering.
“No, players won’t see the return of support system for scorestreaks in Infinite Warfare. But the Warfighter Combat Rig has a trait called Persistence that will grant players abilities similar to the support system.
“With Persistence equipped, scorestreaks no longer reset when you die, but they take higher point values to attain. However, players can only earn each of their Scorestreaks once per match,” Monacelli said.
It may not be the support system you were looking for, however, this should be effective in a very similar fashion. Infinite Warfare is building on the foundation that Black Ops 3‘s multiplayer established. The Rigs system is back and has been evolved even further with several new ones.
One of the most popular modes in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer has got to be Domination. This has been a staple mode for the series for years. Monacelli described what is and isn’t different in Infinite Warfare‘s Domination experience.
“If you’re familiar with how Domination is played in Black Ops 3 presently, you won’t notice any major changes. Unlimited time where round 1 ends at 100 points and the match ends until the score set is reached. However, flags now have capture decay. This means if you capture a flag to 99% and die then the flag capture bar will decay at the same rate it captures at – the capture bar will slowly go down instead of resetting instantly after 1 second.
“If an enemy player steps on the flag, it will remove all progress, so enemies still have an option to instantly reset your progress. We wanted to really promote objective play as a team and feel these minor tweaks help with that. Also, we’re constantly thinking of new ways to tweak in-game action and rule sets to fit the gameplay so we’ll see what evolves. For instance, at COD XP, we tweaked the ruleset slightly to create faster match times,” Monacelli said.
Gamers can hop back into Infinite Warfare‘s online beta right now. It’s available for folks to enjoy on PS4 and the first beta for Xbox One and PC has also commenced. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC this coming Nov. 4. Stick around here at We Write Things for more from our discussion with Infinity Ward.