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Opinion Trailer GameSpot: Call Of Duty Should Be Afraid Of Battlefield Again

Sander Cohen

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Honestly, where can they even take the franchise from here? Everything that can be done was already done. We played the COD formula 100x times now. Yet despite everything they pump out, nothing comes close to the glory days (Cod MW to black ops 1). It’s all fugazi at this point
Dude, CoD MW (2019) is objectively best CoD ever, best FPS ever I would say (unless you’re one of those who gets turned on by Doom and such) , nothing comes close and I was there during those ”glory days” (they were glorious because they revolutionized genre).
 
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After Cold War cod really is the pits. They get so boring so fast.
I wholeheartedly agree. I REALLY dug Modern Warfare, but with Cold War I just completely lost steam. Much faster than I did with Modern Warfare as well. So much so that I told myself I'd be taking another COD break and skipping on the next few iterations. Assuming they'll be pretty meh.

To me, this means Battlefield has the opportunity to take the wheel, and honestly I really hope they do.

I REALLY loved how back in the day both the COD and Battlefield series could exist, and they both felt pretty damn different. I mean, I'd play COD 1 and 2 to scratch a certain itch. Then I'd go play 1942, Vietnam, and BF2 to scratch another. But years later the line between their differences began blurring, and they both began borrowing and influencing one another. Which is fine, but it's a shame IMO as both still have their differences of course, but they're not as bold as they used to be.
 

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Dude, CoD MW (2019) is objectively best CoD ever, best FPS ever I would say (unless you’re one of those who gets turned on by Doom and such) , nothing comes close and I was there during those ”glory days” (they were glorious because they revolutionized genre).
MP or Warzone?
 

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Lmao this cant be for real...

Actually I do think there was a time where BF could've legitimately challenged COD, but BFV pissed away a lot of their fanbase.
 
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Pretty sure that Battlefield 1 was better multiplayer than IW.

Same for BF3 vs MW3 which was a huge rivalry.

MW3 sucked. Was like Michael Bay: The Video Game.
 

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MP or Warzone?
Everything. Campaign is must-play stuff, really really great and MP is a dream. Played the game 6-7 months in a row, basically every day until I eventually got sick of it and needed to move on for my mental health sake lol. Superior to even BF 3 and 4 with all the vehicles, destruction and stuff. Cold War can’t touch it whatsoever (though you can still have fun with it). Masterclass from Infinity Ward and I’ll be there day when it’s their turn again.
 
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I honestly have never understood the comparison. COD and Battlefield are so different. Battlefield is just too large in scope and player count to ever compete with COD which is essentially the 2021 equivalent of an arena shooter. They both have their place but Battlefield ends up being a time sink and you feel like you are accomplishing nothing since there are so many guns aiming at you. It’s cool but it’s a completely different vibe than what COD players are looking for. I hope it’s a huge success I absolutely loved BF2,3 and 4 but it wastes so much of your time trying to get back into the action with the big maps and with the often totally one sided battles it’s just not a game I can see dominating the casual market.
 

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That's funny as both franchises went to shit. They can one up each other with each title...but as they seem to get worse with each release, this is hardly a measure of quality.
 
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They are not the same, and scratch different itches. Battlefield games last 20 minutes+, and are awful without a squad of mates. COD is quicker, and much easier to enjoy solo.

I’ll buy both, every time.
 

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Such a big disappointment in integrating Cold War crap into warzone. Modern warfare got desecrated by activisions decision to merge Cold War into warzone. If battlefield 6 turns out to be as good as BF4, obviously people will jump back into BF such as myself. I say this after having spent 1450 hours in BF4 on PS4 and 950hours into warzone on PS4

They never touched the multiplayer bit from Modern Warfare, which I still think its the best showcase for what they meant to do with that engine, and its where I think the core dev work went into. Its a very good game IMO.

The Warzone part of the game is a totally different story.
 

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I like Cold War, but its integration into Warzone and MW MP being deliberately content-starved to death despite its popularity has been a bizarre disaster. The Battle Pass itself was a giant disingenuous FU to MW fans. I can't imagine IW being happy about this situation either.
 
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Modern Warfare 2019 attracted lapsed Battlefield players but now with the problematic integration and takeover of Call Of Duty by Cold War, it’s time to see if the door is open for Battlefield 6 to take the big team battle crown back.

Modern Warfare 2019 attracted lapsed Battlefield players by breaking from Call Of Duty’s formula using mil-sim-inspired weapon handling, big team battle modes, and Warzone. Modern Warfare executed on an extensive year-long content plan that included new weapons, special events, and experimental modes. That all ended around the time Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launched and took over the season pass, buried Modern Warfare in Warzone’s launcher, dumped around 30 weapons into Warzone, created balance issues, and gave Modern Warfare players rewards for a game they might not own. Recent investor calls by both Activision and EA have confirmed new Call of Duty and Battlefield games targeted to release in late 2021. Not only that, but Battlefield 6 is being worked on by DICE LA, now run by Vince Zampella, an original Call of Duty developer.

In this video, Aaron and Richie talk about what was so groundbreaking about Modern Warfare, why Battlefield fans loved it, and what made them leave Battlefield in the first place. This video also looks at the studios rumored to be developing both games and what advantages they might have over each other.

The next Call of Duty and Battlefield titles are targeted to release in 2021. Battlefield 6 will have a reveal this spring. No further information has been announced on the next Call Of Duty game, however, initial trailers often drop in April or May.

The lolz.

No...no they shouldn't. I don't believe any Battlefield has EVER outsold a Call Of Duty.

Also consider COD is a yearly franchise.

I see no evidence that you'll see a flipping of the install base of users or BF selling better etc. They are deeply established series and people already know what they like from them, I mean shit you have several generations to see what BF was if they really, really wanted that. I don't see enough hear to really argue BF will outside COD.