Infinity Ward Addresses Debate Surrounding Lack of Mini-Map in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Following Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s high-anticipated multiplayer reveal, the game’s lack of a mini-map became quite a contentious issue. While some argue that it makes for a more realistic gameplay experience, others are concerned that it’ll make things tedious.

Several Infinity Ward developers have since taken to Twitter to clarify some confusion surrounding the change, and offer their thoughts on the debate.

“I want to clarify that you will be able to see teammates through walls, but this feature was not included in the multiplayer reveal build due to a bug. It IS in the game, however,” wrote Activision ambassador, Chris Atchison. Studio Art Director, Joel Emslie, added that the game will outline friendly players when there’s an obstruction. When friendlies are in plain sight, tags and UI indicators will come into play.

“You will still be able to judge/predict spawns and choose how to navigate based off of your teammates positioning. That hasn’t changed,” Atchison continued.

Emslie is of the view that players should wait for the beta in September before coming to any conclusions.

“The most productive way to go about this is to let everyone play the game/beta and think for themselves,” he wrote. “There has been enough feedback given on first impressions of viewing. Its important that feedback be based on experience and not second hand.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on October 25, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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