Not only will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare support Cross-Play between PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but it will also use dedicated servers to ensure everyone has the smoothest experience possible. Dedicated servers were confirmed in a recent Game Informer cover story on the upcoming game.
Hopefully, things go a little better than it did with Black Ops 4’s dedicated servers. While people were in love with the results during the beta tests, upon releases, the server tick rate was reduced from 60hz to 20hz, impacting the gameplay quality. Most people would see 60hz as the minimum tick rate you would need for solid gameplay experience. While the tick rate was eventually increased, it didn’t lead to the best launch experience for a lot of people.
Cross-Play and solid dedicated server support could make a difference for some of Call of Duty’s traditional problems. Console players are often not happy with things like hit-reg and lag, while PC players usually need to contend with a rapidly dwindling playerbase. Dedicated servers with a solid tick rate and Cross-Play solves both those issues, which sets the latest installment up for great success.
If you are eager to get your hands on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the beta will begin on September 12 on PS4 and will be open on all platforms from September 14-16. Cross Playtesting will take place from September 21-23. As usual, you will need to have pre-ordered the game to get access to the beta.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on October 25 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.