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Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Update: Why Did Infinity Ward Remove Multiplayer Infected Mode?

By Benjie Batanes , Nov 18, 2016 04:20 AM EST
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare players can no longer play the multiplayer Infected mode. Infinity Ward removed it to make some adjustments but some suspect that the developer has some ulterior motive.

Infinity Ward Announces Removal Of Infected Multiplayer Mode

COD: Infinite Warfare developer Infinity Ward posted a Tweet on Nov. 16 about the removal of the Infected mode. The developer claimed that it needs to make some "adjustments" first before bringing it back online. However, no exact date was given as to when the mode will be live once again. Infection was included in Infinite Warfare after the 1.04 update.

Infected Multiplayer Mode - Ideal For Key Farming

It seems Call of Duty players can earn a few keys just by staying and hanging around in the Infected matches. This exploit encouraged a lot of players to leave the console running and let the keys accumulate. However, the absence of key of farmers in the game has also inconvenienced other Infected participants. This kind of behavior also threatens the viability of microtransactions in Infinite Warfare.

Infected Multiplayer Mode

Infected multiplayer mode is not new in the Call of Duty franchise. It first appeared in COD: Modern Warfare 3 and has been included in other games like Infinite Warfare. Gameplay involves one infected players spreading the infection by stabbing other players with a knife. Players who remain infection free after the timer end gets to win the round. It is one of the most popular COD multiplayer mode.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare In Trouble?

Despite the hype surrounding the game, the number of gamers buying the game was less than expected. Those who bought the latest COD title are not happy about the pay microtransactions and pay-to-win schemes in the multiplayer modes. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was released on Nov. 4 and available in various gaming platforms such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Window PC.

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