Gameloft continues to trickle out new details about their upcoming first-person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout ever so slowly, and today they've revealed two new features of the highly anticipated title. First up is a new unified progression system. Everybody knows that Modern Combat games feature both a single-player campaign as well as a hefty online multiplayer mode, both of which could probably be their own standalone games. In fact, we reviewed the single-player campaign and the multiplayer portion of Modern Combat 4 separately for that very reason. In Modern Combat 5, those two major portions of the game should feel more cohesive with a unified progression system. Whether playing the campaign or the multiplayer, experience earned will go towards advancing your character's overall level. This is true of the weapon mastery system as well, and if you unlock a new weapon it doesn't matter if you did it during the campaign or multiplayer you'll be able to use it in both.


The other big reveal today is the announcement of soldier classes, which you can see in illustrated form above. Classes should be familiar to anyone who's played basically any of the major military first-person shooters in recent years, and each class in Modern Combat 5 will have their own upgrade path and unique set of perks. Again, those upgrades and perks will be part of that unified progression, so you can achieve them through both single player and multiplayer. There are four soldier classes in Modern Combat 5 and they're pretty typical. They break down as: Assault, an aggressive medium-range class that utilizes assault rifles and pistoles; Heavy, a durable close-to-medium range soldier proficient with shotguns and RPGs; Recon, the fast and sneaky class who excels at close range combat and uses SMGs and pistoles; and the Sniper, who as you can imagine is good at long-range combat and uses sniper rifles and pistols.

Unfortunately, that's all the new details for now, but I believe that Gameloft just continuing to talk about Modern Combat 5 is a good sign that it's not too far off. Stay tuned for more (tidbits of) information as they're revealed in the coming weeks.

  • Kane

    So basically it's COD 100%

    • elr0y7

      With some Battlefield thrown in.

      • Der-Kleine

        And the unified progression system is ripped right out of Killzone: Mercenary.

      • Mess

        Are any of these bad things though?

        Serious question.

      • dariusjr98

        Doesn't sound like it to me. Taking good elements from different good games is a good thing to me. I'm excited for this game, though I probably won't be able to get it since I still have the iPhone 4. They'll probably make it compatible, but really, what's the point?

      • valz34

        I think it will support the iphone 4 for sure but the ipodtouch 4 it will not because of 256mb ram..

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      • mgs2ss

        Well, the fact that they refuse to innovate, and instead, just copy others, kind of stalls progression in the genre, and means that people still won't take mobile seriously.

      • maskedviper

        I think that you are right but I know lots of hardcore gamers out here in Canada.

      • Ruben Macias

        Well this has been startng to be used by gameloft in mc domination more or less.

      • Boris Nguetie

        NOPE!! its ripped out of "we now have a good reason to make the game online only".

    • Ruben Macias

      Unfortunately yes. Now GL Bucharest seems to be stepping away from that though.

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    • thestapler

      i embrace the plagiarizing madness that is Gameloft.

    • silentvoodoo silent

      don't forget the IAP's

      • Kane

        A.K.A the DLC map packs ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Skyfluks

    Can't wait!

  • Firedog5698

    It's a lot like bf4 building destruction and different classes maybe vehicles

  • ODMay

    I hope it doesn't need constant internet connection like the The Amazing Spiderman 2.

    • Firedog5698

      I know there getting cheap

    • Boris Nguetie

      Of course it will need constant connection! Its now 200% sure! That "unified progression" thing means that whatever you do in singleplayer matters in multiplayer! So they wouldn't risk people to cheat on singleplayer and be overpowered in multi. I think this feature was just an excuz to implement the permanent online requirement!

      • surirav

        I know but they know people are Cheating so why they dont make multiplayer lvl with hackers/cheaters together only.

  • serjical

    Unified progression? The permenant internet connection is there too?

    • B30

      This will drain the battery in no time (3D environment and constant internet connection).

  • H4nd0fg0d

    Ya rite. They keep talking about it more and more due to the realization tht they're faithful players are growing damn impatient, period.

  • Gen. Justice

    In soooo using dat recon or sniper class

  • Jake7905

    The article says: Everybody knows that Modern Combat games feature both a single player campaign, as well as a hefty online multiplayer mode.

    But MC5 may change that to: Everybody knows that Modern Combat games feature both an online single player campaign, as well as a hefty online multiplayer mode.

    • Boris Nguetie

      Will*.....not may

  • TheGrimCreeper

    It would be nice if they made four 1-minute videos showcasing each class.

    • Ryan

      I'm working on setting up a pre-launch stream on our Twitch page currently. I'll be able to demo each class so hopefully it'll be longer than 1 minute ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • CkX82

    Where i generally hate a need for an online connection, with this kind of game i dont mind cause for me personally i only play for the multiplayer.

    • Jhrisado

      Couldn't agree with you more

  • apolloa

    Hmmm.... trying to decipher how this will affect the games cost, because the multiplayer part was where the IAP's were focused, so will they now bring this to the campaign as well if it's a unified system? Which means freemium crap?

  • Ruben Macias

    What Gameloft may do is save your offline progress than when conected its uploaded. This would also mean very intensified security. Thats a good thing in my opinion.

    • XzJ450NzX

      Very true

  • DuckyShot

    I hope Ryan shows some beta gameplay in a future Twitch stream ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ryan

      I will, trying to work out the details now actually. (:

      • DuckyShot

        Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Shadowking2214

    Battlefield classes or mc4 type classes? Was not a fan of mc4 type ones

  • surirav

    And it Will required internet to play.
    Like Spider-Man.

  • Rahul Nebhnani

    dont be F2P please !!!

  • maskedviper

    Is it wrong to say that I'm a PC gamer but what is coming out on ipad looks way better then bf4 on PC. I'm just hoping the new wolfenstien game and this will be quality games

    • Kenan2000

      Ios games industry is getting better and better every day.