Following our recent hands-on look at Gameloft's upcoming Modern Combat 5: Blackout, as well as the news that the game will not have any in-app purchases, this week the company has revealed some new details about the multiplayer portion of the game, as well as a couple of new screens taken directly from multiplayer. The online multiplayer has always been a huge part of Modern Combat, and Blackout's multiplayer will support up to 12 total players and consist of four different modes: Capture the Flag, Free for All, Team Battle and VIP. Pretty standard stuff really, but the Team Battle will have an interesting twist with the new Squad vs. Squad feature.



Basically, you'll be able to create a persistent Squad and take on other Squads from around the world, kind of like Clans in, ahem, certain other games. In addition to a global chat where you can talk to anyone, there will be a dedicated Squad chat so you can talk with just your teammates to devise your strategies. There will also be special leaderboards dedicated to Squads. I'm already envisioning a TouchArcade Squad dominating the competition. In addition, there will also be special Limited Time Events for both individual players and Squads, with different prizes spread across several different tiers depending on what the Limited Time Event is.

Finally, Gameloft clarifies the situation with a couple of additional features in Blackout. Controller support will be in the game, but may not make it in time for launch. Twitch streaming is another thing they're hoping to add, but as of right now it's not confirmed. If it does end up in the game, it too will come in a post-release update. Modern Combat 5 is set to launch sometime this summer, and with both WWDC and E3 coming up I'm sure we'll be seeing plenty more of it.

  • speedyph
    • the_rebel14

      Dude... Ever heard of turning caps-lock off?

    • Ultima12

      I feel the same way!! Technology, man!!! It's crazy!!!

  • taiga97

    No manhunt?!?!!!! Noooooo!
    I hope they add it in an update.

    • loophole

      Yeah that would be sick! Any word on vehicles for mc5?

    • HarvesterX

      That update will come with the one where IAPs are introduced as Gameloft is known for doing in the past ..."Hey b awesome IAP free game come buy it"... Month later .."We've decided that gameplay will be improved with these additional IAPs"... I don't understand why more games don't just use the subscription feature in Play Store (oops wrong device forum lol) but you get the picture.

      Is WiFi only on multiplayer but already got around that.

  • scrotally

    I'll be down for representing Touch Arcade in a squad. I'll have to start practicing on MC4.

    • anabolicMike

      Ima represent the 705! Up in here! Up in here! Woot woot! Ima slang you cracka wif my BFGs n NFGS and JFCs! Ya man KFC fo Eva!

      • scrotally

        Ok DMX.

      • David Castejón

        hey, I´m very good at MC4, can I help you?

    • Mess

      Not sure how many can be in a squad, but I imagine there will be a lot of TA squads!

      Personally I don't think I am good enough to warrant a space! Maybe I'll download MC4 again to polish my skills 😉

  • greatnoob

    Dynamic shadows pls! Render at maximum detail at 720p and upscale to 1080p for Android devices with a Snapdragon 600/S4 Pro. If there's enough mem bandwidth available then maybe some sort of anti-aliasing too please 🙂

    • HarvesterX

      Use Xposed module App Settings on rooted Android and you can edit whatever resolution you'd like to play in. Looks pike q customizable Settings json file as well in /data/data/...

  • Der-Kleine

    Does anyone else find it irritating how all these screenshots only show people standing around, not moving?

  • serjical

    Please work on iphone 4s.

    • ThePersonDerp

      I think it's been confirmed by live stream that it will run a5+

  • Ultima12

    I think I better invest in a controller!

    • Jhrisado


    • HippoHumper

      I finally took the plunge myself and got the MOGA ACE controller. Trust me, it makes iOS gaming SO much more enjoyable. I was always one of the few people who didn't mind playing FPS games on a touch screen but when I got the controller I've never gone back, it enchanted my gameplay experience that much. Personally I bought it only for Star Wars The Old Republic but I found that it also helps when playing other longer RPGs (Bastion, Spiral episode 1, Oceanhorn, etc.) as having a controller makes longer gaming sessions less of a strain on my hand toes. Also I got mine on Amazon for around $40, great place to start looking.

      • HippoHumper

        Edit: enhanced*

      • Ultima12

        Thanks for the info, bud!! Does the MOGA ACE work on both the iPad and iPhone?

      • Jhrisado

        Nope,the Moga Ace Power controller is compatible with iPhone 5,iPhone 5C,iPhone 5S and iPod touch 5th gen.....this is because it utilizes the light bolt connecter and encases the device,it doesn't use Bluetooth so iPads and other iDevices are out of the question for now.

      • Ultima12

        Ok. Thanks.

    • HarvesterX

      For now it's easier to play using touch controls (on Android at least). There's a bug with the Moga controller which can mostly be fixed but it's still present. Aiming with sensitivity turned all the way up isn't hard at all. Even without aim assist which I don't use.

  • chief78

    Man I hope MFi sneaks in at launch!

  • jammyman

    Omg squad sounds so good. Even better, you can chat with your squad and organise crap. Kinda reminds me of gta online crews. Can't wait 🙂 everyone torrent/tongbu/25pp/appcake this

  • Jazzyjesus

    I wonder how much gameloft is paying for these articles?

    • timb

      About the same your mom charges: Nothing. Because she doesn't charge. Do you see what I'm getting at here? Your mom is kind of a slut. Sorry dude. 🙁

      • Jazzyjesus

        I asked how much they pay not how much they charge. Shame your joke didn't work.

  • Kenan2000

    No zone holding and manhunt...?I am still getting it though but that's kinda disappointing.Also the graphics on the pics look like deus ex the fall graphics.

  • HarvesterX

    It's quite different in a few areas. No longer can you just pull iron sights up near an enemy and have it zone in on their head or torso for an easy kill. Actually gotta aim MC4 was way too easy. And you can play as classes during campaign as well and earn your perks there as well