Call of Duty Infinite Warfare releases this November 4, and to get ready for the big debut, Activision announced everything you need to know about the upcoming title. One of which is the introduction of a new YOLO mode that just might be too realistic for the average player.
The Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Experience
In the post, Activision details two new modes for the single player campaign — Specialist Mode and YOLO Mode.
Players unlock Specialist Mode after beating the campaign once. It makes the gameplay of Infinite Warfare much more realistic by introducing some new mechanics. Here are the details from their blog post:
- You can only heal with Nano Shots, there is no health regeneration in this mode.
- Helmets are your only protection from headshots. They will take permanent damage and will need to be replaced.
- Both Nano Shots and helmets take up equipment slots, so remember to equip them in your loadout on the Retribution before each level.
- Master the lean from behind cover mechanic, which will be critical for your survival. Approach the edge of cover while standing or crouching, and aim down sights when you see a chevron appear on the side of your crosshairs. You will auto-pop from behind cover as you ADS.
- If you get shot in the legs, it will impact your movement. If you get shot in either arm, it will impact your ability to use equipment or aim down sights. Note: Your weapon can be shot out of your hands.
By the sounds of it, it’s definitely a much more harrowing experience and better simulates actual combat. But you know what can really emphasize the despair of war?
The Battle Cry of a Generation
Players that are skilled enough to complete Infinite Warfare‘s campaign in Specialist Mode will unlock YOLO Mode. And, well, you only live once. YOLO Mode adds a permadeath mechanic to Infinite Warfare’s campaign. If you die, you will have to replay the entire game all over again.
id Software’s Doom had a similar difficulty setting. Ultra Nightmare took the highest difficulty setting of the game and added permadeath to it. It took two days after the game’s release for somebody to beat it.
So will you be skilled enough to finish the game without dying? The race to be the first to finish YOLO Mode begins on November 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.