If you think Call of Duty isn’t challenging enough, Infinity Ward hopes to change that thought with a new permadeath mode coming to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
In Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare players will be able to choose from two new difficulty options, one which removes the regenerative health and adds other difficulty tweaks, and another that offers players just one life throughout the entire campaign.
Players will be required to complete the campaign first on any difficultly, then the new Specialist Mode will unlock. Infinity Ward are describing the mode as “intensely realistic” which cranks the difficulty beyond what’s been seen in other Call of Duty games.
Activision has laid out all of the changes in the Specialist Mode:
- 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.
In addition, the permadeath mode, which has been given the cringe-worthy name “YOLO Mode” will offer players a single life. If they die, they start from the beginning of the campaign.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is available today on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.