We are not prepared. Excuse the quick reference to Warcraft (hello, Illidan fans), but this is the only appropriate phrase to justify the existence of such news. Gamers, are you ready? Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has released a permadeath YOLO mode.
Yes. You read that right. YOLO mode. In Call of Duty.
For those who have been living under the gaming rock, Infinite Warfare is set in space and is a campaign that spans the entire solar system. A game changer, players learn about the crafting system and combat rigs. The game even includes a 1980s-themed Zombies in Spaceland multiplayer (a distractive sub-feature I am not really fond of, but it’s enjoyable).
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The already fun game just got a little bit more insane. Activision released a new post that details the game’s weapons armories, side missions and a new feature called the Specialist Mode. This mode is not for the faint of heart, but complete this, and you’ll unlock YOLO mode: a permadeath mode wherein dying means a restart of the entire game.
Goodbye, regenerative health mechanics.
If this doesn’t have you peeing in your nerdy pants, imagine this. The specialist mode trains you for the eventual YOLO game. For example, in Specialist, you can only heal with Nano Shots. There is absolutely no health regeneration. Helmets are only your protection against headshots. They take permanent damage and need to be eventually replaced. Oh! And if you get shot in the legs, your movement is impacted. This applies to the arms as well. Get shot there, and your aim suffers.
This is a totally realistic and completely fantastic (is it obvious I am loving this feature?) mode that will be released in early November.