Modern Combat 5: Blackout to launch on 24th July

Gameloft has been teasing the next iteration of the Modern Combat game series for quite long now and the company has finally revealed that Modern Combat 5: Blackout will arrive on July 24.


Gameloft revealed the details around the new game at E3 and also unveiled a brand new trailer. The game will feature unified game progression, with both the single and multiplayer games. The game will also feature four soldier classes. The graphics of the game should be pretty extensive. Gameloft promises amazing visuals and some great mechanics for the game.

Gameloft has revealed the highlights of the new game. Check out:

  • Four character classes: Assault, Sniper, Heavy, and Recon, each with their own set of skills to upgrade.
  • Unified progression system: One character across both multiplayer and single player missions. Each mission or multiplayer match earns XP that goes towards levelling-up your class and mastering your weapons.
  • Spec-Ops Missions: Short, fun, and objective based. Objectives such as covering your allies, clearing a building, eliminating a single target, and many more!
  • New Single player features: Manually control your sniper rounds in-flight, scouting enemies behind cover with a scanning drone, and reviving downed team members! “MEDIC!”
  • New Squad vs Squad multiplayer: MC5 will let players party up with friends (or your dream team of friendly randoms!) to battle other squads from all over the world.
  • Multiplayer matches of up to 6 v 6: More players, more mayhem! I love the smell of gunpowder in the morning.
  • Two Kill streak packages with 6 different abilities: Airstrike, Bomber, Assistant drone, Auto-turret, EMP, and Recon Helicopter.
  • Global and Squad chat: Discuss tactics with your squad, or just keep up with your friends around the world!
  • Highly Improved Graphics: Real-time shadows, Ragdoll physics, SSAO (‘Screen space ambient occlusion’ for all you techy people!), Soft particles, Spherical harmonics, and many more improvements.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout will arrive on July 24 on the Android and iOS platforms. There’s no word on the Windows Phone version as of yet. It will cost similar to the previous game in the franchise, that’s  £4.99 / US$ 6.99.