It has been a while since Modern Combat 5: Blackout [Free] was updated. Apparently, Gameloft was working hard on an upcoming update that introduces a lot of features and fixes others. We have always appreciated the great work that the company has been doing for the mobile gaming community and we are grateful to see them support the successful FPS game with another new update. This one touches on Matchmaking, Weapon Upgrades, End-of-match Rewards, and Upgrade Parts.
In terms of Matchmaking, the upcoming update brings an improved system where players will be matched based on their multiplayer rating, so you can expect a more balanced match with an opponent similar to your level facing you. As for Weapon Upgrades, Gameloft has now added a new weapon stat called Armor Penetration, in order to counter for Armor Defense. The higher the tier of the weapon, the more it can be upgraded.
Furthermore, since upgrades require multiple parts, Gameloft has increased the possibility of you receiving decent rewards at the end of every multiplayer match. This includes an increased chance to get combat, elite packs, and credits. Keep in mind that the better you perform in a match, the more valuable your rewards will be.
Moreover, the upgrade system has been redefined to prepare a weapon for an upgrade, instead of unlocking weapons. This means that you have to collect a number of blueprints in order to unlock a weapon, and blueprints will be weapon specific. Once you do unlock a weapon, you can upgrade it by acquiring weapon score. If you wish to max the weapon score meter quickly, you can use Mastery kits. Lastly, once a weapon score meter is maxed, you can upgrade it with weapon parts and mod kits.
Finally, existing loadouts and unlocked weapons will not be lost, so don’t worry. It sure seems like Gameloft has revamped the customization system from the roots. We are happy to see that the game is being updated and a deeper system introduced, but we are concerned about whether this will require players to spend more on in-app purchases. Of course, we need to test the update for a while in order to give our final judgement but we remain hopeful that this system will require players to spend less, especially due to the fact that Gameloft has increased the chances for packs and rewards. We know you are wondering about the release date for this update, but all we can tell you for now is that it’s coming very soon. Stay tuned with our website for the latest information on the Modern Combat series.