Watch Modern Warfare running at ultrawide 4K in a new PC features trailer

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A new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (opens in new tab) trailer showcases some of the game's PC-exclusive features, including support for 4K resolutions, uncapped framerates, ultrawide monitors, and multi-monitor setups.

(The trailer was actually uploaded at 21:9 resolution, which is why—unless you have an ultrawide monitor—you're seeing those funky black bars across the top and bottom.)

The trailer sticks to the basics of what we've come to expect in PC releases, but Activision said in the accompanying blog post (opens in new tab) that players will have a lot more than just that to fiddle with once they get into the game. "Developer Beenox has been working closely in conjunction with Infinity Ward to ensure the PC version of Modern Warfare sets a new high water-mark for customization, featuring more customization options than we’ve ever had in a Call of Duty game," it said.

Activision also revealed the Modern Warfare preload and launch times: Preloading will begin at 10 am PT/1 pm ET on October 22, while the global launch time is set for 6 pm PT/9 pm ET on October 24. And in case you'd forgotten, it will not be available on Steam, but it won't be on the Epic Games Store either—Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a Battle.net (opens in new tab) exclusive.

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.