Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trailer teases an intense reboot of a classic

Activision has released an intense trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a reboot of the series that was released between 2007 and 2011.

The game will reportedly feature a battle royale mode, allow cross-play between platforms and do away with the controversial 'season pass' that costs players extra money.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set for release on October 25 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

The new game is not a sequel, but rather a reboot that kicks off a new storyline with a few familiar characters.

Unlike Black Ops IIII, last year's Call of Duty, the 2019 release will feature a single-player campaign. That is said to be split into two halves - one putting the player in the role of a special forces soldier from a Western country, while the other having them take up arms as a rebel fighter in the Middle East.

From the looks of the trailer, the developers are attempting to make a gritty, realistic experience.

"We are telling a story about modern war in the real world," says Jacob Minkoff, the single-player design director on Modern Warfare, according to The Verge.

"If we whitewash it, if we backpedal from it, if we show a world where the heroes fight the terrorists and win, you never see the impact on the average person, the collateral damage, or the morally grey situations that soldiers themselves have to face."

As well as the intense single-player campaign, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature a time travel-themed zombie mode.