Gameloft Releases Modern Combat 5: Blackout

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Gameloft has announced the launch of Modern Combat 5: Blackout on smartphones and tablets. The latest installment in the company’s popular first-person-shooter series takes players to Venice on a mission to secure weapons of mass destruction from an armed terrorist group. As a hero named Phoenix, players will travel from Venice to Tokyo as the plot unfolds to reveal an “uncomfortable secret.”

Modern Combat 5: Blackout offers both single player and multiplayer gameplay. Via a unified progression system, each multiplayer match or single-player mission completed will give gamers experience points to level up the game’s four soldier classes: assault, heavy, sniper and recon. These soldiers can be upgraded with class-specific abilities using Skill Points.

In addition, weapon progress is carried across game modes, as users unlock higher-tier weapons by mastering lesser options. These weapons can be customized with attachments to create the perfect tool.

In the game’s single-player mode, players complete story missions, and also have access to Spec Ops missions. These are short and objective-driven, and may see players protecting their allies, clearing a room of enemies or eliminating a set target, as examples.

Outside of single-player, gamers can complete six-vs-six multiplayer squad matches. The game offers kill streak packs for calling in additional support, while global and squad-based chat allows users to talk to other players. Users can track their skills against others in individual and squad-based leaderboards, and will also have the chance to win rewards in limited-time events.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout is available to download for $6.99 on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. On iOS, the game supports iPad 2+, iPhone 4S+ and iPod Touch 5th Generation.