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Gameloft updates Modern Combat 5: Blackout with Metal-enabled enhancements

Gameloft updates Modern Combat 5: Blackout with Metal-enabled enhancements

September 19, 2014

Gameloft has just updated Modern Combat 5: Blackout with enhancements made possible by Metal, Apple’s low-overhead graphics API that has made its debut in iOS 8.

According to the game developer and publisher, thanks to Metal, the latest installment in its Modern Combat first-person shooter game series now uses up to five times more particles. As a result, players can enjoy the following visual enhancements in Modern Combat 5, in addition to the game’s use of screen space ambient occlusion and other console-class effects:

  • Denser explosions and RPG rocket trails
  • Awesome impact particles for intense gunfights
  • Richer environments and weather effects
  • Improved heat haze and god rays

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Note that these Metal-enabled effects are shown only on A7- or A8-powered devices running iOS 8, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina display. The game’s resources have also been improved, thus requiring DLC packs to be re-downloaded.

The new Metal-enhanced version of Modern Combat 5: Blackout is available now on the App Store as a free update or as a new $6.99 download.

See also: Push the pedal to the Metal on iOS 8 in Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne, Rovio launches Metal-enhanced Clash of Clans competitor Plunder Pirates, and Unveiled at WWDC 2014 for demo of Apple’s Metal, Epic Zen Garden out now on iOS 8.

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout
Modern Combat 5: Blackout

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