Modern Combat 5 gets bigger explosions and fancier effects on iOS 8 powered by the Metal API

Modern Combat 5 gets bigger explosions and fancier effects on iOS 8 powered by the Metal API
Have you updated to iOS 8 yet? We don't know about you, but Gameloft was quick to bring its most graphically intense games - Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5 - in line with the latest iteration of Apple's operating system. Which makes sense - as you probably know, it comes with a new graphics API, called Metal, and graphical flair has been a seller for Gameloft's titles for a long time now.

Thanks to Metal, the Modern Combat 5 version 1.0.3 update brings "denser explosions and RPG rocket trails, awesome impact particles, richer environments and weather effects, and improved heat haze and god rays". The best-looking mobile shooter just got better-looking, and one can never simply have enough explosions in their lives, right? 

The enhanced visuals are enabled on the following devices: iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It goes without saying that iOS 8 is required. The game will require re-downloading the DLC packs.

Although the graphics bomb of an update is free, Modern Combat 5 is still priced on the steeper end of App Store games at $6.99. And here comes the good related news! Today, Gameloft is selling Modern Combat 5, 4, and 3 in a $9.99 bundle on iOS 8. If you are yet to get up to speed with the franchise, now might be the best time to procure the games on a sweet price and put your iDevice's hardware in high gear!

Download Modern Combat Pack: iOS

Finally, here's a video by TouchGameplay to check out the Metal-powered graphics in motion. There's obviously some stuff that needed to be worked out before the release - we're talking about the artifacts in the sky. But still, the game looks killer!

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