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The Modern Warfare Dark Edition night vision goggles are a sight to behold in new official images

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Update: Activision has officially debuted the Modern Warfare Dark Edition night vision goggles with a first look at the overall package. You can also see them in sort-of action, at least in the sense of somebody wearing them on their head, in this product video from GameStop.

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Here's what the Modern Warfare Dark Edition looks like. Aside from the goggles, it also bundles in a Steelbook case, three operator packs, and a special in-game knife and calling card.

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Here's your first look at the Modern Warfare Dark Edition night vision goggles. First tweeted out by Infinity Ward (opens in new tab), the goggles were also on display at a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (opens in new tab) multiplayer reveal event, listed simply as "included in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Dark Edition". 

Here's closer look:  

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There's no further information at the moment on things like price, but it looks a lot like an updated version of the night vision goggles that formed part of the Modern Warfare 2 collector's edition. Those went for around $200 at the time but theres no way of knowing what this bundle will involve in terms of price. 

Like the previous Modern Warfare 2 goggles there appears to be some IR LEDs and a single camera lens at the front (those extra lens apparently just for show) and a battery pack on the rear of the head strap. There are then two adjustable eye pieces to peer through. Build-wise it's plastic but solid, and you can flip the headset up for when you want to see boring natural light or maybe make a phone call. 

And, here's what they look like on, with me for scale: 

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We'll likely know more when the full multiplayer reveal goes live on Thursday August 1st, 10amPT / 6pm BST. In the meantime you can read up on the return of Modern Warfare killstreaks (opens in new tab)

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