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Ready for new game modes for Modern Warfare 3? I’ve got some surprises for you for the weekend. I’ll confirm full details tomorrow!
Curious to know what this will consist of. Is it free or will it cost you? Are you ready to be raked over the coals again for DLC? That is unless you forked over for a Call of Duty Elite subscription. Then again, if you were willing to do that, you were probably already willing to pay the extra few bucks to get all the DLC they plan on pushing anyway. A more affordable season pass might’ve been more enticing, but they wanted to push Call of Duty Elite which continues to email me and tell me that I’m bad.
We’ll have more for you later as it comes.
It appears that user-created play modes will be added to public playlists in the coming weeks. I’ll let Robert Bowling tell you himself.
“Since we have such advanced private match options, we’ve been noticing a lot of user-created game modes, that in the coming weeks, we’re going to be adding to the public playlists in multiplayer,” Bowling told G4. “We’re going to be adding some in for the holiday, brand new modes that the users created, that we adapted, made more polished, and are putting into the game.”
Interesting, though I don’t know how much play that will get. If they are adapting and polishing them, does that mean they are still user-created?
Hey, did you know that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 already has cheaters, glitchers, and hackers? It wouldn’t be Call of Duty if someone wasn’t trying to get some kind of unfair advantage over other online players in order to boost their self-confidence. So, it isn’t all that surprising to find that the game has been out for two weeks and they’re already swinging the ban hammer. Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has stated on his Twitter:
Any attempt to cheat, hack, or glitch in
#MW3 will not be tolerated. 1600+ bans issued. Updates in works. Please cont. to report offenders.
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Players: Single, Co-op and Multiplayer Online
Release Date: Oct. 25, 2011
Rated: M – Mature
EA and DICE want Activision’s first-person shooter crown, badly. The Medal of Honor reboot was a pathetic attempt at emulating the successful formula Infinity Ward established with the Modern Warfare series. Knowing that, EA and DICE sought to dethrone Call of Duty with Battlefield 3, the direct sequel to Battlefield 2, not to be confused with Bad Company 2. It features an original story, co-op missions, and the Frostbite 2 engine which focuses on environmental destructibility and all new lighting effects. Multiplayer features brand new maps and the return of fighter jets. All of these series innovations and revamps were designed to put EA in the position of becoming the new FPS king. They talked a lot of shit leading up to the release of Battlefield 3, two weeks before Modern Warfare 3. Were they able to back it up?
That’s a tough question to answer. Comparisons are always going to be made to a game’s contemporaries in the genre and Battlefield tries to be Call of Duty on so many levels it is hard not to make those comparisons. The campaign is mostly forgettable and borrows too heavily from movies or *gasp* Call of Duty storylines. Thankfully, the multiplayer is a different animal and makes up for the campaign. As is the case with these shooters nowadays, it is the true focus on the longevity and popularity of the game. Battlefield 3 is a very good game in its own right, but it feels like it is in second place trying desperately to come out on top.
Developer: Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer Games
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Players: Single, Online Multiplayer
Release Date: Nov. 8, 2011
Rated: M – Mature
November, a month full of gratitude, turkey, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Yes, it has already been a year since Black Ops was released and Activision, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games have given us the conclusion to the Modern Warfare series in its current form. What can you expect from a series that prides itself on the “don’t fix it, if it ain’t broke” mantra? Big explosions, buildings collapsing, riding shotgun in vehicles, more big explosions, AC-130s, Makarov, Soap, Price, and did I mention arguably the best first-person shooter multiplayer experience still? Business as usual. But is Modern Warfare 3 the best of the season or even in its own series?
The answer to the latter part of that question is no. Call of Duty 4 will always remain the best of the entire Call of Duty franchise. It blended superb campaign and multiplayer near flawlessly. There is a reason that I’ve spent less and less time with each iteration of Call of Duty since the original Modern Warfare. Business as usual means not as much innovation. We’ve come to expect and even accept that. In looking back at my Black Ops review last year, a couple of things jumped out at me.
As the entire world is probably still up from the day before playing the biggest release of the year, if you’re one of eight people in the world like me that don’t have the game yet, here’s some review excerpts that might change your mind.
1UP- I think MW3 is a complete package in a lot of ways. The campaign is solid and filled with thrill-ride stuff that doesn’t go as far off the rails as MW2. Spec Ops is fantastic for short missions that require team coordination to play. And Survival finally gives me a zombie-free Horde mode in COD that’s as fun, but filled with different tactical approaches. And then there’s the real reason most people love this series: competitive multiplayer.
Their score: A-
UPDATE – Activision confirms they have no interest in banning legitimate copies in these last few days.
Kmart has been caught selling retail copies of Modern Warfare 3, five days prior to it’s official launch on November 8.
Usually when games are shipped to retailers early, boxes are labeled with the set release date. But It seems that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was shipped to Kmart stores and labeled to be sold immediately. Customers have purchased copies and they have began surfacing online.
Kmart has since corrected their error but it’s not a stretch to think that you still might be able to get a copy. Either from your local Kmart or eBay for those willing to shell out some extra doe.
For those lucky enough to have the game early, it is advised you practice caution if your going to play before release. Stephen Toulouse, Xbox LIVE Director of Policy and Enforcement, had originally gave gamers the go-head on Twitter. But has since posted:
clarification: dblchk’d with Activision. Mw3 pre-release play not authorized. So pls be patient. Playing early may impact your account!
via the account.
IGN held a gun to Infinity Ward’s creative strategist Robert Bowling and he confirmed that Modern Warfare 3 will feature ten prestiges and that multiplayer level cap is 80. That equals five less prestiges than Call of Duty: Black Ops, but 50 more multiplayer levels total. Get ready to grind.
As we all know by now, November 8th is the day. Less than a week until we can all turn into e-thugs and talk mad shit anonymously online while running up killstreaks. I can’t wait.
UDPATE – It’s live, go forth and farm XP.
Never got those Prestige levels in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare or Call of Duty: World at War? Don’t worry, they’ve got you covered. Starting Oct. 27th, all Call of Duty games will have Double XP enabled. The reason?
What are they? I’ll let the guys at callofduty.com explain it. Read on after the jump.
Busy day ahead of me so I’m leaving you with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launch trailer.
While updating where I can, I’ve been extremely busy with that pesky real life. I’ve also been playing Xenoblade Chronicles with every spare moment I can get. Nintendo of America has definitely missed the boat on this one as I believe any hardcore JRPG fan may have already imported this game anyway. I’ll have some impressions up soon and a full review as soon as I’ve completed the game.
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Hard to believe that the year is winding down. Tomorrow is the release of Batman: Arkham City. Next week is Battlefield 3 and two weeks later is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. I’ve got a massive backlog of games I’d like to get to and Gears of War 3 is calling me to come back. It’s song is so enchanting. I need to gib noobs with my Sawed-Off…