Monday, August 29, 2011

MW3 Maps Leaked

When screenshots of the MW3 multiplayer menu were leaked, a screenshot of the MW3 multiplayer maps was also leaked.

As you can see, the maps in MW3 will be:

  • Carbon
  • Coast
  • Dome
  • Exchange
  • Hardhat
  • Interchange
  • Lambeth
  • Meteora
  • Mogadishu
  • Paris
  • Plaza
  • Radar
  • Seatown

MW3 menu leaked

As you probably already know, those who attend COD XP will get to play the MW3 multiplayer. One of the latest leaks shows what looks to be the MW3 multiplayer menu:

MW3 multiplayer menu

As you can see from the screenshot of the MW3 menu/GUI above, the options are:

  • Find A Game
  • Closed Match (I'm guessing that Closed Match is the new name for Private Match)
  • Class Editor
  • Playercard
  • Elite Service
  • Barracks

Thursday, August 18, 2011

MW3 Perks supposedly leaked

After a number of Youtube channels posted MW3 perk list information, their videos were immediately taken down after Activision filed a DMCA (take-down) notice against them. Fortunately for everyone who wants to see what perks will be in the Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer, by the time the videos were taken down, the perk list had already been posted on several websites. To see the supposed perk list for MW3, see our MW3 perks page.

All Youtube channels are advised not to upload this information.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MW3 will have dedicated servers

Today at Gamescom, which is the largest trade fair for interactive games, Activision announced that Modern Warfare 3 will have dedicated servers. This comes as great news to PC players, who felt jilted when it was announced that MW2 would use IWNet instead of dedicated servers. Activision, the publishing company behind the Call of Duty series, wanted to show that they are still serious about the PC platform.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Dolphin Dive will not be returning in MW3

Treyarch introduced the Dolphin Dive in Call of Duty Black Ops. The dolphin dive basically allowed players to dive into a prone position. Some gamers liked the new feature - however, those who liked to dropshot found that it to be annoying as they could no longer dropshot while sprinting.

FourZeroTwo announced on Twitter that the dolphin dive would not be returning in Modern Warfare 3:
@Mikey4800 There's no dive to prone in #MW3 but I can't talk about MP specifics yet, but there are new modes.

Friday, August 12, 2011

COD Points / Currency will not be featured in MW3

It looks as if MW3 won't have the COD Currency system that was first introduced in Black Ops. Speaking on Twitter, FourZeroTwo said:

@TTG_Skooshbag No sir, the MW3 multiplayer has a completely unique unlock and rank system. No currency in multiplayer. #MW3

This means that weapons, attachments and equipment will all be unlocked by the player leveling up. Many Call of Duty players had complained that the currency system in Black Ops made the game boring, as unlocking certain attachments became too easy.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

MW3 Multiplayer Teaser details

To the delight of Call of Duty fans everywhere, Infinity Ward treated everyone to a small multiplayer teaser, which was shown at the end of the Spec Ops Trailer that they released on Tuesday.

Here is a screenshot of the multiplayer teaser scene.

A few things that immediately sprung to mind:

The mini map has a colored 3D effect. It looks a lot more detailed than the mini maps we've seen in previous Call of Duty releases.

We're shown the perspective of somebody that is holding an ACR Assault Rifle. He then switches to an FMG Machine Pistol. Could this mean that machine pistols will be returning as secondary weapons in MW3? In case you didn't realize, the two guns shown in the multiplayer teaser were also featured in the Kotaku leak. You can view screenshots of known MW3 weapons over on our weapons page.

Some sort of device is tripped (a bouncing betty?). The device then launches a bomb into the air, before it explodes, killing FourZeroTwo. Will the bouncing betty be featured as a piece of equipment in MW3?

If you look in the bottom right corner, you'll see what looks to be a Predator Missile. Basically, it looks as if the Predator Missile will be returning in MW3. Another more important thing that was spotted was what looks to be the ability to cycle through your killstreaks. A small select graphic appears over the latest killstreak / scorestreak that was earned.

After the bouncing betty earns our guy the kill, we're told that a killstreak / scorestreak called Juggernaut is ready for delivery. Firstly; does this mean that killstreaks will now be known as scorestreaks? For instance, if I cap two flags in Domination without dying, will I be awarded with a UAV? Secondly; what is the Juggernaut killstreak? Will a Juggernaut suit be delivered so that we can take extra damage? Or will an AI-controlled Juggernaut (like the one's seen in the Spec Ops trailer) be air lifted to the map so that he can fight on our behalf?

MW3 Spec Ops Trailer

Eager Call of Duty fans finally got a glimpse of what to expect come November, when Infinity Ward released their Spec Ops Survival trailer on Tuesday. Fans were also treated to a MW3 multiplayer teaser at the very end of the trailer.