Thursday, May 24, 2012

Double XP for Premium Members

It looks like Elite Premium Members might be getting more of their money's worth. While Double XP goes live across all playlists on MW3 today; Elite premium subscribers will be getting Double XP up until the 14th of June. This Double XP will be available in the elite playlist and it will continue for THREE WEEKS. That's a lot of prestiging! Looks like IW are trying to entice people to continue on playing Modern Warfare 3.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Candice Capen is new Community Coordinator for Infinity Ward

Candice Capen, who was previously known to Call of Duty fans as Bancandy, has been given the Community Coordinator role in Infinity Ward. Note that this is not the same role as Community Manager, which Robert Bowling held before he resigned from the company.

Up until the announcement, Candice was known as Bancandy, an IW developer who reviewed reports of boosting and hacking on the PC and banned those involved (hence the name). Capen's Twitter can be found at: @candyslexia

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Roof on Oasis

Apparently, you can get up onto the roof on Oasis. Not sure if this is a glitch or a feature (like on Highrise). Apparently, if you jump up onto the railing, you can climb across and get up onto the roof. If it's a glitch, this will probably be patched pretty quickly.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

DLC May

Here are the details about the MW3 DLC for May:

There will be 3 multiplayer maps in the May DLC. These are:
  • Sanctuary: This is monastery that is located on top a mountain in Greece. Includes a graveyard that plays ghost voices.
  • Foundation: This map is basically a large foundary / construction site.
  • Oasis: Situated on the coast line of United Emirates.
There will be two new Special Ops Missions. These will be called "Iron Clad" and "Kill Switch". Then, you have four new maps for a brand new game mode called "Face Off". Face Off will be a game mode that allows 1v1 and 2v2 match-ups. The maps (which will be much smaller than your typical COD maps) will be called "Getaway", "Lookout", "Erosion" and "Aground".

There are also rumors that Terminal (a classic map from MW2) will be made available for the May DLC. Some people believe that classic maps will be available for download for free (Robert Bowling said that he wanted DLC content to be separated from classic maps).

When will PS3 and PC be getting the May DLC for MW3?
This question is often asked. Usually, it works like this: First, XBox Elite subscribers will get the map first. Then, PS3 Elite subscribers will get it. Then, regular players on the XBox will get it. After that, regular players on PS3 and PC will get it. This is because of an ongoing deal between Microsoft (who own the 360) and Activision.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Terminal as map pack for MW3?

EDIT: It is now official. Terminal will be a free DLC for MW3.

It looks as if Terminal is set to return as a classic map pack in MW3 this May. After a patch was released for MW3 on the PC, Reddit user DainBramage77 decided to look through the files that were included in it. Inside the patch file, he found a bunch of files that were named after current maps such as Foundary and Sanctuary. However, he also came across a number of files that were named after the map Terminal. These were:

  • preview_mp_terminal_cls_vote.iwi
  • preview_mp_terminal_cls_lobby.iwi
  • preview_mp_terminal_cls.iwi


After Reddit user called DsmvwldCmmntr was then able to convert one the files, which showed the loading screen for the map Terminal:

Terminal MW3 returning

The question now is: Will Terminal be free? Before Robert Bowling left Infinity Ward, he said that he wanted classic map packs to be free and separate from the regular DLC content. Time will only tell!