3 Up, 3 Down: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer
The latest edition in the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 3, has been out for a little while now and it’s been voted by critics and players as one of the worst. In fact, it’s not exactly what those who have been long standing fans were expecting. Considering the original MW3 was some damn good COD, it makes this a bit of a hard pill to swallow. It’s not all bad though! Multiplayer definitely has some big positives. So let’s get into it. Here are the best and the worst of Modern Warfare multiplayer.
3) Forced Crossplay for Xbox
For Xbox there’s no option to turn crossplay off. Which means Xbox players have been screwed over with Modern Warfare 3. Despite the complaints about the last couple of entries into the franchise, you’re still stuck playing against PlayStation and PC players. And we all know that it’s just not fun. There’s no real option to play a bit more casually when you’re forced to play against other platforms, specifically the PC players. And that’s just outright unfair. Hopefully Sledgehammer Games and Infinity Ward can rectify this soon. In addition to the other issues Modern Warfare 3 has, I could imagine some Xbox players passing on this one over this alone.
2) The Maps
Despite knowing we were getting no new maps at launch I’m still disappointed. What’s worse is that most of the reskins of the 2009 maps are just bland and the additional nooks don’t improve them much. They aren’t more colorful or vibrant in any way. Additionally, and I have to ask, why are we stuck with the likes of Invasion, Afghan and Derail when we could have had so many good maps from the original MW3? Thankfully there are a good handful, like Rust, Favela, Scrapyard, and Terminal. But I have to wonder if I’ve just started to like Estate because the other maps are just so subpar. Fingers crossed those left on the docket for future release are better.
1) Not a Whole Lot New
Activision recently announced that we’ll be getting 4 new multiplayer maps for Modern Warfare 3. Thank goodness! At launch however, there isn’t a whole lot that’s new. We have a couple new killstreaks (which aren’t that great) and some new guns but that’s really it. The rest of multiplayer, aside from the new class system, feels a lot like copy and paste from Modern Warfare 2. Like the developers really said, rinse and repeat this time around. Now it wouldn’t be the end of the world if they’d treated this as a whole new year of DLC. The problem is that this lack of new material comes at full price! So we’re paying a premium price for less than half the content? Not a great way to thank the fans after 20 years.
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