New Game Modes Hit Modern Warfare 3
Written Friday, December 16, 2011 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Merry Christmas! Infinity Ward is adding some new gameplay modes to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
There's three of them in total, or one and a half if you're in a bad mood. Hardcore Ricochet and Hardcore HQ Ricochet hit the public playlist today, while Drop Zone will start appearing over the weekend.
In addition to this, Infinity Ward is also slipping private modes into the public rotation, via Community Playlists. Speaking on the official Call of Duty community forum, Robert Bowling explained, "This is where we will add popular or unique private match modes to the public playlists, so you can start ranking up on them!"
There's also a title update coming that aims to fix the lag and host disadvantage issues, says Bowling. I've nabbed his description of each of the new game modes and posted them below.
Get to the drop zone to earn points, the first team to 7500 points wins the round, but that's not all. As long as the Drop Zone is occupied, a care package will drop every 15 seconds, which ever team has the most members in the drop zone at that point "owns" the care package, but anyone can steal it. This is the only way to earn air support in this mode, all other pointstreaks are disabled. You'll earn 20 points per team member, for every second they're in the drop zone plus 20 XP individually for your time spent in the zone. Kills are worth 50 XP in this mode.
Custom Settings: Pointstreaks (besides those obtained through in-game care packages) are disabled.
Hardcore HQ Ricochet:
We'll be adding Hardcore Headquarters to the Hardcore Team Tactical playlist.
We'll be converting all Hardcore modes to Ricochet variant as a response to team killing. This means, any friendly fire, is applied to the attacker, rather than the victim. So choose your shots wisely and any attempt to team kill will simply kill yourself.