Call of Duty XP is over now, but content from the event doesn’t seem to stop. Everyone wants to find out more about the Multiplayer aspect of Modern Warfare 3.
I posted Separate Multiplayer Briefing videos and recapped what was revealed during CODXP. But for some reason, Activision thought it would be nice to release a full-length recap of the whole briefing. For those of you who want to see the video in it’s entirety…
We still have more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 information to come.
At Call of Duty XP, Eric Hirshberg, the new C.E.O. of Activision kicked off the event and talked about multiple topics. Eric welcomed the Call of Duty fans to CODXP 2011, he discussed where the money gathered from Call of Duty XP attendees will be going – the Call of Duty Endowment, which is a non-profit charity to help former, on-duty, or after-duty military personnel find jobs in today’s economy. He talked up about how Call of Duty fans play a role in bringing about record-breaking sales with their passion surrounding Call of Duty. He also revealed that the one million dollar tournament is going to pit pros against G.I. Joes. Finally, he unveiled the fan-made sequel to Find Makarov [movie here] called Operation KingFish. We’ve got to find Makarov! And soon!
If you’ve seen the Multiplayer reveal last week shortly before Call of Duty XP went live, then you’ve already seen the following….
Next up, Robert Bowling, and Michael Condrey, the co-founder of Sledgehammer Games talked up how the teams at Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games have taken Call of Duty fans’ feedback and try to make MW3 a great game it is shaping up to be.
KillStreak Rewards are now Strike Packages
3 classes in all: Assault, Support, Specialist
Each have unique killstreaks for you to use in multiplayer modes
In MW2 it was difficult to stick with only 3 killstreak rewards, but now you can chain your killstreaks on 3 different classes – which you can customize to fit your weapon class which in turn fits the multiplayer mode you play frequently
Michael talks up weapon proficiencies which allows you to upgrade your weapons, and these proficiencies are like perks for your own weapons such as  attachments, reduced recoil, and so on.
They also showed off detailed matchtype options – possibly for private lobbies
Kill Confirmed is a match type in which you collect the most dogtags for your team
Once you kill a player, he drops a dogtag, you’re to collect them
You can collect your team-mates’ dogtags to help complete that match
Prestige Shop is revealed – It allows you to:
Purchase an Extra Custom Class
Reset All Stats
Get Double XP
Get Double Weapon XP
Gain Challenges 1
Gain Challenges 2
Gain Challenges 3
Earn Title and Emblem 1
Earn Title and Emblem 2
Earn Title and Emblem 3
But they’re not free. You have to buy them
Friends list is in Call of Duty Elite Features are as follows:
You can integrate your username with your facebook account; in fact you can log into facebook with CODElite
It shows your user identity, which platform, and what is your Facebook name
It shows if what you’re doing, where you are at right now
Groups are in; they’re called Elite groups
You can join any type of group, and they use hashtags to find your similar taste
You can create a clan; you can also manage a clan
There’s a player list for clans so you can invite people you want to your party
Elite Console App allows you to check up Elite stuff straight from your console
Elite Mobile App allows you to see your stats, prepare for your match, etc.
The slogan for Call of Duty Elite is “Play together better”
In the wrap-up of Call of Duty XP’s MW3 Multiplayer Briefing, Eric stressed that most of the features on Call of Duty Elite is free. On top of that, all of the DLC’s that are available through Call of Duty Elite are free. See for yourself…
Clan challenges are in
Friday night Fights is in
What started as a meme for Call of Duty games, becomes a feature of Call of Duty Elite
Call of Duty Elite costs $49.99 per year, and people seem excited
Chris Ellis comes out and introduces the custom-made Modern Warfare 3 Jeeps
The vehicle will also be in Modern Warfare 3
Chris talks up the features of the Jeep, and what not
The presentation wraps up and the Tango Down Trailer is shown
Stay tuned for more about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as we approach November 8th!
GameSpot always brings out exclusive footage before anyone else. At Call of Duty XP, it was no different. They were on-location to bring us the low-down of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. But what’s so sepcial about this “trailer” is that they spent 45 minutes with Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer. That is what you want, right fans? Righty so!
The footage features commentary of the multiplayer segment by Activision Executive Producer Mark Rubin and Associate Producer Vince Fennel. Enjoy!
What we see so far:
The multiplayer map we’re now seeing is “Village” and it looks like an African location; since most of the characters are black – meaning more diverse characters
The perks looks revamped; the icons are different than COD4, MW2, Black Ops, etc.
Sleight of Hand returns
Stalker is in, and it’s a perk
Overkill returns; new icon
Steady Aim returns
If you get hit hard; your screen flashes red, with some splashes of blood Directional UAV returns
Kill Confirmed earns you 50 points per kill and collection of dogtag
If you collect someone else’s dogtag, you still get the 50 points; it shows at 4:12 or so – It’s not limited to just who you kill, but those who have just fallen in your team
Think of it like team deathmatch and a little bit of sabotage but with the scavenger perk
UMP45 returns; rapid fire returns
They gave the first look at the multiplayer weapon select screen
When you select a weapon type, it shows what kind of weapon to expect from that group
It shows what challenges you at least completed, and gives you the option to show that weapon’s challenges a-la COD4
6 Weapon classes in all: Assault Rifles, Sub-Machine Guns, Light Machine Guns, Sniper Rifles, Shotguns, and of course; Riot Shield
There are Weapon Proficiency classes, too.
6 classes in all:
Kick – Reduces recoil when firing
Breath – Holds your breath while aiming down the sights (ADS)
Stadility – Reduces your sway while aiming down the sights (ADS)
These “proficiencies” will be stacked alongside your overall perk list when you are getting ready to roll, or when the killcam comes on
They tried another level, called “Resistance”
Assists earn you 10 points each
Marksman is actually a perk
DeathStreaks returns; Juice is a deathstreak that allows you to move a little faster once you spawn
You have 0:06 seconds to use the deathstreak
3 Strike Packages available: Assault, Support, Specialist
Each package type allows you to chain your killstreaks; there wasn’t a name for them in MW2, it’s called “Strike Chain” in MW3
Much like weapons, you can upgrade your killstreaks with ‘at least’ completing challenges; it also allows you to see what challenges you unlocked
You can choose which “strike chain” to use in your weapon class selection once you start a game, but it has to be set with your weapon class before you start a game
Each of your weapon is upgradable via levels of weapon proficiency.
Payback returns; once you die the money comes out just as in MW2
Blast Shield is in; not to be confused with Juggernaut KillStreak or Riot Shield – Blast Shield is a protective shield perk
Buzzkill is 250 per kill
You can change sights from top to bottom – I mean, if you have two different sights on top of one another, you can change the sight type just as you could switch on and off sights – it’s not limited to just how many attachments you have on rack of your gun, you can have a scope and a Red Dot Sight (RDS) attachment, too
Paybacks are 250 per kill
Comebacks are 150 per kill
Stay tuned for more as we get closer and closer to the release of Modern Warfare 3.
Yesterday, I talked about the possibilities of the MW3 engine. There are 4 developers working on the game. And the trailer is…..HERE!
These are confirmed:
- Destructible environments.
- New Killstreaks. I see machine guns used from a different angle – the side of a helicopter.
- More emphasis on indoor environments.
- Tanks are controllable, and usable in combat.
- November 8th, 2011 is officially confirmed. Not a rumor anymore folks. Its official.
- AC130 makes a return, the killstreak is more deadlier now thanks to the indestructible environments.
- Infinity Ward is marketing MW3 as WW3. World War 3 is the prominent theme in MW3.