Call of Duty: General News Community Beat

Published on December 22nd, 2011 | by Tatterr

Community Beat #14: There’s a Little DLC in Your Drop Zone

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It is with a heavy heart I stand before you and say. I do not believe we will be receiving a Christmas Crash map for the holidays. Maybe next year I guess. On a more positive note though we did get the Drop Zone game mode added to the new “Community Playlist”. A great new addition which takes popular community generated game types and drops them into the public playlists. Drop Zone is a lot of fun and if playing with a team that communicates and works together can lead to a lot of XP. I can’t wait to see what the community adds and am curious if the Elite service, or the Call of Duty Forums themselves will have criteria for game type submissions.

One thing that I would like to see is the ability to have alternating bomb plant sites in Search And Destroy. I’m just going to come right out and say it, a LOT of Search and Destroy players aren’t necessarily good players, they just know good routes. I believe alternating the bomb sites will make them be more proactive instead of just camping a route. Also I would like to see the WAR game mode from Call of Duty World at War resurrected. I think that was a great game type that got hurt by lag, and a spawn system that made it easy to trap an entire team with tanks. I have been on the receiving end of a beating like that, and it was not pleasant. The idea is good, I just think the implementation could have used a little tweaking.

On other fronts we received news today that the first scheduled DLC for Modern Warfare 3 will be available for download on January 24th. Happy frigging new year I can’t wait to see what they are going to be releasing. Because this time around, it’s not just map packs. Nope according to Robert Bowling this DLC will include new Spec Ops as well. It has yet to be revealed whether or not the new Spec Ops will come with achievements/trophies for us to unlock. Hopefully we will see more from these DLC releases as well. New weapon skins, emblems, titles, Avatar unlocks, etc. All would be welcome additions and add more value tot he Elite subscription and probably drive some sitting on the fence to go ahead and get an annual membership.

Either way the support is still coming strong, and we are happy to see it. I know there are still some issues that need to be addressed but as long as we continue to see progress it should keep the grumbling to a minimum. No matter how much after release support this game receives though there are those that will say that when we spend at least $60.00 on a game on release day we are expecting a finished product. I don’t necessarily disagree with them. There is some definite validity to that statement and it is hard to argue differently. At the end of the day though we are faced with the choice. Do we hang in until the bitter end with this game, this community that we love, and help it grow? Or do we trade it in and buy something else. The choice is yours and last time I looked, no one was holding you at gunpoint and making you play Modern Warfare 3.

Take care and hope to see you in-game.

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