Published on December 16th, 2011 | by CodCom
Confirmed New Game Modes & New Community Playlist
Yesterday evening Robert Bowling tweeted about the update the fans, especially the Hardcore fans were waiting for. Today, December 16th, Modern Warfare 3 will receive an update to the playlists that are currently available.
The first big change with the update will the addition of Community Playlists. In the Community Playlists you will find popular and unique private match modes. Since the Community Playlists are available to everyone, they will be publicly available and you will rank up on them. The Community Playlists will introduce 3 new game modes to the public.
The second big change are the new games modes that’ll become available. As expected, the Hardcore Ricochet and Hardcore HQ Ricochet game mods will be added to the game. The third new game mode will be Drop Zone.
For those not familiar with the game modes:
Drop Zone: Get to the drop zone to earn points, the first team to 7,500 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.
Hardcore Ricochet: 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.
Personally, I think it’s a great move by Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer Games to give the community the opportunity to add to the game and in turn add give every Modern Warfare 3 player more variety.