Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling finally provided the details that he promised on Wednesday late last night. He confirmed that today, Friday, December 16th, they will be updating the playlists on Modern Warfare 3 to introduce some new game modes as well as change-up some existing ones. The biggest change you’ll notice is the addition of Community Playlists. This is where we will add popular or unique private match modes to the public playlists, so you can start ranking up on them! The first playlist changes for Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer are listed 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
They will be adding Hardcore Headquarters to the Hardcore Team Tactical playlist.
They will 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. (this is freaking awesome and so needed)
Well there you have it folks, three brand new game modes and while I can’t wait to play Drop Zone I am probably most excited about Hardcore Ricochet, this will stop all those team killing douche bags. Bowling also noted that a title update would be released today will address “Host Disadvantage” / “Lag Compensation”. Now all we need them to do is top this off with a Double XP weekend and this will be perfect.