Modern Warfare 3 Gets New Public Game Types in Multiplayer

Infinity Ward is rolling out some new modes and changes to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3‘s multiplayer this weekend. Detailed on its community page, the biggest change will be the addition of Community Playlists, which will feature new game modes IW and Sledgehammer will roll out every once in a while — mostly especially popular private game modes, but on a public list. It’s similar to the weekly changes Epic sends out for Gears of War 3, throwing out modes like Big Head mode and other goofy or interesting iterations.

First up is a game mode called Dropzone. Here’s the community site’s explanation of what it’ll be like:

Get to the drop zone to earn points, the first team to 7500 points wins the round, but thats 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.

Other changes include altering Hardcore modes to eliminate friendly fire with a new aspect called “Ricochet.” Friendly fire still exists in Hardcore game modes, but instead of you being able to shoot and kill a teammate, now when you shoot a teammate, you take the damage. So you can’t actually team-kill — you can only kill yourself. At the very least, that should stop annoying trollers from ruining everyone’s fun so thoroughly.

Headquarter is also being added to the Hardcore playlist.

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