By Trenton Smith Posted October 12, 2011
Call of Duty fans will probably make history as they did with “Modern Warfare 2”, which sold more copies the first day than the original “Modern Warfare” did in total, but they might also be a little disappointed with the next addition to the Call of Duty franchise.
According to Gameinformer magazine and various websites, there is a twist to the online multiplayer. In Kill Confirmed, which is going to be the new version of Team Deathmatch, when you kill an enemy, you have to snag their dog tags if you want your kill to count towards your team’s overall score. This could be good and bad. Small teams of snipers and runners could be very effective. And when you come upon the remnants of an old shootout, you could come upon a potential gold mine. Of course, smart players could booby trap this and you could just become another victim. The thing is, if you don’t grab the dog tags from your kill, one of his teammates could snatch it and deny you and your team from claiming those points.
Almost every new change Treyarch Studios introduced to the multiplayer in Black Ops has, or is being thrown out completely. Except for the Killstreak system, which they have still tampered with. However, this may be good, because they have divided all of the Killstreaks into three different categories, depending on the player tendencies.
If you’re the kind of person who is always on the attack, then you’ll want the Assault list. Some of these include an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, or a spy plane), Care Package, Intelligent Munitions System (IMS), Predator Missile, and a whole bunch of other nasty surprises meant to annihilate the enemy.
Remember the claymore in Black Ops? They changed that, too. Now, it’s the Intelligent Munitions System or IMS, and it has a 360-degree sensor and uses a charge that explodes in a 360-degree radius. This should be great for players like me who can’t get a kill unless you set an elaborate trap in a short amount of time.
They also have a list for players who favor their objectives over their kill: death ratio, or in other words, the defensive players. This is the Support list. This list includes UAV, Counter-UAV, Ballistic Vests, and booby-trapped Care Packages, those kinds of goodies. Online multiplayer should be fun.
Another addition to the Killstreak system should be very welcome to players like me; kills aren’t the only thing that counts toward earning Killstreaks. Reaching objectives or capturing flags count toward your next Killstreak.
Also, as a side note, not much has been said about “Modern Warfare 3’s” single-player campaign by anyone. Except that it will be “globe-trotting”, according to Gameinformer.
For those who are waiting desperately for this game to come out, it comes out November 8, 2011, and should make history, which has become a sort of tradition in the series. I’m sure everyone is excited about this game, as am I. I’m sure it will be the talk of the gaming universe for the next few months. I hope to see you all trying out the new online multiplayer yourselves.