Say what you might about Infinity Ward, there's no doubt that they've been paying a lot of attention to how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
has preformed since its launch. So far, they've released six title updates and numerous hot fixes
. Today, Title Update number 7 has gone live.
The seventh patch addresses the "Host Disadvantage" and "Lag Compensation" issues that led to hosts with good connections being hindered. Additionally, this title update will allow the developer to "hot fix additional tweaks based on user feedback to this change".
Infinity Ward also revealed that new additions will be coming to Modern Warfare 3
's game modes. Most notably, a 'Community Playlist' will now be available that "will add popular or unique private match modes to the public playlists, so you can start ranking up on them".
They also detailed three new playlists which will be going live today:
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.
Hardcore HQ Ricochet
We'll be adding Hardcore Headquarters to the Hardcore Team Tactical playlist.
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.
As with all patches, the most recent one will prompt you to download it the next time you fire up Modern Warfare 3
. If you've had a chance to try out the new playlists, let us know what you think of them!