MW3 PC to Support Dedicated Servers, Spec Ops to Offer Unified RankingBy Alex Co | August 18, 2011 | News | 1 comment | Share
If you were annoyed by Modern Warfare 2′s lack of dedicated servers, Activision and Infinity Ward plans to remedy that with Modern Warfare 3. Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has confirmed that the PC version of MW3 will indeed support dedicated servers.
Bowling had this to say on twitter.
Yes! Modern Warfare 3 on PC will support dedicated servers, day 1. You can fav or admin your own to control setup, rules, bans. #MW3 #PC
Hopefully, that will curb cheating in the game’s multiplayer mode. Unfortunately, it’s still not known if consoles will also be given the same support.
In other Modern Warfare 3 news, Activision social media guy, Dan Amrich has revealed more details regarding the game’s Spec Ops mode. There will still be missions in Spec Ops mode that will be different from the Spec Ops Survival. In saying that, their will be a ranking system that tracks your progress for both modes.
Amrich adds that the modes are “symbiotic;” meaning as you rank up in Survival mode, you will unlock new mission modes – and if you score well on mission mode, you will unlock maps and weapons for Survival mode. Not a bad replacement for zombies, no?
He also confirmed the inclusion of split-screen co-op play for the Spec Ops mode. Xbox 360 players will be able to log-in two separate gamertags in one unit when playing split-screen.
It’s not known as of press time if this feature will also be available for the game’s competitive multi-player mode as was the case with Black Ops.
One last thing, the leaderboards and stats for Spec Ops will be tracked by Call of Duty’s Elite service. It’s not known at this time if that means Elite’s paid or free service, but we’ll keep you posted for any updates.
Is the Spec Ops mode good enough to replace Black Ops’ zombies?