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Post by Dan @ 01:06pm 21/10/11 | 18 Comments
In a new blog post that attempts to placate the hardcore PC gamer crowd, Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has detailed a bunch of the PC specific features we can expect to see when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 touches down in November.

The post explains that the game will support both a lobby and matchmaking system like Modern Warfare 2, but will also see the return of the dedicated servers that (awesomely) don't come saddled with 3rd party hosting requirements.
I'm extremely excited about the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 this year, because we’ve been taking your feedback since Modern Warfare 2,and the franchise as a whole, on what you wanted to see in the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 and the team at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games has put aton of emphasis on delivering a PC experience that brings in all the great things we added in Modern Warfare 2:

Lobby System
Matchmaking with a Party
Matchmaking for Public Games
Steam Integration (Friends List, Server Browser,Achievements, Join on Friends)

While combining it with your favorite features from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare:

Dedicated Servers (Join your favorite or set up your own,without any 3rd party hosting requirements)
In-game Server Browser that allows you to filter by ping, map, gametype, hardcore, voice, password, and more.

In addition, we're supporting PC specific features that give you even more control over your experience like RCON, Custom Game Saving, NoGFX / Audio Card Requirement on DS.exe, Voice Chat, and SSAO.
The post continues with a detailed FAQ that goes into more specifics on how everything will function. A must read for any PC gamer hanging out for Modern warefare 3.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 8th 2011.












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MARLINBLADE
Posted 01:26pm 21/10/11
Clutching at straws? Horse already bolted?

I definately appreciate all the things that have added there to appease the PC gaming community, it's just a shame it's for a game i have absolutely no interest in thanks to their past wrongs.
Fuzzy
Posted 01:45pm 21/10/11
Agreed, I'd say this is the first CoD I won't bother purchasing.

I feel the swingers will go BF3 this round, only the real hardcore CoD players will grab MW3
FraktuRe
Posted 02:19pm 21/10/11
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 touches down in November.


You sure about that dan?
Robbo
Posted 02:49pm 21/10/11
Wow. That's a nice turn of events, might be able to move on from CoD4.
Trauma
Posted 03:52pm 21/10/11
I don't consider myself a hardcore CoD player but I am going to buy this (as well as BF3) simply because they have restored these features... and I enjoy the CoD formula and we all that that won't change.
Dan
Posted 02:58pm 21/10/11
You sure about that dan?
Well it was in November, just two years ago =D (thanks)
kettels
Posted 06:27pm 21/10/11
For me its all to little to late, especially considering the $100 price tag on steam.
Raider
Posted 06:33pm 21/10/11
cod got greedy and full of themselves, they can f*** off in my books
Trauma
Posted 06:40pm 21/10/11
For me its all to little to late, especially considering the $100 price tag on steam.

Well only a dumbass would buy it off Steam, I'm eying it at $35USD atm.
ZeeDoktor
Posted 06:57pm 21/10/11
No lean? Not being able to adjust your max FPS? Kept IWNet P2P for ranked servers? No buy.
I may "acquire" this game to play the SP, that I still would like to play. I'm not giving them a cent though.
Trauma
Posted 07:19pm 21/10/11
No lean? Not being able to adjust your max FPS? Kept IWNet P2P for ranked servers? No buy.I may "acquire" this game to play the SP, that I still would like to play. I'm not giving them a cent though.

Do you mean that dedi server will be unranked? If so plz provide a source and also by unranked do you mean no leveling up/unlocking items in game or do you mean no leader boards and such?
ZeeDoktor
Posted 07:31pm 21/10/11
Here's the source for the FAQ.

http://community.callofduty.com/thread/4682
Eorl
Posted 08:41pm 21/10/11
Nowhere does it say dedicated servers are unranked.

Edit, stand corrected V
dangles
Posted 08:24pm 21/10/11
Does Modern Warfare 3 on PC support an in-game Server Browser? Can you also use matchmaking? Yes! In addition to the public matchmaking system for finding Ranked public games, you can use the in-game server browser to find and favorite unranked Dedicated Servers to join, which can be filtered by a number of options mentioned above.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 09:18pm 21/10/11
Wow. That's a nice turn of events, might be able to move on from CoD4.

COD5 FTW. F*** those cheap chopper kills, dogs!

COD4 MP was good but for some reason i was totally addicted to COD5 MP then the series went to s*** as we all know.
BladeRunner
Posted 10:11pm 21/10/11
I never did like the Attack Dogs kill streak. I enjoy CoD for what it is, Its good to have 2 games, BF for Vehicles and sniping and Cowa'dooty for arcade FPS and cool stuff in it. Its good that infantry combat feels better in BF3 too and pistols kick arse.
Trauma
Posted 10:14pm 21/10/11
Still does not answer what unranked is, I'd be a bit shocked if you can't unlock weapons and such on a dedi server, may as well not be there if that's the case. If' it's leader boards or something to do with elite then I couldn't care less. Will wait until it's out before buying it now. Thx for link Zee.
ZeeDoktor
Posted 12:22am 22/10/11
NP. From what I gathered is unranked is what the dedicated servers are, and the P2P listen servers with its matchmaking will be ranked. All of it is completely redundant as for the majority of PC players want dedi's for ranked, people only played on unranked servers for mods. IMO it's their lazy way of making us continue to pay for DLC etc. PC players want a PC experience, not a console experience, that's why we PLAY ON A PC.

My money goes to BF3. Origin is tolerable, battle log functioned fine in the beta and can only become even more refined. I officially wipe my hands clean of the COD franchise.
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