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Modern Warfare 3 dedicated servers confirmed

Modern Warfare 3 dedicated servers confirmed

Activision has confirmed dedicated servers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at GamesCom 2011.

Activision and Infinity Ward have confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will have dedicated server support at GamesCom 2011.

'The big announcement today is that we're supporting dedicated servers for PC, which is really cool,' said Noah Heller, who works at Beachhead Studios on Call of Duty: Elite in a comment to Eurogamer.

'And of course we're working really hard right now on the customised version of Elite for the PC [versions of Call of Duty games], because it's an open platform and has some challenges.'

We saw Modern Warfare 3 recently and were...nonplussed.

We'll be catching up with Activision at GamesCom 2011 tomorrow, however - so stay tuned for more news and be sure to let us know what you think in the forums.

Check our GamesCom 2011 news hub for all the information from Cologne this year.

It won't be long before you can try those dedicated servers for yourself, but in the meantime videos will have suffice:

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Flanananagan 18th August 2011, 00:02 Quote
After that amazing Battlefield trailer with the jets and ****, all I can say is this:

meh.
Ph4ZeD 18th August 2011, 00:03 Quote
In other words, its just as crap as Blops.
BrightCandle 18th August 2011, 00:12 Quote
The removal of an "anti feature" is not a feature in itself, its simply returning the game to a default position. While news its not enough to bring people back to what is clearly a poor console port.
impar 18th August 2011, 00:51 Quote
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrightCandle
The removal of an "anti feature" is not a feature in itself, its simply returning the game to a default position.
Yep. Something along that line.
Flexible_Lorry 18th August 2011, 00:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrightCandle
The removal of an "anti feature" is not a feature in itself, its simply returning the game to a default position.
Yep. Something along that line.

mmm-hm
sstteevveenn 18th August 2011, 01:03 Quote
If they have to tell us "which is really cool," it isn't.
Jack_Pepsi 18th August 2011, 01:09 Quote
Don't care about any up coming CoD game.

:D
blackcell1 18th August 2011, 01:27 Quote
iv lost faith in any furture FPS that activition will release...
freshsandwiches 18th August 2011, 01:38 Quote
/golfclap
bagman 18th August 2011, 01:44 Quote
Just because it has dedicated servers, it might be worth picking up. As long as it play similarly to cod4.
Action_Parsnip 18th August 2011, 01:45 Quote
Looks sh1te

Who cares about CoD anyway?
Ream 18th August 2011, 01:49 Quote
Throw in support for mods and we might actually care. We play PC games for a reason developers you want our money then listen to us, if not we will find something else, we are not console gamers.
TeeJay88 18th August 2011, 01:56 Quote
Looks like CS 1.6
Whindog 18th August 2011, 01:57 Quote
Activision sure have outdone themselves this time around.

Who woulda thought dedicated servers were possible.......

Hang on.....what year is this.......2001 right??
Mentai 18th August 2011, 03:33 Quote
slothy89 18th August 2011, 03:56 Quote
It's the whole "featuring keyboard and mouse support" all over again *sigh*

As was posted at the top, bf3's trailer is just a little more impressive me thinks...
dicobalt 18th August 2011, 04:02 Quote
It's going to take more than that to get me to buy it. BF3 is going to be generations beyond MW3. Activision needs a new game engine.
Shayper09 18th August 2011, 04:16 Quote
Mergh. I'm happy with mw2s dedi servers. Shame I had to download an extra 6gb. Weirdly enough, my kd on regular mw2 is just over 1, yet on alteriw it's almost 2.5. Low ping ftw.
tranc3 18th August 2011, 07:58 Quote
I'm thinking. BF3 pc, and picking this up on xbox 360... Just seems like another addicting let down.
DriftCarl 18th August 2011, 07:58 Quote
oh god, the trailer looks complete crap, I may aswell be watching a MW2 trailer since it looks exactly the same.
The new BF3 trailer the other day just totally blows MW3 out of the water. I really do hope that BF3 outsells MW3 by a huge margin. It will on PC thats a dead cert, I just fear the console kids wont care for quality and gameplay.
Elton 18th August 2011, 08:15 Quote
Wow, compared to BF3 this is a bit mediocre to say the least. Doesn't even look that great. Sadly it looks exactly like the MW2 gameplay, which while it was admittedly tight and fast, still has nothing on the UT series (UT2004 ftw).

Verdict: Still same cramped corridor like fragfest, which while fun, doesn't give the opportunity for more cohesive and team based gameplay as BF3 would offer.

Plus no jets to pilot. I like jets, and loots of boom.
awok3N 18th August 2011, 08:23 Quote
Haters gonna hate.

I'll go out and say it as no one else is, I'm MASSIVELY looking forward to this game. I've even taken 8-11'th Nov off from work to prestige a couple times.

I as well as several million others just simply prefer the faster pace of it. Sure BC2 vehicle combat was great, but I would alt-F4 if my tank blew up rather than run around controlling a 500pound peg legged bb-gun wielding excuse for a soldier.

So yea, come at me bro's.

I'll come at you like an eager mailman.

I'll move through you like soft cheese.

I'll come at you with the fury of a thousand suns.
kingred 18th August 2011, 09:25 Quote
Do you realise how much of a sex offender you sounds like when you say " I'll come at you..."
XXAOSICXX 18th August 2011, 09:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by awok3N
Haters gonna hate.

I'll go out and say it as no one else is, I'm MASSIVELY looking forward to this game. I've even taken 8-11'th Nov off from work to prestige a couple times.

I as well as several million others just simply prefer the faster pace of it. Sure BC2 vehicle combat was great, but I would alt-F4 if my tank blew up rather than run around controlling a 500pound peg legged bb-gun wielding excuse for a soldier.

So yea, come at me bro's.

I'll come at you like an eager mailman.

I'll move through you like soft cheese.

I'll come at you with the fury of a thousand suns.

Tit.
Parge 18th August 2011, 09:39 Quote
This smacks of trying to appeal to the PC faithful as soon as they realised they are about to get trounced at your own game.
Dwarfer 18th August 2011, 10:12 Quote
COD was best when it did WW2 Genre... end of ! :)
Digi 18th August 2011, 10:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by awok3N
Haters gonna hate.

I'll go out and say it as no one else is, I'm MASSIVELY looking forward to this game. I've even taken 8-11'th Nov off from work to prestige a couple times.

I as well as several million others just simply prefer the faster pace of it. Sure BC2 vehicle combat was great, but I would alt-F4 if my tank blew up rather than run around controlling a 500pound peg legged bb-gun wielding excuse for a soldier.

So yea, come at me bro's.

I'll come at you like an eager mailman.

I'll move through you like soft cheese.

I'll come at you with the fury of a thousand suns.

Oh dear.. you poor child. :(

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I didn't by CODBLOPS and I won't be buying any other Call of Trollop: Modern Rubbish titles either.
liratheal 18th August 2011, 11:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by awok3N
I've even taken 8-11'th Nov off from work to prestige a couple times.

....You absolute loser.


And lol at CoD. Anyone else see the butthurt from Eric Hirshberg about EA wanting CoD to "rot from the core"?
alf- 18th August 2011, 11:15 Quote
every time i read something about the MW3, i always keep thinking about respawn entertainment, as they were responsible for the previous COD games, makes me wonder what their next game will be like, hopefully it will be a spiritual sequel to MW2, as even though MW2 has a bad reputation around here i enjoyed it.

as for MW3, ill wait for it to be released before judging it, but im not hopeful
Ph4ZeD 18th August 2011, 11:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by awok3N
Haters gonna hate.

I'll go out and say it as no one else is, I'm MASSIVELY looking forward to this game. I've even taken 8-11'th Nov off from work to prestige a couple times.

I as well as several million others just simply prefer the faster pace of it. Sure BC2 vehicle combat was great, but I would alt-F4 if my tank blew up rather than run around controlling a 500pound peg legged bb-gun wielding excuse for a soldier.

So yea, come at me bro's.

I'll come at you like an eager mailman.

I'll move through you like soft cheese.

I'll come at you with the fury of a thousand suns.

Objective: Look like idiot

Result: Achieved
awok3N 18th August 2011, 11:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Digi
Oh dear.. you poor child. :(

Swing and a miss dear, and by the looks of your avatar if that's anyway relevant I've got you by a couple years mate.
Quote:
Originally Posted by liratheal
....You absolute loser.

Hah your opinion differs from mine, lets have at eachother then sure. You're a a a aaaa dickhead!

...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph4ZeD
Objective: Look like idiot

Result: Achieved

Easy boy, you're gonna hurt my feelings.


On a slightly similar note, I was under the impression that all of the BF fans were supposed to be the mature ones, and that cod fans were immature kids.

Suddenly that aspect of the quarrel shrivels away.
Kenny_McCormick 18th August 2011, 12:03 Quote
I used to buy previous CoD games (except for Treyarch ones), but this one... looks so old... I'd buy it if goes down from 20€, maybe in 5 years or so.
rollo 18th August 2011, 13:02 Quote
will still outsell battlefield 3 sad as that is.

EA said the other day that star wars old republic pre orders out strip all there other games put together on pre orders, Which makes me think bf 3 has had very limited pre order sales at the minute

All the previous cod games have sold millions in days from the release i dont expect this to be alot different.

BF3 will be for the hardcore FPS person
COD mw3 will be for the casual FPS person

theres more casuals than hardcore people.
impar 18th August 2011, 13:27 Quote
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by rollo
BF3 will be for the hardcore FPS person
And I guess it will stay that way.
No amount of Origin+Battlelog will reach the level of community integration that Steam has. To top that, Steam carries the same community to all games being sold there, Battlelog will be a one-game portal.
Its the same situation I had a year ago with Starcraft 2 and Battle.net service, as usual added Starcraft 2 as a non-Steam game to Steam and my experience wasnt as good as it should have been. It was a nightmare to manage both communities while in game; popups, UIs, etc.

I expect BF3 sales to perform well at release. It is a AAA game with AAA marketing and hype generating machine, distributed by EA, a monster in publishing.
It will have a large following in the early months of its release, then new AAA games will be released and BF3 community will dwindle. Battlelog, being a restricted and closed community, will be filled only by the hardcore fans of BF3, with some new blood entering when DLC is released, and some old members returning to see what the DLC brings.
SMIFFYDUDE 18th August 2011, 13:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by awok3N
Swing and a miss dear, and by the looks of your avatar if that's anyway relevant I've got you by a couple years mate.



Hah your opinion differs from mine, lets have at eachother then sure. You're a a a aaaa dickhead!

...



Easy boy, you're gonna hurt my feelings.

Not quite the fury of a thousands suns.
Quote:
Originally Posted by awok3N
On a slightly similar note, I was under the impression that all of the BF fans were supposed to be the mature ones, and that cod fans were immature kids.

Suddenly that aspect of the quarrel shrivels away.

Perhaps that would be a valid point if made by someone else, but it came from you after all those limp childish comebacks, so the status quo is restored.

I don't have a problem with you looking forward to MW3, I don't even like BF games, but if your going troll, at least be good at it and practice your comebacks first.
awok3N 18th August 2011, 13:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Not quite the fury of a thousands suns.

My replies were simply the fury I could muster based upon their replies, or attacks if you wish.

No restoration of the status quo was made here today.
warejon9 18th August 2011, 14:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by awok3N
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Not quite the fury of a thousands suns.

My replies were simply the fury I could muster based upon their replies, or attacks if you wish.

No restoration of the status quo was made here today.

Out of interest are you playing the PC or console version or CoD. I enjoyed blops, as i didn't get MW2, and i enjoyed the new multiplayer stuff, however to me it seemed more like an expansion rather than a whole new game.
I've pre-ordered BF3 and i'm looking forward to that, I might get cod, if i can persuade people on my clan to get it after its out, if it is any good, if not no biggy. I just hope that the better game gets more sales rather than the great unwashed seeing a brand and buying it.
GravitySmacked 18th August 2011, 14:28 Quote
I think this will be too little too late for many.
MiT 18th August 2011, 14:29 Quote
I had the previous bought two COD titles on xbox and BFBC2 and MOH, i found BFBC2 more fun, and played it a lot more. Hence this time round i will by buying BF3 on PC and not bother with COD at all.
wuyanxu 18th August 2011, 14:38 Quote
all games have a stage where the player will get bored. for Call of Duty series, this happened sometime at the end of 2007, after a few months CoD4's release. subsequent CoD3.1, CoD3.2, CoD4.1 and this "new" CoD4.2 are DLC's at best.

funny how this DLC have made dedicated server a special feature, forgetting how this basic "feature" was brutally ripped out of the game in 4.1.
awok3N 18th August 2011, 15:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by warejon9
Out of interest are you playing the PC or console version or CoD. I enjoyed blops, as i didn't get MW2, and i enjoyed the new multiplayer stuff, however to me it seemed more like an expansion rather than a whole new game.
I've pre-ordered BF3 and i'm looking forward to that, I might get cod, if i can persuade people on my clan to get it after its out, if it is any good, if not no biggy. I just hope that the better game gets more sales rather than the great unwashed seeing a brand and buying it.

It's an FPS and I care about my stats and performance in public and pcw's, so I naturally play the PC versions. Anything other than FPS/MMORPG I'd most likely get on ps3 or xbox.

Well in cases where the game's PC version offers vastly superior graphics like The Witcher 2 for example, I'm glad I got the PC version.
XXAOSICXX 18th August 2011, 16:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
... forgetting how this basic "feature" was brutally ripped out of the game in 4.1.

Exactly.
Digibull 18th August 2011, 16:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GravitySmacked
I think this will be too little too late for many.

Yup. I was a massive fan of the 1st 4 games, played them all to death.

MW2 was a nightmare on the PC and really killed it for me. Getting an actual game going was far too much hassle and I always disconnected after a 'server migration'. Never bought Blops.
Adnoctum 18th August 2011, 17:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by awok3N
Haters gonna hate.

I'll go out and say it as no one else is, I'm MASSIVELY looking forward to this game. I've even taken 8-11'th Nov off from work to prestige a couple times.

I as well as several million others just simply prefer the faster pace of it. Sure BC2 vehicle combat was great, but I would alt-F4 if my tank blew up rather than run around controlling a 500pound peg legged bb-gun wielding excuse for a soldier.

So yea, come at me bro's.

I'll come at you like an eager mailman.

I'll move through you like soft cheese.

I'll come at you with the fury of a thousand suns.

Mate, you've logged into the wrong site.
You've accidentally commented on Bit-Tech instead of posting your status on your Face-ache Wall.

I know they are both blue themed, but Face-ache is where you are supposed to post semi-literate inanities.
Plus, your "bro's" would be far more appreciative of your CODBLOPS: MW15 gushing.


PS. Are your fingers crossed that MW3 isn't delayed a week?
hirezo 18th August 2011, 17:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by awok3N
Haters gonna hate.

I'll go out and say it as no one else is, I'm MASSIVELY looking forward to this game. I've even taken 8-11'th Nov off from work to prestige a couple times.

I as well as several million others just simply prefer the faster pace of it. Sure BC2 vehicle combat was great, but I would alt-F4 if my tank blew up rather than run around controlling a 500pound peg legged bb-gun wielding excuse for a soldier.

So yea, come at me bro's.

I'll come at you like an eager mailman.

I'll move through you like soft cheese.

I'll come at you with the fury of a thousand suns.

+1 i ll enjoy this and battlefield, no problems for me...everyone hates cod but i dont care, i love the SP its like playing a massive budget hollywood blockbuster lol. MP looks good fun too, dont see why we can enjoy both games :D
mars-bar-man 18th August 2011, 18:10 Quote
Meh, I loved COD4, played it religiously..

Then it's all gone downhill from there. I wish I'd never bought BLOPS. I'll be giving this a miss.
do_it_anyway 18th August 2011, 20:42 Quote
OK, I'm gonna jump into this discussion even though I tried so hard not to bite.

Firstly, saying dedicated servers are back is cool, is admitting that removing them was uncool. Thanks for that.

Secondly, COD titles are brainless, fast paced FUN. Battlefield titles are more strategic, longer, multifaceted FUN.
Both can be fun. Sure, the cash cow is milked with the COD series, but I've had some fun on them. And even if I only play them for about and hour a night for 2 weeks. Its cost me around £2 per night. And you can't do anything for that these days.

I am looking forward to battlefield 3. It looks awesome. But occaisonally I might jump back on the COD wagon for some fast paced brainless nonsense. Because sometimes thats just what you need.
GravitySmacked 18th August 2011, 21:28 Quote
I agree with do_it_anyway, yes I'm looking forward to BF3 FAR more but I'll still probably pick up up MW3 as well.
Anfield 19th August 2011, 10:39 Quote
MW3 = overpriced stand alone DLC for MW2
Chriscogley 25th August 2011, 18:46 Quote
can't wait for this to come out but mildly diappointed
don't know why in particular but something just doesn't fit in this game this time round
but looks okay i think
komm 29th August 2011, 23:52 Quote
they should have called it a day with the series after CoD4 every CoD game after that has been a let down for PC gamers, BF3 is looking so much better.
Consoles killed the market for good PC FPS games.
impar 30th August 2011, 10:41 Quote
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