If there's any important leaked information concerning Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 , it's bound to grab headlines.

As noted by SFX-360 , there's a YouTube video that apparently provides us with never-before-heard details regarding MW3's multiplayer.

The video was posted by someone who found a way into the Call of Duty XP setup in Los Angeles, and he saw some interesting menus. First and foremost is the possibility that for the first time in the franchise's history, MW3 might boast 32-player matches. You can also spot no less than 13 map names, along with a new mode entitled "Bomb." Of course, all we can think of is- "They set us up the bomb."

Think it's legit? Well, by the end of the week, we'll know. That's when Call of Duty XP officially opens; if you picked up one of the $150 tickets, you're probably in for a massive CoD treat. Activision has quite the weekend planned, ya know.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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Mdash0009
Mdash0009
9 years ago

if they dont have dedicated servers for less lag, it's gonna be stupid to have a 32 player mode. I hope people will start trying to play objectively cuz otherwise the bomb mode wont be very different.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Maybe they've come up with a clever way of easing the network load, maybe the map layout or something enables them to run client hosted 32 player matches with ease?
Only time will tell…


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/30/2011 2:06:03 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It's The Bomb yo… or not.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Ha… for me its BF3 first, then if I am interested I may get MW3. It really depends how it turns out. I think BodyCount would be more fun than MW3 anyways…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

Well I guess being 5 years behind is acceptable.

packersfan66
packersfan66
9 years ago

Beat me to it

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

5? More like a decade at least.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

LV – do you play Killzone 3 multiplayer still?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Still? I've never played KZ3 MP, hec all I've ever played is the SP demo. I'm not a fan of FPS on consoles.

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
9 years ago

No Dedicated Servers=Fail for 32 player games.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

The screen shot may be from the PC version, and the PC version may have a dedicated server mode.

That's probably the most likely explanation.


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/30/2011 7:44:16 AM

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

I agree with Beamboom. It has to be the PC version. I don't see Activision running dedicated servers, even though they SHOULD!!

mk ultra
mk ultra
9 years ago

At the COD blog i'm pretty sure they already confirmed dedicated servers for PC.

BIGRED15
BIGRED15
9 years ago

Dang! 30+ tweaky psycho rambos all going at each other with knives and rifles. Something tells me this will look like a jar full of pissed off wasps when. Its done. Was 16 not enough? Lol

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I'm not going to buy this game.

TrophyHunter
TrophyHunter
9 years ago

Me neither, there's no room in my collection for CoD anymore

Wraith
Wraith
9 years ago

This is a pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting MW3 to have 32 players. The new maps better be good.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

Wow, how revolutionary…

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Lol… Smokey… MW3 would probably end up smock'n out my PS3…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Mog
Mog
9 years ago

Qubex,

Why do you always add that line at the end of all of your posts? Is there a particular reason?

(By the way I think it is cool)

🙂

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

People are making fun of CoD for finally having 32 players, but Resistance 3 has regressed to 16 players, BF3 is only 24 players, and KZ3 regressed to 24player matches…32 players online is a attractive selling point right now for me. 32 players makes the game more chaotic. Look at KZ2…KZ2 was crazy, KZ3 was just…meh in comparison, no matter how better it controlled. Just saying.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

It's not news. Simple as that. Most other games would not draw so much attention to the amount of players in matches. It's not making fun of.

Also, 32 is pretty stock standard.

wackazoa
wackazoa
9 years ago

Exactly. Thats why Im buying a new computer and going to play Battlefield online. 64 player mutliplayer….. Can you even imagine how that will be ?

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

@Smokey…you say its standard, but most games don't have 32 player matches.

@wack…yeah, if I had good gaming PC, I would definitely think about buying the PC version, but I don't like computer gamng…so yeah.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

But 64 online…that would be real chaotic…hopefully the good chaotic!

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Oh goodie!! Now I can die every second rather than every 3 seconds!!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Okay, first of all, I'm just going by that screenshot, but that grammar is frickin' atrocious. If that is real, then the company seriously needs to get someone that knows how to write in there. Secondly, it could be PC exclusive for 32 players, just as it it 64 for Battlefield.

The other thing that I want to note is that it has supposedly been confirmed to have dedicated servers for the PC, giving further credence to this claim. Now, they need to use the Steam integration to allow PS3 and PC players to play together, just like Portal and CounterStrike. What say you all?

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Regarding grammar, yeah that smells like a scam to me. "A great teamwork and a nice game" – wtf? What kind of map description is that?

But I believe most PC multiplayer games have a "dedicated server" option (at least they used to), meaning that anyone can set up a dedicated server running the game in server mode on it's own box (or even a free, downloadable dedicated server software).
Gaming on PC is an entirely different world in that sense.


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/30/2011 2:16:48 AM

___________
___________
9 years ago

me thinks someone needs to lay off the strong cheese at night!

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

well if and i mean if its 32 players i dunno how good it would be with all the clustered air support :S
ground war was already crazy enough at 18 players

nath08
nath08
9 years ago

I'm sorry, I'm not sure if I'm just being bitter here, but I just think this game is going to suck so hard. It is going to be absolutely awful. Seriously, its exactly the same graphics etc and engine as MW2. The guns are barely different, just more ugly. Bf3 for the win. Damn, Activision and the CoD franchise are taking it easy and living the high life so to say now. But one day soon they will fall off so hard!

TrophyHunter
TrophyHunter
9 years ago

Yes, Battlefield will be so much better

TrophyHunter
TrophyHunter
9 years ago

Just imaging, 32 player in the same match, half of then lagging like crazy and the other half camping even crazier.

Sorry, Im still not interested.

Kingharris
Kingharris
9 years ago

Lol, 32 people, Activision? Dont think so.

___________
___________
9 years ago

can we please have ONE article where MW3 is mentioned and BF3 is not?
seriously, this is getting ridiculous!

TrophyHunter
TrophyHunter
9 years ago

No, definitely we can't.

Bloodysilence19
Bloodysilence19
9 years ago

unless activision upgraded their servers to be dedicated which im sure they didn't, 32 players is going to lag more with p2p servers. look at ground war 18 players and it lags a lot. Plus that bomb mode is probably just a upgrade version of demolition mode. Plus 32 players on smalls maps is going to be a huge camp out.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i dont think this is gonna work. its already hell playing it now with its max players. more players just make it too hectic and a pain. this just means to me as more glitchers, cheaters, campers, and whiny/"[email protected]$$" kids screaming into the mic who thinks they can take on anyone in real life because they're on the internet and noone can actually find them. in my opinion, cod is not a game to have a lot of people. thats whats battlefield is for.

Minishmaru
Minishmaru
9 years ago

I feel you! As I put it…little boys shouldn't be playing big boy games 😛

Minishmaru
Minishmaru
9 years ago

I don't care if its 32,16,8, or even 4! Just fix the fudgin exploits! Every single CoD? Really?

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

Still not enough to make me buy Modern Warfare 3, and I'm a big CoD fan.

DarthSayver21
DarthSayver21
9 years ago

For those who think that this has to be the pc version, if you look closely at the video you'll see that it has the A and B buttons. But surprised me and catched my eye was actually the tab under [Connect] it said [Create A Server] and remember this is on the 360.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

After looking at the pic, it does also say "build for xp tournament", meaning the 32-player option may not even make it to the final product.