What's New in Call of Duty 6 Modern Warfare 2
After playing Modern Warfare 2 first hand on a friends PC, the PC multiplayer support from MW2 is attrocious, I have written a Modern Warfare 2 Multplayer Problems Guide so you guys know what you are in for!
Call of Duty 6 Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer mode on PC's will be limited to 9 vs 9 players as it is currently on consoles.
This is a huge kick in the teeth to all PC players who have been used to games of around 20 - 25 players per team.
This comes after the release saying players will NOT have dedicated servers, removing all custom content and maps, as well as communities.
For this reason I will not be buying Call of Duty 6, however feel free to do so if you wish. I on the otherhand will be waiting until March 2010 for teh release of the new Battlefield Bad Company 2!
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Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2
The Call of Duty series has produced game after game of quality re-playability. Online and offline, gamers around the world have been entranced by this magnificent series. When the 6th incantation of this game was announced, Call of Duty 6: Modern warfare 2. was announced I have to admit I was ecstatic. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was my favourite game of the COD series, so when I heard they were making a sequel, I was pretty damn excited!
Of course, when I found out what we would see in COD6 it only made my anticipation more acute, the new weapons, new features and even the new vehicles made it VERY enticing!
Yes that's right, one of the biggest additions, in my opinion, is the addition of vehicles to the game. The reason that the Battlefield Series captured my imagination, brought to one of my all time favourite FPS war games.
If you are as excited as I am about Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2, check out below the latest news on what's new in Call of Duty 6!
New Game Modes in Call of Duty 6: Modern warfare 2
Call of Duty 6 will be bringing back all the game modes you know and love from the previous Modern Warfare series, there are however two new game modes, not to mention a remake of the 'Nazi Zombie' mode found in Call of Duty 5 World at War.
The first new game mode is similar to the Pink Rabbit game mode in paintball. One of the players on a team becomes the target, it is then the responsibility of the other team mates to keep him safe, while the others try to kill him. I think this is one game of strategy that will become very interesting, although maybe a little susceptible to airstrikes. This new game mode in COD6 intrigues me, and while it may result in some major stand-offs, I do think it will make for one hell of a strategic game!
The second game mode to appear in Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2 is the Intel Capture game mode. This is very similar to Capture the Flag, and may in fact be a 'modernised' replacement for this age old game type.
When it comes to Nazi Zombies it is unknown if this will be a console addition only, or if it will be available on the PC version of Call of Duty 6. Modern Warfare 2 also brings Co-op mode both online and offline, though yet again it is unconfirmed as to whether this will be ported on to the PC version or not.
Vehicles in Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2
While we have been given sparse information on the inclusion of vehicles in Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2, it has been confirmed that they will appear in the game. Vehicles were the flagship sales point of the Battlefield games, and made for fantastic game-play. I am as yet unsure how it will mix with the Call of Duty brand though.
It will be interesting to find out if the vehicles in COD 6 will be received. The Call of Duty series is well known for its strategic, close combat, small map game play. One of the main reasons many people prefer the Call of Duty games over the Battlefield series is quite simply to avoid the 2 minutes of walking, quite often found in Battlefield 2.
There are many Call of Duty fans who are concerned that the introduction of vehicles will change the balance of game play.
COD6 Peer to Peer Internet Gameplay
One of the most worrying aspects of COD6: Modern Warfare 2 is the removal of dedicated server support. Instead the game will work in an Ad-Hoc peer to peer networking mode. This is worrying to many people, who have favourite servers and so on. The peer to peer mode is meant to give a skill based matchmaking system, so you are against people your own level, but I think it does remove a lot of choice from multiplayer gaming. While I do think Ad-hoc based play with skill matching is a good thing in principal, I think it should be a choice in COD6, not a requirement!
New Weapons in Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2
There will be around 35 multiplayer weapons in Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2, this is about the same as you can get in CoD4. While we do not know exactly what can be found in COD6 just yet, we do know a few of the new weapons in Call of Duty 6.
SR25M New Sniper Rifle in COD6
The SR25M is a new sniper rifle found in COD6, while we don't know it's stats yet, it may be a replacement to the R700, which has been removed. The SR25M is a staple sniper rifle for the United States forces, so it would make sense for it to be a great reliable sniper rifle in Call of Duty 6. Snipers will also have a specialized grass camouflage, which you may remember from the COD4 campaigns.
Diemeco C8 Assault Rifle in Call of Duty 6
The Diemeco C8 is similar to the M4, and while it's not a replacement in COD6, as far as we know, it should be on a similar level.
L85A2 Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 2
The L85A2 is a strong assault rifle used by the British Forces. it is a strong contender and will be a pretty elite Assault rifle in Call of Duty 6 if the rumours are correct.
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Things that are the same in COD6: MW2
Despite all the new additions to Call of Duty in Modern Warfare 2, some things are pretty much the same as always. We will see plenty of things in Call of Duty 6 which we became familiar with in the first Modern Warfare game.
Some of the best COD 4 maps will be returning in Call of Duty 6. While we have not been told which of these will be found in the new game, it is pretty likely that they will NOT include vehicles.
Since we have not been told which maps will be ported over exactly, a good indicator would be to look at the most popular maps on the server lists. For this reason I expect maps such as Crossfire and Broadcast to make an appearance in COD6
A fair number of the original weapons will return in COD6. In some ways I feel that this is kind of unoriginal, but there are only so many weapons actually used by the worlds special forces.
M16, AK47, M4 and the M40 will definitely remain in Call of Duty 6, and will probably be in my early classes.
It has also been mentioned that Scorpion, P90, M21, R700, G3 and G360 will NOT appear in Modern Warfare 2.
UAV radar, airstrikes, and helicoptor support will return in COD6: MW2. We do not know as of yet if their will be anything extra, unfortunately it is doubtful at this time.
All the perks from Call of Duty 4 will return in Modern Warfare 2, apart from eavesdrop (Which was apparently rarely chosen). Some of the other perks will be modified, but this does, again, leave me a little disappointed in the complete lack of originality.
Sights and Scopes
There will be some new sights and scopes, giving you a choice in red dot sights, between square, triangle and original. This is more aesthetic than anything, but some may prefer other sights to the original.
So is CoD6 Worth It?
There are plenty of new features in the new game, before you even look at the updated graphics. The addition of vehicles intrigues me, however I am left wanting more.
A lot of the new game features seem rather lax in originality, and this upsets me quite a lot. The Call of Duty has regularly breathed fresh air in to a series which should have become stale a long time ago. For this reason I really hope that the creators have more up their sleeve which has not yet been leaked to the press.
Originally I did state I would be buying Call of Duty 6, however with the 9v9 limited, uncustomizable, multiplayer mode, I a instead holding out for Battlefield Bad Company 2. I have put what I originally wrote in italics, however I will no longer be doing a hands on review of Call of Duty 6 until they bring back dedicated server support.
"Nevertheless I will be buying Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2, and will bring you guys a review when I have played it through. Despite it's multiplayer similarities to it's predecessor, it should still have the usual exceptional single player storyline and game play."