Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Reaction Has Been “Great”, Activision Says

Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer

Just a day after developer Sledgehammer Games held an AMA on Reddit where they seemingly ignored all concerns about Skill-Based Matchmaking (SBMM) in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Activision has put up a blog post about the community reaction to the game’s multiplayer.

Published on Xbox’s website, Activision editorial manager David Hodgson says that the reaction to Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer has been “great” from the community.

“We’re incredibly inspired from the reactions so far,” Sledgehammer Games design director Zach Hodson added. “The positivity makes the effort worth it, and we use the negatives as motivation to get solid fixes and improvements out as fast as we can.”

Hodgson says that some of the fan-favorite updates to multiplayer come in the form of slide and reload canceling, both of which were big requests for the community. In addition, recoil updates and loadout creation changes have also been well received, according to Hodgson.

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Fixes Between Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Beta And Launch

As far as improvements to the game that have been made since the Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer betas, Hodson says that spawns were the biggest target.

“Spawns were a big one,” he said. “We heard from players that the spawns lacked directionality and it was making it impossible to know which direction the fights would be coming from.

“In between Beta and Launch our QA, Analysts, Designers, and Engineers worked together on all aspects of spawns to improve on the issues players were seeing. We think the work really paid off, but there are still more improvements coming.”

No details on what those spawn improvements are were given, but there should be more when the next update comes to the game.

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