The promised Survival Mode in Modern Warfare 3 has been detailed, with confirmation that it will be a part of the game’s Spec Ops mode, which will be playable outside of the single player trappings this time around. According to USA Today, the game’s Spec Ops mode will contain a progressive ranking system, matchmaking, leaderboards and the previously mentioned survival mode. The action will take place on the game’s multiplayer maps.
“All that stuff really fleshes out Spec Ops and adds in a lot that we know our fans are going to love, some of the most addictive aspects of Multiplayer,” said Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling.
One of those maps is called Dome, which features waves of enemies that come at you while you’re in a ‘desert radar command bunker,’ which is reminiscent of something from the Cold War era. Using in-game currency, your team can purchase turrets that will help you take out incoming enemies and attack dogs – both of which can take the form of kamikazes and suicide bombers.
“You definitely have to change up your strategy as the enemy changes up,” Bowling said. “Obviously how you fight the kamakazi dudes is different from how you fight the normal dudes and how you fight a dog is different from a dude and how you fight juggernauts, they are not only big and armored, so they will just brute force come at you. But they each have their own way of being taken out effectively.”
“We have all been challenged. There’s such hard-core players out there in the online community and you hear all the stories about the 8-year-olds, 12 year-olds and 13-year-olds swearing and ruining the experience,” added Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey. “With Spec Ops, you can really get in there and hone your skills in a more confined environment. I think it’s a little more of an easy entry. I don’t have as much time as I did when I was 20 to be honing my twitch skills, but this certainly gives me a venue to experiment.”
Modern Warfare 3 will commence its action on November 8, for the PC, 360 and PS3. You can expect to see and hear more about the title when it’s shown at this year’s E3.