“Modern Warfare 3,” a staple in the realm of first-person shooters, has rolled out its first playlist update, bringing a mix of familiar, expected, and experimental changes. Sledgehammer Games, following their major patch for the game, introduced this update to refresh the multiplayer experience.
Playlist updates are a common feature in online games, offering new and rotating game modes to keep the gameplay experience fresh and engaging.
It's time for our very first #MW3 Playlist Update of the year! 🎉
Alongside fan favorites, such as Terminal 24/7, we're introducing a new Experimental Playlist. Within this Playlist, all Operators have a colored outline to distinguish them from the environment.
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Three New Playlists: A Nod to the Old and the New
This inaugural update introduces three distinct playlists. First up is the “Terminal 24/7” playlist, which will focus exclusively on the fan-favorite map, Terminal. Players can expect a rotation of various game modes, but all within the confines of this beloved location. The choice of Terminal is a nod to the community’s preference, but it also raises curiosity about which map might be spotlighted next.
The second playlist is a moshpit featuring four maps from last year’s “Modern Warfare 2.” These maps – Farm 18, Crown Raceway, Mercado Las Almas, and Shoot House – remain unchanged in layout but are anticipated to offer a different gameplay experience due to the looser movement mechanics in “Modern Warfare 3.”
A Bold Experiment: The Red Outline Playlist
The third and most intriguing playlist is experimental in nature. In this mode, players will have a red outline around them, designed to make enemies more distinguishable from their surroundings.
This innovative feature seems to be a response to player feedback regarding the “Groot” skin, which has been criticized for its ability to blend too well into various environments. This experiment is a clear indication of the developers’ willingness to address community concerns and try new approaches to enhance the gaming experience.
Players who participate in this experimental playlist might be asked to complete a survey, giving them a direct line to share their experiences and opinions with the developers.