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Rumor: Modern Warfare 3 To Offer 32-Player Matches

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

Tags: mw3, modern warfare 3, call of duty, cod modern warfare 3

8/29/2011 8:48:57 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (43 posts)

Mdash0009
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 9:49:30 PM
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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.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 2:05:47 AM

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...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 9:54:05 PM
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It's The Bomb yo... or not.

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Qubex
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:44:32 PM

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"

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PasteNuggs
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 10:02:33 PM
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Well I guess being 5 years behind is acceptable.

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packersfan66
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 10:57:41 PM

Beat me to it

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:33:29 PM

5? More like a decade at least.

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Qubex
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:45:10 PM

LV - do you play Killzone 3 multiplayer still?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:58:44 PM

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.

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TheCrazyMerc
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 10:36:17 PM
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No Dedicated Servers=Fail for 32 player games.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 7:43:06 AM

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.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 9:22:00 AM

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

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mk ultra
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 9:37:49 AM

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

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BIGRED15
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:00:33 PM
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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

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:15:39 PM
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I'm not going to buy this game.

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TrophyHunter
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 8:32:36 AM

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

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Wraith
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:24:00 PM
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This is a pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting MW3 to have 32 players. The new maps better be good.

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SmokeyPSD
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:32:20 PM
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Wow, how revolutionary...

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Qubex
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:46:19 PM

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

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Mog
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 1:38:53 AM

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)

:)

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FM23
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 12:27:51 AM
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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.

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SmokeyPSD
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 5:21:04 AM

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.

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wackazoa
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:19:36 AM

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 ?

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FM23
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:59:22 AM

@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.

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FM23
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:59:49 AM

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

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 1:07:18 AM
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Oh goodie!! Now I can die every second rather than every 3 seconds!!

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 2:02:14 AM
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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?

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Beamboom
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 2:08:38 AM

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.


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___________
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 3:47:56 AM
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me thinks someone needs to lay off the strong cheese at night!

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Godslim
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 5:07:43 AM
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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

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nath08
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 6:50:45 AM
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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!

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TrophyHunter
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 8:30:26 AM

Yes, Battlefield will be so much better

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TrophyHunter
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 8:29:29 AM
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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.

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Kingharris
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 9:10:54 AM
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Lol, 32 people, Activision? Dont think so.

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___________
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:12:36 AM
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can we please have ONE article where MW3 is mentioned and BF3 is not?
seriously, this is getting ridiculous!

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TrophyHunter
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 11:43:35 AM

No, definitely we can't.

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Bloodysilence19
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 11:08:53 AM
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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.

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johnld
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 2:57:14 PM
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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/"bad@$$" 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.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 4:43:59 PM

I feel you! As I put it...little boys shouldn't be playing big boy games :P

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 4:43:16 PM
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I don't care if its 32,16,8, or even 4! Just fix the fudgin exploits! Every single CoD? Really?

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 9:51:27 PM
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Still not enough to make me buy Modern Warfare 3, and I'm a big CoD fan.

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DarthSayver21
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:49:32 PM
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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.

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Nas Is Like
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 12:33:03 AM
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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.

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