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Modern Warfare 3 Update Adds New Public Playlists

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

When you log in to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 you might notice an update.  Today, Infinity Ward updated the playlists on Modern Warfare 3 to introduce some new game modes as well as change up some existing ones.  These new modes include "Drop Zone", "Hardcore HQ Ricochet", and "Hardcore Ricochet".

The addition of Community Playlists is where they added popular or unique private match modes to the public playlists, so you can start ranking up on them.  Below are the first playlist changes for Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer.

Drop Zone

Get to the drop zone to earn points, the first team to 7500 points wins the round, but thats not all. As long as the Drop Zone is occupied, a care package will drop every 15 seconds, which ever team has the most members in the drop zone at that point "owns" the care package, but anyone can steal it. This is the only way to earn air support in this mode, all other pointstreaks are disabled. You'll earn 20 points per team member, for every second they're in the drop zone plus 20 XP individually for your time spent in the zone. Kills are worth 50 XP in this mode.
 
Custom Settings: Pointstreaks (besides those obtained through in-game care packages) are disabled.

Hardcore HQ Ricochet

We'll be adding Hardcore Headquarters to the Hardcore Team Tactical playlist.

Hardcore Ricochet

We'll be converting all Hardcore modes to Ricochet variant as a response to team killing. This means, any friendly fire, is applied to the attacker, rather than the victim. So choose your shots wisely and any attempt to team kill will simply kill yourself.

In addition to playlists, the update today addresses "Host Disadvantage" and "Lag Compensation"

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