Modern Warfare 3’s Best New Features

Here is Just Push Start’s list of the best new features to be in Modern Warfare 3 that have been revealed so far. The list has some incredible features, from new modes to things that will help the game stay problem free, that will make many gamers jump with joy at the prospects. So here are the best new features in Modern Warfare 3:


Survival mode

The feature many thought was missing from Modern Warfare 2 was a form of the fan favourite Zombie mode. While that won’t be in Modern Warfare 3 Survival mode will be which draws on the same constant survival gameplay as Zombies. Spec Ops Survival mode will be a wave survival mode set on all of games multiplayer maps. This will be another section for players to enjoy when they get the game and with the success of Zombie mode, it is certainly a feature to look forward to.

Killstreaks redone

One thing a lot of people found they didn’t like in Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward’s last Call of Duty title, was the killstreaks system. Black Ops went some way to improving on the killstreak system by making killstreak reward kills not help the player towards new rewards but it still didn’t feel perfect. Robert Bowling the Creative Strategist at IW has recently announced that the team has ”changed the entire way the killstreak system works”. While no details have been revealed a change to the old system will be a refreshing feature for all Call of Duty players.

Removed annoyances

Modern Warfare 2 had a few features that made many players annoyed the top example was Commando, the knife lunging Perk. Blacks Ops constantly had guns and perks being tweaked and nerfed but it seems Infinity Ward are topping that by removing things that players hate.

Bowling revealed via Reddit that MW3 won’t have OMA, Commando, Overpowered Explosives, Nukes, Last Stand aka Second Chance perk. With overpowered and annoying features gone players skill will now be more apparent and this can only be a good thing.

Two scopes

One thing revealed in the “Black Tuesday” mission gameplay was the ability to have two scopes on the same weapon. The screenshot above shows the gun with the two attachments a red dot sight and a scope. With a quick flip the character was able to add or remove the scope in front of the guns red dot allowing for pinpoint accuracy at both ranges. The amount of times when playing a player wants more or less of a scope this feature will be not only helpful but really welcomed by many.

Quickscoping is back

While it is apparently still “changing at this stage“ Bowling has stated that “Currently, you can still quick scope in Modern Warfare 3”. While many were happy to see the back of Quickscoping it also put a big section of the community off the game. To me if someone can hit me with a sniper from the close range they were on MW2 before I manage to kill them with an automatic weapon, well done to them. This is the reason it’s good that the feature is back as the whole community will be able to play and enjoy the game in the way they want.

More post-release support

While some of MW2’s game breaking glitches were eventually fixed it took Infinity Ward some time to sort the problems out but for Modern Warfare 3 the team is aiming to “extend our post launch support”. MW3 will also benefit from the ‘hot fix’ updates that Treyarch brought in for Black Ops which will allow small fixes to be added without the need for a full downloadable patch. The combination of more support and the hot fix feature will result in a game that has its problems fixed faster as less content will have to undergo Sony and Microsoft’s certification processes.

Overall it seems Infinity Ward has seen the mistakes they made with Modern Warfare 2 and fixed them as well as taken ideas created by Treyarch and improved upon them. Hopefully other features such as a fully working Theatre mode, new attachments and dare I say it dedicated servers head Modern Warfare 3’s way but even with what has already been announced it is definitely a game to get excited about!


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  1. Alexander Anonymous
    July 2, 2011, 2:14 PM

    I hope that MW3’s campaign will amaze me as much as COD4’s did! From the 2 missions that were shown at E3, it doesn’t look like it will…

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  2. mendochef
    July 2, 2011, 6:05 PM

    Now that quickscoping is back for sure I really won’t be buying this game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. monopolyman
    July 2, 2011, 8:22 PM

    You guys clearly have’nt seen the Battlefield 3 fault line Trailers.

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  4. agrowarrior
    July 2, 2011, 10:22 PM

    Thank god quickscoping is back. I loved it in mw2. Also it’s a good thing one man army is back. You guy’s are just complaining because your addicted to black ops. Give infinity ward another chance. I mean, haven’t you ever played COD 4? Plus these are only the announced features, i’m sure infinity ward has a lot of new things coming our way, that’s why I’m making sure I get this game pre-ordered.

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  5. redo
    July 2, 2011, 11:02 PM

    they say that they removed all the annoying things, but they didn’t remove noob tubing. thats pretty pathetic, better buy battlefield 3.

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  6. CB
    July 3, 2011, 12:13 AM

    If games were cars, Infinity Ward is basically offering us the same Camry that we bought in 2007. “Look, we fixed the AC and put rims on it!” Great, but it’s still a Camry… Meanwhile, DICE is offering us this

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  7. pat
    July 3, 2011, 1:16 AM

    The absolute most annoying thing in MW2 was quickscoping. It ruins the authentic battle-feel of the game, and it was perhaps the most abused aspect of the MW2, more than any of the perks. Eventually practically everyone was using an intervention on every damn map and it was f***ing retarded. If they don’t disable it for sniper rifles then I might abondon the COD series for Battlefield.

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  8. Chris in DC
    July 3, 2011, 1:36 AM

    If they want to fix COD they need to either remove killstreaks all together or do something like in MOH where killstreaks are earned through points. This will make people focus more on team play, especially in team based objective game modes…

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  9. xVIDAx
    July 3, 2011, 2:27 AM

    ”Quickscoping is back”

    What a joke.

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  10. Techno
    July 3, 2011, 2:32 AM

    If they use VAC then this game is already a failure as it already has cheats made for it.

    If they use the IWNet system again on the pc version then the game is a failure you have to use Dedicated Servers for the pc.

    As far as Battlefield 3 goes I have to say it looks amazing and a real “F*** You” to Treyarch and Infinity Ward.

    Battlefield 3 looks like it is taking the best bits from Call Of Duty and Battlefield games and mixing them together to make by far the best game out of them all.

    At least this time round the console gamers with Battlefield 3 are going to realise how annoying it is to have a stripped down version of a game, just like pc gamers have had for the last few years because the developers would rather cater to the cash cow that is the consoles, meaning pc gamers who have just spent a fortune on there pc for a new game feel let down because the new game doesn’t use there new hardware fully, Battlefield 3 is changing that thank fully.

    As for the perks etc and kill steaks etc just get rid of the lot of them then you will see who the best players are, like in the old days of Quake and Unreal Tournament and also the original Call Of Duty games, it took skill to win a match on them games now it’s just a camp fest.

    I simply cannot call this new Call Of Duty game anything but “Call Of Duty Modern Cheating 3” since the developers can’t be bothered to use a decent anti cheat system.

    Graphically this game is garbage considering the capabilities of hardware out now but the issue is the consoles can’t show any better graphics and the developers are to lazy and under to short of a time constraint, to actually make it look any better by developing a new engine for the game instead of using a tweaked and modified Quake engine.

    At least EA gave Dice enough time to create a excellent engine for Battlefield 3, and really have thrown the gauntlet down to other developers and Microsoft and Sony by saying “this is what the pc can do, we will write them a full game but consoles can have half the game”

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  11. John
    July 3, 2011, 5:24 AM

    TBH if you get quickscoped it just shows skill from your opponent and lack of accuracy and reflexes from yourself!
    Besides in black ops you get everyone no scoping with the l96a1!
    MW3’s multiplayer will overall be more fun than battlefield!
    You have got to remember that infinity award and mw3 try to bring in some realistic gaming but still keeping the arcade part involved!
    if you want graphics and pure real life movement etc go for battlefield but id warn you to go for the pc version nd not the console!
    If you want decent enough graphics,realistic /Arcade gaming go for cod!

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  12. Techno
    July 3, 2011, 5:44 AM

    Let’s just hope they release a beta for modern cheater 3 so we can see if it is worth buying like Battlefield 3 will have.

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  13. Rick
    July 3, 2011, 8:54 AM

    Techno, the reason call of duty is crap lately, is because of it’s prime development on the Xbox 360, which is way behind technology compared to the ps3 and PC. If COD really cared, they would develop it first on ps3 or PC and then port it to Xbox, but they have a stupid contract.

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  14. mendochef
    July 3, 2011, 10:18 AM


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  15. Monkeyzking
    July 3, 2011, 11:23 AM

    Hater gone be hating. Please do not come to a MW3 post just to complain and bitch and say that your buying BF3.

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  16. Leo
    July 3, 2011, 11:44 AM

    Wow I have never seen so many biased opinions on a site before but this takes the cake

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  17. Constantine
    July 3, 2011, 2:53 PM

    thank god quickscoping is back. i’m sick of aiming at someone with my sniper rifle and not seeing them die. and black ops’ hit detection is absolutely trash. you ADS and it takes a good 5 shots before you start hitting them. utter bull****. and honestly, they need to redesign sight attachments. call of duty is the only game franchise out there where sights make your gun worse 95% of the time, with the exception being red dot on a few guns

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  18. joshua
    July 3, 2011, 6:01 PM

    ahhh…. getting rid of danger close and bringing quick scoping back. Lets make sure not to give an advantage to anyone… right. At least danger close was just a perk. Quick scoping was one of the cheapest, most annoying aspects of MW2!

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  19. Dan Thornton
    July 3, 2011, 7:11 PM

    I don’t know who the ‘majority’ is, but I think my experiences, and those of the guys I play with, is that you’re pretty much wrong on all counts.

    1. We like Spec Ops. We no like Zombie mode.
    2. Killstreaks are something most people enjoy – it’s a big part of the game mechanic, particularly with random crate rewards.
    3. I’ll accept that Last Stand is an annoyance, and I won’t miss Commando, but I’d take both in exchange for removing the N00b Toob, and never, ever, ever including quickscoping in any FPS game ever.

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  20. Cleo
    July 3, 2011, 8:50 PM

    Quickscoping is the most ignorant thing in MW2. Stupid little kids running around shooting at you 2 feet away with a sniper rifle. It takes no skill and ruins the game for everyone else. Sincerly hope they take it out or at least make it like Black Ops. The only other thing they could do with it is make a Quickscoping game, only available in that playlist. It’s old defintely not a best new thing at all!!!

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  21. Pato
    July 3, 2011, 10:22 PM

    1. If you say im not going to get it because they didnt take away Quickscoping, you people are a bunch of pussys. If you dont like it, just shoot him before he shoots you, thats it

    2. If you say im not going to get it because they didnt take away the noob tube, you guys are a bunch of pussys too. its a war game!! every war game has a noob tube in it. EVEN BF3!!

    3.You guys talking all this crap about MW3, you guys are probably going to end up getting MW3 anyways beacause your going to get bored of BF3 in about 2 to 3 months. Please prove me wrong and dont even think about getting MW3.

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  22. Bob
    July 4, 2011, 1:21 AM

    I wont be buying this game if there is quick scoping… lame…

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  23. techno
    July 4, 2011, 6:45 AM

    I won’t be buying it for a few reason’s and until they state otherwise I will still say I am not buying it.

    This info is only a rumour with no actual official statement as far as I know.

    No dedicated servers – Epic Failure

    VAC instead of Punkbuster – Epic Failure

    Same Engine as MW2 and Cod 4 – Mean’s Epic Failure (Thank’s Activision)

    I game on a PC that cost me £2000 I can run any game on maximum setting’s, without my PC a issue now BF3 is actually stress my PC thankfully.

    I honestly have no issues with Quick Scoping other than the annoyance factor of them using a sniper rifle as a assault rifile.

    The only 3 perk’s I hate are Cold Blooded in MW2 Ghost in Black Op’s, Ninja in both games and Martydom in MW2 and previous COD games.

    If they say that there will be Dedicated server’s with a Rcon program then I will consider buying it but not till atleast a month after release.

    I want them to create a new engine and develop for the PC and then strip thing’s out or restrict the abillities of the game, for the consoles because they have out of date hardware both of them.

    The PS3 is not much better than the Xbox but both are absolute garbage compared to a medium or high spec PC.

    Wait till next year and watch what happen’s if Microsoft and Sony don’t announce a new console this year, developers are going to do what Dice have done and develop the game for the PC 1st and then port it to the consoles, so they can take advantage of the hardware in the PC.

    This is what the PC can show now and my pc could easily show that sort of graphic’s in games, the consoles can’t even come close to that as the hardware cannot show it as this video is DirectX 11 graphic’s in the console’s are only DirectX 9.

    Console’s need to be updated, and game developers need to write games for the pc to force the consoles to be updated.

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  24. brandon
    July 4, 2011, 11:01 AM

    you will all end up buying it why else are you reading this article , get over your selves … and if you don’t buy it I don’t think activision or infinity ward will give two shits because millions of other people will

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  25. xSYRUM
    July 4, 2011, 12:27 PM

    I’m confused. People hate campers, right? People hate quickscopers, right? Okay now answer me this. If you want quickscoping gone, then all those quickscopers are going to become campers. Sure, they’ll be using snipers how they’re intended to be used, but the game will be filled with camping snipers. I mean, is that what you want? Quickscoping gives snipers a chance at close range, rather than have them knife and/or use overpowered secondaries (spas-12) on you. Quickscoping is back? I personally don’t mind. Rather have quickscoping than campers.

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  26. Bob
    July 6, 2011, 3:36 PM

    Damn they are alot of haters on COD….. Activison doesnt even care about there comptetion and not even worried about it. EA is making such a big deal and thinking they BF3 goona beat MW3…. Grow up EA u will never beat MW3

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  27. Anthony
    July 6, 2011, 7:48 PM

    i think its funny how people are saying to start it on the PC first and port it to Console. HEY RETARD THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE!!!!! i bet you can’t play a game from now and a game from say 5-6 years ago on the pc because your RAM or Video Card is out dated to the game. if you can play a game from PS2 on the PS3, then start it there.

    if you take away QS then they will camp. THEY CAMP EITHER WAY SO SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! the only reason people quickscope is because they have too shitty aim with a Sniper Rifle and can’t line up a shot for a kill. you wanna kill someone from 2ft away with a sniper??? SHOOT IT FROM THE FUCKING HIP IT DOES THE EXACT SAME THING!

    is it true that Second Chance is used too much, yes. and i actually used it for a time to have a shot at saving my Kill Streak. but if you can actually follow through with your kills, you should know if they are dead or not. if they aren’t, hide behind some cover and wait for him too die. with any luck, someone will come to revive him and you can kill him too.

    i had no problem with nuke. i say get rid of it though, but have something to say “Hey i got a 25 Kill Streak. i’m on top of the world.” have some sort of a reward to give some gratification on doing a job well done.

    I will bet a million dollars that they stick with a noobtube that is too overpowering. it wouldn’t be the first time and it would be the last.

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  28. Ben
    July 8, 2011, 2:43 AM

    >implying commando is more annoying then claymores or dual shotys/g18

    And 2 scopes really like ur gunna have time to remvoe a scope and put another sight on and calibrate it to get ur bz0 in the middle of battle.

    Im not saying this game wont be fun. But after 6 years of the same thing in a different package im pretty sure im not buying this game.
    +BF3 is gunna have tdm mode and 20 times better graphics and its commen out first. I dunno how it will fair on the consoles but i got a nice gamin pc so im set

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  29. Tom
    July 8, 2011, 11:28 AM

    Every year people say i’m not going to buy this bla bla, but they always end up doing.

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  30. George
    July 11, 2011, 8:19 AM

    If you want the graphics and all things to be realistic, go outside and hold a gun and then talk about realistic.

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  31. Wilkesyy
    July 11, 2011, 5:55 PM

    Sorry but let’s get this straight people are crying about quickscoping but if you read what the post said and what 402 has said a million times it can easily be changed and they are contemplating taking it out. Also Noobtubes have been changed completely and 402 has said that they are now only a sidearm they aren’t powerful enough to win a game using which I’m thinking in core it’s gonna be like Cod 4 but even better where unless it’s at their feet it doesn’t kill them so stop whining like little bitches and just wait and see all of you will have it pre-ordered after the first MP revealer!

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  32. KnifeGame
    July 13, 2011, 12:42 AM

    No Commando? How could you?! That’s terrible! Knifing is what I do. It’s not like I’m invincible. It requires skill and a quick thinking mind. It’s playing speedchess. It’s running on all those campers out there and going Jason Vorhees on em. It’s being the hunter…don’t you do this to me!

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  33. SEIF
    July 13, 2011, 6:58 PM

    i think i will buy both games when they come out i mean both are awesome but i like cod more than bf and overall i am a quickscoper in mw2 and a pro in battlefield but come on guys i think that quickscoping is style and needs some work to get it done right i love quickscoping.add me on psn adiga-cheezo

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  34. Craig
    July 13, 2011, 8:11 PM

    quickscoping rules! end of

    black ops is crap

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  35. Tyler
    July 14, 2011, 11:50 PM

    I cant wait to play survival mode thatsgoin to be awesome and quikscoping is no big deal You can your shots off before him if you have skill.

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  36. Ed
    August 1, 2011, 4:55 PM

    Hey knife game, apparently it won’t be a one shot knife to the chest, and the knife could possibly be a weapon that you are required to take out.

    Wilkessy, i never pre order games unless i have tried them hands on in a beta of some sort so no trailer can persuade me to buy this game

    All in all i could possibly buy this game but only after i have tried it and talked about it with a close friend who has it. The main problem i have with quickscoping/no scoping is the ability to seemingly be accurate over long distances, yet if i ever get into a situation where my barrel is in somebodies chest at close range i can’t hit them.

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  37. jakob
    August 8, 2011, 4:09 AM

    Well i have no problem with quickscoper’s but i do have a big problem is that they make billions on cod and yet no game has yet to have dedicated serevers i would so buy mw3 if i knew that the connections were fixed unlike black ops

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  38. Scott
    November 3, 2011, 11:20 PM

    personally, i think they should bring a game mode out specifically for quick-scoping, would mean alot less moaning and complaining and less twats in game play.

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  39. Dan
    November 4, 2011, 11:58 PM

    I hate quick-scoping. Having someone take 3-4 hits then kill you with one shot, despite you having been quicker and better e.g. flanking, distraction tactics, just plain sucks.

    That’s why I play hardcore. Hardcore COD rocks. Looking forward to it on my pre-ordered MW3. If people care about the game so much as to get into these heated arguments about it then it must be good.

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  40. Dan
    November 5, 2011, 12:03 AM

    Forgot to mention:

    Current technology isn’t up to accurate sniping simulation – the maps would need to be so big that they’d take at least several minutes to run across. Maybe a high-spec PC could handle it but a PS3 has to make do with 256MB RAM – it’s just not good enough. Whatever they do with the sniper rifles is going to be a compromise of some sort.

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