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Modern Warfare 3: Camping is inevitable, despite Infinity Ward’s efforts

We have some pleasing news to bring you now, especially to those who are planning to pick up Modern Warfare 3 in a few months time. It has just been confirmed that Infinity Ward are taking steps to ensure that camping tactics are eliminated from the game as much as possible.

How can they manage this you ask? Well if you remember Modern Warfare 2, you’ll remember that each map had favorite points, or ‘hotspots’ to call them by their proper name. These hotspots were locations in the map that players used to reside in more times than not shall we say, and Infinity Ward has clearly noticed this and decided that this specific area needs to be addressed for Modern Warfare 3.

Infinity Ward’s community manager Robert Bowling has been speaking in a recent interview with gaming site Kotaku, explaining how each map in Modern Warfare 3 will only have five ‘hotspots’, effectively decreasing the chance of gamers camping in a certain spot all the time. Put in simpler terms, players will now have less places to hide in all maps featured in multiplayer, and Robert Bowling elaborated on this further.

Here’s a portion of his interview with Kotaku which is particularly interesting for those who cannot stand campers in Call of Duty:

“It simplifies it so that the less skilled player has less to think about.What happens when you have more is that the professional guys are using that spot that is either difficult to get to. … There’s fewer places to hide, which discourages the more camper mentality that seemed to emerge in the map design of Modern Warfare 2.”

Obviously, that’s very refreshing news to hear as there is nothing more frustrating than trying to take out a player who insists on staying in the same spot every single time. Hopefully Infinity Ward mean business this time and are really making an effort in clamping it out in Modern Warfare 3, because let’s face it – it wasn’t good enough in Modern Warfare 2 and it was the sole cause in making a few gamers change their opinions on the franchise.

We won’t know the exact nature of their multiplayer changes until Activision release the game on November 8th, so we have a while to wait just yet. In the meantime, give us your thoughts on this debate. Are you fed up with the current camping mentality in Call of Duty at the moment? How optimistic should we be on Infinity Ward’s chances of eliminating it from the game completely with their five hotspots per map tactics.

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