Modern Warfare 3 Vs MW2: AC-130 graphics comparison

By Alan Ng - Oct 11, 2011

We have just told you about an amazing but hilarious vehicle bug in Battlefield 3, but now we switch our focus back to Modern Warfare 3 for the moment. Some new images have popped up, giving fans a possible first glance at the capabilities of the AC-130 support weapon.

If you were a big fan of calling in an AC-130 in Modern Warfare 2, then you’ll be pleased to hear that the relentless air support once again features in Modern Warfare 3. Activision has just released two new screenshots showing the AC-130 in action, but rather than give us a multiplayer preview showing the weapon, we see it instead on the Paris mission during the single-player campaign.

Whatever your feelings may be towards the franchise, you have to say that AC-130 visuals are looking fantastic in the game, especially when you compare it to the same air support in Modern Warfare 2. We have added one screenshot showing the AC-130 on the Paris level below, and also an AC-130 screenshot from Modern Warfare 2 which will give you an idea on Infinity Ward’s graphics improvements.

As you can see, your AC-130 plane will now provide a color overview of the enemies below, which instantly gives you a better visual of what you are aiming for, compared to Modern Warfare 2 which just offered a black and white view and players would just spam the button, alternating between the different cannon fire and rockets in hope of racking up as many kills as possible.

In Modern Warfare 3, it looks like players will have a much clearer sense of control when using the AC-130, which in turn will add to the overall realism of the game and gain Infinity Ward some brownie points for upgrading a feature effectively. Check out the images below and let us know what you think of them.

Was the AC-130 an essential killstreak for you in your quest of getting a nuke on Modern Warfare 2?



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