Survival mode detailed for Modern Warfare 3

Friday, 27th May 2011 17:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Survival Mode in Modern Warfare 3 has been detailed, and it comes as part of the Spec Ops mode in the game which unlike MW2, will be playable outside of single-player mode this time out.

According to a post over on USA Today, the Spec Ops mode contains a progressive ranking system, matchmaking, leaderboards, and the above referenced survival mode on the multiplayer maps.

“All that stuff really fleshes out Spec Ops and adds in a lot that we know our fans are going to love, some of the most addictive aspects of Multiplayer,” said Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling.

One map is called Dome, which has waves of enemies coming at you in a “desert radar command bunker,” which looks straight out of the Cold War era. With in-game currency you can purchase a turret to help you out with said waves and attack dogs, some of which are also suicide bombers that explode after you shoot them. Same goes for kamikaze soldiers.

“You definitely have to change up your strategy as the enemy changes up,” Bowling said. “Obviously how you fight the kamakazi dudes is different from how you fight the normal dudes and how you fight a dog is different from a dude and how you fight juggernauts, they are not only big and armored, so they will just brute force come at you. But they each have their own way of being taken out effectively.”

“We have all been challenged. There’s such hard-core players out there in the online community and you hear all the stories about the 8-year-olds, 12 year-olds and 13-year-olds swearing and ruining the experience,” added Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey.

“With Spec Ops, you can really get in there and hone your skills in a more confined environment. I think it’s a little more of an easy entry. I don’t have as much time as I did when I was 20 to be honing my twitch skills, but this certainly gives me a venue to experiment.”

Modern Warfare 3 will deploy on November 8 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Expect to see and hear more of it out of E3.



  1. onlineatron

    Zombies for Modern Warfare then?

    Smart move, uninspired, but smart.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gama_888

    Not zombies then?

    I meant the actual zombie people btw, not the game mode :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    This sounds good!! A horde mode & spec ops? Lovely :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    SpecOps was the best bit of MW2 for me. Though it was already separate from the main SP already wasn’t it?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DSB

    It would be pretty neat to have a sort of tower defence mode where you’re able to upgrade your outpost as you fight.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    Now if the dogs have laser beams attached to their freaking heads I may just be interested.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6, and flying dolphins with bazooka. :D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. theBEAST137

    I never really liked the zombie mode to be honest. I felt like you just used the same strategy over and over and it became boring after a while. I do, however, love both Spec Ops from MW2 as well as Horde from Gears of War 2. The fact that I get both with MW3 just makes me the happiest person on the planet.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. poopoofruits

    a COD tower defense game basically?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. drewbles82

    does that mean survival mode is used on the multiplayer maps, cuz since thats a completely different game type, gives your map packs more use, might actually make it worth getting map packs.

    #10 4 years ago

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