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.