It’s been a long week, but you’ll be pleased to know that the Modern Warfare 3 open beta is back and Call of Duty is introducing some key changes to address PS5 players’ biggest issues ahead of the MW3 beta’s Xbox debut. Well, almost all of them. If you’re finding your MW3 beta spawns frustrating, you’ll be almost equally as annoyed to learn that lead developer Sledgehammer Games isn’t making any changes to them during Weekend Two. It’s not all bad news, though.
If you want to set yourself apart as one of the best competitive FPS games out there, like Modern Warfare 3, one of the most important things you need to get right is the spawning system. It’s something Call of Duty fans always seem to find a reason to complain about, sure, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an important part of keeping modes like Team Deathmatch and Domination balanced; respawn based modes like these are the backbone of Call of Duty’s multiplayer, more often than not. Aside from the minor issue that the MW3 beta is effectively plagued with hackers (at least, it was during Weekend One), the game’s spawn selection system is one area where everyone agrees Sledgehammer Games needs to improve. And, you’ll be pleased to know, that agreement includes Sledgehammer Games.
So, alongside the revelation that the MW3 beta’s best weapon is being hit with a nerf, Sledgehammer Games’ Modern Warfare 3 open beta Weekend Two patch notes reveal that there won’t be any changes to the spawn selection system for the upcoming beta testing period. Wait, what?
As you can see for yourself down below, Sledgehammer Games states that “[the] team is investigating reports of poor spawn selection quality” at the moment; however, it’s not actually introducing any improvements for Weekend Two. Instead, Sledgehammer Games is “making adjustments for launch” – which is something of a silver lining, we suppose.
If you’re planning on jumping into the beta over the weekend, you’ll be pleased to know that all the MW3 weapons available in the beta – bar one – are staying the same. The spawning might be a little off, but at least you’ll have something good to combat any spawn traps you might fall into, right? We have thrown together the best MW3 MCW loadout for you to check out when you drop into one of the several MW3 beta maps available. It’s a fantastic all-rounder and a decent option for anyone getting to grips with the new movement mechanics in place.
We won’t see any adjustments made until the Modern Warfare 3 release date rolls around, but it’s far from a bad thing that Sledgehammer Games is being transparent about this; it’s also important to remember that this is really what the beta is all about. Of course, it’s a great way to get hands on ahead of time with your Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders, but it’s also about ironing out any major issues with the experience ahead of the full launch.
We have already seen Sledgehammer Games make improvements to the enemy visibility, though, and that’s definitely a good thing when you think about how hard it will be to spot someone on one of the Modern Warfare 3 maps like Wasteland.
This MW3 PS5 bundle might be a huge missed opportunity for Call of Duty fans, but there’s still a lot to look forward to here. You can get yourself a free copy of MW3 with this Razer PS5 controller, and we reckon MW3 Zombies is going to be the recovery Call of Duty Zombies desperately needs. You may just want to invest in one of the best PS5 SSD options or best Xbox expansion cards ahead of time. This game is going to be big.