New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 gameplay modes added

Title update addresses host disadvantage and lag compensation.

Infinity Ward has added new gameplay modes to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Drop Zone launches this weekend. Hardcore Ricochet and Hardcore HQ Ricochet go live on the public playlist today.

Infinity Ward has also added Community Playlists. "This is where we will add popular or unique private match modes to the public playlists, so you can start ranking up on them!" Robert Bowling said on the Call of Duty forum.

The new modes are explained below.

Drop Zone:

Get to the drop zone to earn points, the first team to 7500 points wins the round, but that's not all. As long as the Drop Zone is occupied, a care package will drop every 15 seconds, which ever team has the most members in the drop zone at that point "owns" the care package, but anyone can steal it. This is the only way to earn air support in this mode, all other pointstreaks are disabled. You'll earn 20 points per team member, for every second they're in the drop zone plus 20 XP individually for your time spent in the zone. Kills are worth 50 XP in this mode.

Custom Settings: Pointstreaks (besides those obtained through in-game care packages) are disabled.

Hardcore HQ Ricochet:

We'll be adding Hardcore Headquarters to the Hardcore Team Tactical playlist.

Hardcore Ricochet:

We'll be converting all Hardcore modes to Ricochet variant as a response to team killing. This means, any friendly fire, is applied to the attacker, rather than the victim. So choose your shots wisely and any attempt to team kill will simply kill yourself.

Meanwhile, Bowling said a title update will be added today which addresses host disadvantage and lag compensation.

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