• Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Q&A

    Few hours away from the Battlefield 3 launch, Over at the Infinity Ward, They have released a Q&A for there upcoming gaming. Modern Warfare 3 looks promising. Can't wait to see how it will turn out!

    Lobby System
    Matchmaking with a Party
    Matchmaking for Public Games
    Steam Integration (Friends List, Server Browser,Achievements, Join on Friends)

    While combining it with your favorite features from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare:

    Dedicated Servers (Join your favorite or set up your own,without any 3rd party hosting requirements)
    In-game Server Browser that allows you to filter by ping, map, gametype, hardcore, voice, password, and more.

    In addition, we're supporting PC specific features that give you even more control over your experience like RCON, Custom Game Saving, NoGFX / Audio Card Requirement on DS.exe, Voice Chat, and SSAO.

    Beyond that, we know our PC audience has sent in a ton of questions to us via @fourzerotwo, Sledgehammer Games’s QotW, and to the forums and wanted to knock out someof the most asked questions in a quick and easy FAQ so that you can make a fulland informed decision when pre-ordering Modern Warfare 3.

    Does the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 support the same Private Match options?

    Yes! PC players can fully customize their private / dedicated server games through full control over Class Restrictions, Custom Gamemode creation, access to unique private match modes like One in the Chamber,Gun Game, and Infected, as well as save their custom games for future use.

    Will Modern Warfare 3 have Dedicated Servers?

    Yes! Modern Warfare 3 supported matchmaking as well as Dedicated Servers, allowing players to find and filter via an in-game server browser or set-up their own Dedicated Server for complete control, without being restricted by any 3rd party hosting requirements. If looking for a Dedicated Server to join, if you choose not to set up your own, you can filter and favorite by Ping, Map, Gametype, Hardcore Variants, Voice, Password, and many other options.

    Are Dedicated Servers Ranked or UnRanked?

    Only matchmaking to public games are Ranked (meaning, you have to rank up to unlock weapons to rank on the leaderboards), choosing to play on a Dedicated Server is UnRanked. Meaning unlocks are completely controlled by the Server Admin. They can choose to unlock everything or limit class restrictions to whatever they like to fully customize the experience. You do not have to rank up in Public games to have access to weapons in Dedicated Servers, you have complete control over what is unlocked for you in a Unranked Dedicated Server.

    Will MW3 on PC have unique graphic options available?

    Yes! You have a lot of graphic options, including enablingand disabling of new rendering features such as SSAO, you'll also be able to modify DOF, Shadows, Anti-Aliasing, Texture Resolution and more.

    Will Remote Console (RCON) be available to server admins?

    Yes! You'll be able to admin your server using RCON. We'll support all things you'd expect, such as Kicking & Banning players, map rotation, private chat to players, reloading the map, and more.

    Does Modern Warfare 3 on PC support an in-game Server Browser? Can you also use matchmaking?

    Yes! In addition to the public matchmaking system for finding Ranked public games, you can use the in-game server browser to find and favorite unranked Dedicated Servers to join, which can be filtered by a number of options mentioned above.

    How is Modern Warfare 3 on PC handling anti-cheat?

    Security is a major focus for Modern Warfare 3, especially coming out of Modern Warfare 2. We will be utilizing multiple methods of Anti-cheat and Security methods, including Steam's VAC system, CEG, and our own propriety methods implemented to provide multiple layers of defense in keeping online multiplayer fun, fair, and secure for all players without limiting the control they expect on PC.

    Will Modern Warfare 3 on PC support STEAM?

    Yes! MW3 is fully integrated with Steamworks, including the Steam Friends List (in addition to the in-game friends list), Steam Server Browser (in addition to the in-game one), Steam Achievements, and the ability to join friends matches.

    Will Spec Ops have matchmaking on PC?
    Yes! As well as Spec Ops specific leaderboards and a full progressive ranking system.

    What is the Maxplayer count for Modern Warfare 3 on PC?

    Currently it is 18 players max (in Ground War) but it may increase post launch.

    Will Modern Warfare 3 on PC have LAN support?


    What is the overall design philosophy regarding PC? How is IW/SH providing for the unique needs of PC players?

    We value the PC player and have gone to great lengths inproviding a more rich experience for our players. We keep our ear near the ground and try todeliver items most requested. The big feature for MW3 we are supporting is Dedicated Servers, this includes a serverbrowser, voting, RCON, and more. Also we’ve implemented some PC only rendering features including SSAO. Lastly we are embracing the STEAM platform by integrating fully with Steam including friends list, STEAM achievements.

    How is the game being optimized for PC hardware?

    We do wide testing across all tiers of PC, in our office wehave an old minspec machine that receives just as much care as our top tier PC. We’ve also engaged the hardware manufactures for wider compatibility testing for us to ensure an optimized bug free launch.

    Can we set our max FPS?

    No. Setting Max FPS is not a user controllable option.

    Will 'lean' be in the game?

    No. We chose to keep lean out of the game to keep the gameplay experience universal across all platforms. This was a gameplay design decision.

    Will there be Modtools for Modern Warfare 3 on PC?

    Mod Tools will not be shipped at launch. As always we are continually evaluating features to support post launch and this is one requiring further discussion.

    What is the MinimumSpecs for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on PC?

    OS: Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7
    Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X38750 processor or better
    Memory: 16 GB free hard drive space / 2GB RAM
    Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better 256 MB NVIDIA®GeForce™ 8600GT / ATI® Radeon™ X1950 or better
    Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0C or later
    Special thanks to IW for doing this Q&A. You can see the full thread here

    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Enad's Avatar
      Enad -
      Ooooh a Modern Warfare 3 Article!

      It seems they are putting more work into the PC version with MW3, but the whole dedicated server things is kind of a hoax, only un-ranked servers are dedicated, ranked are handeled by IWNet or whatever it's called. -_-

      Regardless, I'm going to buy it soon. I'm sure the SP will be fun, and coop aswell.
    1. Jester's Avatar
      Jester -
      Wow. So MW3 finally restores things that have been considered standards for years.
    1. BabyBalla's Avatar
      BabyBalla -
      Yes! I was shocked when i read it. As much as i wanna buy it. it wont be too much 'better' then cod4
    1. Enad's Avatar
      Enad -
      It even has Lan and 'proper' dedicated servers(with an ingame server browser), both which Bf3 doesn't have. Not that lan matters to me much, but it is a PC feature than MW3 has over BF3. Plus Battlelog is a joke, right now I'd take MW3 over BF3 just so I don't have to put up with the awful battlelog.

      But hopefully MW3s campaign is longer than usual and is just as good as CoD 4's. MW2s was good aswell so I have high hopes.
    1. strudinox's Avatar
      strudinox -
      Yeah i'm hoping for a bit longer of a campaign too. I still haven't decided if I'm getting this yet or not.