GN Original Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Breakdown

By Published July 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm
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After seeing the multiplayer teaser for Modern Warfare 2, GN took a closer look at all of the elements in the trailer, then analyzed them for your drooling!  So get pumped for the new factions, weapons, and achievements that we have unveiled!  

 

 

 

You can read some of our notes from the video below, just in case that wasn't enough:

Core Elements

"Be the gunner of an AC130" - Players are able to actually aim their kill streak bonus
Unlock the AC130 by achieving an 11 kill streak
Play as the rangers, marines (?), opposing forces, or... the soviets?!
At 0:25, there is a chopper in the background that is undamaged.  Is it possible to fly these?
At 0:35, the mini-map/radar is fuzzed out.  Possibly a new radar jammer?
At 0:36, it is apparent that some new guns have functional radars attached.
An AT4 rocket lawn chair has been added, with the ability to lock-on to vehicles (0:39)
Immediately after this, the Helicopter/Gun Ship releases flares to negate the missile.
At 0:47, it is obvious that a player in the server is in a helicopter or plane
-this vehicle has thermal vision and two different weapons.
Semtex plastic explosives added (1:17)

UI upgrades 

A compass has been added to the bottom right corner
In the bottom right, next to the radar, you can see which kill streak items you have - UAVs, Air Strikes, etc.
Achievements unlocked while in the game now have a description of what that achievement was for while in game.
The bottom left now cycles through winning/losing and game mode

Achievements

Buzzkill has been added.  "Stopped enemy short of a killstreak. (+100)"  
As seen with our buddy FOURZEROTWO (the IW blogger), Stuck "You stuck an enemy with Semtex!"
Payback! "You've taken revenge (+200)"

 

Last modified on July 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm
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