Sledgehammer Games plan to test non-disbanding lobbies in future MW3 update

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While Modern Warfare 3 has yet to receive its Season 1 update, the devs are already planning to implement some highly requested features like non-disbanding lobbies.

Sledgehammer Games are known to be a vocal dev studio when it comes to Call of Duty titles, often engaging with the player base to pinpoint various tweaks and changes. This remains true for Modern Warfare 3 as the devs hosted a Reddit AMA on November 20, 2023.

Modern Warfare 3 arrived on November 10, 2023, and despite it only being around for a few weeks, the devs have plans to make major tweaks based on player feedback. After launch, the devs revealed the Experimental Playlist concept in MW3. This playlist will allow the devs and players to test various changes before officially implementing them.

During the AMA, the devs revealed plans to nerf the controversial “Groot skin,” the possibility of looping Killstreaks, the return of classic weapons, and most importantly, they teased plans to test non-disbanding lobbies.

The inclusion of non-disbanding lobbies is a classic CoD feature that players have been calling to return for a few years now. While other studios haven’t addressed players’ wishes to see the feature return, it seems Sledgehammer Games are open to testing it in preparation for a highly anticipated arrival.

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Players in the replies to the above post were clearly excited about the news with one saying, “OH MY GOD WE ARE SO F**KING BACK,” and another claiming, “This would go crazy especially in SnD.”

This isn’t the first time that Sledgehammer Games have used community feedback to make changes, as the devs made various changes at launch that players had been calling for. These tweaks included bringing back the classic minimap, map voting, and various movement changes.

MW3 players are hopeful that upcoming updates can further improve the game: “OK now we are heading in the right direction for sure.” However, this didn’t stop players from pointing out their main concern: “They should test out removing SBMM too.”

We’ll let you know if non-disbanding lobbies make their way to the Experimental Playlist.

For more Modern Warfare 3, check out when Ranked Play is expected to arrive, or if Ricochet anti-cheat is active in MW3.

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