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Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer won’t have destructible environment and players are delighted

Infinity Ward confirmed that destructible environment will not appear in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, and players couldn’t be happier.

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Infinity Ward have dropped destruction as a feature from Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, and fans of the franchise are overjoyed with its exclusion.

Every year the Call of Duty franchise attempts to blend its classic formula with innovative features. Infinity Ward already revealed that a ton of new features will make their way to Modern Warfare 2 including new movement mechanics, newly designed AI, and a new Gunsmith system.

However, not every new element is an immediate success for the franchise, and in the past, we’ve seen players complain about new additions like Vanguard’s destructible environment. Luckily, the devs have confirmed that destruction will not be included in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer.

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Vanguard’s multiplayer hasn’t been the most popular offering the Call of Duty franchise has put forth. Players have been frustrated with some of the game’s features including the destructible environment.

It didn’t take long for Vanguard players to lose patience with the inconsistent physics involved in breaking the destructible environment.

Thankfully, you won’t have to deal with destructible environment in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer mode as Infinity Ward confirmed that the feature would only appear in the game’s campaign.

CoD fans voiced their opinions concerning the announcement on the Modern Warfare 2 subreddit, and the reaction was extremely positive.

Straight away it seems players will not miss the inconsistent feature, “Vanguard’s wooden walls that you could run through were very gimmicky and I am glad they are not back.”

Some offered their thoughts on why the devs came to this decision, “no way the game would run well on last-gen if destruction was a thing in multiplayer with how much they are pushing graphics and gameplay.” With Modern Warfare 2 set to release on last-gen consoles, it makes sense that destruction would be an issue to implement consistently across the board.

The Call of Duty franchise is known for providing high-quality realism in their games, but one player reminds us that while realism is important, some ideas sound better on paper, “destruction is one of those things that sounds great on paper but in execution in a competitive multiplayer game it becomes a nightmare to balance.”

Most players seem genuinely excited to discover what Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer has in store, and if the devs continue to make decisions that streamline gameplay then the sky is the limit.


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