While we still cry every year to see a true co-op mode in the Call of Duty franchise de jour, you know – one in the actual campaign – we still enjoy the offerings the franchise gives us whether it’s a zombies or a Spec-Ops mode. This year Modern Warfare 3 is delivering the latter – though its a souped up version of the two player co-op mode we saw in Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 3 will still offer Spec-Ops missions, slices of the campaign missions playable for two players either locally or online in co-op – but the game has also added a survival mode to the mix to add some variety.
I jumped into a session with a developer that was on a map based on a multiplayer versus map. In it was a huge radar dome and an abandoned building. It was easy to see a few areas that would make good defensive positions. It was a bit of a cheat – but the developer knew where we should set up shop, in a remote corner with two entrances to filter enemies through.