Sledgehammer Games’ Response to Modern Warfare 3’s Launch Issues
Sledgehammer Games recently issued a critical update for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” addressing key issues that players encountered when switching between Modern Warfare 3 and its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2. This move came on the heels of the massive day-one patch released for Modern Warfare 3, which was aimed at correcting a range of performance issues and bugs.
The Hurdles of Modern Warfare 3’s Debut
The launch of “Modern Warfare 3” was far from smooth. Players were quick to voice their disappointment with the short and underwhelming single-player campaign. More problematic, however, were the various performance issues in multiplayer mode, necessitating a substantial 51 GB patch on the first day. While this patch brought new content for “Modern Warfare 3’s” zombies mode and updates for “Call of Duty: Warzone” and “Modern Warfare 2,” it did not address the difficulties players experienced when transitioning back to “Modern Warfare 2.”
The Complications of Activision’s Consolidation Decision
Due to Activision’s decision to consolidate all Call of Duty titles under “Modern Warfare 2,” PC players found themselves unable to launch “Modern Warfare 3” without first opening “Modern Warfare 2.” This issue led to significant frustration among the gaming community, with many facing extended load times and crashes, particularly when accessing the Weapons tab after cross-launching from “Modern Warfare 3.”
The Latest Update: A Step Towards Resolution
Sledgehammer Games’ recent update, announced via Twitter, aims to alleviate these specific issues. The update focuses on reducing load times when switching to “Modern Warfare 2” from “Modern Warfare 3” and fixing the crash issue related to the Weapons tab. This development is especially crucial for PC gamers, who have faced load times ranging from 70 to 90 seconds, with the potential for even longer waits depending on their hardware.
Community Feedback and Ongoing Issues
Following Sledgehammer’s Twitter announcement, the “Modern Warfare 3” community has seized the opportunity to highlight other persistent issues within the game. Players are calling for fixes to problems such as tactical sprint after sliding, inaccurate sights, and a zoomed-out field of view when aiming down sights. While the day-one patch and the temporary removal of certain Hardpoint maps due to spawning issues mark a beginning, the community eagerly awaits further resolutions from Sledgehammer Games.
We’ve released a small update that contains the following bug fixes:
• Fixed an issue where loading into MW2 from MW3 could result in longer load times than intended
• Fixed an issue that could cause a crash when entering the Weapons tab when cross-launching…
— Call of Duty Updates (@CODUpdates) November 10, 2023
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” (2023): Continuing Captain Price’s Saga
Set to release on November 10, 2023, Activision’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″ (2023) promises to continue the captivating story of Captain Price from the 2019 and 2022 games. Available on platforms including PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS4, and Xbox One, this title, developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision, is expected to bring new dimensions to the Call of Duty franchise.
As players navigate the evolving landscape of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” the anticipation for more updates and improvements remains high. The gaming community is keenly watching Sledgehammer Games, hoping for a smoother gaming experience that lives up to the Call of Duty legacy.