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Glitchers Flown Out By Acti To Test Modern Warfare 3

Felix Kemp
Glitches, Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 | PC | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360

Glitchers Flown Out By Acti To Test Modern Warfare 3

If you're a long time Call of Duty fan, you'll remember the early days of Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer. Being shot at from underneath the map; players flying in the sky; dual-wield shotguns with a thirty-foot range! It was a mess, as intrepid players discovered more and more glitches to exploit that Infinity Ward had either overlooked or ignored. They're looking to make amends with Modern Warfare 3, however, by inviting a bunch of notorious glitchers to their Californian offices to stress-test the current build.

mapMonkeys, a band of players dedicated to snuffing out each and every glitch in a variety of shooters, namely Call of Duty, informed their fanbase that Activision is flying them out to California on Sunday the 10th of July to get hands-on with Modern Warfare 3 and identify potential glitches to then be removed. This isn't the first time they've been called upon; mapMonkeys tested World at War and MW2, as well, but reveal the three day limit imposed simply wasn't long enough.

"This time, Infinity Ward is keeping us there an entire week," they explain, "so we can find more bugs and glitches than ever before!" A great opportunity, no doubt; but why is a faction dedicated to glitching helping a developer remove all potential glitches? "I know this goes against mapMonkeys since we thrive off of finding and sharing glitches with each other, but this is an amazing opportunity we can't pass up," they confessed in a forum post. "I hope you're as excited as I am about this and I can't wait to share my opinion about the game with you."

We're glad mapMonkeys have been enlisted to ensure as smooth a launch as possible for MW3. It's Call of Duty's toughest year yet, with renewed competition and the threat of franchise fatigue staring it dead in the face. It needs to be good. [mapMonkeys]

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theslickmeister  Jul. 12, 2011 at 08:18

"...I can't wait to share my opinion about the game with you." lol, good luck with that, you'll be NDA'd up the wazoo! :)

Late  Jul. 12, 2011 at 11:17

"I hope you're as excited as I am about this..."
Seems a little unlikely that their fellow glitchers will be as excited about these guys getting a free holiday and early beta play as they are. ;)

Tis good news for the rest of us, though, that IW appear to be doing all they can to eliminate these problems before the game comes out. I just hope they move quickly to repair other glitches as and when they're discovered after release - it's inevitable that some will slip through.
Treyarch seem to patch problems a LOT faster than IW, in my experience.

Rather than just getting mapMonkeys in to find any problems, though, my preferred option would be for IW/Treyarch to get everyone who glitches to come to an early beta session. (Okay, it might be hard to locate them all, but loads will come outta the woodwork when they hear there's a free holiday in it for them.) Get them to test the hell outta it. Then assassinate them all. (Not bothered how. A bomb on their transport? Firing squad? Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure, right?) I appreciate that's possibly a tad heavy handed, with questionable legal and moral footing - but it's the only way they'll learn to play fair...

Last edited by Late, Jul. 12, 2011 at 11:21


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