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]