Modern Warfare 2's Third Person Mode Is No Rumour

That footage of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 being played in the third person? Totally legit. The external camera view, a surprise late addition from Infinity Ward, is limited to the game's multiplayer mode. How limited? IW explains.

"3rd Person is a new playlist mode in Multiplayer," says Infinity Ward's creative strategist Robert Bowling. "So you can play your favourite playlists [or]gametypes, like Team Deathmatch just standard, or in Hardcore mode ([with]limited HUD and increased bullet damage) or in the new 3rd Person mode, which means you and everyone in the game is in 3rd person."

That's right. Everyone will be playing in third person mode in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer games of that type, games clearly labelled as such, ensuring a level playing field, says Bowling.

"When you're in a 3rd Person playlist you can't toggle in and out, you're always in 3rd person," he says, adding "You can't toggle 3rd person view on or off in a standard gametype either, people in 3rd person can't play with people in 1st person, they're entirely different game modes. This is just another way to play the game."

"Also, 3rd person, 3rd person, 3rd person," Bowling summarised, which, when you think about it, makes a lot of sense.


    to bad they shot em selve in the foot with the lack of dedicated server support (i know this is a mammoth games people, will buy it anyway) i knew infinity ward and Craptivision would find some way frack it all up

    Add in "$us89.99 on steam lol" for extra 'fuck you' effect.

      You can get a physical copy online for 61$aus

      If you do some fooling around and change ur purchase settings on steam u can buy it from the UK or US for aprox 60-70 AUS something like that

    Well, everyone would probably use it anyway. The ability to see around corners will make it very luck based as to who plays hide and seek

    Who gives a crap? No-one's gonna play 3rd person on PC. It'll be dead.

    Just another step towards MW3, a gears of war 3rd person shooter clone exclusive to console.


    Hey guys, c'mon! This added feature DOES make up for them shitting on you PC players and the price.


    So, now they're trying to make MW2 more like Uncharted and Gears of War?

    What the hell is the brains trust at IW doing? Is Activision interfering in this? This is bizarre.

    Seriously with the amount of shit added to this game has fucked it up. I don't mind the idea of 3rd person but I think it's just a stupid feature to add to a fps and still doesn't make of for lack of dedicated server.

    "when you think about it, makes a lot of sense."
    ... no it doesn't?

    This will be pointless without a cover system

    Damn people whinge too much. I bet you most people having a sook about this game will buy it.

    I know I am.

    mambodog - Sarcasm much? Doy.

    So: Normal, Hardcore (HC), Thirdperson
    With options of Friendly Fire on/off (FF+/-)

    Then extra game modes.. lots to do.
    But unfortunately, not on a dedicated server.

    163K and counting:

    Bad. Its turning CoD into shitty gears of war D':
    I HATE that game.

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