Four minutes, two teams, and no respawns. That's the basic description of Medal of Honor's new Clean Sweep mode, available on November 2 as a free download for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, unless you bought the game used.
Clean Sweep is a quick and dirty online mode for Medal of Honor in which two teams compete to kill each other. The catch? Neither team respawns, so when you're dead, you're dead. It's the sort of mode in which heroes are made. As long as one player on your team survives, there's still hope.
The new mode goes live on November 2, packaged with two new maps - Bagram Hangar and Khyber Caves - and redesigned versions of the existing Diwagal Camp and Kabul City Ruins. And it's free, as long as you have an Online Pass.
Part of EA's continuing efforts to lessen the impact the used game market has on its bottom line, the Online Pass is a special code only available in new copies of Medal of Honor. If someone loses that code or buys the game used, a replacement can be purchased from inside the game for $US9.99.
So basically what owners of used copies of Medal of Honor have to ask themselves is if this new multiplayer mode worth the $US9.99? Well is it?