Artificial Continuum

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Last weekend, infamous Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward released a new game update, supposedly in correspondence with the latest Resurgence map pack*. As minor as it sounds, this update (for most people) is going to be a pretty big deal: while Commando is still in the game, two new playlists have been added named "Barebones Pro" and "Objective Barebones Pro." Before any of you hardcore gamers jump out of your pants thinking they are true barebones, allow me to inform you that Infinity Ward's definition of barebones is simply no killstreak rewards. Barebones Pro is a mix of 8-person TDM and FFA, and the Objective Barebones is a mix of all objective game types (Domination, CTF, Demolition, and HQ Pro). These playlists both allow Xbox Live Party chat. In addition, Capture the Flag and Mosh Pit playlists have been removed to fit this update.

No killstreak rewards will definitely be a nice change of pace, but be sure to expect more hardcore (therefore more formidable) opponents on the battlefield.

*Because the Resurgence map pack hasn't released on the PS3 yet, PS3 users have yet to see this update.


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