Infinity Ward teases PC Modern Warfare 2 mod tools

Communications director Robert Bowling says dedicated servers for desktop edition still out, news on official custom maker tools may come soon.

It initially appeared as if Infinity Ward had tripped a claymore among the PC community with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Just a few weeks before launch, the Activision-owned studio announced a console-esque online multiplayer matchmaking service for the PC edition, one that denied desktop gamers the ability to operate dedicated servers or create custom mods.

Infinity Ward may soon deploy PC mod tools.

And while desktop gamers vehemently voiced their opposition to the move, the PC edition of Modern Warfare 2 went on to sell more during its opening week than the original Modern Warfare did on the same platform in total. Still, Infinity Ward appears to be taking steps to appease PC gamers still irate over the issue.

In a post to his Twitter feed, Infinity Ward director of communications Robert Bowling said that while player-run servers are still out, information concerning official mod tools may be forthcoming. "Nothing on dedicated servers, but there may be some mod tools news coming in the future, I'll pass it along once I have it," he wrote.

Beyond his Twitter feed, Bowling noted that more information on the status of Modern Warfare 2, including known issues and in-progress fixes, can be found in a new, currently vacant section of Infinity Ward's forums. For more on Modern Warfare 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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dforeigner
dforeigner

I can't wait for Medal of Honor. Hopefully by then IW will be able to justify the price and the hype by delivering a better game.

Septera
Septera

@ Rudorlf The Controversal mission was the best imo. I still play it every day. Fun as hell. Edit: typo

rann89
rann89

"sell more during its opening week than the original Modern Warfare did on the same platform in total. " Infinity Ward needs to stop spouting this BS. Of course Modern Warfare 2 is going to sell more in the first week than Modern Warfare 1 did. You know why? Because from Modern Warfare 1, Modern Warfare 2 had hype behind it. People expected the first game's accomplishments, not the second game's failures. Modern Warfare 1 didn't sell as much because there was nothing amazing before that, because Infinity Ward was a scrub studio before they got lucky with the perk formula.

prioritymail
prioritymail

I wish consoles could get mod capabilities...

mf1986
mf1986

i was really worried that "no dedicated servers" becomes a standard on PC. but hey Valve is still out there!!! so go to hell IW

AndreasRoeder
AndreasRoeder

Tharkun89, do you even know about all the lack of moderation on servers, really bad servertools and only horrible setups there is? It's not like they're creating a zombiemod for it. Jesus man. But what's the point in mod tools, when there's no dedicated? Anyway, tired of this **** - back to WaW and MW1.

Tharkun89
Tharkun89

and just to throw it out there, i feel like a loser wenever i get on my pc to play a videogame. pc games need a standard. thats why consols will alwase be the best selling and most played.

Tharkun89
Tharkun89

@Annogi im a pc gamer and i think its rediculous that people think they can only enjoy a game by modding it. games are made to enjoy, and especially for a game like modern warfare 2, you dont need to mod it to enjoy it. modding is like myspace and facebook. its for people who are too lazy to do the real thing.

FBIoh3
FBIoh3

No more money from me IW, no more. you lose.

Gruug
Gruug

Two comments. First, MW2 is a very good game...both single player and multiplayer. However, mulitplayer is riddled with people that are using hacks and cheats. Oh, there are plenty that are trying to play legit. But, there are far too many that just don't care to play by the rules and take advantage by purchasing aim-bots and more. If I were Activision/Infinity Ward, I would be doing everything possible to REMOVE the potential for hackers and cheaters to ruin what should be an almost great game. If they don't, I for one will not purchase another IW game.

tehepicpwnzor
tehepicpwnzor

@eddy_purpus: I live in America, and downloading at 2.6 MBPS beats 99.998% of other people.

pidow
pidow

I still do not understand, if the pc world have put millions in their pockets, than why in the world would they not give them what they WANT?.

Adema83
Adema83

@Annogi I don't even think MMO's are an exception, just look at the amount of UI mods there are for wow alone and it's not the only MMO that gets modded, ok it's not the kind of modding you see in FPS games but modding is modding right...

francoislr
francoislr

This is how they solve the problem? Instead of fixing the darn problem they tell us we can get a mod! What is the use of the mod if the servers sux and that can't be utalised thanx to the server. The ever revolving wheel of MW2 Multiplayer continues. Yesterday the most frequent comments were lagging,severe lagging and major lagging in five different games I joined. I experienced it myself only once and after I was killed the game ran smoothly again. :(

eddy_purpus
eddy_purpus

@tehepicpwnzor Im glad you can download at %5 times as fast as I can .. Console gaymer

Rigges
Rigges

@Adema83 if you read my post properly you'd see that I said "it didn't work" yes, MW2 has been hacked and pirated and has crap loads of cheaters, and I agree p2p doesn't work nearly as well as dedicated servers. Part of the problem is that COD gave all this stuff before, so they should NOT take it away, games like Borderlands charge $10 for downloadable content and none mind why, because they never gave it away for free. I ain't saying I support what they've done, but if I look at everything objectively I still see this as a good game, just not doing justice to PC users.

TheDere
TheDere

I wish theyd do something about the cheaters who have prestige 10 with rank 70. Kinda makes doing it the honest way pointless.

pop_can
pop_can

How are you going to play with mods with people without dedicated servers? You could go into a private match, but that relies on all your friends getting on at once and staying for a while. And when your online friends are scattered around the country and world, with differant time zones, jobs, and lives, thats easier said than done. Where on a dedicated server, you could just load up the mod and play with anyone, because anyone can join. And if they get out of hand just use your admin abilities to ban them, since you need to be an admin to add mods to a server.

Mentalnutter
Mentalnutter

I just wish they would fix the aimbotters. I bought the game day of release and 2 weeks later i refused to play it anymore due to the aimbotters getting out of hand. I only bought it for the online mode and feel have been robbed due to this i will never buy another Modern Warfare game again.

buddylee4222
buddylee4222

I dont even care what numbers they are using to claim success for this game. Figures Lie, and Liars Figure. I refuse to buy this JUNK.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

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kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

I hope they address the myriad of exploits in the game, dual models anyone?

ZeerusX
ZeerusX

I wonder how many people complaining here have actually played the PC version online, or are just being whiney because they read "no dedicated servers, it must suck" somewhere. I, thankfully, did not buy into all the negative nancies. Even with a p2p connection service, lag is a rarity, at least on my 12mps connection. Hackers are less common then CoD4, and even host migration is something I only see maybe three times a week max. I have played EVERY CoD game on the PC, and to be honest, dedicated servers or not, MW2 is a more enjoyable, more balanced, and more tactical game with less spam (spam in general, not just grenade whoring) then all the other CoD games. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

tunaface
tunaface

I own every Call of Duty game, except for MW2. All for the PC except for COD 3, which is on the 360. I refuse to pay 60 dollars for a PC game when all others are still 50 dollars.......a multiplayer heavy game without dedicated servers, for more money. Hmm. Sounds crappy to me. Thanks Activision/Infinity. You've just created a pirate............A$$ Clowns

SirCroft
SirCroft

Give me some dedicated servers first, then bring the modding tools.

chechak7
chechak7

ni defecated servers in codmw2 soooo BATTLEFIELD BAD COMPANY 2 will kick some asses

lukas1051
lukas1051

So they complain about hacking, but release a mod toolkit? Nice one there.

Gamelova08
Gamelova08

wait, no, it's not just an epic fail, it's an INFINITE fail

hoangtu123
hoangtu123

Oh Activision & IW, you make me lol...

GODSPEEDseven
GODSPEEDseven

I decided to boycot MW2 untill they come out with dedicated servers... I think BATTLEFIELD BAD COMPANY 2 will kick this games ass..

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

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mikemaj82
mikemaj82

HEY ROBERT, HERE'S AN IDEA...HOW ABOUT CLAYMORES ACTUALLY KILL PEOPLE WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH THEM???

kejigoto
kejigoto

I've got $20 that says they'll charge for the tools and they'll still continue to charge for DLC for Modern Warfare 2, plus playing online with the modded maps and such will be out.

arnie3713
arnie3713

Step away from the computer. Go outside. Be social. There is more to life than complaining about a game that you shouldn't have bought if you knew you weren't going to be happy.

mikemaj82
mikemaj82

sorry this is an action game, not a simulator. I'd rather be playing it than creating stuff for it.

zomglolcats
zomglolcats

Haven't bought the game and won't buy it. At this point, even if they made dedicated servers, I don't think I'd buy it as this whole issue leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Annogi
Annogi

@Tharkun89 Pretty much every PC game out there was meant to be modded, that has always been the draw for PC gaming. The only real exception to the rule are MMOs.

Jebbers
Jebbers

meh, i dont care, i gave up on pc gaming long ago, im very happy with my 360/ps3 52" samsung setup, i will never play a pc game again, maybe the sims3 (my wife has it for this notebook) but other then that, i havnt touched a pc game since bf1942, years ago...

Tharkun89
Tharkun89

are you kdding me. play the game like it was meant to be played people. not this sissy mod crap

namdar
namdar

you know I miss dedicated servers, but honestly the whole player matching system isnt all that bad!

cyborg100000
cyborg100000

I hope Medal of Honor kicks them up the ass so they don't unnecessarily hold back the games true potential.

wowaliance
wowaliance

Ok,i have to recognize that IW fooled me this time,but i wªont give them another chance.

mattg90520
mattg90520

@snake289 I like the fact that there are still people buying this game at all. i think they may have broken the hype-machine with all their crap leading up to launch

GolgoThirteen
GolgoThirteen

What they should be doing is offering us a dedicated server patch instead of this half hearted mod tool rubbish...

snake289
snake289

I like the fact that theres still tons of idiots out there buying this joke console port.

smfes
smfes

sweet, iactually like the game on PC and enjoy it very much, well optimized and the MP hasn't bothered me even tho i was very much against the no dedicated server thing and all that hassle, but when i bought it the matchmaking turned out to work perfect for me and i usually get int a game within seconds. Well done for turning all the hate i had towards mw2 to something i feel well spent.

maximn
maximn

DEDICATED SERVERS. That all we want.