Modern Warfare 3 getting Face Off mode

Latest Call of Duty title adding one vs. one and two vs. two mode for Xbox Live on May 16; first two maps to be free.

Call of Duty fans yearning to put their skills to the test in close-quarters maps are in luck. Developers Infinity Ward, Raven Software, and Sledgehammer Games today announced a new Face Off game mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

A first look at the free Face Off map Erosion.

The new Face Off mode will be played on specially designed maps with matches consisting of either one vs. one or two vs. two. Two free Face Off maps--Erosion and Aground--will be made available to all Xbox Live users on May 16.

An additional two maps--Lookout and Getaway--will be available to purchase inside the Content Collection 2 downloadable content pack, which arrives on Xbox Live on May 22. This add-on also contains the multiplayer map Oasis and two new Special Ops missions. Future releases for additional platforms were not mentioned.

For more on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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milomell
milomell

u r disrespecting me and now i am the troll? punk it only natural to reply back to ur dumbass and by the way i speak patois not english so u dipshits should find out that english is not everybody first language before u all get nerdy on people

p40tomahawk
p40tomahawk

at 1:18 in the video

 

about time someone knows what should be dual wielded

lilflex1
lilflex1

well todays the day and i just prestiged

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

I am a fan of COD, but I only play it every now and then, and I am a fan because it's the only series that still does QUAKE style multiplayer.

mariomaster16
mariomaster16

Free?! Really? Good job, Activision.  I'm not a big fan of COD, but this is actually pretty cool.

sambob530
sambob530

As long as they work on split screen and come out on the PS3 soon, I'm sold.

dcrabiddog
dcrabiddog

close quarters expansion will sooth me  through the summer and i am curious to see what cod does for the rest of the season as well... i love blowing stuff up!

 

dcrabiddog
dcrabiddog

i can't believe i just read all those comments..... what game is better blah blah blah my company loves me yours doesn't blah blah blah! i'll try the mode if the boosting is stupid out of control then i will just run it with m friends split screen. it's whatever seems there is only so much you can do w current tech. beats the heck out of pong!!! lets keep the whining to a minimum lol!

lozvil
lozvil

@thetravman

Yep, I totally agree with you bro. People complain about these kinds of announcements from COD games yet they buy it. LOL...

thetravman
thetravman

This is just adding to a game, bringing more variety...and it's free. Yet people still find stupid reasons to complain. Get real.

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

1 vs. 1 doesn't interest me at all. It'd basically be a game of who-sees-who-first. 

2 vs. 2, however, does sound interesting. A sniper/spotter team sounds nice....

NicAgent
NicAgent

POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!  Let's see here IW, I'm sure you are quite aware that this is a rebuilding year for you guys, your least proud moment in the history of Call of Duty, when you think all flash and nothing in the form of the addictive play style we used to love about COD.  Now I take you plan to continue beating the dead horse by boasting about this all-fantastic game mode where you get to play against only one or two other players!  Go ahead, enjoy your time on vacation, sipping pina coladas, hanging out on the beach and crystal-clear ocean water, thinking everyone is going to buy your product regardless.  But lemme tell you something, the time is now to SHAPE UP and announce content that people are ACTUALLY GOING TO COMMEND YOU FOR, because it is only a matter of TIME before we all smart up and your once-proud organization will line up the walls of bankruptcy court.  Just as you guys became fed up with Atari 30 years ago and left to start your pioneering company, the time may soon be that we the gamers will be fed up and send YOU to the gaming graveyard.

Tacojoint
Tacojoint

i see very little good things and a huge amount of bad things coming from this             ( campers, boosters, etc.)

ThatGerman225
ThatGerman225

So wait.....they're bringing back boosting matches like cage match?? Yet another reason why Black Ops will be better than MW3. 

blade2980
blade2980

great ,i cant wait for this

 

eric_neo3
eric_neo3

And now With 1v1 and 2v2 it gives them a reason to make even smaller maps.

 

 

Oh great....

sandbox001
sandbox001

if they would deliver a cake with dlc,again it would be negative taughts

CreayBsD
CreayBsD

I don't see this getting the play time they want.

Shawn45
Shawn45

Oh man, and you thought the trash talking NOW was bad...

jmrwacko
jmrwacko

The only FPS games in which 1v1 is fun are Quake style deathmatch games like UT and Halo, imo.

 

Can't see 1v1 CoD ever being fun.

bizuit
bizuit

"How does this work when both people are camping" - COD hardcore player

fueled-system
fueled-system

How about fixing the spawns you promised to do in November...

noble95x
noble95x

ha as usual they completely fuck over the playstation 3 owners, i don"t give a damn if gamespot moderates me! this is riculous.

Duckynevada
Duckynevada

Cods is meant to be fast paced this just takes all of that out the window.

swyg
swyg

Oh goody, I can't wait to play as Nicolas Cage and John Travolta.

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

why would anybody ever want a one on one match in cod?  an hour of epic corner camping sounds like such a thrill!

Jeremy473
Jeremy473

sledge hammer ruined mw. the maps suck and they focused way too much time into the perk system. fail! Rip cod. Activision needs to step it up. Im tired of the same stuff. They just polish a terd, release it with some extra features and call it a game. I myself woud like to see a graphic overhal and some snipper maps. Who else is tired of getting quick scoped by 12yrs and shot in the back from long range with a striker? hmmmmmm

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

Yeah right!! Lol! A 1 vs. 1 match will take all day especially when most people camp in COD. Each player would just stay in one spot, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait. Lol!!

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

Eh, not what I wanted from the next content drop...

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

I'm not going to pay for it!.. ... Wait a minute! I even didn't buy the game! Oh that's so better now :D

RavageCobra
RavageCobra

Activision? Free? Has Hell frozen over or something?

dnguyen3
dnguyen3

I hope its gonna be released for PS3 and not just Xbox

milomell
milomell

these cod haters are so childish why come here to hate if u don't like it u don't of to come on the page to hate it ok just grow up for once because call of duty still have their loyal fans such as myself and u cant compare bf3 with cod because they are 2 different games one is  fast paste arcade shooter with its own unique skills and one is team tactical and if u all gonna compare over powered perks and kill streaks and weapon in cod u will of to compare the over powered vehicles in bf3 so they both have their ups and down so stop hating and enjoy the games.

sandbox001
sandbox001

 @dcrabiddog

 and f.off mode is fun because you can play with friends,and "people" is shi##### about it,they feed their souls.Cant wait f.off for pc

RavageCobra
RavageCobra

 @thetravman Did you know they had a 1v1 in MW2? They removed it due to boosters. Yet, they're adding it back in to satisfy boosters. Read up a bit before commenting, buddy.

thetravman
thetravman

 @RavageCobra

 What does that have to do with anything? I'm aware that this mode was available in Cod4 and MW2. Whatever reason they removed it, just the fact of bringing it back is adding to the already massive variety in this game and it's free. There's no real reason to fret like alot of people are doing already.

NinjaHawk9000
NinjaHawk9000

 @RavageCobra Maybe they'll disable tactical insertions in this mode, just like Treyarch disables tactical insertions in FFA in Black Ops.

milomell
milomell

@RavageCobra oh am sorry i never know i of to wright everything perfect? try this one fu@ck offff

milomell
milomell

@RavageCobra @milomell @berzerk0912  come on ur comments about my long sentence is getting very old but anyway sorry if i hurt ur feeling for talking about battlefield 3 u must be fucking dice the reason why u to punks are offended

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

@milomell @berzerk0912  Wow! It took you a year just to learn to write a half a$$ sentence. Sesame Street taught you a lot. Remember "C" is for cookie.

RavageCobra
RavageCobra

@milomell @berzerk0912 I thought you spent this last year not replying writing up more paragraphs! I can tell someone like you putting in effort in something such as that can take quite a toll on you! Took you long enough, when do you graduate the second grade? ;)