Modern Warfare 3 is highly anticipated and to help the anticipation Kotaku was good enough to get some fresh details for us. One of the better changes to this is the death of the annoying TACTICAL NUKE! which was the mean reason for boosters / campers in Modern Warfare 2, and to make things even more interesting Kotaku has more to tell including Team Perks and MORE killstreaks.
Let’s move on to the topic(s) at hand, first let’s see “Team Perks”
Stopping Power: Increased bullet damage.
Blast Shield: Unclear
Health Regen: Regenerate health over time.
Stun Protection: Prevent stunning from flash grenades.
Although it isn’t told how a team can go about earning these perks I assume these can be earned by playing the objective, for example if 3/6 people help capture a point in Domination maybe the perk is awarded to those 3 people? but HOW each perk is earned is not told.
Blast Shield is definitely Flak Jacket from Black Ops, which provides protection against explosives, but maybe it’s something else?
Now let’s look at NEW PERKS!:
Blind Eye: This makes you immune to computer-controlled and player-controlled killstreaks. The pro version makes your launchers lock on faster and gives you extra bullet damage to vehicles.
Assassin: This makes you immune to UAV, thermal, and heartbeat sensors. The pro version also makes you immune to CUAV, EMP and no longer shows your name in red or the crosshair in red when you’re targeted.
Point Guard: Every two assists count as a kill towards your killstreak.
Dead Silence: You make no noise.
Recon: Gives you a special kind of radar to spot enemies, most likely. We’re not sure on this one. (Motion sensor?)Advertisement
and some new Killstreaks to look forward to:
EMP Grenade: Temporarily takes out all area electronics.
Littlebird: A tiny remote-controlled helicopter.
Precision Airstrike: Calls in an airstrike on a targeted area.
Stealth bomber: Calls in a B2 Spirit to carpet bomb along a line designated by the player.
Remote Turret: A remote controlled turret.
Directional UAV: A UAV that can be directed into areas to scan for enemies.
Remote Mortar: Direct a mortar team using a zoomable camera view of the map to call in strikes.
Airdrop Trap: A booby-trapped airdrop.
Ammo Resupply: An ammo reloading airdrop.
Escort Airdrop: A protected airdrop.
Specialist Strike Package: This one remains a mystery to us.
While these changes are very good and will definitely make MW3 more interesting to play I for one cannot wait to see more details surface at E3 which is only < a week away now :D, Q4 2011 is definitely the best part of this year.