It appears like Call of Duty writer Activision goes to reintroduce the first-person shooter sequence’ 16-year-old crimson dot mini-map, which developer Infinity Ward controversially eliminated for the 2022 sport Modern Warfare II, within the upcoming Modern Warfare III. Earlier this month, developer Sledgehammer Games prompt that slide canceling (a dash combo that makes a participant a lot faster and extra slippery) would additionally return to the MWIII, too, so hardcore gamers can as soon as once more sleep peacefully at evening.
CoD information and leaks web site Charlie Intel posted a screenshot of an nameless, presumably, insider confirming red dots’ presence in MWIII to Twitter on August 14. Originally, the mini-map turned actively taking pictures gamers (notably, those that weren’t utilizing Silencers or sneaky subsonic rounds) into crimson dots, making it simpler for opponents to hunt them down and shoot them within the face. In 2022, Infinity Ward stated it needed to take away this function in order to not “punish gamers for firing their weapons” in a group replace weblog.
“We additionally need gamers to actively get hold of the origin of a gunshot versus simply touring on to the place the dot is on the mini-map,” it continued. Despite participant outcry, Infinity Ward saved the traditional minimap out of MW2 till it launched a Gun Game mode in February.
That choice, together with Infinity Ward’s throwing away slide canceling, made some gamers accuse the CoD developer of—gasp!—appealing to casuals.
“[It’s] clear that [Infinity Ward believes] informal gamers having fun with the sport is extra vital than the hardcore participant expertise,” Charlie Intel sulked final yr on Twitter.
But what about now? As Sledgehammer is, apparently, selecting to overturn two of MW2’s most contentious departures from CoD custom? Fuck the casuals, I suppose.
“Red dots on the mini map for unsuppressed weapon fireplace ought to’ve by no means been eliminated,” Charlie Intel stated on Twitter on August 14. “The solely studio that did take away it was Infinity Ward.”
Kotaku reached out to Sledgehammer Games for remark. Modern Warfare III releases on November 10, although an August 17 “worldwide reveal” ought to give gamers extra details about it earlier than then.