As the November 10 release date of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 draws near, many important updates and features to the game are being polished and tightened up by the talented development team over at Infinity Ward. Unfortunately, however, it also appears as though one feature has been given the boot.
The highly anticipated campaign co-op mode has officially been dropped. Infinity Ward’s Rob Bowling’s revealed to VG247 that Modern Warfare 2 was initially supposed to have full co-op in the its main Campaign, but has now been dropped.
“It really broke the cinematic experience, took the immersion out of it, out of the story and the pacing and everything we’d spent so long crafting. It just ruined the experience we were aiming for, so we took it out, kept the single-player for that one player intact and polished it.”
“But then there were moments that were really fun with two players, so we took those moments and put them in Spec Ops,” he added.
Spec Ops is more than just a substitute. You can go it alone in Spec Ops if you like but we wouldn’t encourage it as this new mode welcomes an early death to the lone wolf type players. Spec Ops is 2-players max. Spec Ops comes with 5 groups of difficulty; Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Echo. 3 stars are earned for completing each of the 23 missions. You get one star for completing it on Regular, two for Hardened and three for Veteran.
Spec Ops should more than suffice for the lack of a campaign co-op mode.
Here is a list of the Missions from Modern Warfare 2’s Special Ops Mode
- Breach and Clear
- O Cristo Redentor
- Sniper Fi
- Body Count
- Acceptable Losses
- Bomb Squad
- Estate Takedown
- Time Trial
- The Pit
- Snatch & Grab
- Big Brother
- Homeland Security
Infinty Ward definitely intends on keeping us busy throughout the holidays and even into the beginning of 2010.