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E3 2010: Medal of Honor multiplayer unveiled, beta coming June 21 [UPDATE: Trailer!]

From high above the stage at the Orpheum Theater in L.A., a row of monitors descended. Eighteen players entered, and EA showed off Medal of Honor's DICE-developed multiplayer for the first time. The game moved fast - here's what we saw:


  • DICE's experience with Bad Company 2 is very evident, but there's Modern Warfare influence in there, too.
  • Measures have been taken to discourage camping.
  • 24 players are supported.
  • There's something akin to MW's "kill streak rewards" - we saw a Tomahawk Missile guided into the ground.
  • It doesn't look like the MoH campaign. Why? DICE is using their own engine, while EALA is using Unreal, and to ensure that each team is able to focus on making a great game, they're not too concerned if the two modes aren't perfectly synchronized.

And what you really need to know is that the beta starts June 21st on 360, PS3, and PC with two maps: Helmand Valley and Kabul City Ruins. And if you own Bad Company 2, and pre-order Medal of Honor, you can get into the beta early this Thursday via EA's newly announced Gun Club.

We'll get to play the beta maps on the show floor, presumably starting tomorrow, so we'll have proper hands-on impressions to you as soon as possible.

UPDATE: Here's the trailer!

Jun 14, 2010

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17 comments

  • tacoman38 - June 21, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    It looks to be a closed beta. and will it be on 360?
  • V1N3 - June 15, 2010 2:51 p.m.

    I hope this isn't Bad Company 2 all over again... :/ Looks kinda like a mix of Killzone 2 and BF:BC2, and Linkin Park :D
  • TheSilentPenguin - June 15, 2010 1:35 p.m.

    Does anyone know if this will be an OPEN beta on June 21st?
  • system1988 - June 15, 2010 9:52 a.m.

    At firt I thought that this game would be another MOH but now I can see why there is such a buzz around it. I am a big fan of CoD and I don't mind at all playing a game that has a multiplayer based on it.
  • someone3225 - June 15, 2010 6:07 a.m.

    this game looks like if bad company 2 and Modern Warfare 2 and this is the product of that
  • djsn1per - June 15, 2010 2:40 a.m.

    Hurray for something (at least partially) different from CoD! I'm great in MW2 but honestly it has been collecting dust now on my shelf. Hopefully it sticks to its guns (ha, pun) and doesn't try to be a CoD me-too.
  • SoutheastSam - June 15, 2010 2:32 a.m.

    Also this game has been renamed "Beard of Honor"
  • ScruffMoney - June 15, 2010 2:15 a.m.

    I knew it was Transformers 2 that made that song awful. That trailer is badass.
  • ScruffMoney - June 15, 2010 1:51 a.m.

    This looks awesome, leave it to DICE. This is seriously going to challenge Call of Duty for the top war shooter.
  • TheWebSwinger - June 15, 2010 1:36 a.m.

    *too. Also, this major separation between multiplayer and single player sounds kinda problematic...like maybe the game won't have a distinct identity.
  • mgkyo666 - June 15, 2010 1:36 a.m.

    First the new season of Futurama and now THIS!!! Why must all the awesome stuff happen the week I go to Mexico!!!!!:{(
  • ElAmmoBandito - June 15, 2010 1:33 a.m.

    What do you mean pre order
  • SoutheastSam - June 15, 2010 1:32 a.m.

    I want Allied Assault 2. "it clobber" according to my recpatcha, I'll second that
  • JuliePeesgood - June 15, 2010 1:19 a.m.

    I am definitely intrigued by this game. I love BF:BC2's multiplayer (for the most part). Hopefully Medal of Honor is able to step it up. Oh, and by DICE using their own engine I'm assuming that means destructible environments?
  • Tronto13 - June 15, 2010 12:40 a.m.

    I got to see a part of one of the singleplayer levels at the EA hub at Download Festival this weekend and it looks frikkin sweet! Lets hope the multiplayer will make it the complete package. I have my doubts as im not a big fan of BFBC2's multiplayer.
  • lovinmyps3 - June 15, 2010 12:29 a.m.

    I hope they don't mimic Modern Warfare's killstreak system. That's what broke the game.
  • ThatTwinky - June 15, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    Man i haven't played MoH in soo long.

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