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Modern Warfare 3: Weapons Proficiency trailer offers a new way of leveling-up

So obviously you're looking forward to taking Modern Warfare 3 online and shooting some punks, but obviously what you're really looking forward to is getting that sweet XP. This new clip explains a new layer to the game's multiplayer leveling system: besides facilitating your character's personal development, you can also help him grow as a gun-nut, with specific XP bars for each and every firearm in the game.

There's also new grenades, turrets and other treats hinted at here, but the meat of this clip's in the game's new take on weapons proficiency. Just like as if you were back in Secret of Mana, the new weapon-leveling system means more choice: swap guns often to build basic competency across the board, or build your guy into a stone-cold SMG-favoring killer liable to blow his own leg off if he ever scavenges a shotgun. Too different? Not different enough? Let's hear your wild speculations.

Oct 27, 2011

20 comments

  • jgilbert2020 - October 28, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    I actually like this, it is different, but, different things usually work out in the end. I can't wait for MW3- GamersOpinion.com has a pretty good review right now also. And I do agree with Mental - the hacking is ridiculous
  • FOZ - October 27, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    The way I want CoD to play is with only a basic perk system and less bullshnik flying around the map at all times. Does Weapon Proficiency let me do that? Or uh, well, just make it worse. I don't care about BF3. But MW3 is doing little to address the flaws of MW2, so I'll just keep doing what I already did, and not buy any mp FPS this year. Do you have any idea how many TF2 accessories I could buy with the money I save from not buying MW3 or BF3?
  • larkan - October 27, 2011 7:42 p.m.

    For every tweak they're making to this game to "fix" exploits, the tards that play the game simply to stat pad and piss people off will find even more things to exploit....GG
  • Brumbek - October 27, 2011 7 p.m.

    +1,000,000 points for the Secret of Mana reference! Best...game...ever. Oh, and MW3 looks pretty good too. Graphics are outdated for sure, but the gameplay will be so smooth and precise, unlike a recently released FPS not worthy of mentioning.
  • plurality - October 27, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    I hope you're not talking about Battlefield 3, your utter fanboyism is obvious. I respect both games, and BF3 is beautiful looking, and i rarely get lag or graphical bugs, and that's running the game on high. Maybe you had a bad experience with it, but based on the reviews, you're one of the few.
  • c-c-c-combo breaker - October 28, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    I agree, the amount of fanboys generated from the so-called 'war' between these two games is nothing short of pathetic... Sure, activision sold their soul, but I liked the earlier Call of duty games. Yup, battlefield might have a different play style to CoD, doesn't make it worse at all.
  • Fox_Mulder - October 27, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    Looks more like COD 4 which is a good thing. But it shows a complete lack of inspiration on the developer's part. Oh well, I won't be getting this, because Skyrim will take hundreds of more hours of time than MW3 multiplayer without the whole small children getting pissed off aspect.
  • ObliqueZombie - October 27, 2011 5:58 p.m.

    Muh... they're not doing enough to justify a $60. Sure, some of the guns look neat, and that anti-explosive turret seems badass, but the only significant difference to the game is the proficiency (which isn't too bad, actually quite nice) and the killstreak groupings. Still, I'll just have to see the reviews.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - October 27, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    Assassin will be the death of this game.
  • Scoob - October 27, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    How is this different from MW2s system? You don't need actual kills and instead the XP gets added through normal gameplay? The one thing that annoyed me about MW2 was having to level up and get more stuff. Making me level up each and every gun annoyed me even more.
  • taokaka - October 27, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    I love how I have to watch a modern warfare 3 trailer so I can watch my modern warfare 3 trailer. Also looks quite nice but I won't be getting it, instead I will just play at friends houses. RECAPTCHA: Man NODRM. Even the recaptchas agree that there should be no DRM
  • mentalityljs - October 27, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    They might as well just prestige everyone to lvl 70 like they did with MW2 before ppl start hacking the sh*t out of it.
  • Pwnz0r3d - October 27, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    So a secondary perk system? Yayyyyy. You took commando out, but you put a "faster melee" "proficiency" in. Honestly that doesn't sound much better than the tac-knife/lightweight marathon classes that plagued MW2. I will admit that they're adding a lot of new ideas to the franchise, which honestly is a humongously pleasant surprise, but I'm still not sold.
  • ThatGamerDude - October 27, 2011 5:04 p.m.

    Wait? Do you choose only one weapon proficiency for a weapon or can you have more than one? I'm so confused but looks like i'll find out when the game comes out!
  • ZuzuPachulia - October 27, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    i have a feeling that this is REALLY gonna keep people from prestiging even more now. juggernaut at 1:10?
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - October 27, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    I'm gonna try to post a positive comment about Modern Warfare before the BF3 fanboys find this video, because they have too much time on their hands after realizing that their game is crap and they'd rather troll MW3 videos than play it. MW3 W00T!!
  • UberNoob - October 27, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    Well, I wouldn't say BF3 is crap, but it certainly isn't having a perfect start. The new weapons system actually looks nice. At least you have to earn the perk rather than just leveling up an getting it auto-magically. I still prefer is good ol' days of CS 1.6 weapons system where you buy the gun through the money you earn from kills, which you actually need real skill (reaction time, playing smart, etc.) to get.
  • Gunther Van Beak - October 27, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    You were gonna try and post a positive comment about COD but ended up ranting about BF3 fanboys...so would I be correct in saying that you can't find anything positive to say about COD?
  • MisterFish - October 27, 2011 7:23 p.m.

    Hey that's new. I can't think of any other games that have a system like that... What does BF3 stand for?
  • plurality - October 27, 2011 8:38 p.m.

    *Complains about BF3 fanboys* *Acts Like a total fanboy himself* /facepalm

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