In a move that looks back to the golden days of Call of Duty, Sledgehammer Games, the developer behind Modern Warfare 3, has hinted at huge change in how multiplayer lobbies will work. This potential change could see the return of the non-disbanding lobbies, a feature fondly remembered by long-time fans of the series.
During the peak years of Call of Duty, players remained in the same lobby after a multiplayer match. In response to persistent requests from the community, Sledgehammer Games addressed this issue in a recent Reddit AMA. The studio disclosed that it’s currently experimenting with non-disbanding lobbies in MW3. “We are testing non-disbanding lobbies with a cohort of players to determine the performance of such a change,” the announcement stated. If successful, this feature could be rolled out to the entire MW3 community, potentially enriching the multiplayer experience.
The response from the Call of Duty community has been overwhelmingly positive. Many players are excited about the prospect of reliving the days when they could learn and adapt to a rival’s play style over consecutive matches. This enthusiasm reflects a broader appreciation for Sledgehammer’s attentive approach to community feedback, with some fans even dubbing it the “GOAT” CoD developer for its efforts.
However, Sledgehammer Games has expressed caution, noting that the reintroduction of this system could affect the balance of matches. Despite these concerns, the consensus among players is clear: the return of non-disbanding lobbies is a much-desired feature that could elevate the MW3 gameplay experience.
As of now, the feature remains in the testing phase, with no concrete commitment to a full implementation. MW3 players and fans of the franchise are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping that this nostalgic element makes its way back into the game. As one user nostalgically remarked, “I remember the days when you could literally learn a player’s style going against/playing with them 2-4 matches in a row.”
Sledgehammer’s initiative in testing non-disbanding lobbies is a testament to its commitment to community engagement and a reminder of the evolving nature of online multiplayer experiences. Whether this feature will become a permanent fixture in MW3 is still uncertain, but for now, the Call of Duty community waits with bated breath, hopeful for a return to the camaraderie and competition of the past.