View Full Version : Modern Warfare 3 gets folding scopes, brainy grenade launcher

August 26th, 2011, 23:43
Modern Warfare 3 stars alongside Battlefield 3 on the cover of the latest issue of OXM UK, with the mag's main feature revealing plenty of new info on the Infinity Ward shooter.
http://cdn.medialib.computerandvideogames.com/screens/screenshot_264443_thumb_wide300.jpg (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/viewer.php?mode=article&id=264443)Modern Warfare 3 will introduce foldable scopes, enabling you to mix up your play style without switching weapons, the studio's creative strategist Robert Bowling told the mag.

"Say you're picking guys in windows out long range in Manhattan, but then kick through a door and start clearing a building. You can now fold down your magnifying scope and already have a close-range optic on your gun - so now you're engaging guys close-target without having to change weapon," he said.

Bowling also revealed a new weapon, the XM25 air burst grenade launcher or "Punisher".

"It's great for when you're fighting in an urban environment. If a guy is behind a concrete barrier, you can laser-tag that cover point, fire over it and it will then programme the round to explode one metre past it. Anyone hiding behind it will be showered down."

Plenty more details can be found in OXM issue 77, which hits store shelves on September 2