Call of Duty: Modern Warfare just wrapped up the last of its open betas today, having given fans a pretty thorough glimpse at next month’s reboot. Plenty was offered in the way of new Modern Warfare maps and multiplayer modes. Unfortunately, though, it seems there was also plenty of technical issues too, namely with the game’s spawn system.
This is a complaint that has shown up a lot in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare during the latest beta. The basic gist of it is that the spawn system, as it was in the beta, left a lot to be desired as far as picking good places to set players onto the map. Ideally, a spawn system should set downed players in locations where their teammates are, allowing them to regain their bearings before jumping back into the fray, but with the beta that wasn’t always the case.
One of the worst examples of this came courtesy of Reddit user Finesse141. In the footage they shared from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s open beta, they got sniped in a game of Dominion and respawned back in, only to find themselves surrounded by enemies and gunned down less than two seconds later. Finesse141 joked that it earned them the “Guinness World Record for the worst spawn in MW beta so far."
Safe to say, faulty respawning is not something anyone will want to deal with when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare arrives in full next month. Clearly, it was annoying enough putting up with it in the beta, but that’s sort of the point of the beta, more so than just getting players hyped for the game. With so many people playing, it’s easier to find these kinds of problems before they can affect the official launch.
And now that people have pointed out the problem, Infinity Ward will be able to address it. In a reply to Finesse141’s record-winning mishap, studio Communications Manager Ashton Williams thanked them for the video and assured that “spawns are getting some love before launch.”
How exactly wasn’t specified, but as long as it means fewer players end up respawning before a firing squad, whatever Infinity Ward does will be a step in the right direction. It will do them well to see to it as soon as possible, because these early previews suggest that the next Call of Duty game is making all the right moves with its stripped-down and more grounded approach.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be out on October 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.