Why Modern Warfare 3 Can’t Do Weapon DLC Like Battlefield 3

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    A couple of weeks ago, Infinity Ward took to Facebook asking for feedback on whether a double weapon XP event would interest Modern Warfare 3 players. Shortly after, the first double weapon XP event was announced.

    The interesting thing about the Facebook tease was the image Infinity Ward picked to go along with the message. The image includes the AK-74u, as you can see below, from Modern Warfare 3′s single player.

    This prompted many fans, including our forums, to predict that the weapon would be making its way to MW3′s multiplayer. Also, let’s not forget, former creative strategist Robert Bowling did tease about weapons DLC in January and March.

    Infinity Ward’s Executive Producer Mark Rubin, who’s been rather chatty lately, clarified that the AK-74u will not become available in Modern Warfare 3′s multiplayer. It was a “rumor that started when Tina Palacios posted a pic of all the weapons from MW3,” Rubin confirmed via Twitter.

    As for the lack of weapon DLC in general, Mark Rubin explained that “the main issue is RAM. All of the weapons, characters, models, textures, and geo have to live in RAM. There is only 512 [MB] on the consoles. The problem then is adding weapons adds memory, and there isn’t much or any left.”

    This led fans to wonder why Modern Warfare isn’t able to do weapon DLC when DICE’s Battlefield 3 has seen 20 weapons released in DLC form thus far. Rubin stated, “[it] just means their [Battlefield's] maps, character models, weapon models, etc are smaller. We both have the exact same amount of available RAM.”

    “It’s not size of the map. It’s texture space, unique models etc. So more/larger textures on small map = more mem[ory] than fewer/smaller textures on a larger map,” Rubin clarified to Twitter user, Weston Kaszer.

    “Not everyone wants new weapons. But for those that do. I’d rather not put it in DLC. I’d rather give them away for free,” Mark Rubin assured.

    With all that being said, Rubin left the door open a crack for weapon DLC when he stated, “I would love to [introduce new weapons]. Seriously. I’m going to be review the roadmap for MW3 during the next few weeks. We’ll look into it. I just didn’t want to set unreasonably expectations for anyone. I’m trying to be as upfront and honest as I can.”

    “I don’t think we can do Gun DLC, but I want to look at the possibility but I don’t have high hopes for it.” He added, “I would love to do Gun DLC, and we will look at what it would take, but I think the tech issues are too high. We’ll see,” he concluded.

    If the folks at Infinity Ward manage to find a way around the RAM issues, what guns would you like to see added to Modern Warfare 3?

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    Mike

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    I'd wanna see the AUG HBAR back. If RAM is an issue they should just take out all the exploding barrels from the maps and that should free up enough space for 100 more weapons.
     
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    Well, I have 16GB of RAM. Where is my 267 new weapons?
     
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    i would like to see the M1019 shotgun from MW2. I loved that gun!
     
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    LOL. BF3 uses less memory. This guy is just talking shit. BF3 is soon to have new vehicles and some more new guns. And maybe Dino Mode.
    OT: L85a2, MP5k, Sig P226, M249, Tar-21
     
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    I remember seeing this come out a LONG time ago.

    Sometimes, they will put a spin on things. Why? They centered on their season of content so much where they brought in the new maps for the FACE-OFF category and CHAOS MODE and other SPECOPS missions.

    Me, they could have done away with all of that shit and brought back almost every gun in the COD universe.
    The problem is, how do you incorporate to the code. Well, per BLOPS 2 and the PEACEKEEPER, they just proved you can dump a truckload of new DLC and provide the gamers with something new.

    What I really think was it was a stall tactic. Because BLACKOPS 2 was being play tested at that time. When a new product is coming out, they (IW/SH) really didn’t want to go about giving their fan base a ton of new DLC because the new game possessed(es), some really good weapons.

    As for weapons I’d like to see brought into the game at the time?

    Primary Weapons

    Assault Rifles-
    M27 aka (HK 416 @ 5.56mm and the 417 @ 7.62mm)
    TAR 21
    AN 94
    AK-200
    A 91
    SCAR-H
    FAMAS
    Rx4 Storm
    SA 80
    M8A1
    M556 (Non BLOPS 2-The GRAW version has Half Circle Sight Apertures like the M27)
    SC-20
    MR-C
    M468

    Submachine Guns-
    KRSS Vector
    Cx4
    SCAR CQC
    M8 CQC
    Corner Shot
    MR-C (VidCam)
    KAC PDW

    Personal Defense Rifles
    Grendel
    Beowulf .50
    L22A2
    PDR-C
    AK74u
    SA58 OSW
    SR-3M

    Light Machineguns
    MG4
    AUG HBAR
    M240BA4
    MK38
    LSAT
    STONER 96
    Ultimax Mk.5

    Sniper Rifles
    M110
    SRR
    KSVK
    PSL-54C
    VSS

    Secondary Weapons and Launchers

    Pistols
    45T
    KARD

    Launchers
    Mk40
    MGL 32
    M320
    G106
    AT4
    RPG-7
    SMAW
    Stinger
    Mistral
    SA-24

    That should work for me.
     

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