Modern Warfare 3 Hotfix for Spawn problems released

Since the Infinity Ward team returned back to work a few days ago after the Christmas holidays, the team has been working hard on fixing the spawn logic problems that until now have plagued Modern Warfare 3. We expected the first update of 2012 to be bundled with the first map pack on the 24th of January but it seems Infinity Ward are far more efficient than we first thought.

The hotfix released tonight will fix the spawn problems once and for all promises Call of Duty officials. Up until now, the spawn system has been rather flawed with players being spawned right close to the enemy and at times, right in front of them in their field of view which made the game totally unbalanced at times. The MW3 Updates twitter feed confirmed the update with the following message: “Improvements on when and where you spawn as well as removing ‘revenge spawns’”.

We can’t help but wonder though why the spawn system was changed for Modern Warfare 3 in the first place since it has always worked great in previous Call of Duty games, it begs the phrase“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

As far as we know this is the only feature that has been fixed in the update, even if that is the case, we are not complaining as it will improve the whole multiplayer experience of Modern Warfare 3 drastically.

There are still a bunch of updates and improvements to look forward to in the near future for Modern Warfare 3 as an official statement revealed, below are a list of future updates likely to be bundled with a DLC release on the 24th of January and dubbed the 1.08 update:

  • Updates to the Spawn system
  • Improvement to PS3 Mic Quality.
  • Several improvements to theater cued up for January release including HD rendering on PS3.
  • Fix for Shotgun’s with Extended Mags (Prevents them from shooting more pellets than intended)
  • Default :30 Round Start timer for System Link only, while looking into adjustable timer for System Link games for Competitive Play.
  • Options to allow System Link players to ‘unlock all’ for competitive play in System Link only.


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  • JustSoEveryoneKnows

    Well, the answer to that is simple. Players were getting spawn trapped by teams who knows how to take advantage of the old predictable Spawn System in Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops. Thus, in a way, it was broken. So they tried a new and unpredictable spawn system that makes enemies spawn anywhere around you. The result is not just to keep you in the action, but it kept you in the action way too fast that you won’t have time to react or even have time to reload your gun.

    This was very much so when I played FFA yesterday for the Compete event and see for myself just how flawed the Revenge Spawn System is. It is like you are boosting. You kill him, he spawns near you like he has a tactical insertion and then he kills you back. And the process repeats.

  • Jaka Vrhovec

    thank you my loard if they gona fix spawn sistem and ps3 mic quality to black ops mic quality im gona buy every single map pack

  • Guysteeleperkins

    i updated today and played for a while, the spawning on demolition is even worse now! since that is all i have been playing, worse as in that now the team doesnt spawn on their ‘side’ of the map, it is realy frustrating as once you have cleared out one side they just are right behind you..