Modern Warfare 3 on PC to support dedicated servers

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will support dedicated servers on PC, Activision announced at Gamescom 2011. The server interface will be similar to the one found in the original Modern Warfare, before the company scrapped that structure in an effort to counter hacks and cheaters.


Word came from the semi-official blog One of Swords, citing a Eurogamer interview and a tweet from Sledgehammer VP Glen Schofield. The addition of dedicated servers came from fan demand, after the solutions in Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops received numerous complaints from internet naysayers.

"The big announcement today is that we're supporting dedicated servers for PC, which is really cool," said Beachhead's Noah Heller.

Beachhead is currently at work on the Call of Duty Elite service, which Heller also shared more details about. "We're also doing a console app," he said. "So right there on PS3 and 360 you can jump out of the game into the app and communicate with your clan or do whatever you need to do before running back into the game."

This should heal some of the wounds from not getting a PC beta. Modern Warfare 3 is set to launch on November 8 for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.