Sledgehammer Games will be testing non-disbanding multiplayer lobbies for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in a future game update.
During an AMA with Sledgehammer Games on Reddit, a member of the community asked about the possibility of non-disbanding multiplayer lobbies making a return in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, stating that they would like to play with the same teammates and opponents. They suggested that it would also help in balancing the system currently in place, which disbands a lobby following a match.
The developer responded by stating that it will be testing non-disbanding lobbies with a cohort of players in a future update in order to determine the performance of such a change. If the aforementioned tests go well, the Sledgehammer Games will explore a rollout to all players.
Sledgehammer Games also mentioned that it will be bringing balance adjustments to the Scatter Mine and RGL-80 that are specific to Hardcore playlists in a future update. These items are currently over-performing due to the decreased health, as per the developer. Additionally, the development team is actively investigating a reduction to the maximum damage of Frag Grenades. These changes will decrease the damage taken by players both at the center and outer edges of the explosion.
Regarding the possibility of a third-person playlist, the developer stated that it does not have plans to add it in the short term. In the meantime, this option is available in Custom Games for those who have the option of playing together with friends.
According to Sledgehammer Games, it is in collaboration with Demonware, and is working to improve server and game performance. The developer had received a lot of good reports and data during the Beta and Launch window. It stated that many improvements have already been made, and further are underway.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III was released on November 10, 2023, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.