Call of Duty is changing for the better but its loudest fans aren’t happy about it

Call of Duty fans are fighting over the soul of the series. In the first days of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta (currently open to PlayStation players only), conversation has been dominated by details—minimaps are less useful, boots are louder, and some perks now have to be earned mid-match. Modern Warfare 2 is Infinity Ward’s latest attempt to slow down CoD (for the better, I think), but it’s not going down well with the loudest corners of the community.

Numerous popular (opens in new tab) posts (opens in new tab) on the official MW2 subreddit and Twitter (opens in new tab) make it clear that some players aren’t happy with the ways that Infinity Ward is breaking with CoD’s run ‘n gun tradition. If you ask me, those players are wrong.

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