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Call of Duty 4: Top Multiplayer Game Just Expanded

by April 04, 2008

Everyone thought Halo 3 was going to be the hottest multiplayer game on Xbox Live!. But the Master Chief is playing second string to the modern warfare multiplayer mayhem that is Call of Duty 4 online. It’s been confirmed that Call of Duty 4 is the most played game on Xbox Live! for at least a few months.

Infinity Ward, designers of Call of Duty 4, put daily numbers of players engaging in Call of Duty’s multiplayer experience on Xbox Live! around 1.3 million per day. The game’s producer Mark Rubin gave away the numbers in an interview last week and added that the incredible rate of online play has been steady for two to three months.

He also revealed that Call of Duty 4 multiplayer numbers on PS3 and PC are also known to be very high as well but neither format can provide solid numbers. We can’t say for certain it’s the top multiplayer game for PlayStation 3, Rubin could only call PS3’s numbers “monstrously huge”.

The numbers of players engaging in modern combat on Xbox Live! is only about to intensify as Infinity Ward unleashes its new multiplayer map pack, available for download NOW. Xbox Live! members can now download new maps for Call of Duty 4 frag-fests for just 800 Microsoft Points. They were just made available to the public this morning (Friday April 4) at around 10 am EST.

Call of Duty 4 new maps:

  • Broadcast: Huge map designed for big team games with a mix of indoor and outdoor environments. Centered on a multi-story TV station, Broadcast has lots of elevated window vantage points for sniper activity as well as plenty of room for head to head fire fights. 
  • Creek: A large outdoor setting in the Russian wilderness. The map is filled enough cover and concealment for stealth tactics and ambushes. A ravine and underground cave offers lots of run-and-gun escape routes and alternate paths of escape and attack to quickly turn the tables on an ambush. 
  • Chinatown: A city’s Chinatown district at night is the focus of urban battle. You’ll fight to survive by the glow of a full moon, lanterns and bright neon lights. Shoot it out in the streets and through connected avenues, corridors and shops. Ni Hao! 
  • Killhouse: If you like to get your multiplayer first person shoot-on, up close and personal - Killhouse offers a map of intense combat. This map is a smaller map featuring an enclosed warehouse used as a training facility for you soldiers of online-fortune. A balanced mix of obstacles, cover and concealment await. 

Be on the lookout - my Xbox Live! gamer-tag is Epicondylitus and you might see me there if I don’t spot you first.

About the author:

Wayde is a tech-writer and content marketing consultant in Canada s tech hub Waterloo, Ontario and Editorialist for Audioholics.com. He's a big hockey fan as you'd expect from a Canadian. Wayde is also US Army veteran, but his favorite title is just "Dad".

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Recent Forum Posts:

Wayde Robson posts on April 05, 2008 11:50
I like the new maps.

I am not a “good” player by any means. I generally get killed more than I deal respawns to my opponents. But I keep it fun.

If you think what opponents are doing is terribly predictable, then you have an advantage. There is an antitode to every tactic. Even that big map, the Creek where everybody has to be a sniper and you can't move around in that valley.

Just use an assault rifle and RPG and clear out the nesting spots.

I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to games I guess. I see it as a product. They sold it, I bought it, either I like it or not. I do not buy a product predicated on what that company will or will not do to improve the product after my purchase. Anything they do is golden as far as I'm concerned. The no-hassle mulitplay on Live is a Godsend as are any expansion maps.
j_garcia posts on April 04, 2008 15:35
Well, when everyone knows the current maps so well, it isn't any fun either. That sucks, because we usually play Free For All….
BG3 posts on April 04, 2008 15:34
j_garcia, post: 397028
Anyone know when the new maps will hit the PS3? Online only?

From the sound of things in the XBOX camp, the new maps are not a hit. It also sounds like the new maps aren't available in all game types, ie. Free for All.

http://www.infinityward.com/community/forum/index.php?topic=30421.0

The support for this game from Infinity Ward is dissapointing. If it weren't for Gran Turismo and Blu-Ray, I almost wish I'd have stuck with playing FPS on the PC. Of course, the cost and the cheating are much worse on a PC…
HiDefGuru posts on April 04, 2008 13:56
I'm off to download!

Anyone wanna play, my tag is “Callsign SWITCH”
j_garcia posts on April 04, 2008 13:20
Anyone know when the new maps will hit the PS3? Online only?
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