have responded to complaints that the beta doesn’t feature a mini-map, saying “we hear you loud and clear.”Multiplayer mode in all the previous Call of Duty games has featured a constant mini-map, which allows players to see where they are in an area, spot enemy gunfire, and sync up with teammates. However, in the Modern Warfare beta the mini-map is only available as a two killstreak reward called “Personal Radar.”
After players complained on Reddit about the loss of what had become a valuable tool, communications manager Ashton Williams wrote a post saying “Okay….let’s talk about minimap.
“We hear you loud and clear. Along with your feedback and the data we’re continuously collecting, we’ll be experimenting internally with a few different options and will keep you updated if we make any changes that you might see during the Beta. This is an ongoing conversation with all of you, so again, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this topic and we’ll update you again when we have more information to share.”
Last week Infinity Ward’s Art Director, Joel Emslie, also responded to a fan on Twitter asking whether the team would be willing to change the mini-map if enough players provided feedback on the beta. He said, “The most productive way to go about this is to let everyone play the game/beta and think for themselves. There has been enough feedback given on first impressions of viewing. Its important that feedback be based on experience and not second hand.”
You can see the full trailer for the multiplayer beta in the video above, or check out our roundup of all the info on how to play it here.
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