Medal of Honor Warfighter goes beyond Afghanistan and takes the fight to the enemy in missions that have a dotted line to real world events.
Medal of Honor Warfighter tells the personal story of U.S. Tier 1 Operator “Preacher,” as he returns home only to find his family torn apart from years of combat deployment. Trying to pick up the pieces and salvage what remains of his marriage, Preacher is reminded of what he’s fighting for – family. But when a deadly explosive known as PETN penetrates civilian borders and his two worlds collide, Preacher and his fellow teammates are sent in to do what they do best – solve the problem.
From rescuing hostages in the Philippines to eliminating the pirate threat on the Somali Coast, the game is an up close and personal look into the fight against today’s global terror threat. Written by U.S. Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas, Medal of Honor Warfighter delivers an aggressive, gritty and authentic experience that puts gamers in the boots of the world’s most precise and disciplined warriors.
“Linkin Park has always shown a great deal of respect and gratitude for our servicemen and women, many of whom are fans of their music,” said Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer of Medal of Honor. “Partnering with them for the Medal of Honor Warfighter soundtrack and the ‘CASTLE OF GLASS’ music video is a natural fit for us. We have shared values and respect for these heroes from many different nations – and their families – who serve on our behalf around the world.”
“Linkin Park’s involvement with the 2010 reboot of Medal of Honor was a hugely positive experience for all of us,” said Mike Shinoda. “The opportunity to take this creative collaboration several steps further was something that we knew we had to be a part of.”
Written by actual U.S. Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas, Medal of Honor Warfighter is set to deliver this year’s most authentic military shooter experience inspired by real people, real places and real operations. From rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf’s stronghold in the Philippines to assaulting Al-Shabaab’s “Pirate Town” on the Somali Coast, Medal of Honor Warfighter puts players in the boots of today’s most highly trained and skilled warriors to experience missions that have an intense sensory connection to real world terrorist threats. Powered by the ground-breaking Frostbite™ 2 engine, Medal of Honor Warfighter features genuine international hotspots in the single player campaign and introduces international Tier 1 Operators from 10 different nations in multiplayer allowing players to show their national pride online.
This past week EA Games packed a bunch of Aussie journos in a room with 16 PC’s to go nuts with the Warfighter multi-player. The first thing on everyone’s mind as they loaded up was, if you have Battlefield 3 why do you need MoH:W? Both MoH:W and BF3 share the Frostfire 2 platform and have similar play styles, so what sets Warfighter apart?
The first difference is the buddy system. This is where 2 players are paired together and you have ‘vision’ (a green outline) on each other the entire game. Everyone gets a buddy. It gives you a comrade in arms and also lets you know where to rally, gives you a spawn spot and you can also reload off each other. Plus the scores are given in pairs, so you learn flank off each other and new styles of gameplay open up.
Another cool difference is that the class system is determined by real-world combat experts. Think Australia SAS, German KSK and U.S Navy Seals each customized with their own real world weapons, each playing their own role.
As you can imagine almost everyone picked the Aussie SAS first up. But the range and style is a great system because it gives your class a personality and favoritism, which is an edge of caring about characters most gamers aren’t familiar with in FPS multiplayers.
In terms of functionality, the same seamless maneuvering of BF3 is there, with the action packed speed and capture the point objectives. The settings are new, and the cover options seem refined which is great for allowing new FPS players a chance against veterans.