I recently downloaded the Medal of Honor: Warfighter Multiplayer Beta, available exclusively on the Xbox 360. What we saw from E3 back in June looked like Battlefield 3.5, but I can assure you, it appears they’ve tried to change even the slightest of things (like a hatchet instead of a combat knife). Medal of Honor: Warfighter continues to use the beloved engine, Frostbite 2 – also used with Battlefield 3. The engine makes the world destructible and feels so much more real than any other shooter, especially those without destructible environments. The destruction is very well there, making the playing field tougher as the amount of cover decreases, leaving you out in the open. Like Battlefield 3, this is no “run-in” shooter. In order to get kills, you must work tactically with your squad. For a player like me, getting kills is a tough job to do, making the process of getting kills just that much more of an exhilarating, exciting experience.
The beta allows you to unlock weapons as you level up, but your stats will automatically be reset when you pick a copy of the game up when it releases worldwide. Weapons work efficiently, allowing you to customize almost everything about the weapon of your choice like the optics, the type of magazine, the camo, and more. Forget all you know about the essential classes – medic, assault, sniper, engineer – from Battlefield 3, as this multiplayer experience has wiped them out, giving you the choice of your own nationality and real Army squad, including the U.S. Navy Seals. You will be able to equip the usual primary weapon, a pistol, a grenade, and a hatchet as your melee weapon. As you rank up, you are given different weapons per nationality. This may sound like the usual, but each nationality packs about ten guns each, giving you dozens of weapons to choose from and customize.
I’m happy to say the experience feels smooth, and is a joy to play. I can honestly see myself playing both Battlefield 3 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter, as they are both fun, diverse experiences. Medal of Honor: Warfighter is available on October 23 for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, but Xbox 360 users are available to the current public beta. Down below in the comments, tell us what you think of the game so far, and whether or not you’ll be picking up a copy – I know I will.