Danger Close wants you to name a new competitive game mode in Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
“We knew that we wanted a game mode that was as rewarding to play as it was exciting to watch. Quick rounds with no respawn abilities were established early, and getting the national flags to be a central part of gameplay was a given once we saw the overwhelming response to the Global Tier 1 concept,” wrote EA’s Creative Director, Kristoffer Bergqvist, on mode’s promotion page.
The mode that desperately needs a name was dubbed “Sport” internally at Danger Close, as the team “wanted a game mode that was as rewarding to play as it was exciting to watch.” The team on attack have “to force its way through narrow choke-points in hope of grabbing one of the two flags set on the defenders’ side, then bringing it back to the starting area.
“The majority of the combat happens at the beginning of the round while the attackers are fighting to cross the defensive lines. If the defenders fail and let the attack through, they’ll need to switch tactics when closing in on the attackers’ escape routes. Fail a second time and they’ll lose that round,” explained Bergqvist.
On the flip side, the attackers are tasked with “either slamming through one choke-point or splitting up the defending team using diversion tactics. Stick close to your Fire Team buddy and coordinate the attack to break through the defensive perimeters!”
The unnamed mode seems like a cross between Counter-Strike’s Bomb/Defuse (or Call of Duty’s Search and Destroy) and Capture the Flag. Danger Close is hoping to break into the E-sports scene with this mode, and from the sound of it, they are on the right track.
“Our vision is to create a tense, violent, and addictive game mode—one that makes its way onto the E-Sports scene and takes the Medal of Honor franchise to the next level of competitive warfare,” concluded Bergqvist.
Head on over to the Facebook promotion page to submit your suggestion.
The winner will be announced in August, and the promotion will run starting from today through July 26th.
Here’s some examples from Danger Close to get your creative juices flowing:
- Flag Run
- Warfighter Trials
- Training Camp
- Assault Arena
- Strike Contest
- Urban Arena
- Tier 1 Cup
- Tactical Games
- SpecOps Showdown
- Proving Grounds
Thanks to palkiabros for the tip!