Modern Warfare 2 PC: No Dedicated Servers

One of the greatest things about PC gaming is that people can set up dedicated servers for multiplayer matches. None of that silly peer to peer stuff that might give the host an advantage, not to mention that dedicated servers typically have connections that are capable of supporting a greater number of players with smooth and stable results.

Unfortunately, it seems that Modern Warfare 2 won't be having any of that. Joystiq heard on the from Infinity Ward's Ryan Bowling on the Bash and Slash podcast that matchmaking within Modern Warfare 2 would be reliant on proprietary server technology (called IWNet), and wouldn't allow users to host their own dedicated servers.

While those playing COD4 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 have plenty of fun without the need for dedicated servers, there's still a lot to be said for having dedicated clan or local servers where everybody knows your name.

There's a big petition thread going on in the official forums. Click here to check that out.

On the bright side, the PC version isn't delayed.

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  • fulle
    Yeah, its not delayed but with no mod support and no dedicated servers, its basically a glorified console port. Fuck you, IW. Way to spit in the face of the players who helped make the COD franchise popular.
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  • Anonymous
    well I won't be buying it then. guess I'll be sticking with CoD4.
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  • Hellbound
    Because of this, I canceled my pre-order. I wont be purchasing the xbox or ps3 versions either.

    Many of us have signed a petition asking for dedicated server support. Link located here --> http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?dedis4mw
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  • Anonymous
    well I won't be buying it then. guess I'll be sticking with CoD4.
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  • fulle
    Yeah, its not delayed but with no mod support and no dedicated servers, its basically a glorified console port. Fuck you, IW. Way to spit in the face of the players who helped make the COD franchise popular.
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  • Hellbound
    Because of this, I canceled my pre-order. I wont be purchasing the xbox or ps3 versions either.

    Many of us have signed a petition asking for dedicated server support. Link located here --> http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?dedis4mw
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