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Being The Juggernaut In Modern Warfare 3

You can take a lot of bullets in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 when you’re wearing the Juggernaut suit. I found firsthand out just how many shots you can absorb before finally dropping. Many times over, as it turns out.

Activision brought a new co-op mission to Gamescom this year, and I strapped into a Juggernaut suit to try and disarm several sets of IEDs on the streets of Berlin as an Activision community guy provided overwatch from a ruined tower nearby.

The problem with being the Juggernaut is the utter lack of mobility. You walk slow. You sprint like an out-of-shape magazine editor. You turn like a hung over camel. If someone gets in your sights, they’re utterly boned as the firepower you bring to bear is overwhelming, but it takes a different mindset to play the Juggernaut after you’ve been sprinting around knifing waves of terrorists while being chased by dogs and helicopters. Bounding from cover to cover is important, but it’s more important to keep moving forward and accept the fact that a few gunshots to the chest won’t drop you as you drive your enemies from their positions.

Communicating with your partner is as critical as it always is in Call of Duty co-op. My Activision buddy was a whirlwind of death from his high perch, falling back to his one-shot-one-kill sniper rifle only when he was waiting for another chance to bring out a missile-firing UAV or other explosive aerial support. Nonetheless, my objective forced me out into the open to disarm improvised explosive devices while waves of enemies spawned down the street and did their best to stop the Juggernaut. It’s a rough life, but an amusing one when you can stand in the open and gun down a half-dozen guys before you take enough damage to be forced to take cover.

It took us three tries to make it through the level (my performance was not aided by the jet lag or by Call of Duty military advisor Col. Hank Kiersey smacking me in the back of the head when I did something stupid), but we eventually triumphed. Not before I ate several hundred terrorist slugs to the chest, back, legs, arms, face, and hands, but Berlin is safe until Activision fires up the next demo. Disarming explosives in Berlin and murdering scores of bad guys is entertaining enough, but the level is a one-trick pony compared to Survival mode's impressive variety. Regardless, I’m glad to see Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games bringing new ideas to Modern Warfare 3’s co-op.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 8.

  • Pretty interesting.

  • Is this available for multilayer? The campers will love it!
  • Glad to see the unique missions based Spec Ops is returning in greater form. Loved it last time, and I'll love it this time.

    I've always wanted to play as the jug myself, so its cool that I finally can!
  • This game make m be bringing more to the table than we thought.

  • playing the juggernaut as a killstreak would be cool
  • Oh my Juggernaut time

  • are you an out-of-shape magazine editor?
  • there's co-op spec ops AND survival?! cool beans

  • Perfect! Juggernaut was such broken ***; the only way to fix it was to give a movement debuff; just like you'd expect someone going around in body armor would move slower than anyone else.

    Anyway I hope they're applying that to the MP perk as well, or totally scrapping it.
  • My eyes widened and mouth went agape as I read through this. The idea of being able to play as a juggernaut sounds so incredibly ***... that fear factor they give out can finally be in our hands, mwahahaha! I don't know what it is about them (oh right, their insane bull-rush despite being assailed with magazine after magazine if you're not using .50 cal), but that signature ambient *booooom* noise that signals their arrival in MW2 freaks me out every time.
  • I love this. And yes, it needs to be in regular MP.
  • Well if you didn't do anything stupid, maybe you wouldn't get smacked.

  • Its sounds pretty sweet and is awesome they are putting new twist on things it keeps the game fun and not so repetitive or comparable to earlier games

  • Like the hurt locker-ish concept.
  • I think it will pretty cool to try out the Juggernaut, but it seems like it will get old fast.

  • Why do you have an article on a very specific and small feature of the game?...
  • Long live the Juggernaut.

  • I hated Juggernats in MW2
  • I'm The Juggernaut B*tch!Imma Rape You B*tch, You Ready Imma Take My Pirze
  • Hmm.

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