mc4meltdownHey mobile shooter fans, Gameloft's first-person shooting opus Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour [$6.99] has just received a major update to its already robust multiplayer offering. Dubbed the Meltdown update, it brings three brand new multiplayer maps into the mix. Fracture, set in a Barcelona train station; Extraction set in an Antarctic research facility; and Backfire which is in the streets of Barcelona.

There's also a new "Demolition" specialization with seven new perks to equip your character with, like carrying more ammo, quicker reloading, and more. Along with the new class is two new weapons – an SFS CTK-12 which seems like a bad-ass sniper rifle, and the 40mm Thor GLP which stands for Grenade Launcher Pistol. So a pistol that shoots grenades? I can get down with that.

In addition to the new maps, weapons and specialization there are also two new multiplayer game types. Bomb Squad has you planting a bomb and protecting it until it goes off while your opponents try desperately to defuse it, and Destruction sees you sabotaging a series of devices while your opponents try to stop you. If you've played any Call of Duty game in the past 5 years then chances are these game types will feel familiar.

Finally, some smaller tweaks are in this update which include things like the ability to edit your signature to show your clan prefix and a quick match option for ranked game matchmaking, among other balances and fixes. We thought the single player portion of Modern Combat 4 was pretty good, but the fantastic online multiplayer suite is really this title's bread and butter. The Meltdown update improves upon that, so check it out and get to fragging some fools on the go.

  • basil

    It's awkward that the most popular and well polished multiplayer shooters are so reminiscent of what's happening everyday. All an onlooker sees is a crude interpretation of culturally relevant warfare.

  • Dman

    This is Awesome! No other way to say it.

  • Brrobotix

    launchers and explosions were already pretty OP, but now it's out of control. I've hit level 50, I'm done with MC4 multiplayer.

  • ltcommander_data

    It's great that Gameloft is still offering lots of new content to Modern Combat 4 even though Modern Combat 5 has already been announced.

  • hourglass

    I love this game, I really do, but the multiplayer is seriously unbalanced. The IAPs really screw everything up. I'm level 36, and I'm done with multiplayer. I'm tired of getting killing by a level one using a Compaqt.

    • hourglass

      Oh, and they made the proximity mines too big. I can one from a mile away.

    • hourglass

      I just played a game, and I remembered why I stopped.

      The Conpakt is RIDICULOUS.

  • midgettosschamp

    Anyone else not the icon similarities with Rio?

  • rdw2552

    Awesome update

  • TavynTheCreator

    Somebody add me @tmyers115 or on xbox @Xpennstate28X

  • elmazzer

    Update messed up stealth thing - deleted mines and martial arts on it and replaced with shitty things.. So its like i bought stealth things for nothing, cuz all items i needed got replaced and i dont have mines and martial arts now, i have to buy them... So ya... I leave modern combat 4, cuz of the worst update ever made

  • Marley_Sage

    Great game. But it'd be even better with a controller.

  • derek4real

    Needs a controller BADLY!