UPDATE: It seems as if the multiplayer does not work on jailbroken phones and iPods.
The multiplayer update for Modern Combat Sandstorm has finally been released, and after over a month of waiting, iPhone users can finally experience the full Call of Duty experience on their iPhones. Of course, knowing Gameloft, this is an absolute surprise. But then again, knowing Gameloft, their multiplayer games haven’t been all that great.
The online multiplayer design is great though, and it pits you into 4 different maps along with 4 different classes to choose from including Close Range, Long Range, and Assault. They are all new maps not found in the campaign mode, and the game modes consist of Team Deathmatch and Solo Deathmatch. That’s not all though. They’ve added local WiFi multiplayer against your friends, in your own home, and all that great stuff.
Some people, including me, have been experiencing many connection problems (iPhone 3GS), and according to some people, it is best to turn off your 3G connection when playing the game. It may work for some, but for now, that seems to be the only solution for those experiencing connection problems.
It’s somewhat disappointing, personally, to have to wait for such a long time only to realize the multiplayer doesn’t work very well, and we hope Gameloft will improve the servers and maybe even submit another update to patch up the connection problems.
Modern Combat Sandstorm is available for $6.99 with a free version available. If you haven’t updated it yet, I’ll just say that the icon is officially ugly. Even without the multiplayer, we gave this game a Must Have as one of the best first-person shooters (and one of the only) on the iDevices. Check out out review here for more details.