Modern Warfare 3 will bring back some of CoD’s best maps ever

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A new trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 showed off multiplayer gameplay and some classic Modern Warfare 2 maps.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 continues the story that the rebooted Modern Warfare started in 2019. The game is a direct sequel to 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 and has deep ties to the last game. Weapons, gear, cosmetics, and operators obtained in the last game will carry forward to the new Call of Duty. Purchased content and skins will also be available for the players without any charges. The “Carry Forward” program is a first in franchise history and is appreciated by series regulars.

Activision seems to be banking on nostalgia in this year’s Call of Duty. The company is not only remaking old maps but is also bringing back slide canceling in multiplayer. Slide canceling combined with dolphin diving will make for faster movement in online games, a feature Call of Duty veterans missed in the last game. There will be a lot of changes, but what maps from CoD history will players be able to enjoy?

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What Modern Warfare 2 maps are in Modern Warfare 3?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is bringing all 16 maps from the classic Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from 2009. The map list includes:

  • Afghan
  • Derail
  • Estate
  • Favela
  • Karachi
  • Highrise
  • Invasion
  • Quarry
  • Rundown
  • Rust
  • Scrapyard
  • Skidrow
  • Sub Base
  • Terminal
  • Underpass
  • Wasteland

Fans of the original Modern Warfare trilogy will find a lot of nostalgia on tap particularly with Rust, one of the smallest maps in Call of Duty history. Terminal is also considered one of the best Call of Duty maps ever made, so players are excited to see it with updated visuals.

The remastered maps have updated assets, high-resolution textures, and modernized visual effects. The original Modern Warfare 2 maps is one of the highest-rated games in the history of Call of Duty, so having an assortment of maps from the game in 2023’s Modern Warfare 3 will make veterans happy.

Will Modern Warfare 3 have new maps?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will launch with 16 6v6 remastered maps and will have four brand-new large-scale maps.

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Details about the new maps have not been released. Modern Warfare 3 will also feature three maps for the Ground War and Invasion modes and a map specially made for the War game mode. The War game mode is making a comeback to the series after half a decade.

Sledgehammer Games is also promising more maps throughout the game’s lifespan. A total of 12 new 6v6 maps are scheduled to be released post-launch.

The latest trailer showed off multiplayer gameplay and also had glimpses of the classic maps. Players won’t have to wait long as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 beta kicks off on October 6 and is said to feature a selection of classic maps.

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Written by Bilawal Bashir

Bilawal is a software engineer who loves video games, comic books, and anime. But he will never love pineapple on pizza. In over two decades of gaming, he has only broken two controllers. His work has also been featured by TheGamer and WhatIfGaming.

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