All multiplayer maps in Modern Warfare 3: MW2 2009 remasters, Ground War, more
Call of Duty officially revealed all the multiplayer MW3 maps that will be featured at launch and shared a first look at each one, including MW2 2009 remasters. Here are all of the Modern Warfare 3 maps that have been confirmed for the game’s launch.
Modern Warfare 3 is scheduled for release on November 10 serving as a direct follow-up to Modern Warfare 2 (2022), it represents the first instance of two consecutive Call of Duty games from the same series arriving back to back.
As we approach the game’s launch, the devs have been sharing a lot of details on the modes and content included, like the return of slide canceling, a fresh batch of weapons, and more. Additionally, SHG have revealed the MW3 map roster for launch.
Here are all of the Modern Warfare 3 maps confirmed to arrive on day one.
All Modern Warfare 3 maps
Modern Warfare 3 will launch with 20 multiplayer maps, including remasters of all 16 maps from Modern Warfare 2 (2009), along with three Ground War maps based on points of interest within Warzone’s Urzikstan, and a unique War Operation map.
Here are all Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer maps available at launch.
- Sub Base
- Levin Resort
- Orlov Military Base
- Popov Power
- Operation: Spearhead
Every MW3 multiplayer map at launch
6v6 multiplayer maps
Afghan is set in a desert featuring the iconic central crashed plane that serves as a guide to blast enemies with ease, although keep in mind that choosing this strategy can leave you quite exposed. Veteran players will know that navigating this map requires a lot of concentration to avoid ending up eliminated.
Covered with a ton of snow, players will have to survive both the low temperatures and the exposure of Derail‘s exterior landscape. The central area grants players a close-range battleground which could be great for SMGs.
Estate is located in a retreat within the Caucasus Mountains, this map has not only excellent distances that Sniper fans can take advantage of but also a difference in height that’s useful to control the map in objective modes.
Favela is located in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this scenery allows players to strategize using the building’s heights and passageways to attack enemies effectively. While some may choose to cross the map protected by structures, others will take their chances by being exposed on the rooftops.
The birthplace of some of the most iconic Sniper shots in Call of Duty history, Highrise features two main buildings facing each other, which serve as spawn points. Players can choose to roam the map through its three lanes or choose to hop on the helipad to use height to easily recognize enemies.
Invasion takes place in an urban battleground packed with destroyed buildings which grants players intense close-quarters combat. Regardless of whether you decide to attack from the center or the sides of the map, make sure you stay alert and avoid missing the constant action.
Another medium-sized map, Karachi, also features a ton of buildings players can use as protection or as strategic locations to position themselves when defending objectives in game modes. According to the CoD blog, this map presents “various opportunities for traversal and catering to diverse playstyles.”
Although the first approach is a little confusing, Quarry is located in an expansive open pit mine that offers different ways to approach the map, whether short or long-range. If you choose to use the side rails or the center crane as your guide, you will have to be aware of your surroundings and avoid being exposed.
Veteran players will know that if you’re looking for fun, Rundown‘s center is where you should head. The variety of buildings will grant you an advantage when playing in objective-based modes or you can choose to use them as cover.
This iconic village features a characteristic river that separates the map’s areas if you prefer to avoid a hectic central location and use the less inhabited side territory.
Another iconic map from the Modern Warfare series, situated within the “oil fields of the Urzikstan desert,” Rust features a square-shaped layout defined by its central towering structure, which players can take advantage of and smash those longshots capturing the enemies’ respawn with ease.
Situated in an aircraft boneyard, Scrapyard has different removable junk structures that can be useful for protection from enemies. If you are looking for non-stop action, then spanning through the center of the map will be your number one mission to enjoy this map.
Skidrow is one of the most action-packed maps alongside Rust given its small layout. Located in a mid-sized urban environment with a prominent central block at its center, this map is surrounded by buildings offering players additional strategic spots to both cross the map and play the objectives.
Although its layout is imposing, mainly due to the docked submarines, the action of Sub Base happens inside the map, where the buildings and the spaces between them dictate the movement of the players. If you are a player who loves to engage in intense battles, you know where to find it.
Just like you normally could get lost in airports, Terminal is no exception. This iconic map showcases a sprawling interior airport with a convenient and rapid transit area for players.
However, if you’re inclined to employ a Sniper’s strategy, the aircraft parked outside can be your most valuable asset, affording you a wide vantage point to monitor activities within the terminal.
Underpass is located within a dilapidated industrial district in South America, where relentless rain has turned the area into a “mud bath.” Here, players can navigate through the muck, set up surprise attacks, or take their chances on the rain-soaked rooftops.
A beloved choice for Sniper fans, Wasteland is set within a desolate landscape with a large open area that will allow players to excel in long-range fights. However, if you prefer intense close-quarters combat, you can test your skills in the structured area.
Ground War multiplayer maps
Once a place where “tourists and business travelers alike used to flock,” Levin Resort is now a “vacant site” serving as the setting for intense battles. The map features a central tall building that could be the home of Sniper enthusiasts.
Orlov Military Base
Surrounded by missile silos, bunkers, and facilities, Orlov Military Base is located among steep mountainous terrain that gives players a difference in heights and areas to contend with. The scattered barricades placed strategically across the area offer players a defensive edge when moving across the map.
Described as the “workhorse of Urzikstan,” Popov Power is a hideous power supply energy plant. Players will be able to engage in combat around its cooling towers and containment structures, providing different distances and heights.
War multiplayer map
Operation Spearhead takes place on the Urzikstan map, situated “inside a linear corridor within the Orlov Military Base and Kadurin Silo.” The area is fortified with formidable anti-aircraft defenses and barricades, granting players several different spots to protect themselves.
The CoD team also confirmed that several MW2 2022 maps will be carrying over into Modern Warfare 3 as part of seasonal content which will continue to expand the variety of locations for players to visit.
In addition to MW2 maps, the game will receive three new 6v6 maps in Season 1 and another three new 6v6 maps in Season 2. These maps are part of the 12 multiplayer post-launch maps that have already been confirmed to be released.
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