Modern Warfare 3 Vortex mode explained

Joseph Pascoulis
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Modern Warfare 3’s Season 1 brought the new LTM Vortex, allowing players to dive into three remixed versions of fan-favorite maps, so here’s everything you need to know about MW3’s Vortex limited-time game mode.

MW3 Season 1 is fully underway, offering a ton of content for players to try out, ranging from new maps and weapons to several additions for the Zombies mode, including Dark Aether Rifts, fresh Easter eggs, and more.

Additionally, a brand-new frenetic mode joins the roster carrying three remixed versions of fan-favorite maps, including Rust, Scrapyard, and Quarry. These “otherworldly” versions completely change the design of the maps, which could shift how the maps work.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the new Zombies-themed LTM Vortex.

What is Vortex limited-time mode in MW3?

The MW3 Vortex mode is a Free-For-All variation in which one player spawns with the “one-shot Ray Gun from the Zombies mode. Whoever eliminates the player with the Ray Gun will become the new owner, and the match ends once someone reaches the specified kill limit.

This Zombies-themed mode will take place in the three remixed maps detailed below called: Satan’s Quarry, Sporeyard, and Tetanus.

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MW3 Rust, Scrapyard & Quarry Vortex remixed versions

The MW3 Vortex mode introduces three MW3 “remixed Multiplayer maps: Satan’s Quarry, Sporeyard, and Tetanus.” These are “otherworldly” versions of the multiplayer maps Quarry, Scrapyard, and Rust.

MW3 Vortex Satan’s Quarry, Sporeyard, and TetanusActivision
MW3’s Vortex brings spooky versions of Rust, Quarry, and Scrapyard.

These remixed versions of the maps are darker and more spooky, but all in all, changes are mainly cosmetic as they’ll maintain the same fan-favorite layouts.

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]