MW3 redesigns fan-favorite Vanguard map but players are split

Nathan Warby
Das Haus in CoD Vanguard

The Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 Reloaded update marks the return of the fan-favorite Vanguard map Das Haus, but players are split over its new look that closely resembles a classic Counter-Strike arena.

Following the major content drop that arrived at the start of Season 2, the devs are doubling down with Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 Reloaded. The mid-season update delivers weapons like the SOA Subverter and Soulrender, alongside new Zombies missions.

As is the case with each major patch, multiplayer fans are also getting another map added to the pool. This time, Das Haus from CoD Vanguard is making a return, after it quickly became a fan-favorite in Sledgehammer’s last release.

It arrives in Modern Warfare 3 with a brand-new look that has left players divided, with some even claiming it looks similar to an iconic map from the Counter-Strike series.

While the original version of Das Haus was a tightly packed indoor map, the remaster removes the roof and places it at the top of a skyscraper “in the vicinity of Highrise.” It’s also been given a fresh coat of paint, making it much brighter and more vibrant.

Responding to a CharlieIntel X post, plenty of MW3 players quickly pointed out the similarities between the new Das Haus and Counter-Strike’s Vertigo. The classic map also takes place on a skyscraper that’s under construction, appearing in the original Counter-Strike, CS:GO, and now CS2.

However, not everyone was impressed with the new look, as many players claimed they would have preferred a straight port of the original.

“Is this vertigo from Counterstrike what the f**k is this LOL,” said one response, while another added: “This is trash, vanguard map was so [much] better.”

Meanwhile, others were more positive about the overhaul: “Aight the reskin looks pretty dope ngl,” argued another fan, before others added that it looks “awesome” and they’ll be returning to multiplayer just to experience it.

Modern Warfare 3 players will be able to try it out for themselves when Season 2 Reloaded drops on March 6, which also brings the Godzilla x Kong crossover and the new Juggermosh mode.

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