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Modern Warfare 3 Harboring Old COD Maps?

Felix Kemp
Activision, Call Of Duty, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 3 Harboring Old COD Maps?

Prepare For The Imminent Map Pack Announcement

Has Activision smuggled old Call of Duty maps in to Modern Warfare 3? It would appear so, with the site MP1ST diving in to the record-breaking shooter's code to discover old Modern Warfare 1 and 2 maps hiding away. Activision has made an absolute killing on Call of Duty map packs - and we can only blame ourselves for paying those extortionate prices - and it would appear a retro themed chunk of content is in the pipeline for MW3.

So, what old CoD maps have Activision smuggled in? Well, Modern Warfare fans will be pleased to see the likes of Crash, Strike and my personal overall favorite CoD map, Overgrown, hidden in code-form within MW3. The Modern Warfare 2 map, High Rise, has also been discovered. Both Crash, Strike and Overgrown were remastered for release on MW2, so it's a little disappointing to see Activision ostensibly pulling the same trick twice.

Why not release some Black Ops maps? On the subject of maps, Modern Warfare 3 is seriously lacking in solid, well-designed offerings. The staff fallout appears to have robbed Infinity Ward of their usually keen eye for map building, with MW3's map a mess of scattered landmarks and choke-points, in stark contrast to the polished work of MW2 and even Black Ops. [MP1ST]

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NokkonWud  Nov. 11, 2011 at 16:06

Wasn't the online part of Modern Warfare 2 done by Treyarch anyway? So the staff fallout wouldn't have had that much of an impact?

aseddon130  Nov. 11, 2011 at 17:11

the maps have been fine on MW3 for me, im no expert on the matter but i don't mind them at all. Im not paying 1200 points per map pack though.

phil16  Nov. 11, 2011 at 17:14

Good to see Activision still know how to milk their cash cow! I bet their share holders love it.

Jerec  Nov. 13, 2011 at 09:19

"and we can only blame ourselves for paying those extortionate prices"

Yes you idiots certainly do only have yourselves to blame. By swarming like Lemmings to all the overpriced DLC you inadvertently allowed them to bring out more and more of this **** and opened the doors for all the over games developers to do the same.

It should of been boycotted from the start!

[email protected]  Nov. 13, 2011 at 14:17

Hmmm, perhaps you should do a "revisit" on your MW3 review in a few weeks time. It could be interesting.

JonLester  Nov. 13, 2011 at 17:48

@Jerec: I agree broadly, though that's definitely not the language I'd use. But it's never too late to just stop buying map packs.

@[email protected]: We'll probably write a retrospective a few weeks down the line, but as I said in the review, MW3 already provides a complete package in it's current state. You don't have to buy any map packs, subscriptions or even an online pass to get a huge amount of value from it.

Last edited by JonLester, Nov. 14, 2011 at 08:42


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