Sledgehammer Games has just pulled the curtain back on their highly anticipated Modern Warfare 3, offering previews of updated maps from the classic Modern Warfare 2 (2009). The announcement has sparked excitement among fans, as all 16 classic maps from Modern Warfare 2 will be available in the new game right from its launch.
In an insightful discussion, Art Director Matt Abbott and Design Director Zach Hodson detailed their approach to the game’s development. “How are we going to make the best versions of those maps that people have ever played? Because that’s what we want as fans,” Abbott questioned. Hodson added that the team is aiming to fuse the movement and gunplay from older and newer Call of Duty games, ensuring a balanced and refreshing gaming experience.
Up until this point, only six of Modern Warfare 2’s iconic maps had ever been modernized. The upcoming Modern Warfare 3 aims to change that. Fan favorites Highrise and Favela have been revamped and will feature in the game, marking a decade since they last appeared in a Call of Duty title. However, other popular maps like Skidrow and Estate, have not been as fortunate, having never received a remake in the past.
Aside from these classic maps, the development team has also confirmed plans to introduce four battle maps and more than a dozen new maps as part of the seasonal content updates. These additions signify a robust pipeline of content planned for the game post-launch, promising a continually evolving gameplay experience for players.
As Call of Duty enthusiasts eagerly await Modern Warfare 3’s debut, these map updates offer a nostalgic yet new adventure, giving both veterans and newcomers a lot to look forward to.