Modern Warfare 3’s Multiplayer & Spec Ops Maps

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Details and Maps

Two common criticisms of Call of Duty is that the franchise hasn’t brought innovation or “newness” in their last few titles and that they charge way too much for DLC maps. Modern Warfare 1 & 2, along with last year’s Black Ops have remained mostly the same. Normally, if it’s not broken, one would not have to worry about fixing, but with growing competition and the threat of Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and its lack of a new game engine will have to deliver something special for fans.

Fortunately, it looks as if Modern Warfare 3 is set to deliver a substantial amount of multiplayer content, with 20 standard multiplayer maps and more for its two Spec Ops modes.

In addition to revealing details on the story, characters and setting of Modern Warfare 3, part of Kotaku’s onslaught of exclusives today lists all of the multiplayer maps to be feature in the game although it’s possible that they may intentionally remove content to sell it later as DLC. How awful would that be?

There are 20 standard multiplayer maps, 5 Spec Ops survival maps but only 7 Spec Ops Mission maps which is disappointing. Although, from the names of the ‘Mission’ maps, they might not be what you expect.

Multiplayer Maps

  • Alpha
  • Alps
  • Bootleg
  • Bravo
  • Brooklyn
  • Carbon
  • Coast
  • Dome
  • Exchange
  • Hardhat
  • Interchange
  • Lambeth
  • Meteora
  • Mogadishu
  • Paris
  • Plaza 2
  • Radar
  • Seatown
  • Underground
  • Village

Here are a pair of images of the new ‘Carbon’ multiplayer map:

Spec Ops Modes


  • Carbon
  • Dome
  • Radar
  • Seatown
  • Village


  • Civilian Rescue
  • Flood the Market
  • Invisible Threat
  • Little Bro’s
  • Out of Africa
  • No Fly Zone
  • Wing Man

Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Maps

“No Fly Zone” and “Wing Man” – what does that sound like to you? Could these missions involve vehicles that… fly? Or is that wishful thinking from watching the Battlefield 3 teasers? Kotaku was told that the missions are designed like the were in Modern Warfare 2 and that the ‘Mission’ maps involve players fighting off waves of enemies, a la Gears of War Horde Mode.

We can only hope that the Spec Ops mode allows more players to get involved as two-player isn’t enough.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is expected to release on all major platforms on November 8, 2011.

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Source: Kotaku

TAGS: Activision, Call of Duty, Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3, PC, PS3, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games


  • Mike

    “the ‘Mission’ maps involve players fighting off waves of enemies”
    Do you mean the ‘Survival’ maps?
    Also wing man sounds more to me like the big brother spec op from mw2 or the AC-130 level whose name eludes me right now…

  • JohnnyG

    They’re not going to put all 20 maps in the game, probably only 10 and release the other 10 as downloadable content.

  • toad

    it sounds just like mw2 which im getting sick of the same thing over and over again. When are they goin to do something different with them.

  • renz62

    i feel like MW3 is just copying everything that BF3 is doing… Battlefield 3 FTW!

    • Zarkka

      no…. Modern warfare 3 has been worked on ever since MW2was released. Back then BF3 wasn’t even out. lol

  • Nick

    Oh no, the more I read the more exited, but at the same time more scared, I get. They should just call it zombies’ revenge or sth. There might not even be REAL MISSIONS is the ‘Mission’ maps! Like, if Spec Ops is only going to have just-stay-alive type gameplay (in 2 varieties!) you might as well not even use the words ‘Spec Ops’ to put it under. It just references the MW2 Spec Ops in misleading ways.
    Maybie I’m just exagerrating and nothing that I say will be true(at least that’s what I am hoping).

  • bob

    modern warfare 3 is goin to be awsome but yeah it is just like modern warfare 1 and 2 which will probably make bf3 better because no one wants to play the same game twice it just makes it boring.

  • bob

    no one can argue with that, because its true