Call of Duty fans looking for some nostalgia might want to pay attention to future DLC releases, as the map Terminal from Modern Warfare 2 may be coming to Modern Warfare 3. Yes, even fond memories of a three-year old game can count as nostalgia.
The PC version of Modern Warfare 3 received an update recently, coinciding with the launch of the long awaited Content Collection 1. Looking through the patch files, two Reddit users uncovered files with the name “Terminal” in them.
As with every other map in the patch, there are images for loading screens, lobby screens and vote screens. Activision/Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer/Raven Software/Activision’s janitor have yet to confirm the release of Terminal — or any other legacy maps for that matter.
Check out the loading screen for Terminal, and the patch files:
Modern Warfare 2 brought back many maps from Call of Duty 4, including fan favorites like Crash. However, those were included as paid DLC — a practice ex-Creative Strategist Robert Bowling was strongly against. As pointed out by MP1st, Activision has said that paid Modern Warfare 3 DLC will not include old maps, so if Terminal is coming, it looks like gamers can expect it for free — though it might be coming as a Spec Ops mission and not a multiplayer map.
User iHc James of the SE7ENSINS forums posted the names of upcoming Modern Warfare 3 maps — including Terminal, which was listed as a Spec Ops mission — the majority of which were formally announced by Acitvision at a later date, with the exception of Terminal. Considering iHc James was right about missions like Iron Clad and Kill Switch, it’s likely we’ll be seeing Terminal make an appearance soon.
Shortly after the launch of Modern Warfare 3, rumors also began to crop up regarding a possible classic map pack, though Terminal was not mentioned at the time. Much like the Terminal “leak,” the maps were discovered through loading screen images buried in the game’s files, though nothing has come of it. We just wonder: if Terminal releases for free, will the 2 million ELITE subscribers get it first?
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