Which classic maps do you want brought back to life in a Modern Warfare 3 map pack?

It has become popular for Call of Duty map packs to bring back old classics to their future games because there were always maps on the previous games that everyone loved but they can’t really include the maps with the release of the game since it would seem cheap.

Infinity Ward is has been developing the Call of Duty franchise for the longest period of time than any other CoD developers, to date they have released 5 Call of Duty titles since Call of Duty debuted in October 2003. So this is the company that has the most experience and a huge number of maps available to their disposal to bring back to life in Modern Warfare 3.

Infinity Ward has been known for bringing back its classic maps from previous games in their map packs for the original Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2. In the original modern warfare, the variety map pack included everyone’s favourite from the hugely popular Call of Duty: 2 known as Carentan. It was just a fantastic map that was always the most popular. They put a twist on the map though to make it a bit more quirky and different because you wouldn’t be fighting in a small town in France with a WW2 settings in a Modern Warfare game so they kept the basic outline and geometry of the map but completely re-skinned it, dubbing it “China Town“.

In the two images below you can see the same area in the two maps and how different they are. The same was done for the Wasteland map in Modern Warfare 2 which resembled the Brecourt map in the original Call of Duty.

Incidentally, the original Carentan map was based off one of the scenes in the 10 part mini-series Band of Brothers when they take the small town of Carentan. A lot of the original Call of Duty’s seemed to resemble a lot of the mini-series, with even characters names being identical to that of Band of Brothers. The two bottom images of the picture above show the similarities betwen the two.

In the second Modern Warfare 2 map pack (Resurgence), two maps from Modern Warfare were brought back to life: Vacant and Strike. Two fantastic maps that were definitely worthy of being given a second chance in a future Call of Duty, it’s unlikely these will be given a third appearance so unfortunately we probably won’t see these. So instead let’s take a pick of one map from each Infinity Ward Call of Duty game that we’d like to see brought back to life in Modern Warfare 3. Obviously the map packs that will be released will have original content in them but it is always nice to bring back a fan favourite and classic map.

Let’s start with the original Call of Duty which was first released in 2003, their maps will look a little dated as of today’s standards but with a little TLC they could be fantastic. So for the original I have chosen the map called “Pavlov”, named after one of the characters in the campaign, Pavlov is set in a snow environment around a large apartment complex surrounded by other buildings and other forms of entrance, it’s a fantastic map because you can have close quarters combat inside the buildings and epic sniper battle between them.


For the next Call of Duty which was released in 2005, “Call of Duty 2” was a massive step for the game in terms of quality and graphics. The map I’ve chosen from this one is called “Burgundy”, it is a small French village but it was one that I will always remember from the game because it is a fairly small map but has a great sniper vs. sniper area and the rest is just fantastic for combat.


Infinity Wards next game was the original Modern Warfare(2007), until this release Call of Duty had always been WW2 themed so it was a huge leap forward for the franchise and allowed for some great new content and maps. Deciding which map to pick here was definitely one of the hardest since there are so many great maps such as Pipeline, Crossfire, Ambush, Countdown and Broadcast from the DLC but in the end, the map I’d most like to see in Modern Warfare 3 would be Countdown because it is a map that is extremely different from any others, the main  thing hiding you from the enemies is the smoke from the missiles so a thermal scope would work wonders and it’s just generally a well put together map.


Last but not least we have the famous, Modern Warfare 2. With two DLC’s available there is an absolutely massive choice of maps available for this game. The two maps that really stuck out for me from this game were Terminal and Highrise, two brilliant maps that appeal to all kinds of player. Each being set in a truly unique environment. I think I’d have to go for Highrise though, the awesome secrets to get on top of the buildings and the secret passages to get the enemy are great.


We hope to definitely see at least a few of these maps rejuvenated and brought back to life in some of the Modern Warfare 3 map packs. We really hope though that they’ll take a look back into their much earlier WW2 games because it would be great to see another Carentan/Brecourt map brought up to scratch.

Those who have played the original Call of Duty or Call of Duty: 2 will know that there are definitely some memorable maps there that would be a real treat to see again. Of course we’d expect some brand new maps included in a DLC/map pack release because that’s the idea of them and new maps are always welcome as they add a breath of fresh air to the game. Since Modern Warfare 3 has made a habit already of shaking things up and adding new things to their game, we may even see our first map pack that includes extra Spec Ops missions as well as multiplayer maps.

What do you think:
What maps would you like to see brought back to live in Modern Warfare 3 from the previous Call of Duty series? Maybe you have played some community created maps that would be worthy of integration into the actual game. If your playing Modern Warfare 3 and haven’t played the previous two you should check them out since the story continues throughout them all.

For those who havent played some of the earlier Call of Duty’s you should definatley check them out, you can get them really cheap now, check out some of the links below:

  • http://callofduty.com Joseph Yaguda

    I vote HIGHRISE. I think they should bring back 3 or 4 maps from MW1 and MW2. I personally think they should bring 2 from each and 1 new map like mission, lockdown and Dome. Mostly lockdown. They should bring back Highrise, Terminal, Wasteland and Shipment with an extra new map. The new map should be like Lockdown and have a variety of spots but not be very big. Also instead of Wasteland, they should actually do Rust. Rust goes in with the story and is a small map perfect for quick scoping. Highrise is good for 2v2 or 3v3 quickscoping or more. It is an all around map. Rust is a 1v1 quick scoping map and also includes good spots to noob tube or be an average person.

    • Marimba Mallets

      I wouldn’t say it’s good for quick scoping, cause CoD is against it.

  • Richard

    Cod4 – Countdown, and Shipment (Cant choose Vacant/Overgrown as they have been used already)
    MW2 – Sub-Base/Skidrow/Afghan/Bailout, there were only a few I did not like in MW2

  • Bumpz518

    They definately should bring back shipment!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000103361626 Armend Dautaj


  • Ivan Rodriguez

    I want them to bring back “Bog”, “Wetwork”, and “Bloc” from CoD4. and of course they can bring back “Terminal”, and “Favela”, they should also bring back “Highrise”, “Bailout”, more Arctic maps, and more maps that take place in France, (Resistance just isn’t quite enough), and maps that would have the “Inner Circle” team in it.

  • Ivan Rodriguez

    And yea they could add maps from other games like Black ops for example “NUKETOWN!” just hoping they get permission from Treyarch.

  • Anonymous

    I always liked trailer park and fuel from MW2. MW3 needs some big maps when playing ground war. Nuketown won’t happen, thank God.

  • Brando Robinson98

    From mw1 they should bring back bog, wetwork, or shipment. From mw2 they should bring back afghan, terminal, rust, derail, or highrise… These were awesome maps!!!
    Also, they should bring back weapons from previous mw’s.
    One from each mw and one each weapon type. Such as, for aussault rifles: the tar-21 and I can’t really remember any aussault rifles from mw1, and for smgs they could bring the mini Uzi and the one shot thing from mw1, for lmgs the SAW from mw1 and the mg4 from mw2, for snipers the intervention and the one on the sharpshooter class from mw1

  • Collateral96

    Nuketown was atrocious

  • Collateral96

    and way too small to want back

  • Guest

    Any of the following; Bog, countdown, vacant, ambush, terminal, highrise or skirdow!

  • Mick

    i say for mw2=highrise or afghan.for the original mw=countdown…oh and dont forget to put in terminal :}

  • Carl_robinson88

    Black Ops – Jungle & Havanna

  • marimba mallets

    Favela most definately. Great sniping spots, great close range fighting when near the center of the map, and absolutely FANTASTIC S&D matches. Along with great domination and capture the flag. This map is good for every kind of weapon and player’s preferation

  • mw2 expert

    And nuke town needs something more to it, it’s just too small and doesn’t have enough space…..and it’s nearly impossible to play nuke town as a strategy game. If y’all play nuke town without the rcxd’s, crossbows, and ballistic knives, nuke town will be extremely boring. Remember this ain’t black ops.

  • mw2 expert

    And nuke town needs something more to it, it’s just too small and doesn’t have enough space…..and it’s nearly impossible to play nuke town as a strategy game. If y’all play nuke town without the rcxd’s, crossbows, and ballistic knives, nuke town will be extremely boring. Remember this ain’t black ops.

  • mw2 expert

    And nuke town needs something more to it, it’s just too small and doesn’t have enough space…..and it’s nearly impossible to play nuke town as a strategy game. If y’all play nuke town without the rcxd’s, crossbows, and ballistic knives, nuke town will be extremely boring. Remember this ain’t black ops.

  • bjurstrominos

    favela ftw my favorite map alltime

  • henker4

    NUKETOWN is the best map of the COD series

  • http://www.facebook.com/babygirlROSIE Rosie Christina Palmerin

    nuke town wtf hell no this isnt blk ops

  • Jonasraeymaekers

    highrise rust and nuketown

  • Pablosilvax



    NukeTown and HighRise

  • Aidan

    and also if you look at the layout of poison it shows wide road all the way around the map , buildings and alleys in the cenre and more buildings, barns or feilds around the outside. so it is perfict for close range( the inner buildings ) medim range ( across the roads and feilds and graveyard ) and long range ( firing from the outer buildings or down the roads).over 50% of all matches in Call of duty 3 are played on this map so it is a already a favourate and just emagine how popular it would be if you had a few hundred thousand people playing it.
    i hope the producers of MW3 read this and go check out this mostly-hidden gem of a map for themselves.

  • Aidan

    poison is a Call of Duty 3 map by the way 

  • Aidan

    sorry for all of the comments but i have a lot to add  
    poison is a large map and would be perfect for ground war or MMO

  • Bryson

    highrise, terminal, afgan, favela and the intervention. All from mw2

  • Wout_dewaele

    highrise, favela, terminal, rust( but a littlebit bigger, and more levels)

  • MW2isBEAST

    Derail, Highrise and Quarry… fyeah,


    Downpour, Bloc, Shipment all better than every MW2 map.

  • blahblahblah

    Toujane and Crossfire

    Also for highrise, they should move all of the secrets around
    or even more evil, flip/mirror the map, so that now everything that used to be on the right for a certain team, is now on the left. mwahahahahaha!!!!

    Also, bog. It’s so different from the average MW3 map, why not use it?

  • http://twitter.com/BBOYMAC Marco Galindo

    Yeah, I’ll go with Nuketown

  • Emre

    Crossfire Favela Terminal Shipment, fifth map Bloc (COD4map).

  • Nick1doza

    Favela downpour pipeline

  • White Mamba

    Shipment, Crossfire,  Favela,  and Terminal
    Also why not RUST!! lol

  • Jlsmith6895

    I would have liked to see Estate.

  • wallace


    • bob74slyTuff

       that would be insanne

  • Ladybug0510

    nuketown all the way

  • Barrevent

    Terminal, Favela, Highrise, Trailer Park, Crash, Strike, Crossfire.

  • bob74slyTuff

    Terminal, and Highrise baby!!!

  • zach

    the map i would like to see is omaha beach they could feature all the bunkers with the rope you could climb to reach the ground to get off of the beach instead of machine guns they could have mini guns in the bunker have one team start from the top and one from the bottom the bottom guys could take out the top with sniper rifles and cod could add some cover that would be epic and awesome

  • zach

    and have respawn points in the back of the map so guys can get up on the land with the bunkers so it would feature awesome demo if the bomb site was on the beach with the guys on the elavated land they would have a vantage point and in search you could just have everbody start near the bunkers have three bunkers one to provide cover if you rush and have a bomb site planted there or guys could go get cover and go in the bunkers/land on the other side have another bomb site near there to

  • c360276

    Rust Carnival Underpass Crossfire Castle.

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