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Infinity Ward teases return of COD 4 maps in MW3?


Engaging the community or market research?

Infinity Ward has posted a simple little questions over on their official page which teases the return of Call of Duty: 4 maps in Modern Warfare 3, something which we have been hearing about constantly since MW3 was released.

Infinity Ward posted the following: “What’s the best COD4 map?“. Could it be a simple attempt to engage their Facebook users and get everyone talking or is it market research? Call of Duty 4 had some fantastic maps in it, some of which we would love to see brought back to life in MW3.

If a map from COD 4 was to be returned as part of MW3′s DLC Season then it will most likely be completely re-designed with brand new visuals but with the same sort of lay out. This has been done previously when China Town was released for COD 4. China Town was based on the hugely popular Carentan map from COD 1 & 2 except it was completely re-made with a Chinese theme while keeping the same Carentan layout.

Fun Fact: The Carentan map was based on the location portrayed in HBO’s Band of Brothers.

Carentan vs China Town

Check out our full post of all the classic maps we’d love to see from all the Infinity Ward games here.

Choosing one specific map from COD 4 is difficult, 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.

 

What’s your favourite map from COD 4, what would you like to see return and how should it be re-designed!? Let us know in the comments below.

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Modern Warfare 3 New Map Leaked: Terminal to return?


Since the Modern Warfare 3 DLC season started, we assumed the Nostalgic Map Pack which was teased a while before had hit a brick wall. Then, the idea of the Nostalgic Map Pack coming to Modern Warfare 3 was kocked back even further when an Infinity Ward developer confirmed that the Modern Warfare 3 “Paid DLC” will only include new maps.

However new evidence of the map terminal has appeared on the Xbox LIVE network under theatre mode. A video (found below) reveals an online game of One in the Chamber being played on the Terminal map, it looks pretty legitimate considering it even has the picture there. Unfortunatley no one can view the video since we don’t have the map to do so but this could hint at the Nostalgic Map Pack being all to true!

The Nostalgic Map Pack was teased a long time ago, the 25th of November to be exact and showed off the following: “Check out the picture they posted below, it shows off 4 previous Modern Warfare maps which are as follows:

  • Terminal from Modern Warfare 2 (Set in an Airpot terminal, luggage and planes everywhere, lots of glass too!)
  • Favela from Modern Warfare 2 (The slums of Rio de Janeiro, lots of ground and rooftop battles!)
  • Shipment from Modern Warfare (The smallest Call of Duty Map you’ll ever see! It’s basically as square map with a few shipping containers in the middle! The most intense map ever!)
  • Crossfire from Modern Warfare (A map I personally loved, great for sniping along the large main road and great close quarters combat in this desert town!)”

Although the date on the Image is clearly wrong, the new video above does give it a little mode credability.

The full quote of the Infinity Ward developer who confirmed that only new content would appear in the DLC seasons is as follows:“We’ll attempt to give you a better heads up on release timing moving forward. One of the issues we face is we sometimes don’t receive release date notification from the first parties and internal QA until late in the day.

I can confirm that paid DLC will consist of all new maps, missions etc.

Cheers,””

We find it unfortunate that no classic maps will be included in Modern Warfare 3 in the paid season, former Creative Strategist Robert Bowling thought classic maps should be returned in Modern Warfare 3 for free, as the developer said though “PAID” DLC will not include classic maps, that doesn’t mean we could get some classics released for free right!? (Highly unlikely but one can hope).

A little invesgatory work also leads to some information which could destroy all the information above though, we did a little digging around the user who uploaded the video to theatre (Coder123), although Xbox LIVE doesn’t give out a great deal of information the user is friends with two people called “Mods Activated” and “MW3 Mod Lobbies”. The video upload could be a mod that him or his team have been working on but it could be a bit of viral marketing from Infinity Ward to get the hype growing!

We really hope that some classic maps will return in Modern Warfare 3, especially if they are going to be free, it’d be such a great gesture on Infinity Ward’s part and bring back much love which seems to have been lost towards them from the community! What classic maps would you want to return in Modern Warfare 3?