In the fast-paced world of gaming, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (MWIII) is making waves with its much-anticipated release in November. Developed with meticulous attention to detail by Sledgehammer games, MWIII promises to bring back the elements that were sorely missed in its predecessor, Modern Warfare II (MWII).
2 weeks ago, I was lucky to be invited to San Fransisco in order to meet the studio developers and get an introduction to the MWIII campaign, multiplayer, and zombies. All the information you see in this article comes from this event.
One of the key areas where MWIII shines is its revitalized movement mechanics. Drawing inspiration from the fan-favorite titles in the series, the creators will reintroduce fluid and dynamic movements, allowing players to navigate the immersive environments with greater agility and precision. Whether it’s sliding into cover, leaping over obstacles, or executing strategic maneuvers, MWIII will provide an unparalleled level of control over the battlefield.
- Cancel everything: MWIII introduces specific attention to the canceling mechanism, allowing players to cancel actions such as reloading, sliding, and launching a grenade, among others. This feature enhances fluidity and enables players to react more quickly during gameplay. Yes, slide cancel and reload cancel are back!
- Silent steps via boots: In an effort to bring back the nostalgia of the “Ninja” perk from previous Call of Duty games, MWIII incorporates silent steps via boots equipment. This feature allows players to move stealthily and quietly, giving them a tactical advantage on the battlefield.
Overall we can expect gameplay to be much more fluid than the MWII one, and it’s amazing news.
Classic Minimap Returns
MWIII understands the importance of a reliable and informative minimap. Addressing the concerns of the community, the developers have reintroduced the beloved classic minimap, ensuring players have access to crucial information at their fingertips. The familiar layout, with classic red dots appearing on the map when an enemy is firing an unsuppressed weapon. This classic minimap behavior was missing from MWII, and it’s amazing to see it back in Modern Warfare III.
This will also introduce back to the meta loadout something I personally missed a lot: the need to equip a suppressor to your weapons. Indeed, with Vanguard and MWII, the meta did not really include suppressors for close-range engagements.
16 multiplayer maps and 3 ground war maps at launch
MWIII is set to ignite nostalgia among players by starting with a bang at launch. The game will feature an impressive lineup of 16 maps from its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2, which was released back in 2009. These maps include iconic favorites such as Terminal, Favela, Highrise, Scrapyard, Rust, and Afghan. It’s a thrilling prospect to be able to dive into the game with such a wealth of content right from the start.
But the excitement doesn’t stop there. The developers at Sledgehammer Games have also revealed that each season of MWIII will bring with it a host of new and exclusive maps. This means that as the game progresses, players can expect to see the introduction of numerous fresh battlegrounds, expanding the gameplay experience and keeping things exciting and dynamic.
At launch, MWIII will boast a grand total of 16 multiplayer maps and 3 ground war maps. With this diverse selection of environments, players will have the opportunity to engage in intense battles across a range of different settings. Whether you prefer close-quarters combat or large-scale warfare, there will be a map to suit every playstyle.
The inclusion of these beloved maps from Modern Warfare 2 and the promise of future content updates demonstrate the developers’ commitment to providing players with a rich and fulfilling multiplayer experience. It’s an exciting time to be a fan of the franchise, as Modern Warfare III prepares to deliver an abundance of thrills and tactical challenges right from the very start. So gear up and get ready to immerse yourself in the action-packed world of MWIII.
Map voting is back
The return of map voting in MWIII is indeed an exciting feature that many players have missed. Being able to have a say in the map selection while waiting in the lobby adds an extra level of engagement and customization to the multiplayer experience.
With map voting, players can voice their preferences and vote for their favorite maps like Terminal. This not only allows for personalization but also creates a sense of community as players can collectively decide the battlefield for their upcoming matches. Whether it’s revisiting iconic favorites or exploring new battlegrounds, the ability to vote for a map ensures that every player’s voice is heard.
So get ready to exercise your voting power and enjoy the thrill of playing on your preferred maps in MWIII.
Will specialist make a comeback to MWIII?
At this point, we don’t have any information on whether the fan-favorite Specialist will come back to this game.
What impact will this have on Warzone?
As of now, there is no official information on how the new mechanisms and improvements in MWIII will specifically impact Warzone. While there are rumors of a new map for Battle Royale in MWIII’s Season 1, it is uncertain how the new perk system with gear, the classic minimap, and the movement mechanics will be introduced to Warzone. We will have to wait for official announcements closer to the launch to know more about the evolution of Warzone in the coming months. Nevertheless, many players eagerly anticipate these features being implemented in Warzone, as they have the potential to enhance the gameplay experience in the battle royale mode.
A Promising Future
As the release of MWIII draws near, it becomes evident that the developers have keenly listened to the community’s feedback and addressed the shortcomings of MWII. The return of fluid movement mechanics, the reintroduction of the classic minimap, and the emphasis on customization all contribute to the belief that MWIII will truly be a standout entry in the Call of Duty series.
With its commitment to reviving beloved features and incorporating player-centric improvements, MWIII has the potential to become one of the best Call of Duty games in recent memory. As gamers eagerly await its arrival, it’s safe to say that MWIII will offer both nostalgic satisfaction and thrilling innovation for fans of the franchise. So gear up and get ready for an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other.