5 Best Things About Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3’s Reveal

5 Best Things About Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3’s Reveal

Sledgehammer’s reveal of Call of Duty’s next entry has left fans excited for a plethora of reasons.

Highlights

  • Modern Warfare 3 (2023) will include fan-requested features and tweaks to gameplay, potentially returning the franchise to its former glory.
  • The game will feature remastered classic maps from Modern Warfare 2 (2009), providing a fast-paced shooter experience for players.
  • The addition of longer time-to-kill and increased health aims to address complaints about the fast time-to-kill in previous titles, while Hardcore mode offers a challenging experience for those who prefer a faster pace.

After months of rumors and speculation regarding potential features making an appearance in the next Call of Duty title, all has been revealed. Modern Warfare 3 (2023) promises to adhere to fans’ appeals, with many of the anticipated tweaks and features to gameplay present on this occasion. From its multiplayer modes and the campaign, fans expect Sledgehammer developers to deliver on the back of the criticisms of Call of Duty Vanguard, Modern Warfare 2 (2022), and predecessor titles.

While there is still much more to be revealed leading up to its release, fans feel that what has been revealed so far is suggestive of a first-person shooter that will please players across the board. If the promised features from Sledgehammer and supporting Call of Duty studio developers are executed accurately and function as intended, fans could witness a return to form for the franchise.

5 MW2 2009 Maps

Price in campaign mission

With Modern Warfare 2 (2022), many fans had been calling for developers to reintroduce the classic maps from Modern Warfare 2 (2009), given the high level of popularity. Fortunately, with Modern Warfare 3 (2023), all 16 classic maps ranging from Highrise, Rust, Skidrow, and much more will make their return, remastered to fit a modern style experience.

Given the huge level of complaints that stemmed from Modern Warfare 2‘s (2022) maps often with how big they were for 6v6 lobbies, some of these maps such as Rust will help players have the fast-paced shooter experience, as opposed to maps that can promote players to remain stationary.

4 Longer Time To Kill/Health Increase

Gunplay

For the longest time since the release of Call of Duty Vanguard leading into Modern Warfare 2 (2022), players have consistently voiced complaints over the fast time-to-kill featured in each title. As aforementioned, the fast time-to-kill present in Modern Warfare 2 (2022) does contain its own level of benefits in the realm of gameplay, but for the most part, spoils the experience for the majority of players, often leading to frustration.

With the time-to-kill now said to be much longer than before, including the base level of health now increased to 150, Modern Warfare 3 (2023) now looks to be addressing one of the main issues and gripes that has plagued the franchise recently in the eyes of many fans. For players who wish to have a challenging experience with a fast time-to-kill, Hardcore mode is now the best choice.

3 Map Voting

Map

One of the core elements of all Call of Duty entries is the possibility of players in each lobby to vote for which map they wished to play in. This was not present in either Vanguard or Modern Warfare 2 (2022), which left many fans confused, often leaving players joining new lobbies only to be met with the same map they did not want to play in.

Despite the fact that this feature and many other marketed features of Modern Warfare 3 (2023) are prerequisites within the franchise, its return is pleasing to see and will certainly help in the aspect of positive feedback. While it does not change the game’s fundamentals in the aspect of gameplay, it stands as an extra layer of player freedom that fans have been calling for.

2 Reload & Slide Cancel

Price in combat

Despite players finding ways to use these mechanics through particular maneuvers in Modern Warfare 2 (2022), anticipation toward its official addition has been widespread. Players having the ability to cancel certain animations and actions is incredibly important in the heat of gun battles, and developers ensuring that both reload and slide canceling are present in Modern Warfare 3 (2023) will help players in a variety of encounters.

The time between sliding and aiming down sights can be the difference between survival and execution in every Call of Duty title, and giving players an advantage in this region, on top of the presence of weapon attachments, will stand as a pivotal change. As this can always be tweaked and adjusted through each season by developers, they must avoid making these features less effective, which may also depend on weapon balancing and how effective certain weapon attachments are.

1 Zombies

Zombies

After long-running rumors starting from the mode potentially coming to Modern Warfare 2 (2022), Zombies will finally be making its first appearance in the Modern Warfare series. With the suspected help of Treyarch developers, players will be taking part in a big open-world map with hordes of zombies that will increase in strength within each region.

Somewhat reminiscent of the previous DMZ mode, Zombies on this occasion appears to be taking a unique approach as opposed to the usual round-based modes fans are familiar with. While some fans may not necessarily be in favor of this, there is no doubt that along the way through multiple updates and seasons, developers will look to implement both new and classic modes for fans to enjoy, while ensuring that the familiar Zombies experience is still present and at the forefront of each mode. With references, easter eggs, maps, and much more, Sledgehammer could truly provide the best Zombies mode the franchise has ever seen.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2023) is set to release November 10th, 2023 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

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