Reviving Nostalgia: Modern Warfare 3 to Renew Beloved Maps in Innovative Carry Forward Program

  • 31-10-2023 |
  • Jack Edwards

Get ready for a hearty dose of nostalgia, as Activision has announced the return of some classic maps from the 2022 Modern Warfare 2 in the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This news comes as part of their fresh "Carry Forward" program, designed to provide an enriched multiplayer experience.

Modern Warfare 3 is due to launch on November 10 and will feature 16 remastered maps from the 2009 version of Modern Warfare 2. Activision had already given its affirmation regarding the inclusion of both new and revamped maps as part of the seasonal post-launch content. The recent blog post added to the excitement, confirming the arrival of select maps from the 2022 installment of Modern Warfare 2, beyond the previously announced DLC map range. The premiere list of resurfacing maps comprises Farm 18, Mercado, and Shoot House, available in a dedicated playlist soon after the launch, with more maps from the 2022 version rolling out in subsequent seasons.

While these maps retain their graphical authenticity from Modern Warfare 2, they will not be accessible in Modern Warfare 3's novel modes. Furthermore, the gameplay dynamics may vary because of the introduction of new movement and gameplay mechanics in Modern Warfare 3.

What's more, the addition of last year's maps to the Modern Warfare 3 scene is another feather in the cap of the brand new Carry Forward program by Call of Duty. The program allows the majority of items from Modern Warfare 2 to be carried over to Modern Warfare 3, encompassing the entire weapons range, camos, a majority of vehicle skins, and the coveted operator bundles.

You can start the Modern Warfare 3 campaign warfare as early as November 2, provided you have preordered a digital copy. To keep abreast with all the details about Modern Warfare 3, including information about the campaign, Zombies, and more, make sure to check out our comprehensive coverage.