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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 reuses old content in Open Combat Missions

By Captain Grover - on 29 Aug 2023, 10:15pm

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 reuses old content in Open Combat Missions

The recent unveiling of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by Sledgehammer Games has stirred discussions amongst the gaming community, revealing surprising consistencies with its predecessors.

One key observation that has emerged is the similarity of its multiplayer maps to those in the original Modern Warfare 2. Moreover, the single-player campaign will witness the unexpected return of Makarov, a character previously not tied to the rebooted Modern Warfare storyline. While Zombies mode makes a reappearance, it's set within a singular expansive map, straying from the popular demand.

A poignant reveal was the introduction of Open Combat Missions within the campaign. Many sharp-eyed fans spotted the comeback of the old Warzone map, Verdansk, which will serve as the backdrop for certain missions. This new mode draws parallels with last year's Spec Ops missions from Modern Warfare 2, with the main difference being its solo play feature. The former Spec Ops missions were set on Al Mazrah, the Warzone map for that period, granting players the autonomy to achieve set goals.

Mirroring its predecessor, Modern Warfare 3's Open Combat Missions will offer a dash of narrative, interlaced with dialogue and scripted events. Players will embark on their missions with a standard loadout, but will have the liberty to gather weapons, armour and vehicles as they navigate the expansive playground. Whether choosing a stealthy approach or opting for an outright assault, the player experience mimics functionalities seen in Spec Ops and Warzone, such as sourcing loadout crates and accumulating self-revives, killstreaks and more.

However, the familiarity of these elements has raised eyebrows, causing some to ponder whether this feature would have been better suited as a dedicated side mode in Modern Warfare 3.

Intrigue is bound to heighten as the campaign of Modern Warfare 3 will be accessible up to a week in advance for those who reserve the game. The comprehensive game is scheduled for release on November 10 across platforms including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

In the lead up to the official release, the gaming world is keenly anticipating the Call of Duty Next multiplayer reveal event, slated just a day before the premier beta weekend.

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