It was confirmed in August that throughout its live seasons, Modern Warfare 3 will introduce over 12 all-new core 6v6 maps. The first three will arrive with the launch of Season 1 in December.
In addition to these, Activision has now revealed plans to add a selection of maps from 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 post-release.
It said these will “gradually become available to play” throughout the live seasons. The first four, which will include Farm 18, Mercado and Shoot House, will become available “shortly after launch” in a dedicated playlist.
These maps, which will be graphically identical to how they appeared in Modern Warfare 2, won’t support new Modern Warfare 3 modes like Cutthroat.
Set for release on November 10, 2023, Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to last year’s Modern Warfare 2. Development is being led by Sledgehammer, in collaboration with Infinity Ward, while Treyarch is in charge of its Zombies mode.
Customers who have digitally pre-ordered or pre-purchased Modern Warfare 3 can start playing the game’s campaign on November 2.
In an interview published last month, Activision president Rob Kostich said the company has Call of Duty games planned out through 2027, and that 3,000 developers are currently working on the franchise.