All multiplayer MW3 maps list

All multiplayer MW3 maps list
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There are more than a few MW3 maps now with the inception of Season 3. Players have long been able to take their rifles for a spin across its variety of maps. Many of them will be familiar to players who grew up with the older Modern Warfare titles. Modern Warfare 3 bears the legacy of 2009’s MW2 as it reworks many fan-favorite maps.

All MW3 Season 3 maps

Season 3 in MW3 has introduced six new 6v6 maps for players to enjoy:

  • 6 Star (available at Launch)
  • Emergency (available at Launch)
  • Growhouse (available at Launch)
  • Tanked (available at Launch)
  • Checkpoint (available mid-season)
  • Grime (available mid-season)

The first four were made available at the release date of MW3 Season 3. The others will likely come in a Reloaded update down the line. You can enjoy the Modern Warfare 3 weapons here.

MW3 maps list – all current multiplayer maps

Modern Warfare 3 has plenty of regular maps and a few large-scale maps, making over 20 in total. All returning maps are reworked from the ground up from their original MW2 (2009) variants. Players can expect 12 more maps across seasonal updates. While most of them retain their layouts, some of them have extra routes that players can take advantage of.

mw3 maps: A vehicle sits on one of the maps from Modern Warfare 3
Use a vehicle to get around these maps. Captured by VideoGamer

Here is the complete list of Maps, from Seasons 1 and 2 as well, in MW3 multiplayer:

  • Rundown 
  • Rust 
  • Scrapyard 
  • Skidrow
  • Subbase 
  • Terminal 
  • Underpass 
  • Wasteland
  • Afghan 
  • Derail 
  • Estate
  • Favela 
  • Highrise
  • Invasion
  • Karachi 
  • Quabrry 

All MW3 Season 2 maps

Season 2 in MW3 introduced 4 new 6v6 maps and a remastered battlefield previously seen in Vanguard:

  • Stash House
  • Vista
  • Departures
  • Das Haus

Three maps were also added at the Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 Reloaded update:

  • Das Haus (remastered 6v6 map)
  • Airborne (variant of Terminal)
  • Skidgrow (variant of Skidrow)

In addition to all of the above, Season 2 will see the return of Fortune’s Keep joining the rotation in Resurgence mode. However, don’t expect it to be a breeze as we’re told there will be ‘fresh POIs’.

Finally, War Mode will also get a new map set in downtown Urzikstan:

  • Operation Tin Man

If those maps sound familiar, that’s because they’re all the original maps from Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. However, they’ve been spruced up and given a modern makeover to help boost MW3’s MP map pool – something that was rumored by leakers and later confirmed thanks to an MW3 reveal ARG. Fans were directed to a phone number in the run-up to the MW3 reveal event and were encouraged to message this number to get teases on what’s coming in the new game.

Fans will get to relive the glory in beloved maps like Estate, Highrise, Favela, Terminal, and, of course, Rust. If you were hoping for entirely new maps where you can rain hell down on enemies, fret not, as Modern Warfare 3 will also include some brand-new maps with a twist. You’ll also get to choose what maps you play on, as Activision has confirmed map voting is returning in MW3.

All MW3 Season 1 maps

Here are some Carry Forward MW3 maps that were playable in a dedicated playlist:

  • Crown Raceway
  • Farm 18
  • Mercado Las Almas
  • Shipment
  • Shoot House

Here are the core multiplayer maps that first arrived in Season 1:

  • Meat (compact 6v6 map)
  • Greece (mid-sized 6v6 map)
  • Rio de Janeiro (small to mid-sized 6v6 map)
  • Urzikstan (new Warzone map)
  • Training Facility (2v2 map)
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There’s more than nostalgia in these maps

Remember that all these maps have been remade with modern MW mechanics in mind. This means that fast mantling and other tricks will let you outwit players who use the maps just like before.

mw3 maps: Game mode being explained before it begins
The full layout of the map can be seen prior. Captured by VideoGamer

What are MW3 Battle maps?

Modern Warfare 3 launched with three brand-new Battle Maps – these are large-scale locations used in the game’s Ground War and Invasion game modes, both of which are returning in the new game. These are the Battle maps currently in MW3:

  • Levin Resort
  • Orlov Military Base
  • Popov Power

What is the MW3 War map?

MW3 also shipped with a War Map – a new large-scale environment built to support the return of War Mode, which makes its Modern Warfare debut after it was previously featured in 2017’s Call of Duty WW2. Here’s the sole War map in MW3:

  • Operation Spearhead

It will be joined by Operation Tin Man once MW3 Season 2 drops.

Will Verdansk return in MW3?

It’s unlikely that Verdansk will return in MW3 and Warzone on launch. But parts of Verdansk can be accessed in the game’s campaign mode. Alongside this, the new Warzone map elements will be featured with the upcoming MW3 Zombies that launched alongside MW3.

Modern Warfare 3 Maps – FAQ

Which is the toughest map in MW3?

There’s no single toughest map in MW3 but the likes of Rust, Terminal and Afghan have often been considered challenging by even the best players.

Is Nuketown in MW3?

Unfortunately, Nuketown has not been confirmed on the list of maps for MW3.