- Sledgehammer Games has released the first playlist update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, reintroducing maps from Modern Warfare 2.
- The multiplayer component of Modern Warfare 3 has been positively received, despite some complaints about skill-based matchmaking.
- The update includes Terminal 24/7, Modern Warfare 2 Mosh Pit, and an Experimental Playlist, allowing players to test new features.
Sledgehammer Games has released its first playlist update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 featuring Terminal 24/7 and an all-new “Experimental Playlist.” The November 16 playlist update is the first of multiple Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 updates that reintroduces maps from 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 as well.
Modern Warfare 3’s campaign entered its early access period on November 2, and the rest of the game’s content was released one week later, on November 10. Although the campaign disappointed many critics and Call of Duty fans, the multiplayer component appears to have been received positively by the community. A few complaints regarding the Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer remain, such as the implementation of skill-based matchmaking.
A new Twitter post from Sledgehammer Games confirms that the first Modern Warfare 3 playlist update is now live with Terminal 24/7, Modern Warfare 2 Mosh Pit, and the Experimental Playlist. Firstly, Terminal 24/7 lets Modern Warfare 3 players enjoy 6v6 Mosh Pit game modes on the iconic Modern Warfare 2 map from 2009. Moreover, Modern Warfare 2 Mosh Pit reintroduces the Farm 18, Crown Raceway, Shoot House, and Mercado Las Almas maps in a dedicated 6v6 playlist. More Modern Warfare 2 maps are coming to Modern Warfare 3 in future updates, but a schedule for these returning maps has not been revealed yet. The update’s Experimental Playlist is a brand-new playlist that allows players to test out new features before it’s potentially deployed in the rest of the game’s playlists. In the Experimental Playlist, all operators have a colored outline to distinguish them from the environment in Modern Warfare 3 maps.
According to Sledgehammer Games, a new survey will be sent out in the coming days, allowing Modern Warfare 3 players to send feedback directly to the development team. Feedback garnered from the survey will likely help Sledgehammer Games make further adjustments to the operator outline. In the meantime, players who want insight into potential hotfixes and adjustments coming soon may want to follow the Modern Warfare 3 Trello Board.
Thus far, reception to the first Modern Warfare 3 playlist update seems to be positive on Twitter, since Sledgehammer Games has introduced modes that fans were looking forward to after launch. Many Call of Duty fans, including Twitter user Marksman, are excited about potential new features that could be tested in the Experimental Playlist. What’s more, some players believe that time-to-kill, operator health, and overall mobility could be tweaked in the Experimental Playlist in the near future, leading to more new ideas and game modes in Modern Warfare 3.
Set for a November 10, 2023 release, Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2023) continues Captain Price’s story from the 2019 and 2022 games.
- Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS4, Xbox One
- November 10, 2023
- Sledgehammer Games
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