Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 officially reveals new map and lots more information

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was fully revealed today and is expected to introduce a new city-themed Warzone 2 map with rideable trains, zip lines and some landmarks.

During today’s COD Next presentation, Activision revealed Urzikstan, an “urban battlefield” map coming to Battle Royale and Plunder at launch. As GamesRadar pointed out, Urzikstan was first introduced as a country (and a key part of the campaign) in the 2019 game Modern Warfare and is now finally getting its own map.

Urzikstan is full of housing and industrial areas and seems pretty dense compared to other Warzone maps. Still, it offers some new ways to move around the map, including the franchise’s first train with player-controllable direction and speed (which can also be stopped by opposing teams). It also features multiple horizontal zip lines and features the eerily dark Urzikstan Gulag with 3 battle tracks.

These new modes of transportation appear to be suited to a map full of landmarks – as shown in today’s presentation, that list includes the apartment-filled city of Zaravan, the luxurious Shahin Manor, and the run-down Old City.

In addition to the new map, Activision also revealed some new and reworked mechanics, including ADS when sliding, slide canceling, and the revival of the classic red dots on the minimap, and announced the return of the Vondel and Ashika Island maps for Resurgence.

With the release of Modern Warfare III on November 10th, Urzikstan will join a roster full of classic maps and new modes. This weekend we’re heading into a slightly less feature-rich open beta, which players can access on all platforms. As if that wasn’t early enough, some gameplay footage was leaked ahead of the game’s beta, although Activision attempted to remove it.

Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, they have contributed to sites such as Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find her on Twitter: @ameliazollner.

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