Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 has kicked off with a bang, as Infinity Ward has brought forth an extensive range of fresh multiplayer content. The Season 2 addition of only a few perks changes, a beta map, and a Dome remake had been criticized by a community segment of Modern Warfare 2 for being at an “all-time low” for content, leaving them craving more.
Responding to feedback, Infinity Ward moved up the release of the Himmelatt Expo in Season 2 Reloaded. In Modern Warfare 2 Season 3, they have built on that momentum by reintroducing Gunfight and debuting four new multiplayer maps on the first day of the season.
Upcoming Features In MWII: Pelayo’s Lighthouse And NVG Mode
In Modern Warfare (2019), a multiplayer playlist featured nighttime versions of maps. Where players used night vision goggles to see. Modern Warfare 2 players pleaded with Infinity Ward on a Reddit thread to bring back this mode, and their wish was granted.
As part of Modern Warfare 2 Season 3, a new 6v6 multiplayer map called Pelayo’s Lighthouse pays tribute to the iconic MW2 map Estate, although it is a partial remake. The map features the main house from Estate, while the surrounding environment is unexplored territory.
Gunfight, a 2v2 game mode, was promised by Infinity Ward before the launch of Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 and eventually became a fan favorite due to its fast-paced nature.
In Season 3, four maps have been added for this mode. The Intervention sniper, a beloved weapon from the original MW2, has finally returned.
Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Patch Notes & Early Updates
MWII: Gunfight Returns
The competition involves multiple rounds of cage matches with small teams. The first duo to reach the designated number of rounds won emerges as the winner.
Gunfight, a game mode in which four players compete in pairs using random Loadouts. Small cage-match-style maps to engage in tactical and fast-paced combat, is a contemporary classic that originated from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019). It is served as a precursor to Call of Duty: Warzone Gulag confrontations.
If you are unfamiliar with this format, here’s an explanation: In each round, two teams consisting of two players will appear on opposite sides of a map with a random set of weapons and gear. The objective of each round is for one of the teams to reduce the health of the opposing team to zero.
If the time runs out before a team’s health is reduced to zero. The team that captures the Overtime flag at the map’s center wins the round. If both teams have the same health and neither team captures the Overtime flag. The round will end in a tie, and both teams will receive a point. The match ends when one team wins six rounds in Modern Warfare 2 Season 3.
This is the place where you can locate a teammate and enter to confront an opposing pair:
Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 : Gunfight Maps
ALLEY: In the Al Mazrah area, a small marketplace has been emptied in anticipation of strike teams entering with their weapons at the ready.
BLACKSITE: The whereabouts of a facility designed for Operators seeking to rejoin the battlefield are undisclosed.
SHIPMENT: Once the timer hits zero, you must get accustomed to the situation quickly, or you might be thrown overboard. Remember, we’ve been the OG since 2007.
EXHIBIT: Furthermore, one more location for Gunfight will be added to the original four core locations during the game’s release.
Along with the standard Gunfight mode, a variant called Gunfight OSP mode (which will be released during the season) will also be included in the regular Playlist updates.
New Two-Battle Maps
Modern Warfare II’s Multiplayer map pool sees a robust mix of additions, including new locations, familiar Battle Maps. The first-ever nighttime infiltration.
PELAYO’S LIGHTHOUSE (Core Map, Launch)
While rain mercilessly pounds the cliffs of a small and rugged island. A lighthouse stands tall, providing a guiding light to ships passing through the darkness of the night. Despite its noble purpose, the nearby shipwrecks are a stark reminder of the treacherous and perilous conditions of navigating the rocky seas.
BLACK GOLD (Core Map, Launch)
The initial night operation in Modern Warfare II will be centered around the Rohan Oil area of Al Mazrah. This Core Map will serve as the first version of the mission. To succeed in this crucial strategic position. Operators must rely on their night vision goggles and thermal optics, or make the most of any accessible light sources.
ROHAN OIL (Battle Map, Launch)
Rohan Oil has extended the scope of the Core Map, expanding the battleground to cover the point of interest in Warzone 2.0 and switching the time of day to daytime. This modification has created ample opportunities for land and air vehicles to race through the refinery silos toward their goals.
SATTIQ CAVE COMPLEX (Battle Map, Launch)
The Sattiq Cave Complex, located south of Rohan Oil, offers an intriguing combination of vertical challenges, close-quarters combat among small buildings, and interior battles through its intricate cave system. Veteran players of the franchise may recognize the vicinity of the downed plane and its surrounding area.
ALBORAN HATCHERY (Core Map, In Season)
Additionally, keep an eye out for updates regarding a new Core Map that will be launched during the middle of the season.
New Game Modes Comping To Modern Warfare 2 Season 3
Anticipate the inclusion of familiar game modes in the weekly Playlist rotation updates. Along with playlists and rotations that showcase the popular maps introduced in Season 03.
Cranked, a game mode that first appeared in Call of Duty : Ghosts and has since been included in Modern Warfare (2019) and Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War, is an intensified version of Team Deathmatch. It adds a ticking timer to any Operator who scores a kill, and if they fail to score another kill before the timer runs out, they meet a sudden explosive death.
FACE OFF (in-season)
During the mid-season update, Face Off will make a comeback. Face Off is a popular small team mode introduced in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 and was recently reintroduced in Modern Warfare (2019) as a 3v3 mode.
GW INFECTED (in-season)
The new Battle Map is a larger version of Infected, featuring all the elements you love. As a survivor, you will fight alongside your peers to outlast the chaos unless you are selected as the initial Infected. This mode offers a greater opportunity to earn a coveted Killstreak. But surviving will require plenty of skill and perhaps a bit of good fortune to unleash the ultimate explosive finale.
Upcoming Mid-Season New Special Ops Mission, Raid Episode 3
In the middle of the third season. Special Ops will receive a significant update featuring a new mission and a new episode of Raid.
The upcoming mission will require Operators to battle the Las Almas Cartel in Al Mazrah. Presenting a thrilling challenge for players to increase their Special Ops-Stars.
Additionally, the mid-season update will include the next episode of Raid. Which will continue Task Force 141’s story from the Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Campaign.
Players can watch the first two Raid episodes to catch up with the story before the mid-season update. We will update this page as soon as we have more information about what to expect in Modern Warfare 2 Season 3.
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