Activision has unleashed the official campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, unveiling an intriguing blend of nostalgia and recognition with Warzone’s familiar settings. Amidst a globetrotting storyline, attentive fans have discerned that certain segments of the campaign are set to revisit well-remembered locales from Warzone’s initial map.
The trailer spotlights Captain Price and his team as they ascend the exterior of a coastal prison—an unmistakable landmark from Warzone’s Verdansk map. Interior glimpses echo the layout of the original map, although anticipated adjustments cater to the game’s adrenaline-packed nature. Another prominent Warzone site, Verdansk Stadium, makes an appearance, hinting at its re-destruction within the campaign.
Nostalgia stands as a vital component of Activision’s strategy this year. Insights from the Modern Warfare 3 developer blog suggest the multiplayer aspect may forgo revolutionary shifts, instead emphasizing cross-progression with the prior year’s Modern Warfare 2. Furthermore, gamers can look forward to the integration of all 16 inaugural maps from the original Modern Warfare 2 (2009), thoughtfully reimagined and tailored for the gaming landscape of 2023.