Have you ever wanted to read a blog that’s full of information on all the Elite Multiplayer Drops? Then wait no more as this blog covers all Multiplayer maps featured from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. Sit back, grab that popcorn and read on.
The day finally came when the first Elite Drop arrived on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. We had the standard maps and before long we all soon got pretty bored of them. Now that’s not a bad thing as round the longest corner going we had the first map Liberation, January (Xbox) and February (PS3).
Liberation is set in Central Park covered with vast landscapes. This map isn’t for the faint hearted as you’ll be picked off from many angles by the famous Barrett, or even the MSR sniper rifle. Liberation is colourful, filled with greens, browns and the odd grey colour scheme.
You’ll be greeted with a fountain, see picture below, surrounded by a turret. Make sure you plan your route from the fountain as most of the action happens near the bridge that’s located in the centre of the map.
Whilst on this map you need to watch your back as people pop up from nowhere as it’s massive. You can’t run and gun on this map but you can certainly get a vast amount of kills via your air support such as the reaper or even the AC130.
Liberation is great for Domination as well as Search and Destroy. It’s a little slow for Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed. Although as soon as the games on the way, you get into it and finish the match within 10 minutes as you would with any other match.
If I was to rate this map overall, I’d give it a 7/10.
- This is because the colors are nice.
- The action takes place in the center, with a high majority sniping and reg gunning.
- The point streaks come in handy for air support.
As well as Liberation we also got Piazza, an Italian getaway seaside resort. Piazza is a medium sized map with close range combat. This map has tons of tight corners, and usually covered with a famous corner camper.
You need to keep your eyes open as combats all over this map. Whether that’s face to face, a stab in the back or round the back of the walls stood on a mounted stone. Piazza or mostly nicknamed “Pizza” was well planned out, not only for the way it’s laid out but for the routes and guns that can be used whilst on the map.
The colors on this map are very nice, bright colors are a must on Call of Duty and Piazza has them. Surrounded by mountains and covered with buildings this map in my eyes is a margarita pizza topped with extra spicy action.
Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed are fast paced with most of the action spread around the map. It’s vital that you capture A and B whilst covering this map on Domination as most of the action is centralized and both spawns cover the area perfectly.
My overall rating for Piazza: 8/10
- The action is fast paced from the start.
- Those tight corners are great to flank the enemy team.
- The buildings look amazing, along with the surroundings.
Soon after Liberation and Piazza, Overwatch was released, February (Xbox) and March (PS3). This drop only contained Overwatch which seemed a little unfair, considering we’d just had two multiplayer maps beforehand.
However, having played this map a few times it was obvious to see why they’d only released just the one. Overwatch is set out on a construction site atop of a New York City skyscraper. Now at first this looked a lot like Highrise from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, what with the crane towards the far side of the map.
Looking at this map from a 3rd person perspective you can see that it’s almost symmetrical as you’ve got two buildings on each side with a back drop from either. Action takes place both above, and below but watch out for your sniper or assault rifle across the bridge.
As I mentioned above about the crane, this comes into action as you can walk across the base and some sneaky sniper will camp up top. The crane runs across the side of the map but you can only see one side of the map. Both sides of the map are covered with blind corners so you won’t see the enemy till you take the corner.
It’s best to take this map with the ACR, MP7 or even the SCAR L, and to make each suppressed so the enemy won’t hear you coming. Each to their own, but those guns seem to crop up when facing the enemy. Although, the Type95 could come in handy with it’s highly effective 3 burst shot.
The colours on Overwatch are very mercy, from a mix of light brown, to yellow with the odd tint of red. Don’t be fooled with these colours and mistake them for an enemy as they’ll soon pop out from the stair case.
Overwatch is fast paced, which gives both teams a buzz to get back to the action, once they’ve been killed.
My overall rating for Overwatch, giving the information I’ve stated is a massive 9/10.
- I love the colours schemes, blends really well.
- The idea that they’ve gone for a symmetrical look.
- The crane comes in handy, whether that’s Search and Destroy, or a sneaky sniper.
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