Oh hello again, welcome to the second part of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Elite Drops. If you missed the first blog, then click here If you read and enjoyed the first then read on, as I continue our little journey throughout the next three maps.
After gaming on the map Overwatch, it was nice to see we’d have yet another single multiplayer map. The days went by where we all sat back and scratched our heads thinking of a great multiplayer map. Weeks before the official map name was released there was a code name for the given map. ‘Morning Wood’ was it’s name, sounds rather treeish, don’t you think?
Obviously, Call of Duty doesn’t stick to these names, as in the gaming world everything needs a code name. The final name for ‘Morning Wood’ was Black Box, set beside a downed Air Force. Black Box is very different to previous maps we’ve received in any Call of Duty game. This map was released for both consoles, March (Xbox) and April (PS3).
When first looking at this map you see located to the left hand side a plane wreck, reminds me of LOST (TV series). Directly to the right there’s an open double building with a couple of routes to run through to track those sneaky campers. Multi level homes both look across from each over, these are great sniping spots. If you think this is a map fit for quick scopers and no close quarter battles then you’re wrong. Face to face action can take place within the tight confined space of the plane or rushing round the backs of the houses to flank those who snipe.
Like I stated above this map looks different from other maps we’ve had in Call of Duty. You can clearly see this with the colours Infinity Ward has used. From greens, white, blue, browns, mucky greys to fine detail in each building. The last time we had a map with bright colours was back on Call of Duty Black Ops, Nuketown.
Can you see where I’m coming from with the colours? I know I can!
After speaking with a few people about Black Box, I’ve heard a lot of negative feedback. Some say it’s a sniperistic map to campers hiding behind each corner. You can look at this map on different aspects, depending on how you run each map.
If I was to rate this map I’d give it an average: 7/10
- They’ve done a nice job with the look and colours.
- There are too many camping spots, house to house to even the ruins.
- The plane ruin is a fantastic feature and looks great on the map.
After gaming for a while on Black Box I was hoping we’d have two maps that were a little better than what we’d got previously. Well I mean come on; it’s what we expect what with Call of Duty isn’t it? The next drop plunged from the air, dropped the care package and out came Sanctuary, April (Xbox) and May (PS3).
Sanctuary is set within the mist of Central Greece, and what a beautiful map this is. You’re suspended, one thousand feet up in the air. I must say, it’s very high. You’ll come across an amazing monastery located to the right side of the map. Out the back of the monastery, lies a small set of tombstones. Tread carefully; you don’t want to wake the dead. Most of the action takes place across from the bridge, that’s located to the far side of the map. Although, watch out for the sneaky snipers, you don’t want a bullet in your head.
Through the centre of the map like a set of tight allies, these once gone through you’re in no man’s land. You go through, with the option of going left, or right which do you choose? If it was me I’d avoid that area and sneak around the enemy, catch them off guard. To the back of A Dom on Domination you come across a tight path, but don’t be fooled, there’s a massive drop. If you go a step too far, you’ll plunge to your death. If you hate heights, don’t look down.
If you like big maps, this one’s for you. I first played this map running round like a lost sheep wandering round Wales. Although once in the action there’s no stopping me or my team mates. The map looks brilliant and there are so many spots and routes you can take. For example, round the outskirts of the map, through the allies, around through the monastery or even risk all and cross the bridge.
The colours however come across as a light brown mixed with a hint of yellow in some places. The monastery looks amazing. If you have a chance, camp for a couple of seconds to take in the stunning art located all over. Trust me once in there; you won’t want to get out.
For the huge size of this map I have to rate Sanctuary: 5/10
- The maps far too big, you run for miles.
- Many routes can be taken which is a plus but watch your back.
- Check out that Monastery, you won’t be disappointed.
Well after many hours sat in the Monastery on Sanctuary I came across a new map. Now this reminds me of all those nice looking females wandering around shops in the makeup aisle. Yes, you guessed it, Foundation was it’s name. Don’t be fooled by the title, Foundation is set within South Korea. So lads, you can come out, there’s no makeup bags lying about.
This dark concrete factory is brilliant for all types of guns, from Shotguns, to Snipers, to even fast paced Assault Rifles. You often come across your famous ACR and SCAR L but don’t be fooled even the PP90 rapids through your body.
The centre of this map lays a giant concrete crusher; this is where all the action takes place. Watch above your head towering high upon the facility to the construction roads and a couple of buildings, where snipers sit once again. Watch out that wet cement, you don’t want the enemy to trace your tread mark.
Foundation is a medium sized map with a nice running route that’s located on both sides of the map. This however isn’t symmetrical, but it runs to the same spot. From buildings to one side and bullets flying the other, this map is for the hardcore running and gunning type.
Domination is great, however once you let B Dom slip, it’s pretty much impossible to secure it back. IMS surround the outside to even the inside of B Dom, make sure you use Sit Rep, you don’t want to go BOOM! Keep your eyes and ears firmly on each corner as every move you make counts.
So what you waiting for soldier, get your team and weapons together and race to victory.
My overall rating for Foundation is a massive: 8/10
- This is a great size with fast paced action from the start.
- The building and routes are ideal to flank the enemy team.
- Using different heights and weapons make this map 10 times better.
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