You’ve seen it here, you’ve read it here and now you’re going to read more about the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Elite Drops. Although this time it’s not the Multiplayer Maps (Well not as such) but the Face Off maps. Sit back or even lay back and enjoy the following read over many blogs to come.
When I first heard that Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 was coming with a little twist I sprung to the idea that I wanted to play these maps A LOT. Oh boy did I do just that. I didn’t look too much into these maps but all I knew was that they’d be small and available on both consoles.
This is where it gets exciting as both Elite members and those without still get a sharing of Face Off. Now this sounds great doesn’t it? Don’t be fooled, as non elite members only received two maps for free, where as premium members got four. All maps sprung to the PS store on both the 14th and 15th June.
The day came that the first Face Off map dropped from the ground, just like a care package entitled ‘Getaway’. Getaway was once a beach, a tropical beach located in Brazil which has a huuuuuuge pool located outside. However, this map may look pretty and a lovely place to relax in, but be fooled. This exotic map holds many routes of fire from running left and right to even ducking and diving in the pool. Getaway is bar far one of the best maps I’ve ever seen on a Call of Duty game, but that’s just my opinion.
Face Off is designed for players of many skills to pluck up the challenge of taking each other on. Whether that is 1vs1, 2vs2 or 3vs3 – Each mode is fun and gets addicting. Getaway fits right in for each style. For example 1vs1 on this map filled me with adrenaline and that then pumped me to continue to try the other maps.
If you run round in 2vs2 it’s fantastic as you can guide each other and let your team mate know exactly where the enemy is coming from. If you’re that gamer that likes to swim, why not duck and dive in the pool. Did you know you can go prone whilst in the pool? No, well you do now. G’won get your swim shorts on soldier, you’re going for a dip. You could even clean the fish or sit (Camp) and watch as they swim around their tank. How about a game of pool? This map is by far the best (Up to now) Face Off map that I’ve had the pleasure to game upon.
The colours on Getaway are so bright and colourful which reminds you of ‘Black Box’ (MW3 Multiplayer Elite Map) that you find yourself within the mix of the action. The upper advantage on this map is to spawn at and within the building, that way you can hold the map and win. Now I’m not saying you can’t win if you spawn out the back of the pool as each player plays differently.
If I was to give Getaway an overall rating, I’d give this map an outstanding: 10/10
- The map holds so much action from start to finish.
- There’s so much range and weapon choice.
- That pool, oooo yeah, see you for a swim.
After a long gaming session on that stunning Brazilin action packed and swimmable map I had the pleasure to game upon Lookout. Lookout has to be another mini favourite, up to now as it’s great to flank players from each side. This map looks a little dull but don’t be fooled, you’ll soon change your mind. Lookout has many tight corners, along with a huge amount of chokepoints.
The main area of action is located upon the top of the rock or the rubble at the top end of the map. If you play Domination (Newly added mode) the rock is located to the right of A Dom. You’ll see so many players run towards the hill/rock and camp their little hearts out. However, they soon forget it’s a team playing game and you can pick their sorry little butts from the other side. An advantage for this area is you can secure the win more or less 85% of the time.
At first Lookout looked a mess with rubble and a few huts running to the maps boundary, but soon turns out to be pretty dam decent. Going back to Domination for just a second, under B Dom there’s a hut and situated under you’ll find yourself a couple of machine turret guns that you can hop on and shoot out. However, whilst giving these a go to shoot down the enemy air support I’ve been unsuccessful. If you know how to get rid of the air support whilst using these turrets then please let us knows below.
The tight corners on this map make many gamers rage but a great way to adapt to this map is to keep calm and know your routes. After taking my time and getting to know the map I can locate the players before they spot me and take me down. If you want tips and advice don’t be afraid to comment or ask away on Twitter.
If I was to rate Lookout I’d give it a kind: 8/10
- The height advantage on the hill/rock is brilliant.
- Team work is a must to be successful.
- Pick the right gun, it’s close combat.
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