Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is one of the best Call of Duty games ever released. Featuring a fun campaign, co-op missions, and addicting online multiplayer, there was something for players no matter what they were into. But what are the best maps in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3?
Some maps feature great close-quarters combat while others are a sniper’s dream. Let’s take a look at what we think the seven best are.
What Are The Best Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Maps?
Arkaden was a beautifully designed map set in a shopping mall in Germany. It offered a blend of close-quarters combat and medium-range engagements, with its multi-level layout providing opportunities for strategic play. The escalators and storefronts added depth to the gameplay, making it a really fun map.
Dome was a compact and intense map set in a desert radar station. Its circular layout and minimal cover made it perfect for fast-paced action. Players often found themselves in the thick of things, with close-quarters battles happening around the central dome. There was really no place to hide around the dome.
I mean, there’s a reason it was brought back as a map in 2022’s Modern Warfare 2.
Resistance transported players to the war-torn streets of Paris. The map offered a balance between long sightlines and close-quarter combat. Its multi-level design allowed for diverse strategies, with snipers controlling the streets and others battling inside buildings. Depending on the game mode, it could get frustrating at times, but it was still an enjoyable map.
Seatown was a seaside town turned battleground. It provided a dynamic mix of long alleys for snipers, tight corners for shotguns, and plenty of cover for tactical play. The marketplace in the center of the map makes for hectic gameplay, especially in modes like Domination or Kill Confirmed.
It might be the closest to a Counter-Strike-like map that the Call of Duty series has ever seen, in my opinion.
Mission is a map that centers around a bombed-out church. Some felt the map was a bit unbalanced depending on the side of your spawn, but I never found it to feel that bad. It was a great map for those that primarily used assault rifles, and was fun for almost every game mode.
Carbon was a map set in a factory in Africa. The catwalks throughout the center of the map were a key point to take hold of but could leave you open to being picked off by enemies. That said, there are not many ways to flank on the map, forcing you to go right to the opposing team.
Bootleg is set in a rainy night in Thailand. The map’s layout encouraged both close-quarters and mid-range combat, with its narrow streets and as well as long sightlines in areas. Most of the combat took place in a two-story building, but there was never a spot where you couldn’t find someone to engage. The devastated urban environment added to the gritty atmosphere of MW3’s multiplayer.