MW3 Upcoming DLC Will Feature Sniper Friendly, Close Quarters and “Very Specific Styles of Maps”

Infinity Ward Creative Strategist, Robert Bowling, recently talked about upcoming DLC plans for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 during a Google+ Hangout with Call of Duty fans.

It was asked if any more sniper friendly maps would be included in any of the upcoming content drops. As it turns out, this is the case for the next drop in April. Bowling explained before attending this Hangout with Zagat, he actually just came from “Activision doing the next promo video for the next content drop for April, and in that drop there’s going to be a map that is very sniper friendly.” He added that “it’s a very large map, but it’s not like Liberation. It’s not open like that. It’s got a different style, but you’ll see videos of that very soon.” Xbox 360 Elite users will be getting two multiplayer maps in April.

Additionally, he stressed that “there’s also some close quarter maps,” and that maps that will focus on a completely different style of play. “We’re actually doing something really cool with the upcoming content updates that is very specific to a whole different type of play style. You know, instead of looking at medium and larger and small maps, this is very specific styles of maps but I can’t announce that yet.” Again, me mentioned that “there’s going to be be videos coming out” that we can all look forward to.

On the topic of returning classic maps, Bowling simply stated, “I hope. I mean, I can’t announce anything but I’ve been pretty open about my feelings about classic maps.” You can read more about his thoughts that we reported on here. He continued, “I want to see them and I wanted to see them outside the normal DLC… I don’t want them exclusive. I don’t want release date restrictions. I just want them. But, we haven’t confirmed anything. We haven’t announced anything.” He concluded, “there’s so many good Modern Warfare maps that I’d like to see in Modern Warfare 3. I think it would definitely improve the gameplay.”

Of course, everyone wants to know if Infinity Ward would still consider weapon DLC, something Bowling spoke about earlier. Bowling answered, “…we don’t know.” Though he did add with a bit of hope, “I mean, we still have a lot of months in the content season. We’re open to it. Right now, we’re focused on, you know, additional modes and maps and locations. But anything’s really possible. We want to look at expanding it a lot of new ways. Well, we’re working on a lot of stuff – testing a lot of stuff. So, I can’t confirm anything until that testing phase, or prototyping phase is done and I’m sure something will happen.” So while we may not see weapon DLC anytime soon, we can expect infinity ward to expand the gameplay in interesting new ways.

Let us know in the comments below what you think these “different styles of play might be” if you think weapon DLC will ever make it into MW3.

  • Outlawz

    MW3 failed in maps… there is no way to revive it to make me play it again. Unless they bring all MW2 maps or COD4 maps to MW3.

    • Ohhchhittt

      They should bring in something like combat training.

      • ThatRandomGuy

        its called survival mode broo!

        • umm no its not

  • BF3

    Sniper friendly in call of duty what a joke

    • Smaz_uk

      Exactly this stupid quick scope rubbish has ruined the game as i have yet to meet one player who has a legitimate reason to do it.
      Most of them stay at a low rank do not prestige just either try to get clips for you tube or just boost their kill death ratio and it is about time that was tackled in a title update

      • Mr Simoes

        if I have been quick scoped more than 50  times in MW3, i would be shocked.   You are mixing MW3 up with COD4.  Go away, troll.

        • ASSASYN

          spoken like a quickscoper…go try dropzone on resistance and you will meet the spawn killing quick scoper clans eventually

          • Mr Simoes

            I don’t snipe.  Check my stats.  When I do, I usually go 3-3, or 4-9.  I respect the gamers who put in the time to do well sniping, including players who can center their aim and uick scope me.  Since I left my last comment, I have played a fair chunk and have not been quick scoped.  You are thinking of COD4.

        • Thunder11

          You’re too stupid to know how many times you have been “quick scoped” because you are busy trying to do so yourself.

          • Mr Simoes

            No.  Quick Scoping is not a big part of MW3.  You are just a worthless piece of crap rage quitter who can’t handle a one shot kill. 

  • EVERY map in MW3 is sniper friendly -___-

    • Brian Rettie


    •  yeah Dome is REALLY sniper friendly..

      • Thunder11

        Actually it is, if you know where to stand

    • ps3fuckedintheass

      quick scoper friendly, yeah!

  • jesse

    Maybe we’ll see quick scoping needlers soon!

    • KyZe Tater

      Sorry bub but do bring halo into this but I do agree qsing is amazing and you can do it in every map if ur good enough

  • Spiritphilosopher

    People are still playing this game??? Hahahahahaha


    I was also in the hangout in my COD XP shirt and I brought up the lack of 1st person in theater mode making hard to catch certain tyep of glitchers i.e. lag switchers and still got no answer that yes theater fixes were coming. I just want a few more guns gold and then I am going off to play games not populated by quick scoping 8 year olds.

  • Anthonyfmoya

    I’m down with the quick scoping. If you want a realistic simulater shooter. Get battlefield three. If you want a fun game just to destroy. Call of duty is your shit. Stop complaining. Im sure the makers of the game dont care.

  • thebulky1cometh

    Why would they NOT do this kind of thing with the original maps?  Also, why does IW/Bowling feel the need to add MORE close quarters maps…that’s 90% of the maps in MW3!

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  • Mrv12196

    I just think as an idea to let people have a decent gameplay; hopefully after what you just mentioned but bringing back old maps is a good thing. Basically bringing a new survival mode is great and improving the system to call of duty how about mic the dlc guns too and bring them together.

  • Dredwing03

    quick scoping is for fags that have no idea how to snipe and the fuck up the game for all of us.

  • Cocummings

    Mw2 maps please an hurry!!!!!!

  • Shhh

    Snipers ruin the game I come face to face with sniper I have a sub machine gun he wins it’s so unrealistic do u know how much a Barrett weighs about 43.5 kg I play with a big clan and every member hates snipers

  • Sean

    I want more weapons I’m mad there is no M1014 or 1911(again) and throw in a classic weapon and I’d be happy.

  • Quickscoping isn’t bad. Call of duty will never get rid of it totally so just get use to it or try it yourself !!!

  • Rxrilly

    / BF3 piss off back to battlefield then, no one cares what you play but you’ve just gotta get it across you play BF aint ya.. Stupid little fan boy “or gay boy either one”

  • Griggsy81

    Quickscopers lack real skill. I spent 15 years as a sniper in the 75th Army Rangers quick scoping is unrealistic. Hooah!

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