Infinity Ward have announced that the second DLC collection for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 comes with a new Multiplayer mode titled, Face-Off.
Face-Off comes as a 1 v 1 or 2 v 2 deathmatch mode which features four brand new maps which are custom built in order for more intimate combat. The first two stages of the DLC will be free for all Xbox 360 users on May 15th, with a PC and PlayStation 3 release set to follow shortly after. Aground, a new map is set on a shipwreck off the coast of Scotland whilst Erosion sees players running around Roman ruins in Italy while Mount Vesuvius erupts in the background.
Two more maps will then be released on the Xbox 360 on May 22nd as part of the main release of the DLC collection. The Getaway map is set in a beachside mansion in Brazil and the Lookout map is set in a forward observation post in Afghanistan.
Modern Warfare 3 executive producer Mark Rubin had the following to say to Eurogamer:
“Normally in itself one-on-one isn’t particularly creatively innovative, but what we’ve done is design the maps deliberately for this style of play, In normal map development you have large maps that have long sight lines, then when you make smaller maps you shorten the sight line – the engagement distance becomes smaller when the map becomes smaller.
“But with these Face-Off maps, because it’s not six-on-six, we’ve made the sight lines longer for the size of the map that it is. You actually end up engaging quicker and having a more exciting experience on the map. You still get a really new feel and experience out of the gameplay; not just the heavy, frantic experience you would get out of a normal multiplayer match. You get more tension build-up on these smaller maps.”
The DLC collection will also come with three new standard multiplayer maps which two of them were previously released via Elite which are Sanctuary and Foundation. The new one is called Oasis and is set on a beach resort in the United Arab Emirates. Oasis is explained as the following:
“It’s actually in or near one of the levels from single player – the one that takes place in UAE. You can see part of that level in the background in this level. It’s all new geo but it’s in the same area”
There are also two new Spec Ops missions that are included in the DLC. The first one, Ironclad is set straight after the Hamburg mission from the single player campaign, with you and a comrade attempting to make it back to the landing beach after the initial assault. The second mission which is called Killswitch sees players out in a new area which is set in a Russian dockyard. The Spec Ops missions are described as the following:
“One player is on the ground and has to clear obstacles and engage in basic infantry combat. Then you have another guy driving a tank and you both have to support each other and get back to the beaches. One person is on the ground sneaking through and the other is in a sniper perch, sniping for the other player. You have to get through the level and detonate an EMP at the end.”
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