Modern Warfare 3 (2023) Gameplay Leaks: Classic Minimap Returns, Ninja Returns, Remastered Maps, MW2 Content Carries Over And Everything You Need To Know

The 2023 release of Modern Warfare 3 is set to launch later this year and players are starting to get excited.

After a lack-lustre year of MW2, it’s follow-up release is set to go back to its roots with a more “classic” Call of Duty approach according to leaks.

The gameplay is getting players excited for a more familiar approach that got many into Call of Duty to begin with and its all exciting news.

Here are all of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2023) gameplay leaks so far.

Classic Minimap Returns

The Minimap in Call of Duty is one of the most important parts of what makes Call of Duty, Call of Duty.

When you get a UAV you want to see a sea of dots to pick off and build up your killstreaks.

It seems in this new title, we’re getting a Classic Mini Map that should behave like the one in past COD games; so red dots will appear on the mini-map when a UAV is used or someone fires an unsilenced weapon.

Health Is 150

Health is set at 150, which may not be a huge difference in the game as weapons may likely hit harder.

But it does create more variety in the damage of each individual weapon and allows for more skilful players to exploit damage modifiers on a player’s body.

Ninja Perk Returns

According to Twitter user @BobNetworkUK, the Ninja perk will be returning, but perks will return in the form of ‘gear’.

Different sets of gear will have different perks e.g. one set of boots may give you the Ninja perk (silent footsteps) and another gives you the Marathon perk (unlimited sprint).

Many players have been frustrated by the removal of this perk for a number of reasons. It makes it difficult for players to sneak up on the enemies, but also because of the wonky sound system not always being accurate.

Its inclusion suggests that Sledgehammer Games have focused on this element much more in this title.

Stalker Perk Returns

This perk transitioned to an attachment in recent times, giving players faster movement speed when aiming down their sites.

The pro version of this delayed the trigger of detection-triggered explosives.

Reload Cancel Returns

Reload cancelling was something that was a huge part of older Call of Duty games and has only been included sporadically in more recent games.

Whilst not an intentional trait at first, it became a huge part of its gameplay DNA, which the developers have been moving away from in recent times.

It can be immensely frustrating to stop a reload a fraction too early and still have no bullets to use; this quality-of-life update is a big win.

Tactical Sprint Recharges When Normally Sprinting

This is a big one, allowing the pace of the game to stay fast and frantic as Call of Duty is well known for.

It means that you can always be sprinting, with a shorter, faster, sprint (in Tactical Sprint).

Remastered Maps

According to @BobNetworkUK, the game will feature Classic maps from Call of Duty past.

This isn’t unheard of from Call of Duty, as they regular remaster older maps for their more current games.

This was particularly present in the 2019 Modern Warfare, which ended up being massively compiled of older maps with a new interpretation.

According to @COD_Perseus, we have confirmation of two maps that are being remade for this new game:

  • Terminal
  • Scrapyard

Whether there will be any unique maps or not is unknown, but the general consensus is that the new game will simply feature Remastered maps, which seems to have been confirmed by known leaker @TheGhostOfHope (particularly from the 2009 Modern Warfare 2).

Content Carries Over From MW2

This one has been confirmed by Call of Duty, confirming that Operators, Weapons and Bundles will carry over from the previous Modern Warfare 2.

It’s a good choice as many users have spent a lot of money on Battle Passes, Bundles and other cosmetics which gives them a longer life span than just a year.

Outbreak 2.0

Previously confirmed that a Zombies mode would arrive in the new game, an Outbreak 2.0 is rumoured to arrive.

This was a more open-map/world Zombies experience on already established multiplayer maps in Black Ops Cold War and it appears this will be returning in the new game.

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