This Iconic Rust Feature Has Been Removed in MW3

Rust will look a little different in MW3.
Rust will look a little different in MW3. / Activision

Call of Duty players looking forward to Rust and its iconic features in MW3 might be disappointed come release day.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, developed by Sledgehammer Games, is just two months away. The new title will feature remastered maps from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009), including fan-favorites like Terminal and Scrapyard. In a recent reveal blog, Activision released the first photos of the "meticulously crafted, modernized" maps.

The small preview revealed a few key changes coming to the remastered maps in MW3, including the removal of an iconic feature on Rust.

This Iconic Rust Feature Has Been Removed in MW3

In MW3, Rust will be without one of its iconic features: the open pipe. The old area became a well-known hiding spot on Rust, perfect for campers or players seeking a momentary refuge.

"Remember that open pipe jutting out in a corner that many a camper took roost in?" the Call of Duty Staff wrote. "It's been replaced by a small building."

Now, players will have to engage in more straightforward gunfights in the open as opposed to hiding in the pipe. The change might eliminate some nostalgia, but the map's redesign sounds better suited for a more exciting play style in MW3.

Activision concluded, "Be sure to take advantage of Rust's verticality by climbing the center tower and the surrounding containers with greater agility than ever before."

All Remastered Maps in MW3

The following remastered maps will all be available at launch in MW3:

  • Afghan
  • Derail
  • Estate
  • Favela
  • Highrise
  • Invasion
  • Karachi
  • Quarry
  • Rundown
  • Rust
  • Scrapyard
  • Skidrow
  • Sub Base
  • Terminal
  • Underpass
  • Wasteland

In the remastered versions of the iconic MW2 (2009) maps, players can "expect a wave of nostalgia as they encounter the visual updates" and "appreciate the modernization updates for gameplay flow purposes."

Are Any New Core Maps Coming to MW3?

Yes, there will be a total of 12 new Core maps coming to MW3. Fans will have to wait until MW3 Season 1, though, to see any. Three 6v6 maps will launch in Season 1, and three more in Season 2.