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Terminal, one of the most well liked maps of Call of Duty History, might make a comeback in Modern Warfare 3, says Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin.
There was speculation that the map might make a comeback when it was found in the game files of MW3 Private Matches, along with a new map named Shipbreaker, which looks like Rust, but it wasn’t confirmed until late June. When entering Private Match after buying the Face Off map pack, the names Terminal and Shipbreaker were added. However, clicking on them showed the error: ‘Terminal Disabled! [insert gamertag] does not have the map pack.’ Seeing this, many fans wondered if this was a glitch or if Infinity Ward planned on releasing it as a later map pack. Rubin replied, via Twitter:
@NeptuneAssassin Terminal? it’s a tech issue with delivery but yes it will be free.
This alone isn’t proof that Terminal will for sure be released, but Rubin went on to say, “I may have to punch a bunch of people in the nuts but I am working my butt off to get terminal out.”
This is surely a great sign for MW3 as a community of gamers. Terminal has been long praised for its layout, in that half a dozen simultaneous battles could occur around the map, whether in an airplane or a burger joint, and also for its diversity in game styles. Players can snipe from on top of buildings, or the cockpit of the plane, or hold down a specific area in objective based combat. For these reasons and many more, this news comes as a happy surprise to gamers everywhere. It has been said that the new map pack will be free to all gamers, not only those with CoD Elite. However, it has been maintained that the one month exclusivity deal with Xbox will, in fact, apply to this as well. Either way, we gamers eagerly await the time at which we can greet an old friend back onto the fields of combat.
It looks like not only has Infinity Ward confirmed the new maps, they have set a date at which they come out. For Xbox, they will come out on July 17. For PS3 and PC, there is still no estimated time of arrival, but it will probably be some time in August.