Knowledge of Hardpoint rotations in MW3 is essential, especially if you’re a competitive player who wants to get to Iridescent in ranked play. Keep reading below as I discuss all Hardpoint rotations in MW3.
All Hardpoint rotations per map in MW3
Each map has five hardpoints, opening one after the other for 60 seconds. The objective is to get your team on top of the hardpoint and defend it from attacking enemies. On the other hand, your team needs to attack the point if enemies are holding it.
The hardpoint will cycle throughout the game, and the team that gets to 250 points first, or whoever has the highest score within the time limit, wins the match.
Season 2 Ranked Hardpoint Maps
Ranked Hardpoint is very different from your casual and quick-play ones. You only have three other teammates and friendly fire is enabled. Below are all Ranked Hardpoint Maps in Modern Warfare 3 for the current rotation for Season 1, along with a few tips on how to play each map.
Invasion boils down to the team who has mid and spawn control. If you’re playing solo, I recommend checking your team’s position and covering an area where they don’t have line-of-sight. On the other hand, if you’re playing with your friends, make sure to spawn trap the enemy team so they won’t be able to capture the point.
Karachi is more difficult than invasion due to the map’s elevation, which both teams can utilize as a vantage point to give themselves an advantage. For Karachi, I recommend swapping to a strong SMG for P2 due to how claustrophobic the point is for everyone.
Rio is your standard three-lane Map, with the first point in the middle lane. I recommend using the side lanes to gain a positional advantage when trying to capture or defend a hardpoint. The Rival-9 will be perfect on this map since it’s an amazing SMG that gives you good mobility and damage in short to medium-range gunfights.
My main strategy for Skidrow is to swap to an SMG in P4 because it’s inside the barber shop. For the rest of the points, you can use the good ol’ MCW, especially in P2 and P5 to have an edge in range against your enemies.
Sub Base is a fun map for hardpoint in Ranked Mode, and you should focus on predicting the enemy spawn since it’s easy to flip the spawn points in the map. Coordinate with your teammates to attack all sides of a hardpoint to increase the chances of successfully conquering the area.
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New Season 2 Hardpoint Maps
All Quick Play Hardpoint Maps
If you’re a casual player and want to improve your score/min or K/D, check out the rest of the Hardpoint maps available only through Quick Play.
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