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For the power-up, see Vortex (power-up).
Bare ELITE Calendar Vortex MW3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Delta Force vs. Spetsnaz
Face Off
Type of Combat
Close Quarters
"An old ranch sits threatened by the approach of a raging tornado. The front porch and sprawling shrubbery intensifies combat to the south with a tight line of sight. An open field stretches across the north, with a cornfield and central hill obscuring visuals, making ambush and ever-present threat."
— Overview

Vortex is a Face Off map in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 that takes place on a small farm in a rural area during a tornado. It was released as part of Content Pack 6. It has been available for Call of Duty ELITE subscribers on the Xbox 360 since June 19, 2012. PS3 elite subscribers received it on July 19, 2012.




  • There is a scarecrow located near the cornfield wearing a military uniform with the labels "U.S. ARMY" and "SHEPHERD". When watching through sniper scope, the left eye appears to be missing from the scarecrow. This is a reference to General Shepherd, the main antagonist from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
    Scarecrow Vortex MW3

    The scarecrow.

  • There is a large dead cow in the stable and a dead pig on the table in the house.
  • The chicken coop near the house has killable chickens.
  • A teddy bear is found inside the farm house mounted on the wall.
  • The truck in front of the house has a California license plate that reads "NED MAN".
  • The tornado in the distance can be seen spinning around and tearing up buildings, but it never actually reaches the map.  

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