"Combat erupts in a mid-sized Parisian district. Long side streets encourage mid-range combat, with nearby homes and storefronts lending defensive positions for ambush and recovery. Watch out for explosives when navigating the marketplace, and always keep an eye up top for enemies shooting from above."
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Resistance (originally named Paris) is a multiplayer and Survival Mode map in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

It takes place in the immaculate streets of Paris, France.

The opposing factions are the GIGN and the Spetsnaz.


Resistance is a medium sized map featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The two spawns are on either side of the map, one at the top of a hill, the other near the umbrellas. The map has crowded streets along with many buildings that offer for close quarters combat, and some long lines of sight that favor guns with longer range. Despite this there are only two accessible buildings: a shop and a destroyed house. Decent cover is provided by vehicles scattered around the map, and these are great for players with the Blast Shield perk (increases one's explosive resistance). However, these can also serve as death traps, because they will detonate if one fires on them. Explosive weapons can also destroy the vehicles, killing those who are too near.

Survival Mode

In Survival Mode, Resistance is a Tier 1 map and has the difficulty of Easy. The player(s) start with the Five Seven, two Frag Grenades, two Flash Grenades, a Self Revive, and 250 Armor. The hostiles include Bomb Squads, Attack Dogs, Choppers, and Juggernauts. The Claymore Experts spawn in around wave 22.



  • This is the only map to feature the GIGN.
  • Despite being set in France, when the cash registers/computers are knifed, United States money comes out instead of Euros.
  • The umbrellas at the courtyard are indestructible against all air support if the shots land on top of it (as seen in this video: This is true unless the explosions are to the side.
  • One of the newspapers says "President plays Spec Ops. Cabinet says Spec Ops good for your health."
  • A few magazines in the stands show a picture of an Infinity Ward employee firing a minigun.
  • The license plates on the cars scattered throughout the map all say I35298W, which is a reference to Infinity Ward.
  • The Eiffel Tower is strangely on water, if one spectates outside the map this can be seen.
  • This is the second non-WW2 multiplayer map to be set in France, the first being Highrise from Call of Duty: Black Ops.


thumb|left|300px|Juggernaut Gameplay

thumb|300px|right|Wii Survival Gameplay on Resistance


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