First images of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer maps have leaked from being included in the Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile Closed Alpha build, which released in select testing regions under NDA in May.
Warzone Mobile, also known as Project Aurora, is in closed alpha testing, but as users get hands-on with builds on iOS and Android, they’ve found a batch of Modern Warfare 2, and even Treyarch’s Call of Duty 2024, content in the files.
The Warzone Mobile Closed Alpha is under signed NDA, with no gameplay or imagery allowed to be shared from it. Despite this, images from the game have still appeared.
The leaker on Twitter claims to have access to many of the loading screens for Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps, posting a few 6v6 map images, along with some Ground War map images.
Leaked Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps
In total, the loading screens of four Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps were released. All four of these maps look completely different from the other, which could indicate that we’re in for lots of variety when MW2 releases later this year.
The first map shown is called Grand Prix, which was confirmed to be a map in June as part of the game’s reveal.
Set in Asia, the loading screen shows two Formula 1-style cars racing on a track, although we don’t know if these high-speed machines will be driving around the racetrack while we do battle.
The second map revealed is Oilfield. Fairly self-explanatory, it appears we are heading towards an oil storage facility, with giant vats presumably full of the black liquid sitting around.
The ground here looks dry and sandy, indicating that this is happening in a hot location, perhaps in the Middle East or in South America.
It doesn’t take much sleuthing to figure out where Museum is set. This colorful map appears to have indoor and outdoor combat.
The fourth map was only mentioned by its code name, SABA. Information on this map beyond its images is not known at this time, nor is its final release name confirmed.
We do see a statue of a man on a horse and some palm trees, but other than that, little is known about this area.
Leaked Modern Warfare 2 Ground War maps Images
The leaker has also shared images of 2 Modern Warfare 2 Ground War MP Maps.
The first Ground War map leaked is Hydro, which takes place in a desert landscape with water flowing through the center. As confirmed by Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 engine supports swimming, which means maps will feature areas of water.
The next map for Ground War leaked is ‘Fishtown.’
The third Ground War map is Sira.
As previously mentioned by Infinity Ward, the Ground War maps will come together to form the new Warzone 2 map.
Modern Warfare 2 MP Map Codenames
In addition, the leaker also shared a list of the codenames for all of the MP maps currently in the files for Modern Warfare 2 MP.
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Some of the maps are leftover from Modern Warfare 2019, while the rest are code names, or ship names, for the 2022 game. Here are the names found:
- esports gym
- firing range
- floating bay
- grand prix
- mountain town
- yellow castle
- Swap Meet
Activision has not commented on why the Warzone Mobile’s files contains all of these Modern Warfare 2 images . The company will issue DMCA notices to anyone who posts all of the leaks across the internet.
So far, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 MP has not been officially revealed beyond a few details. No timeline for the MP reveal is known. Activision has confirmed that there will be an Open Beta ahead of the game’s launch.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 officially launches October 28 across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC (Battle.net and Steam).
Modern Warfare 2 devs officially reveal Farm 18 map
Modern Warfare 2’s Farm 18 map has been officially revealed and the devs explain how they designed the multiplayer battleground.
The Modern Warfare 2 devs have revealed the brand-new Farm 18 map with an in-depth explanation of the design process involved in creating the environment.
Modern Warfare 2’s release date is fast approaching and the Call of Duty teams promised plenty of teasers leading up to their major Call of Duty Next broadcast. While players will be treated to an extensive look at Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, new intel is already being revealed.
Players got their first official look at the Marina Bay Grand Prix map during CDL Champs, and now it’s Farm 18’s turn to grab the spotlight. Farm 18 was one of three 6vs6 multiplayer maps that invited players got to experience at an early playtest of Modern Warfare 2.
Thanks to the Call of Duty Twitter account, players can join in on the excitement as Farm 18 is revealed to the world. Not only do players get a look at the gritty Farm 18 environment that has clearly seen its fair share of battles, but dev commentary also provides insight into the map’s design process.
Geoff Smith, Modern Warfare 2’s Director of Multiplayer Design explains that the incredibly popular Shoot House map from the Modern Warfare series inspired Farm 18’s design:
“The idea was, what if we put a Shoot House type situation in the middle? If you really want to play that crazy game you can go to the center and that action will find you. If you want to pull back and play a different way it’s still available to you.”
As we can see from the brief clip, there seems to be an indoor structure at the center of the map, where Smith indicates most of the action will take place. Meanwhile, the surrounding area seems to be a symmetrical paved road where several obstacles obscure lines of sight.
We can see an abandoned bus, massive cinderblocks, and construction vehicles. Farm 18 will be included in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, and players will get a chance to visit the industrial cement factory as early as September 16 when the early access period commences.
For more, check out how leaked Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer images seem to confirm that factions are back.
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Modern Warfare 2 fans want funny feature to publicly shame campers
A funny new feature that some Modern Warfare 2 fans are calling for could be a surefire way to shame campers.
The camping playstyle has been a point of contention for CoD fans for ages and this shouldn’t change with Modern Warfare 2 right around the corner. Now, players have revealed their desire to see a new feature with the sole purpose of publicly shaming campers.
Call of Duty’s multiplayer mode has seen a wide variety of playstyles develop over the years. Whether you’re an objective-based player, or you prefer the aggressive run and gun style, most would agree that they share a disdain for the notorious camper style.
Campers utilize their stationary positions to mop up enemies that attempt to repeatedly force them out of power positions. Oftentimes this leads to easy kills, but it is widely regarded as a boring playstyle that slows the pace of the game.
Public opinion has always been a great way to force change, even outside of the Call of Duty community. One Reddit user has offered their solution for dealing with campers in Modern Warfare 2. Their plan is to use a public form of shaming to deter players from camping.
As the post suggests, a public pedometer that displays every player’s amount of footsteps per match could “motivate people to start walking and keep the pace in the game.” The key factor here is the public element in that “everybody should be able to see it” on the scoreboard.
This isn’t exactly a new concept for the Call of Duty franchise as a watch in 2019’s Modern Warfare displayed a footstep count. However, the OP was quick to double down on the public aspect of the feature: “yes I know. But the watch is only for you. I want it to be visible for all the players.”
While camping in Call of Duty is universally hated, some players were quick to think of clever countermeasures like strafing back and forth continuously to fool the pedometer.
While this comedic new feature is not likely to make its way to the game, check out what to expect from the new MW2 Gunsmith system.
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Every confirmed Modern Warfare 2 map so far
Here’s a look at all of the multiplayer maps we’ll see in Modern Warfare 2, thanks to new information from Infinity Ward.
While we currently don’t know what the entire map pool for Call of Duty’s upcoming game will look like, here’s a peek at every confirmed map in Modern Warfare 2 so far.
Prior to the June 8 Modern Warfare 2 gameplay reveal, Charlie Intel was able to get a detailed look at an early version of the game. Infinity Ward showcased several gameplay features like the new Gunsmith system and AI changes.
The devs also provided additional information about Modern Warfare 2 maps during CDL Champs with the reveal of Marina Bay Grand Prix. Here’s everything you need to know about Modern Warfare 2’s maps including their classifications and the confirmed maps so far.
Modern Warfare 2 confirmed 6vs6 maps
Modern Warfare 2 is set to take players around the globe as of October 28. Players can expect their multiplayer experience to include various locations and different landscapes. This year the core multiplayer maps have been designed specifically for 6vs6 gameplay.
This new focus on the 6vs6 design should result in a streamlined experience for players that will lead to intuitive gameplay. Three core maps were revealed during the in-person event:
- Marina Bay Grand Prix
- Farm 18 Training Facility
The Museum map is supposedly one of the larger core maps and it will allow players to duke it out within a Spanish museum. Marina Bay Grand Prix was unveiled in-depth on August 7 and players will be able to witness the race track during the beta. The track is inspired by the Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit.
While we don’t know the exact location of the Farm 18 Training Facility map, this one is set to deliver on high-octane action as players battle it out inside of a training facility as the name would suggest.
Modern Warfare 2 confirmed battle maps
Aside from core 6vs6 maps, Modern Warfare 2 will also deliver larger maps for modes such as Ground War. These specific large maps will be called battle maps in Modern Warfare 2. These battle maps will share POIs with the new Warzone 2 map that is set to release in 2022.
Sariff Bay will bring players to a fishing village where you’ll be able to explore the surrounding waters and benefit from the brand-new swimming mechanic. Meanwhile, Sa’id was designed for urban combat and it is said to combine elements of core map and battle map gameplay.
When more Modern Warfare 2 maps are announced we’ll be sure to provide the details so be sure to check back in!
For more Modern Warfare 2 news, check out everything we know about Modern Warfare 2’s beta including early access for PlayStation users.
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