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'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare' Pulled Two Of Its Newest Maps Without Warning

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'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare' Pulled Two Of Its Newest Maps Without Warning

The Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare community were joyous when three new maps were given to the game following a literal dearth of content for months. But, with not even the hint of an explanation, two of these maps have been yanked from the game, and everyone's very confused.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare had been effectively cut loose by Activision as it concentrated on Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and the next entry to the Call Of Duty series. Though understandable, it's upsetting for those who are perfectly content with Modern Warfare or simply don't have the moolah to spend on the most recent game or the battle pass for Season Two. This includes the new Operator, Viper, as well as a whole lot of awesome skins for Hunter, Alder, Stone, Sims, Baker, Powers, Vargas, and Song. Actually, Portnova gets a really wild "Artist" skin which makes her appear extremely out of place with the surrounding brutality and savagery. But, hey, I suppose that's her calling.

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So, at the end of March, Modern Warfare were finally blessed with brand new maps - Al-Raab Airbase (6v6), Drainage (Gunfight), and a Killhouse map for the Killhouse playlist. Weirdly, these weren't announced by Activision, but there's something to be said about not biting the hand that feeds you. Some were curious as to whether the publisher was planning on picking up support for the game once again, or if this was a one-off. Now, it transpires that it might be... neither of these outcomes. Al-Raab Airbase and Drainage are gone from the range of custom maps. Killhouse remains, but the fact that it is part of a specific playlist could be a factor here, and it's possible that the other two were preemptively released. Timing is everything with the longevity of a live title, but I do feel like Activision has fumbled here.

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At the time of writing, it hasn't issued a statement regarding Al-Raab Airbase and Drainage's disappearance or whether or not Modern Warfare player can cross their fingers for a return. The hot topic right now is that of the next Call Of Duty title, which might be going by the codename Call Of Duty WWII: Vanguard. Rumours say that this game will be set primarily after the events of the global war, with parts that return to the six-year conflict in various locations around the world.

This is sort of strange when you consider the fact that Warzone will be integral to the future of Call Of Duty, and that's set to turn back time to the 1980s. If these tidbits are verified, then I'm as certain that Sledgehammer Gamesand Activision will work it out as I'm certain that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. However, recent reports claim that the team is in a state over Call Of Duty 2021, and the best course of action would be to delay the game in order to afford the developer more time with the project. We'll keep you in the loop with all things Call Of Duty here.

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Topics: News, Call of Duty

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