After the Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update, Modern Warfare received three new maps: Call of Duty 4’s Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase and Drainage. Now the two original maps have been removed, but Killhouse is still there.
While Call of Duty games typically lose most of their player base when the next installment of the franchise comes out, Black Ops Cold War’s collaborative progression system has given Modern Warfare fans a reason to stay. Even if they play the 2019 title, they will continue to increase their position in Warzone and Cold War.
The Modern Warfare content lifecycle would end in November 2020 with the release of Cold War, but as part of Warzone’s mid-season 2 update, Activision treated fans to three new maps: Killhouse Al-Raab Air base, and Drain.
Killhouse was and still is available in a 24/7 playlist in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, but Al-Raab and Drainage were only available in private matches. Now Al-Raab and Drainage have been mysteriously removed from the game.
Old-school CoD fans will remember Killhouse when it debuted in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, but it’s also included in CoD Mobile and Modern Warfare Remastered.
This close-up map, inspired by the instructional level of CoD 4, F.N.G, takes place in a military training warehouse. Although the map is small, it has plenty of coverage and obstacles to navigate between.
You can still jump straight to Killhouse by selecting the “Killhouse 24/7” playlist from the Modern warfare menu.
The other 6v6 map added in this surprise update was Al-Raab Airbase, but it could only be accessed through private matches. This map may also look familiar, as it appears to have been modeled after the Russian Air Force Base Alex and Farah during the campaign mission, Proxy War. This map is relatively larger than CoD’s standard 6v6, with plenty of verticality and long lanes to shoot down.
A new Gunfight map, Drainage, has also been added to Modern Warfare’s private matches. As with Airbase, Drainage is great for a 2v2 card, but it also supports 3v3 and other small team game modes. A bridge crosses the map as a prominent feature, and there is a lot of debris on the ground for players to use as cover.
Infinity Ward never acknowledged that the maps were added or removed, so we don’t know if these are the only changes made in Modern Warfare.
We are also still waiting for the Soap Operator bundle, the Sykov pistol, to arrive in MW and Warzone.
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