Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the direct sequel to Activision’s latest Modern Warfare, is inevitably coming. The original Modern Warfare 2 featured some of the most iconic multiplayer maps from Call of Duty. While the game will undoubtedly feature some great new maps, one can’t help but hope we’ll see some old maps remastered from the original Modern Warfare 2. With that in mind, here’s a list of 10 classic Modern Warfare 2 maps that we think have a good chance of being remade in the upcoming game.
Located near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is one of the most sniper-friendly maps in the Call of Duty wasteland. This map is of course more suitable for ranged play, so it’s always popular for players to take advantage of it while sitting in a bunker or tall grass. Widely utilized as they blend so well with the grass around the map.
Rio de Janeiro’s collapsed society, favelas, are one of the most popular maps of 2019. A smaller map that includes both ground and rooftop combat. The player’s battlefield is less straightforward, as the terrain allows for a height advantage from all angles. While the roofs provide a lot of oversight, they also lack cover, balancing the battlefield perfectly from every angle.
Afghanistan map inspired many future maps. While it wasn’t too different from these inspirations, it was one of the first truly great desert maps. Afghanistan is great for team deathmatch and other team-based objective modes. It’s a carefully crafted war zone modeled after the war the soldiers were fighting at the time. You’re not in an airport or some millionaire’s mansion; you’re in the desert of Afghanistan. All types of players have a suitable position, and snipers and marksmen have solid cover points to protect their infantry. Afghanistan is an interesting map, and hopefully Infinity Ward brings it to life in this new Modern Warfare 2.
Scrapyard is one of the few classic maps to make it into the latest Modern Warfare (2019), but not as a full remastered multiplayer map. In the battle royale mode, the big map has a clear area modeled after Scrapyard, although not exactly the same, but the influence of the Scrapyard map can be seen. However, the original made a great multiplayer map. An airplane graveyard, the map consists of multiple broken airplanes, hangers and commercial buildings. Scrapyard makes a great map for almost every type of competition, and the chance to play its remastered version is sure to be a treat.
This map is often considered one of the original trick shooter maps that helped grow the sniper community. It’s a very open map with a lot of potential to hold angles, and a couple of points high enough to hit insane stunt shots. Without this map, the sniper community might not be where it is now, or what it used to be. One of the buildings has a secret way to get to the roof, which is a really cool thing most fans will never forget. The upper echelons are excited to see a return in future games.
Undoubtedly, Underpass is a map that offers plenty of camping spots that come in handy during search and destroy missions. But there’s always a chance that you’ll be taken by a marksman you’ve never seen before the kill cam shows you. It provided a challenging experience for players of all game types, and despite its many camping spots, the map was quite popular at the time.
Invasion is one of the more colorful maps in the original Modern Warfare 2. This is a great close-up map for Free for All, which makes it stand out from many other maps. These buildings create a fast-paced game that’s a shotgun player’s paradise.
This map is based on a mission to bring all players to tears. The estate is a wooded area with a cottage as the main attraction located on the hill. Trying to control a house always presents a huge challenge, and trying to control a house is even more of a challenge. It’s a well-made map, and it’s easy to influence players to show it off in the center house. The house is a three-story residence that offers the perfect gameplay for those who like to use shotguns, and these types of maps aren’t always popular.
An undeniable classic for more than a reason. The terminal’s multiplayer map based on the main story mission “No Russia” is still considered one of the greatest maps of all time. Massive planes that spark chaotic battles, sniping from the cockpit, running around the airport without even a single TSA agent in sight? It’s a bit chaotic, but with a couple of closed, small coffee shops in the hallway, and open terminal space to run around in, this map is a lot to like.
Another classic map that became an absolute staple of the original Modern Warfare 2 was Rust. A rusty little oil field, like a playground for players. With so many places to run around above and below, it creates an environment that screams classic Call of Duty, for better or worse. For example, combat is pure chaos, you can be killed by a respawn at any time, enemy players can hide in any corner or even above you, and there’s always a great sniper who seems to be reigning from above. Despite this, Rust has become one of the most coveted maps in Modern Warfare 2.
Needless to say, one of the greatest Call of Duty games of all time will have some of the most stunning maps. While most of these maps certainly won’t be remastered due to their lack of popularity or they’ve been remastered at least once before, hopefully we’ll see a few of them return in Call of Duty 2022 Modern Warfare 2 .
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 It will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S later this year.