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Classic MW2 maps are already in Modern Warfare but there’s a catch

Published: 16/Nov/2019 12:35 Updated: 16/Nov/2019 17:24

by Connor Bennett


There are two classic Modern Warfare 2 maps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare but, while fans can see them in the distance, sadly, they aren’t playable – yet. 

Upon its annoucement, Modern Warfare was labeled as a soft reboot of the popular Call of Duty sub-series from Infinity Ward. While it’s not a direct continuation of the popular story, there still plenty of nods to its predecessors – especially in the campaign.

But, when it comes to multiplayer, there hasn’t yet been those rebooted maps that many fans may have been expecting. A few have, of course, been rumored to appear later down the line but as of now, there aren’t any nostalgic settings to actually play through.

However, if players take a little closer look at the Ground War map Euphrates Bridge, they’ll be able to spot familiar locations from Modern Warfare 2. 

ActivisionCall of Duty fans have been waiting for maps like Rust to appear in Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty YouTuber BlameTruth noted that Invasion and Scrapyard are both visible in Modern Warfare – with the former being right above the Ground War map. It’s not just hints and nods to the old map, however, as it is pretty much all there.

As for Scrapyard, well, that’s seemingly visible in a Spec Ops mission – complete with those plane tubes that became heaven for anyone running a grenade launcher back in the popular title.  

The discovery of Scrapyard, at least in one form, isn’t an entirely new thing as one player found a pretty similar-looking map in the open-world sandbox portion of Spec Ops. 

It’s also been named in previous leaks, with YouTuber TheGamingRevolution, listing it alongside other popular maps like Crash, Rust, and Terminal in the first piece of DLC for Modern Warfare.

Now, it’s unknown if these maps will actually be released or if Infinity Ward have just reused them in-game to complete their other locations.

It wouldn’t be the first time that has happened, however, as back in Black Ops 3, the map Infection actually used the iconic ‘Carentan’ as a warped wall.

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Ridiculous custom Call of Duty Gun Game mode goes viral on TikTok

Published: 10/Jan/2021 21:08

by Theo Salaun


A testament to the Call of Duty community’s creativity, a new custom game mode has gone viral on TikTok after a user shared their friends’ absurd Modern Warfare Gun Game settings.

CoD fans are familiar with creating custom games and playing wacky modes. Whether it’s hopping into a 1v1 to settle a beef with a buddy or running some Prop Hunt, the FPS aficionados have a variety of ways to blow off steam. 

With recent drama and malaise surrounding skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, it should be no surprise that some players have gotten imaginative and begun controlling their own destiny in custom modes. 

That’s the case for TikTok user ‘thedillygang,’ who decided to test the limits of their friend group’s love with an absurdly difficult Gun Game variant. While the mode hasn’t been added to Black Ops Cold War, it can still be played in 2019’s Modern Warfare.

@thedillygangBy far the most infuriating thing i’ve ever done on COD. I call this mode Blood Pressure 😈😈 duet this with a clip of your squad playing it ##fyp ##cod♬ original sound – DillyGang

As DillyGang explains, this custom match is built solely on the principle of maximum difficulty: “I just made a game mode on Modern Warfare that will test you and your friends’ trust, it will make you hate each other. This game mode took us 30 minutes to beat.”

As for why it took 30 minutes? That’s because the mode is a Gun Game with unlimited time, 300 health, and…every single death sets you back a whopping five weapons (as opposed to the traditional single setback).

How to set up custom “Blood Pressure” Gun Game in Modern Warfare

  1. Scroll to “Private Match, Trials & GameBattles” at the bottom of Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer options and select Custom Game
  2. Go to Game Setup
  3. Choose any map you’d like, although the Gunfight options are best for a smaller group
  4. Set mode to Gun Game (found in the Alternate Modes column)
  5. Go to Game in Game Rules and set Time Limit to Unlimited
  6. Go to Player in Game Rules and set Max Health to 300, Health Regeneration to Very Slow
  7. Go to Advanced in Game Rules and set Setbacks to 5 Weapons
  8. Select Options, save the mode and go test the bounds of your friendship

While the idea of sweating it out and arguing with your friends may not sound enticing to the average person, CoD fans are a different breed and enjoy few things more than stirring the pot of trash talk. 

@thedillygangAs requested, here’s our gameplay of “Blood Pressure”. Our hatred for eachother is unsurmountable. Duet this w y’alls gameplay😈 ##fyp ##cod ##dilly♬ original sound – DillyGang

That love of banter can perhaps be evidenced by nothing as strong as the fact that this custom mode has gone viral. Especially when DillyGang explained the experience like some recounting a personal trauma: “We were screaming the entire game … My blood pressure is crazy right now.”

Calling it the “Blood Pressure” mode, the gameplay showcases just how intense the custom match is. Now, we just wait to find out if TikTok fans try this out and themselves and discover if their friendships are able to survive the test. And then we’ll see if community feedback is enough for Treyarch and Raven Software to bump Gun Game up on their to-do list.