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Crash receives secret map change in January 22 Modern Warfare update

by Connor Bennett
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A subtle map change to the Modern Warfare version of Crash has been uncovered following the January 22 patch, altering a pretty powerful head glitch that has been utilized by many players. 

Even though Infinity Ward launched Modern Warfare with 10 brand-new maps, the developers returned to their roots in December and released Crash with the season one update – marking the fifth time that the iconic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare map has become an addition to a CoD game. 

However, fitting with the feel of the newer Modern Warfare, the map isn’t exactly as fans remember it from its initial 2007 version. There are now doors to be wary of instead of bursting through buildings, as well as a whole new section behind the broken blue building that gives players a new route to hit the crashed helicopter in the middle of the map. 

An image of the multiplayer map Crash from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Infinity Ward
Crash has become a staple addition to Call of Duty game as multiplayer DLC.

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Following the January 22 update, it is that new route that has seen a slight but pretty noticeable change being made to its head glitch on the wall next to the broken blue building. 

The change was pointed out in a post to the Modern Warfare subreddit by user Lumenprotoplasma, showing how the wall that players have been using as cover to overlook the middle of the map has been lowered – meaning that, while it still can be used as cover, the effectiveness of the head glitch has been reduced.

An image showing the changes made to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
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It is only a subtle change but one that will impact Modern Warfare players who hop up onto the blocks below.

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With the change, more of the player’s body will now be on show for enemy players, meaning that it’s now a pretty fair fight if someone else hops up on the garbage container that sits behind the wall opposite.

Why the tweak wasn’t noted in the January 22 patch notes, however, is unknown and there could very well be more sneaky map changes that have been made by Infinity Ward. We’ll just have to wait and see if anything else is uncovered by sleuthing players.