Every Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer map & mode

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Modern Warfare 2 is in full swing, with Season 1 well and truly established. With that, there’s been some exciting new maps and modes introduced, as well as a few fan favorites. Here are all the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps and modes you can enjoy.

Modern Warfare 2 has continued to capture fans’ love through its multiple maps, modes, and Battle Pass, but it can be relatively overwhelming when trying to find that perfect game in the perfect location, especially when playing with friends.

So, we’ve put together all the current Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps as well as every mode available in the game.

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Modern Warfare 2 has introduced a number of new maps and modes to the CoD franchise.

Every game mode in Modern Warfare 2

There are currently 11 different game modes to enjoy in Modern Warfare 2. We’ve detailed them all below.

Confirmed Modern Warfare 2 game modes

Kill Confirmed

Kill Confirmed is essentially a Team Deathmatch, except, rather than earning points for a kill, you will only get that point if you collect the enemy dog tag. The other team can deny your kill by collecting the dog tag instead, meaning you won’t get any points.

The team with the most enemy dog tags at the end of the time wins.


Invasion is a 32v32 deathmatch played on Ground War maps with AI. The mode runs similarly to Team Deathmatch, as players earn team points by eliminating enemies. Vehicles are available in this game mode.

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The team with the most points at the end of the allotted time wins.

Prisoner Rescue

Among the new additions in Modern Warfare 2 is the Prisoner Rescue playlist. Taking heavy inspiration from the likes of Rainbow Six and CS:GO, this mode splits players across Attacking and Defending teams.

The goal of the Attackers is to either eliminate all Defenders, or escort two hostages to safety. For Defenders, it’s simply a matter of staying alive and keeping your prisoners locked down.

Knock Out

As the name implies, Knock Out is a unique mode in Modern Warfare 2 that gives teams just one life to prove themselves. Similar to Prisoner Rescue above, each player in Knock Out has just one life per round, but can be revived after going down.

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Rather than hostages though, the objective here is to either hold onto a package for a 60 seconds or wipe out the enemy team to win the round.

Modern Warfare 2 gameplay

Team Deathmatch

As always, the standard Team Deathmatch mode is back for another year in Modern Warfare 2. If you’re looking for the simplest mode of them all, where the only goal is to kill, this is the playlist for you.


Domination returns once again in Modern Warfare 2 as the three-flag mode has been a staple since 2007. Objectives are placed in three locations across a given map. Controlling them provides points over time, the more your team controls, the more points you earn.

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First introduced in CoD Vanguard, Control pits two teams against each other, taking turns attacking and defending two objectives. Each team shares a pool of 30 lives; if the attacking team takes an objective, they gain more time to capture the second. The defense wins by letting the time run out or eliminating all 30 lives of the other team.


Popular competitive game type Hardpoint is back in Modern Warfare 2. In this mode, teams fight for control over a single rotating objective. The first Hardpoint location often appears in the middle of a map before rotating through a number of preset positions at a regular interval.

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Search & Destroy

The classic round-based mode is confirmed for Modern Warfare 2 as Search & Destroy appears for another year. In this popular mode, teams take turns attacking and defending two bomb sites. With no respawns, playing your life in each round is crucial.


It wouldn’t be a CoD title without the old faithful Free-for-All. It’s every player for themselves, and the first to reach 30 eliminations ends the match, with the top three performers claiming victory.


Making a return for the first time since Modern Warfare 2019, Headquarters, informally known as King of The Hill, returns to Modern Warfare 2. Teams capture a set point in the map to gain points. Fans gravitate towards this game mode as it offers experience per time that the Headquarters is held.

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Third Person Moshpit

Making a return for the first time since Modern Warfare 3 in 2011, third-person modes are back in Modern Warfare 2. Though they don’t exactly come in their own distinct playlists, just one third-person Moshpit was present in the Beta, mixing a handful of modes together with all players competing from a third-person POV.

Ground War

Ground War returns to Modern Warfare 2 after first appearing in Modern Warfare 2019. Akin to Battlefield, two teams of 32 players fight to capture objectives on a large map.

Tier 1

Modern Warfare 2’s spin on the classic mode Hardcore features a playlist with less operator health, limited HUD elements, and friendly fire on.

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Game modes to expect in Modern Warfare 2

While these game modes aren’t included yet, it’s safe to assume the trend will continue in 2022 with many of the most popular game modes returning either temporarily or permanently. 

Below is a quick look at what we expect to see at some point in Modern Warfare 2:

  • Cyber Attack
  • Bounty

Every map in Modern Warfare 2

There are currently 12 6v6 maps in Modern Warfare 2 and four Ground War maps to enjoy. When more are added we will be updating this article so be sure to check back soon.

Every map in Modern Warfare 2


  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo
  • Mercado Las Almas
  • Taraq
  • Crown Raceway
  • Al Barga Fortress
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric
  • Santa Sena Border Crossing
  • Farm 18
  • Embassy
  • Shipment
  • Shoothouse

Ground War:

  • Sa’id
  • Sariff Bay
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric
  • Al Bagra Fortress

Modern Warfare 2 returning maps

Call of Duty Next confirmed a few classic CoD maps making a return in Warzone 2, as well as with Modern Warfare 2’s first season.

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Warzone 2’s Al Mazrah map features several classic CoD maps as POIs.

Infinity Ward confirmed five classic CoD maps in Warzone 2. While they’re strictly for the Battle Royale at present, there’s a good chance we could see a handful also separated into the multiplayer component as Core Maps in Modern Warfare 2.

Below is a quick look at the confirmed classic CoD maps on Al Mazrah.

  • Quarry- Modern Warfare 2
  • Highrise- Modern Warfare 2
  • Observatory- Modern Warfare 3
  • Showdown- CoD 4
  • Terminal- Modern Warfare 2

A leaker who posted early images of some Modern Warfare 2 maps has also claimed to have images related to the following maps:

  • Dogtown
  • Esports Gym
  • Exhume
  • Fallout
  • Favela
  • Firing Range
  • Floating Bay
  • Killhouse
  • Lighthouse
  • Luxury
  • Mountain Town
  • Narcos

Though most of these maps are new or were not a part of 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, like Firing Range, this could mean that Favela could potentially be returning to Modern Warfare 2 in 2022.

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Rest assured, we’ll keep you updated here as further details emerge on Modern Warfare 2’s set of maps and modes.