Call of Duty

Modern Warfare players want simple feature to replace map voting

by Joe Craven
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One Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fan has proposed an alternative to map voting, as developers Infinity Ward don’t seem to be bending when it comes to demand for the popular feature. 

Map voting has been a staple feature in almost every Call of Duty game, despite appearing in slightly different forms. Some gave players the option to skip the next map, or to opt for random if neither of the on-offer maps are favored.

Modern Warfare, however, has no such feature. This, paired with a map pool that many think is average at best, has led to a fairly disgruntled playerbase when it comes to map choice.

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Infinity Ward
Grazna Raid is an unpopular maps with CoD players.

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A lot of Modern Warfare’s criticism has focused on maps, in fact. A number of them - Euphrates Bridge, Grazna Raid and Arklov Peak for example - are big and open, leading to slower games in which players are killed by unseen enemies from obscure angles.

In response to these frustrations, one CoD fan - Reddit user TheHeadache420 - has proposed a system using the ‘Filter’ options that are currently in-game. 

“You could argue that being allowed to filter maps would be somewhat cheating because you could just choose maps you’re good at,” they explained. “But to me it’s the only way I see myself having fun on this game.”

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For MW, Infinity Ward introduced a new ‘Filter’ system, which gives players the options of searching for a certain number of playlists. This includes the normal Hardcore/Core playlists, but offers more customization for players who only want to play one or a couple of game modes. 

The player essentially advocates for this same control when it comes to map selection. In turn, players would be able to enjoy Modern Warfare to a greater extent, and the likelihood of people quitting at the beginning of matches would be reduced. 

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Infinity Ward
Shoothouse is one of the maps the player says they play a lot, as a result of disliking other maps.

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However, developers will be hesitant to add such features, as it would leave the less popular maps all but dormant as players strive to avoid them.

Infinity Ward have been reluctant to add a map voting system, but expanding the already-present ‘Filter’ system seems to be an option that many fans would like.