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Two new Modern Warfare maps teased ahead of Gamescom reveal

by Albert Petrosyan

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With the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reveal event at Gamescom looming, Infinity Ward and Activision have released teasers for two never-before-seen maps for the brand new 2v2 Gunfight mode in multiplayer. 

When various content creators and news outlets were invited out by Activision on August 4 for the Modern Warfare multiplayer global reveal event in Los Angeles, CA, they were all give a virtual invitation card that reveals new details about the game when scanned with a mobile device.

Now, that card has been updated to include images for five maps that were specifically built for Gunfight - Pine, Stack, King, Speedball, and Docks.

Three of those maps have been showcased before in gameplay videos, but Speedball and Docks are seeing daylight for the first time.

Here is a video, courtesy of CoD news outlet charlieINTEL, showing the teaser images of the two new Gunfight maps. 


What is Gunfight?

Gunfight is a 2v2 mode in Modern Warfare that will be a brand new addition to what players are used to seeing in Call of Duty multiplayer.

The mode has some significant differences from regular multiplayer modes, such as specifically designed maps small enough for just four players, health not regenerating automatically, and players having to pick up weapons from the ground instead of loading in with their preferred loadouts. 

Here's a 4K video showcasing gameplay from Gunfight, courtesy of Infinity Ward.


What does this mean?

As far as the release of these teaser images goes, the timing definitely coincides with the upcoming Gamescom 2019 gaming event starting on August 19 in Cologne, Germany.

Infinity Ward have already confirmed that Modern Warfare will be one of the games showcased at the event, and have promised a "special announcement" and "new gameplay."

"Monday, Call of Duty joins Gamescom Opening Night Live," tweeted host Geoff Keighley. "Infinity Ward will be with me with new footage and a special announcement about Modern Warfare."

Whatever this new gameplay is, judging by the teasers released the day before, it's probably going to feature the two new Gunfight maps.