Fortnite fan recreates Sub Base from Modern Warfare 2 in Creative Mode

Alan Bernal

An iconic location from a legendary iteration of the Call of Duty franchise found a new life in Fortnite Creative as a nostalgic fan took the task of building the entire map with incredible accuracy.

Epic Games released Fortnite Creative on December 6 that gave its players the ability to take as many in-game resources needed to build or recreate scenes limited only by their imagination, and one player took things back to 2009.

Twitch streamer FirstCrimson took on the task of remaking Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer map Sub Base in the extensive sandbox, resulting in an impeccable design that carries the essence of the familiar warzone.

Infinity WardThe streamer included all the nooks and crannies most older players came to love and hate in MW2.

FirstCrimson’s recreation features all of the twists and turns one would find in the snowy base, including the dreaded Courtyard where most firefights seemed to funnel, Catwalks that connect to higher levels of the map, the alleys on the outskirts of the base where many-a-flag-carrier met their doom, and much more.

The streamer posted a walkthrough of the map on Reddit and dubbed the video with a classic track from Modern Warfare 2, perfectly capping off the introduction for the map.

Just like the Infinity Ward created location, the reimagining has settings that cater to both long-distance fights and close quarter buildings that bring a multifaceted approach to combat.

According to FirstCrimson, it took him around 30 hours to make his creation suited for both Free-For-All or Deathmatch modes.

The map is an astonishing display of persistence, but it is even more telling of the freedom Fortnite Creative can give to creators.

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Alan is a former staff writer for Dexerto based in Southern California who covered esports, internet culture, and the broader games/streaming industry. He is a CSUF Alum with a B.A. in Journalism. He's reported on sports medicine, emerging technology, and local community issues. Got a tip or want to talk?