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How to play Call of Duty MW2’s Highrise map in Fortnite

by Brad Norton

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One of the most iconic maps in Call of Duty history has been brought to life in Fortnite as battle royale fans will soon be able to drop into a creative-mode built flashback to Modern Warfare 2’s Highrise.

While Fortnite’s creative mode has seen a wide array of stunning, original designs since its release, players often look to capture nostalgic feelings by recreating popular maps from other titles.

Aiming to take the Call of Duty community back in time, Fortnite players have been able to battle on the likes of Nuketown and Shipment in the past, and now they’ll be able to drop into Highrise too thanks to this authentic recreation.

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The iconic Modern Warfare 2 map has only been remade once, in 2014's Advanced Warfare as Skyrise.

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How to play Highrise in Fortnite

Thanks to popular Fortnite creative ‘nellaf,’ players will soon be able to drop into the iconic Modern Warfare 2 map in Epic’s battle royale title.

Set atop a skyscraper in New York City, Highrise became one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty history for a number of reasons. From memorable spawn kills while sniping across from one building to another, to the countless trickshots that took place on the cranes.

While the code for the map hasn’t been made available just yet, nellaf will be releasing it at some point throughout the weekend starting March 7.

Keep your eyes on his Twitter feed for updates as to when you can grab the code and take a trip down memory lane.

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The creative endeavor is a stunning recreation of the Modern Warfare 2 map as not only has the exterior been remade seemingly to scale, but indoor zones have also been captured with great attention to detail.

Highrise in Fortnite even caught the attention of Infinity Ward’s former creative strategist and community manager Robert Bowling, who was involved in the Modern Warfare franchise during his time at the company.

“You’ve done it you lunatic. You’ve seriously gone and done it,” he joked, seemingly impressed by nellaf's dedication to bringing the throwback map to life.

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While you won’t be able to play from a first-person perspective, nor will you be able to wield an Intervention for old times’ sake, the impressive recreation will still transport you back in time to grinding Modern Warfare 2 in 2009.

While you wait for the creative code to be released this weekend, you can still check out a number of familiar Call of Duty maps with your friends in Fortnite and even play some Search and Destroy.