Modern Warfare 2 Will See Classic Maps Return, Albeit As Paid Pack

A hit of nostalgia, with a hit to your wallet.

The upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has built up significant hype. The beta for the game managed to gather quite a high number of players, but the beta is gone now, so we won’t have to wait for much longer now.

The game is set to release on October 28, 2022, for PC, PlayStation 4Xbox OnePlayStation 5Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S but the game has had several leaks, such as a dataminer managed to leak the challenges for camos of some weapons.

Now we have some new information. Well-known Call of Duty leaker @TheGhostOfHope has revealed that classic maps from the previous Call of Duty games, by Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games, will return to the upcoming Modern Warfare 2, but as a paid map pack.

Major Takeaways:

  • Maps from the previous Call of Duty games will return in Modern Warfare 2.
  • They will return as a separate, paid map pack, not free.

There are many games in the gaming world that all gamers have at least played once. Some of these universal experiences include the GTA series, the FIFA games, and Minecraft. One such series that almost every person has played once is Call of Duty. 

You cannot talk about gaming without mentioning the series. It is one of the most popular and highest-grossing media franchises in the world. The influence of Call of Duty is unmatched and every game sells like hotcakes. The games are permanently engraved in every gamer’s brain, especially the many iconic maps it has spawned over the years.

Who can forget the iconic ‘No Russian’ mission of the previous Modern Warfare 2 and its map that was in Modern Warfare 3 as well? Who can forget about Rust or Scrapyard? The answer is, simply, no one. Well, we may be able to revisit them according to @TheGhostOfHope.

@TheGhostOfHope tweeted recently that they have gotten this information from a source that they trust. They seem to indicate that all maps from 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be brought back to the upcoming Modern Warfare 2, and that this will happen post-launch, and most likely in Year 2 of the game.

However, the leaker has updated us with more info they have acquired regarding the matter, and it seems quite exciting.

The leaker states that a paid Greatest Hits map pack is currently in development and will be released as part of a celebration of 20 years of Call of Duty, which will turn 20 on October 29, 2023, during Year 2 of Modern Warfare 2.

The leaker also gave an update that this map pack will include not only maps from Modern Warfare 2, but the most famous maps from other previously released Call of Duty games by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Treyarch.

This news is indeed exciting for Call of Duty fans who will now be able to relive their memories, although it should be noticed that it will supposedly be a paid map pack, and we do not currently have any estimates or speculations regarding the pricing of said pack.

Although this is good news, it is sure to divide the fandom as not everybody will be able to buy the map pack, but who knows, it may even beat the uber-famous Zombie Chronicles DLC in record sales.

With the Activision acquisition this year, the game has been the main focus of the industry. Call of Duty has dominated the gaming conversation with doubts over its future on platforms and its sustainability. However as the debate goes on, the game continues to break all kinds of records and show its worth over and over again.

The Call of Duty franchise has loomed over the FPS genre with its popular renditions. However, various installments over the years have seen ups and downs in recent years due to a lack of innovation in its generic formula.

As such, the burden on Modern Warfare 2 is no small one, and we hope that it releases to acclaim and returns the franchise to its past days of glory.

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Najam Ul Hassan

Najam is a lifelong gamer and lover of movies, and a fanatical consumer of all sorts of media such as comics, manga, and novels. Currently, he channels his limitless love for games into reporting news for eXputer.

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