UPDATE (Sept. 2): All 16 maps that originally launched with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare are coming in the remastered edition. Ten multiplayer maps are coming at launch with the other six releasing for free in December according to developer Raven Software.
Here are the ten maps at launch: Ambush, Backlot, Bog, Crash, Crossfire, District, Downpour, Overgrown, Shipment and Vacant.
Strike, Showdown, Countdown, Bloc, Wetwork and Pipeline are coming in December.
UPDATE 2 (Dec. 8): The five maps that didn’t come at launch (Showdown, Countdown, Pipeline, Strike and Wetwork) are coming on December 13th. Raven is also tossing in a pair of new game modes – Hardpoint and Gun Game. And the remastered Winter Crash map is coming with its own 24/7 playlist on December 20th.
Original story below.
Ten multiplayer maps are coming with the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare remaster. Today, we know of five of them. Thanks to a Forbes interview with Activision, two more maps have been added to the three we already knew about. Here are the five:
Check out the rest of the Forbes interview for more about the work being put into the remaster by Raven Software.
The five other maps
Five down, five to go. Activision plans to announce the other five at a later date. E3 seems like the most likely place for us to learn the other five or at least a couple more.
I know it’s nostalgia talking, but I can’t think of a Call of Duty 4 multiplayer map I didn’t like. Maybe Bloc?
Because the Modern Warfare remaster is launching with just ten maps, good maps are going to be left behind. Or, included in future DLC. If the remaster is as popular as we all imagine it will be, you know Activision will consider it.
I’m going to take a crack at the five other maps I want to see included in the remaster. You let me know which five you want to see in the comments.
Vacant – I can’t see Raven Software not including it. When Activision says the maps would be “fan favorite,” I immediately thought of Vacant. I can’t stop thinking about running around with my MP5 or dying countless times at ‘B’ during Domination. You know what I’m talking about.
Shipment – You either love it, or you hate it. Those of you who never played Call of Duty 4 will get their chance to see how Nuketown came to be. Did it have a broken spawn system? Yep. Was the three grenade perk absurd? Sure. But managing to get an airstrike and call it in was epic. I could go either way with Shipment being included. On one hand, I can’t think of Call of Duty 4 without thinking about Shipment. On the other, including Shipment means another map doesn’t get in.
Countdown – Now this map would be a great showcase for the remaster. Open missile silos spewing white smoke. Wide open spaces for snipers, while the smoke conceals players pushing up the middle.
Pipeline – It’s up there with Vacant as one of my favorite Call of Duty 4 maps. Advanced Warfare’s Atlas Gorge was a remake, but you can’t beat the original.
Wetwork – If you played Hijacked on Black Ops 2 or Skyjacked in Black Ops 3, you will feel right at home with Wetwork. We saw a glimpse the mission the map is based on in the Infinite Warfare reveal trailer.
Damn Activision, why can’t you just include all of the maps? There’s still Downpour and Strike. I would trade Shipment for one of these, but I doubt the Call of Duty 4 remaster launches without it. Just don’t leave out Vacant and Pipeline. Raven Software can do whatever they want with the other three.
Which of the remaining Call of Duty 4 maps would you choose for the final five? And let me know what you think about Shipment all these years later.