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Sledgehammer takes Call of Duty fans behind the scenes for a look and Modern Warfare 2’s upcoming map-remakes

Get an inside look at Sledgehammer’s remakes of the classic MW2 maps coming to this fall’s Modern Warfare III.

Killing fields, reborn

There are certain multiplayer maps that just strike a chord for shooter fans, no matter the game or franchise. These instant-classics become rotational mainstays, even holding fans attention for years after launch. If you’re a Call of Duty fan, some very fond memories are probably included under the banner of Modern Warfare 2.

Now, don’t get confused because we’re not talking about Modern Warfare II, which released last year as a part of Activision’s current MW series-reboot. We’re talking instead about the original Modern Warfare 2, which hit consoles and the PC back in 2009.

And if you remember blasting your way across those maps, then you’re going to have a serious sense of deja vu this fall. The upcoming Modern Warfare III will indeed include a bunch of them, in remade form and from developer Sledgehammer Games. Note the terminology though, because these aren’t just going to be ‘remasters’. The maps will be made as-new, and from the “ground up”, albeit with maximum attention paid to “retaining their authenticity and core design”.

While we haven’t seen much of them to this point, Activision has just released a special dive into the selection. It’s not all that long of a video, but it’s pretty neat seeing the toolset that was used to recreate the originals, and the thought that went into them.

See if it jogs a few memories for you:

Look good? Want some more info? Well if you do, click here to head over to the official Call of Duty blog, which is loaded with a ton more information and detail on the new/old maps.

Modern Warfare III is schedule to hit consoles and the PC on November 10th, 2023.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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