Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 Maps Explained

Modern Warfare 2 has a bunch of new maps that were leaked way beforehand, and alongside that fans can check out all the recurring maps during the official launch. While some maps are newly designed, there are a bunch of maps that players might have been familiar with in the previous CoD titles. In this guide we will take a look at all the maps that are available to play in Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 Maps Explained

Fans of the popular Call of Duty franchise are eagerly expecting the release of Modern Warfare 2. Here we have all the details of the new multiplayer maps that will be available in the game. 

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As confirmed by Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare 2 will have new maps, and it will be divided into two types; Battle Maps and Core Maps. Battle maps are supposedly large, exploratory type maps, while Core maps are smaller and more refined. Battle maps will be larger than traditional multiplayer maps in the Call of Duty franchise, and focus more on accurate weapon usage, stealthing, and open field combat. The modes for both Battle and Core maps will be the same, regardless of what you choose.

The four Battle Maps that will join Modern Warfare 2, and they are as follows.

  • Sa’id
  • Sariff Bay
  • Santa Sena Border Crossing
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric
  • Al Bagra Fortress

Sa’id takes place in a run down city, where players can use buildings for cover or climb them to get better range. Sarrif Bay, on the other hand, will take place in a tourist fishing village, complete with open grasslands and hills. Zarqwa Hydroelectric will feature water bodies where players can test the swim function, and Al Bagra Fortress will take place in a desert, surrounded by ancient Arabic monuments. Santa Sena is a straight map, and there is only one way back and forth. The map is also filled with abandoned vehicles and buildings, with enough cover if you are quick.

Moving on to Core Maps, these maps are mainly for 6v6 battles, with close combat being the primary focus here. There are 10 core maps to explore, and below we will take a look at all of them.

  • Farm 18 – This location is a bit of an enigma, as players will be placed in a cement factory turned training facility.
  • Mercado Las Almas – Venture through the Mexican marketplace and take down your targets
  • Al Bagra Fortress – Explore the desert terrains and ancient Arabic architecture while you round up the targets
  • El Asilo – Make your way past an abandoned building as you take cover in the woods surrounding it.
  • Breenbergh Hotel – An aesthetically pleasing map with a mix of neo-gothic architecture, you can use the various buildings for cover or explore the empty streets for enemies
  • Crown Raceway – Fight your way through an abandoned racetrack
  • Embassy – Take players to Spain, with a mix of closed and open spaces to make the arena more challenging.
  • Santa Sena Border Crossing – A jam-packed map with abandoned vehicles and tight spaces in a straight line, great for close combat
  • Taraq – OG players who are familiar with the Neuville map in CoD 1 will notice the similarities of Taraq
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric – Is part of the Al Mazrah map, and you can test your underwater techniques at the riverside.

It is also rumored that there will be four returning maps for the Al Mazrah map in MW2. Below we will take a look at all the returning maps.

  • Quarry
  • Highrise
  • Observatory
  • Terminal

These maps might be included under the core maps section once the game is officially released, so fans have plenty to look forward to soon.

That’s all there is to know about the multiplayer maps in Modern Warfare 2. If you like this guide, you can check out our other guides as well. 

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