Modern Warfare 2 devs tease return of classic Call of Duty map

Hamza Khalid
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The Modern Warfare 2 developers have hinted that a fan-favorite map from the Call of Duty franchise will be making a comeback soon, and it’s one that has already been tested by professional players.

Season 3 Reloaded brought a plethora of fun new additions to Modern Warfare 2 that players are hopping into the game to check out, including new guns like the GS Magna and a brand-new 6v6 map called the Alboran Hatchery.

The developers have made it clear that even more maps are planned to arrive in the title, and players are wondering which ones are next. Now they’ve teased the return of an older map that was featured in a past Call of Duty game.

In an interview with Dexerto, the Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Design Director, Geoff Smith, stated: “We’re bringing an older one back that some CDL guys, they really liked when they were at our office. We pivoted around and that’s coming pretty soon.”

mw2 alboran hatchery
Alboran Hatchery is a new map in Modern Warfare 2.

They didn’t reveal exactly which map this might be and from which Call of Duty title, but considering that pro players enjoyed testing it, it may very well be a fan favorite. With Season 4 set to begin on June 14, we might see it arrive then.

Since the CDL players tested this map last year, it’s a mystery why the developers have not already added it to Modern Warfare 2. Smith explained that the reason the Modern Warfare 2 team brings back old maps is the “power of nostalgia.”

Smith explained: “To be honest, there’s good, fun gameplay there. It’s kind of silly to not use those and lean into the strengths of those maps. Kind of a broken record but it’s also this balance between brand new stuff and something that’s familiar.”

We’ll keep checking for updates regarding the return of classic maps in Modern Warfare 2. As soon as the developers provide more official information about them and give us a first look at these maps, we’ll be sure to let you know.

For more on Modern Warfare 2, check out the May 16 update patch notes as well as the best SMGs in Season 3 Reloaded.