Modern Warfare 2 leak claims fan-favorite maps won’t arrive at launch

Liam Mackay
Favela map in Modern warfare 2

It’s been widely leaked that fan-favorite maps such as Favela, Terminal, and Highrise will arrive in Modern Warfare 2, but a report from Tom Henderson claims that we might not see these classic maps at launch.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set to release this year but apart from leaks and rumors, we know very little about it. The campaign is said to bring players to Central America to battle Colombian drug cartels, and there’s also supposed to be an Escape from Tarkov-inspired DMZ extraction mode.

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But if the logo’s green color is any indication, it’s also set to celebrate 2009’s original Modern Warfare 2. Warzone 2‘s map will reportedly feature classic locations and leakers have also claimed that they’ll be present in multiplayer, too. However, insider Tom Henderson’s latest report advises players to temper their expectations.

quarry map in modern warfare 2

The original Modern Warfare 2 features some of the most popular maps in the franchise’s history, with players still reminiscing about Favela, Terminal, Highrise, and Quarry. Leakers RalphsValve and Henderson claimed that these classic maps will return in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer.

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While leaking even more about Warzone 2 in his latest report, including an interrogation system and more information on Pro Perks, Henderson explained that even though these maps are set to arrive in Warzone 2, “it doesn’t necessarily mean they are coming to the premium title as 6v6 maps, at least on launch.”

With Modern Warfare 2 expected to be supported for two years without a new CoD game in 2023, that means there should be around twelve seasons of content. “It is possible that we’ll get to see all these maps over the two years, but not necessarily on launch,” he explained.

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However, if these recent reports are to be believed, we will get to see these classic maps in both Warzone 2 and the DMZ which reportedly share a Blackout-like map.

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].