Developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision have removed a bunch of maps and some features from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. That means that at least two maps have disappeared from the game. This practice of stealth updates has been a thing before for this game. Players wanted something new, but instead, we lost something. Infinity Ward has since removed two of the new maps from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, as reported by Eurogamer.
The two maps removed are Drainage and Al-Raab Airbase. These two maps weren’t very common, as they had been restricted to custom games in most cases. They were both added without much fanfare, but have now been completely removed from the game. At the very least, plenty of other maps and playlists remain intact. Options like the Killhouse 24/7 playlists remain very popular with friends.
So while these maps have been nuked, there’s a chance that they could return in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The development team makes a regular pattern of doing things like this. There’s a map from the old game being added, while newer maps that are less used are removed entirely. And with the focus being shifted away from the FPS toward GaaS titles, it’s very unlikely that we will see new content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
And just for clarity, there are no plans that have been announced for the future of the first-person shooter for now. Other news for these games comes as players have to contend with a rash of malware targeted at cheaters in games, including CoD. Also, Activision recently nuked tens of thousands of cheating accounts.