Call of Duty fans loved all the details in the progress summary, and that’s just a taste of what’s to come on release day.
Even though the CoD series is high on most lists of the best FPS gamesthey had a lot to prove. Call of Duty: Vanguard made a relatively lukewarm splash in 2021 and players had high hopes for this new game that, well, has the same name as an older game. Modern Warfare 2 brings a lot of expectations, but it looks like we’ll be in for a satisfying mix of familiar and new when the game goes down – with a few rumored, hopefully temporary changes that could startle fans of 10v10 maps.
There are only 10 6v6 maps in #ModernWarfareII. The museum card has been removed. pic.twitter.com/IFlrJgKEAEOctober 27, 2022
Nightmare in the museum
Reading Overview (opens in new tab) posted by Activision, we get an insight into the camo challenges, the game’s detailed weapon control system, and a glimpse of how the daily and career challenges will work.
However, those who managed to play the campaign mode were in for an unpleasant surprise when they realized that at the time of publication there are only 10 lots of 6v6 maps available to play, and the much-loved Museum map is nowhere to be seen.
Based at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, USA, the map has been a fan favorite for years. Trusted CoD Twitter source charlieINTEL, who also tweeted about the disappearing museum map and the restrictive team sizes, reported in September that all entries from the Grand Prix card were removed (opens in new tab) of all promotional materials previously published by Activision.
It’s not clear what happened, but Activision has removed all entries from the ‘Grand Prix’ ticket for #MWII. The overview video and more have been removed from all social media. It was originally announced that the map would be in beta.September 17, 2022
With the Qatar Grand Prix taking place this year, this removal from the map would be due to the detailed reinvention of these highly talked-about, highly public venues. Couple this detail with Call of Duty’s nature as an FPS title and you’ve got the recipe for something quite problematic.
Until we receive confirmation, however, this is pure speculation; it’s very likely that the maps will be added at a later date for the launch of the 10v10 map configuration, which would make sense given the expansive size of the museum map in particular.
TechRadar Gaming has reached out to both Activision and the Getty Museum for comment.