Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare series has now spanned over a decade. In this time, fan-favorite maps have been re-used and remastered into other games and game modes. Developer Infinity Ward has done a great job of re-purposing these maps from their award-winning single player missions over the years. Not all of them are obvious, and take some digging and boundary-breaking to find. Let’s take a look back at some of these memorable maps and their history in the Modern Warfare series.
First up is Crash from Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This map has not only been used across multiple Modern Warfare titles, it’s also had 24/7 playlists and a special winter time version called “Winter Crash”. This version replaces character deaths with boxes of presents and even has a Santa Claus Easter egg. Next is the “Invasion” map, which debuted in 2009’s Modern Warfare 2. This one is a little tricky to find as it’s hidden within the Euphrates Bridge map from 2019’s Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. While it’s more of an unfinished outline, the memories from MW2’s multiplayer still come rolling in.
The iconic map “Rust” from Modern Warfare 2 has made its way into four of Infinity Ward’s titles. Sadly, one of them is an unplayable Easter egg within Advanced Warfare’s map “Cargo”. Also from Modern Warfare 2 is “Scrapyard”. This small airplane graveyard map has been reused across nearly every game mode within 2019’s Modern Warfare. Next up is “Vacant” from Call Of Duty 4. This fan-favorite map stems from the iconic “All Ghillied Up” mission and has been reused and remastered in nearly every Modern Warfare title. “Broadcast” from Call of Duty 4 was a DLC map that made a surprising comeback into 2019’s Modern Warfare and even Warzone. Last but certainly not least is the Gulag. Despite its popularity and infamy in Warzone, this small map got its start in Modern Warfare 2 in the mission “The Gulag”. The memorable mission called for players to rescue prisoner 627 aka Captain Price himself.