Infinity Ward teased its next Modern Warfare 2 map, though perhaps not where you’d expect.
Releasing a teaser via TikTok, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s newest multiplayer map is called Farm 18. There’s not much to see here, TikTok video only provides a few seconds of gameplay, so we recommend tempering the wait. Instead, this video shows the team’s inspiration for the new map by talking to two developers.
The first is Geoffrey Smith, director of multiplayer design for Modern Warfare 2. Telling nam Farm 18 takes inspiration from the Shoothouse map in Modern Warfare, notes the team was trying to introduce “hidden training objects” by selecting ” industrial cement factory ”. As such, Farm 18 features a central warehouse that will be the heart of the action.
The video then moves to Ashley Thundercliff, a senior environmental artist. In his segment, Thundercliff explains how the team has balanced the realism of the map without sacrificing gameplay. “If we thicken with the foliage, people hide in the corners. If we are not dense enough, we will not sell the narrative of excess, ”he confirms.
This is just a short trailer, but if you’re interested in watching it, you can do so via the official Call of Duty Twitter page below:
Welcome to Farm 18. Location: [classified]. Optional shooting range. # ModernWarfare2 #IntelDrops pic.twitter.com/OkZuuwjPXDAugust 11, 2022
Soon to beta
Activision is slowly getting ready for the big multiplayer reveal in its latest entry. With the Farm 18 unveiling, last week brought the news that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer will be in open beta. Attendees can experience the multiplayer for two consecutive weekends, and if you pre-ordered, you’ll get two days of Early Access before the live stream begins.
Admittedly, the beta is disappointing news for Xbox gamers. The first weekend, starting September 16, is exclusive to PS4 and PS5 players. If you’re purchasing Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, or PC, it’s only available on the second weekend starting September 22.
We don’t know much about what’s in this beta at the moment, but we don’t have to wait long. Activision has confirmed that it will be the host Call of Duty: Next (opens in a new tab)the upcoming presentation that will shed light on Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. Specific times are not currently confirmed, but will air on September 16th.