First CoD 2024 Maps Leak Online Revealing The Return of Old Maps… Again
The first Call of Duty 2024 (COD 2024) leaks have started to surface online, with one revealing that at least some maps will be making a return from the Black Ops series.
The leak reveals that ‘WMD’ from Black Ops 1 and the DLC map ‘Grind’ from Black Ops 2 will be making a return.
Insider Gaming understands that a large majority of classic maps from the Black Ops series are currently in development for Treyarch’s next title, but couldn’t pinpoint accurately which ones will return to the core game on launch, as DLC, or integrated into the next Warzone map.
If current rumors and leaks are to be believed, Call of Duty 2024 will mark the second Call of Duty title to use old maps as a means to bolster its multiplayer experience. Modern Warfare 3 will be using all remastered maps from Modern Warfare 2 (2009), with only original maps coming to the game post-launch.
Speaking with its sources, Insider Gaming understands that the new tactic of remastering old maps on such a massive scale is a means of reducing the series’ notoriously scrutinous development times. Whilst the maps are built from the ground up, development time is cut considerably by the team knowing the mutliplayers direction from the get-go.
The added benefit of remastering multiplayer maps is also nostalgia – Something that the Call of Duty series can tap into easily with its 2-decade-long series.
Returning old maps for the second year in a row does start to throw into question the series’ future though. Is multiplayer now going to be a nostalgia trip? Will we be eventually getting a Call of Duty mobile-esque game for consoles in the coming years? Or is Call of Duty just going to pump out games with its annual releases?