Is It Time For a New ‘Tiny’ Call of Duty Map?

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It was recently revealed that Shipment will be making a grand return to Modern Warfare 3 in the very near future… Of course. In this game driven endlessly by nostalgia’s value, it was only a matter of time before that map appeared. It’s a chaotic, tiny map featured in no fewer than eight Call of Duty games, resurfacing each time with tweaks or an entirely new design – but the same core gameplay loop.

By 2023, the map celebrated its sixteenth birthday — that’s right, you’re old. But not everyone is pleased that it keeps reappearing, given how stale it’s becoming. It’s a breeding ground for frustration, and nobody uses the map for anything other than grinding camo challenges.

Is it time for a new ‘tiny’ map in Call of Duty?

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It’s the same argument for Nuketown, but we haven’t seen that map since 2020’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, so we’ll give that map a break. It could also be seen as a similar debate for Rust, which has appeared in six separate Call of Duty games over the course of around fourteen years.

Shipment gives players a minuscule environment in which to do battle. It typically offers up a rotation of modes, including Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, Team Deathmatch, and Domination, but almost all of them go to waste. They’re hard to play, and traditionally, the clock will run out before anyone can score a solid win either way.

It’s a nightmare of a map, let’s put it that way. There’s no room to breathe and it’s dominated by people grinding camo challenges, which means you’ll never be able to predict what you’re coming up against. It’s common to be hammered by launchers, fire-breathing shotguns, and people running around slashing wildly with melee weapons.

So, what’s the solution?

I’m of the opinion that a new ‘tiny’ map should be created. It’s about time – after sixteen years – that something fresh is injected into the rotation, removing Shipment from the equation and allowing players to move on from one of the most stressful maps in the history of Call of Duty. It’ll still be a melting pot of camo seekers and chaos-loving players, but that’s fine, that’s what it’s there for, right?

There are many players who are tired of seeing Activision’s studios laud the fact that a ‘Shipment 24/7’ rotation is on the way. It’s cheap, overdone, stale, and it’s ultimately only fun for the few players that relish the inane, insane combat that it offers. Let’s see some innovation. We’ve had some ‘small’ maps over the years, but what about something tiny?

Change it up.

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