Modern Warfare Season 6 finally kicks off today, and that means new maps are coming to multiplayer.
One map, however, has sparked some debate on social media - Mialstor Tank Factory.
Modern Warfare's New Map Looks Like One From Treyarch's Leaked Alpha
As spotted by eagle-eyed Twitter user @xPhaNToM_LioNx, the game bears some resemblance to a map shown in leaked CoD 2020 Alpha footage - which we now know as Black Ops Cold War.
How is nobody talking about @InfinityWard taking @Treyarch "Tank" map? This map was the map in the leaked pre-alpha footage. It was BOCW, it was copyright claimed claiming it "COD 2020" and even had BOCW's HUD this was back in MAY! The gun was also the Krig-6!!! #ModernWarfare pic.twitter.com/yJP1IiFKZM— CraKt xPLx 🅙 (@xPhaNToM_LioNx) September 28, 2020
According to the leaked footage, the map was called "Tanks" and emerged through a since-deleted tweet.
While it may surprise many that Treyarch and Infinity Ward may be using similar assets, it makes sense.
With game development being a lengthy process, it arguably makes sense to share some assets between teams to ensure a steady annual release cadence.
Then there's the fact that it seems going forward, both teams will be building on Warzone - so having a shared set of creation tools will likely help with that.
Then again, there's a difference between some shared assets and entire multiplayer maps being copied across, although it could be that both were in development but Infinity Ward's was a little further along.
We may even see Treyarch's map released as part of Black Ops Cold War!
For more on Modern Warfare Season 6, be sure to check out our guide to the patch size here.
We've also got the lowdown on the game's new weapons, too - you can find that here.