Ever since the launch of Black Ops Cold War in November 2020 combined with an increased focus on Warzone, the 2019 reboot of the Modern Warfare series quickly fell out of Activision's spotlight, much to the annoyance of players that have continued to play the game since the conclusion of Season 6. With no signs of a Season 7 release anytime soon, Activision surprised the community with the release of a brand-new multiplayer and Gunfight map, exciting players that have been craving for a dose of new content.
In April 2021, the new maps were quickly removed by Infinity Ward, much to the confusion of players that were already getting to grips with the new maps. With many wondering whether the maps will ever appear in Modern Warfare ever again, the June 29th playlist update has seen both maps make a return.
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Al-Raab Airbase Returns
Al-Raab Airbase is the newest 6v6 map to appear in Modern Warfare. Set in an abandoned airfield that players attack during the single-player campaign, the map is much larger in comparison to some of the other 6v6 maps available in the map pool. Full of places where the height advantage can be utilised to deal with any threats on the ground alongside several long-distance sightlines make this particular map a haven for snipers and assault rifle players looking to deal damage from afar.
Drainage Gunfight Map
Gunfight was one of the best modes released in Modern Warfare and since then, it has become a staple in the Call of Duty franchise. Set under a huge bridge, Drainage is a large map for 2v2 competition but its size lends itself to a variety of play styles. Featuring plenty of debris that can be utilised as cover, it can be easy to sneak behind the opposition and eliminate them with ease. It's just as easy to use the cover to find an angle that is almost impossible to be seen from.
It's unclear as to why Infinity Ward has introduced the new maps into the rotation considering the developer is reportedly hard at work on COD 2022, which is rumoured to be a sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare reboot.