The Call of Duty franchise has etched its place in the hearts of many generations of gamers by several means, one of which is its map design. Now, developer Infinity Ward is backtracking on its decision to remove the reworked Shipment map from the pool of playable maps.
Infinity Ward publicized its decision on Twitter, saying that Shipment 24/7 and Tier 1 Shipment are in back the mix. This means that fans can enjoy the close-quarters combat that the reworked Shipment map provides for a bit longer. The map was added to the 24/7 playlist back on December 15, 2022, with the Season 1 Reloaded update that saw it introduced to the game. The Shipment 24/7 playlist was removed from Modern Warfare 2 on January 11, with another vintage map in Shoot House replacing it.
This week in #MWII:
- Shipment 24/7 and Tier 1 Shipment are in the mix 👀
- Cyber Attack
- CDL Moshpit
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) January 18, 2023
But the player base made its discontent with the changes known through pressure on social media, spamming every post from the developer with comments to bring back Shipment. And they got their wish as Shipment 24/7 was added back on January 20 and is currently live in the game.
The key difference between the Shipment 24/7 playlist and Tier 1 Shipment mode is the hardcore rules the latter mode abides by. No hit markers, no HUD, less health, and many more features result in more unforgiving gameplay that pushes frantic gamers to their limits.
-Add the ability to plate while sprinting
-Add ranked play and comprehensive stats
-Significantly reduce headshot multiplier
-Add reload canceling
-Increase universal movement speed by 10%
-Rework the looting system entirely
-Reduce Precision Airstrikes drops by 80% https://t.co/AF3dj9ttDq
— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) January 15, 2023
While Shoot House is an iconic map in its own right, it barely lasted a week into the rotation before the player base turned on it.
Activision Blizzard, Infinity Ward, and Raven Software have all caught some flack over how Modern Warfare 2 rolled out as players have expressed their frustration due to the lack of new content. 100 Thieves CEO and former competitive Call of Duty player, Matthew ”Nadeshot” Haag, also chipped in on Twitter, sharing his thoughts on the current state of the game. Bugs, head glitches, and troubling spawn mechanics are some of the issues Call of Duty’s newest installment has been facing.