The 2022 Call of Duty title received multiple leaks and rumors in the last month. The latest thing is that the creators of the new game are taking inspiration from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive when designing the cards.
The name of the game is said to be Modern Warfare II, a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 2019. Players will know that it is being developed by Infinity Ward, which had to take some flak for its card design in previous games. However, according to a Call of Duty leaker, they appear to want to correct this in 2022.
Modern Warfare II’s map design could be similar to that of CS: GO
The yummy in question, @RalphsValve, claims that Modern Warfare II takes inspiration from CS: GO’s level design. CS: GO features some of the most iconic maps in multiplayer gaming history. Classics like Dust 1 and Dust 2, Mirage, Train, and more are considered some of the best cards in the FPS genre.
While some fans are skeptical of this claim, Infinity Ward has hired at least one Community CS: GO card designer after MW was released in 2019. This doesn’t make the leak a surefire certainty, but it does give it credibility.
As far as I know, the 2022 title will likely favor its “parkour” component in Modern Warfare (2019).
– Ralph (@RalphsValve) January 9, 2022
RalphsValve went on to say that the maps in MWII will retain the parkour style of design that Modern Warfare implemented. But the developers are not giving up the destructible environments of Vanguard either. The tasty one claims the developers are accepting feedback on fragile walls and doors in Vanguard and adjust accordingly.
The final piece of information from the speaker is that the developers are focused on “creating memorably unique and diverse cards that are designed for replayability.” While this bodes well for the future of the game, it could also result in fewer cards at launch compared to Vanguard. In 2021, 16 multiplayer maps were introduced with Vanguard. However, if Infinity Ward takes more time with each map, they probably can’t repeat this edition with Modern Warfare II.
For comparison: Modern Warfare 2019 started with 10 standard multiplayer maps.