The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game has launched, and players are eager to run through the game’s many multiplayer modes. They’re the real highlight of the franchise’s history, with iconic maps, killstreaks, and weapons. A new aspect headed to this year’s game was night mode maps. These maps were going to be entirely in the dark, forcing players to rely on night vision goggles and sneaking tactics. At this time, they’re not in the game. Here’s what we know about them and when we can expect them.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Night Mode Maps and What We Know
The night map modes were going to be in the main rotation of the game. They were going to models of existing maps in the game, expect taking place in the middle of the night. These modes forced players to use different tactics they usually would during the day, such as ensuring they had night vision and specialized weapon attachments to their weapons.
However, for those who were looking forward to the night mode, they’re not in the game right now. Infinity Ward, at the last minute before the game officially launched, removed the maps from the rotation. They provided no reasoning for this, but don’t be too disheartened. In an officially Tweet, Infinity Ward explained what they had in the works.
We’re deploying an update that removes all night maps from rotation. We’ll add them back in as a separate playlist at a later time. We’re also removing the minimap from all hardcore modes. #ModernWarfare
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) October 24, 2019
While they’re out of the game right now, the night mode maps are going to return at an undisclosed date to the main game. They’re going to receive a unique playlist for players who want to run through them. They’re not going to get played alongside the other day-time maps.
Why would Infinity Ward do this? It’s likely because of the player feedback they received when Modern Warfare‘s beta came out. Many of the players who jumped into the beta were playing night mode maps alongside day time ones. The two maps play differently, with players using different guns, weapons, and gear in the night mode than they would during the day time.
At this time, we do not know when we expect to see the night mode maps coming back to the game. Infinity Ward is likely taking another look at these maps, rebalancing them, and trying to find a good time to throw them back into everything. Again, when they do come back, they’re going to have a separate playlist. So when you see them in a new series of patch notes, make sure to get your unique loadout prepared to fight in the dark.
Good luck out there, Call of Duty fans.