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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare quietly pulls two new multiplayer maps

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare received three brand new maps out of nowhere last week, but now two of those appear to have been quietly pulled from the game.

Last week, Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase, and Drainage were all added to 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, after the game had stopped receiving updates for at least a few months. Now, as you can see courtesy of the tweet just below, Al-Raab Airbase and Drainage have both been pulled from Modern Warfare, and are now nowhere to be found in the game.

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There's been no sign from developer Infinity Ward or Activision as to why the two multiplayer maps have exited Modern Warfare. While Killhouse has been featured in it's own 24/7 playlist, the other two maps weren't available outside of private matches. 

It's a mysterious situation for sure, and we've ultimately got very little to go on. Infinity Ward never released any public acknowledgement of the three maps last week, and they haven't commented on the matter this week, as two of the three maps exit the game.

In other Modern Warfare-related news, it's been claimed that the unannounced Call of Duty 2021 will be returning to IW8, the engine that both Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone operate on. After 2020's Black Ops Cold War used an in-house Treyarch-developed engine, the upcoming game appears to be making a return to the previous engine. So far, rumors have penned Call of Duty 2021 to be returning to World War Two, and developed by Sledgehammer Games, although nothing has been confirmed as of right now.

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