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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale map may have been revealed by an in-game glitch

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's elusive battle royale may be closer than we think. Reddit user Nateberg3 posted a 30-second video showing what could very well be the massive map necessary for a battle royale mode, even though Infinity Ward have yet to confirm the mode's existence.

The video shows the player experiencing a glitch that has them suspended high above the Spec Ops map Verdansk. From their birds eye view, Nateberg3 was able to slowly rotate the camera and take in what looks to be a large map extending beyond the ones we've already seen before - the Spec Ops map and the new Ground War map Port of Verdansk. Check out the video here.

The video also shows what looks to be a massive footy stadium and the Gulag, which should play a major role in the battle royale mode, based on a Reddit post from November. In the post, a data miner dropped a bunch of information on the battle royale, including the map zones, perks, and more. According to the data miner, the Gulag Prison Camp is a huge part of the respawn mechanic in the battle royale mode - two players will face off 1 v 1 in the Gulag and the winner gets to respawn. Big, if true. 

While there's no confirmation from Infinity Ward that a battle royale mode is even in production, this video and the earlier data mine seem to point toward its eventual existence. We can't be sure until we hear it from the developers, though, so stay tuned. 

Just in case the battle royale is on the horizon, you might want to brush up on your quick scoping skills. Check out our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tips to get you ready for the biggest fight to ever hit the game. 

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