Modern Warfare 2 could be receiving a map editor, according to leaker
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Modern Warfare 2 could be receiving a map editor, according to leaker

A highly-requested fan feature could be coming

We’re just a couple of days away from the official reveal of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. However, just before that reveal, a reliable leaker in the COD community has dropped a bombshell. According to insider @RalphsValve, Modern Warfare 2 will feature a map editor. This would be a first for the Call of Duty series; fans have requested a feature like this for years but the developers have never fully implemented it. The closest thing the community has are third-party mods, which are limited to PC. From the rumors, the potential MW2 map editor will be a feature for any version of the game.

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Maps in Call of Duty have long been a controversial topic. Some games’ maps are more popular among fans than others, like Black Ops 2 or the original MW2. Either way, if rumors pan out, it seems Infinity Ward is finally letting fans design the maps they’ve always wanted.

According to RalphsValve, the map editor feature will allow players to tinker with existing maps in Modern Warfare 2. This includes adjusting spawn points and objectives, removing clutter, and changing the basic appearance of a map. These newly-designed maps would allegedly be subject to approval, however. Presumably, the developers will approve projects by subjecting them to review, and then allowing them to go live after passing review. It’s unclear how the rest of the community could access a creator’s map but the leak states that the map editor would be an offline mode.

There’s not much information on how the map editor will specifically work yet, as the game has yet to even be revealed. RalphsValve also shared that this map editor has apparently been in the works since Modern Warfare 2019, adding that the developers want to include the community as much as possible with this new feature. The upcoming Summer Games Fest reveal on June 9th may reveal more, but for now, all we can do is wait.

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