The enormous Warzone 2.0 map, Al Mazrah, features a number of unique POIs, some of which are returning classic CoD maps.
Fans of Call of Duty, both old and new, will soon be able to play the brand-new Warzone 2 map. However, we suspect that players who remember the days of the original Modern Warfare 2 will enjoy it a little more thanks to a handful of returning maps.
Many of the POIs in Warzone 2.0’s map Al Mazrah, are based on or recreations of classic CoD4, MW2, and MW3 maps.
While still unconfirmed, it is also possible that some of these Warzone 2.0 POIs will become Core and Battle maps in MW2 multiplayer.
All Returning CoD Maps In Warzone 2’s Al Mazrah Map
So far 5 classic CoD maps have been spotted in the Warzone 2 map:
Ahkdar Village (Showdown – CoD 4)
As many keen-eyed fans have spotted, the POI Ahkdar Village seems to be based on the classic Modern Warfare map, Showdown.
Showdown is a small, close-quarters map that has appeared in both Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare: Remastered. From the images and gameplay that we’ve seen of Ahkdar village, the similarities are obvious.
They both feature ornate courtyards with presidential statues in the center. They also both contain tight corridors and narrow passageways, which are perfect for catching other players off guard with a grenade.
Airport (Terminal – MW2)
Airport will be instantly recognizable to most fans of Call of Duty as it has appeared in a number of its games. It takes heavy inspiration from the original map – which was called Terminal – while still feeling fresh and new.
As their names suggest, Airport and Terminal are set in airports and feature a mix of tight corridors and open waiting areas.
It’s likely a lot of players will jump at the opportunity to see this beloved multiplayer map. So, if you’re planning on dropping there, be careful.
Al Mazrah City (Highrise – MW2)
As part of the enormous Al Mazrah City POI, players can revisit the iconic Modern Warfare 2 map, Highrise.
Just like in the original map, Al Mazrah City features a highrise building nestled between two office complexes. You’ll also spot a helicopter waiting for you on the helipad, only this time you can actually fly it.
It’s pretty incredible to see such a faithful recreation of a fantastic CoD map. However, expect a lot of players to flock to it when they drop.
Observatory (Dome – MW3)
The Observatory POI in Warzone 2.0 is based on the Modern Warfare 3 map, Dome. The similarities between the two will become obvious the moment you drop in.
It is clear that Warzone 2 has expanded upon the map with an observatory and more densely packed detail. However, the foundations of the original Dome map remain entirely intact.
Observatory looks just as intense as Dome did back in the day, with plenty of opportunities to be caught in a deadly firefight.
Quarry (Quarry – MW2)
Whereas the other POIs in Warzone 2 have tweaked their names, Quarry has the same name as its MW2 counterpart.
The POI is fitted with all the sights you’d expect to see. You’ll see the iconic crane at its core as well as the surrounding buildings and blocks of stone.
It is worth noting that Quarry has been updated a little to cater to the brand-new mechanics present in Warzone 2 such as the focus on aquatic combat. However, long-time players are sure to feel right at home in this brilliant recreation of a classic CoD map.
Of course, there were lots of other new and exciting POIs revealed for the Warzone 2.0 Al Mazrah map, which you should check out.
But before you jump into any of these classic locations, you should definitely familiarise yourself with the brand-new loadout system.
And should you be shot down while exploring, it’s best to know how to redeploy from the new Gulag map in Warzone 2.0.