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'Farm 18' Modern Warfare 2 Map Revealed

"Welcome to Farm 18. Location: [classified]. Shoothouse optional."
"Welcome to Farm 18. Location: [classified]. Shoothouse optional." / Image courtesy of Activision

Infinity Ward officially unveiled its second upcoming multiplayer map for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Thursday.

Named Farm 18, the 6-v-6 map is set in a training facility hidden inside an industrial cement factory.

"The idea was, 'What if we put a shoot house-type situation in the middle,'" Infinity Ward multiplayer design director Geoffrey Smith said in the trailer. "If you really want to play that crazy game, you can go to the center and that action will find you. If you want to pull back and play a different way, it's still available to you."

In the accompanying gameplay footage, raw design screens of the map's layout can be seen, with the "shoot house" and its chaotic assortment of rooms and angles appearing to be placed perfectly for those unafraid to charge guns blazing.

Meanwhile, the outer surrounding area does appear to be more of a standard look for those who play cool, calm and collected.

Later on in the teaser, Infinity Ward senior environment artist Ashley Thundercliffe explained how the map's foliage was a major battle in finishing off its development.

"If we go too dense with the foliage," Thundercliffe said, "we have people hiding in the corners. If we don't go dense enough, we don't sell the narrative of the overgrowth. So it's all a perfect balance between all the departments trying to find the perfect harmony to make sure that we got a beautiful, realistic-looking space, plus also being fun for the players to enjoy."

The unveiling of Farm 18 follows Infinity Ward's recent reveal of Marina Bay Grand Prix, another 6-v-6 multiplayer map coming soon to MW2.

Fans can learn more about the MW2 beta and the upcoming title at Call of Duty: Next, a franchise showcase set to broadcast Sept. 15.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set to release worldwide on Oct. 28.


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