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Top 10 Call of Duty Maps

VO: Dan Paradis
Script written by Nathan Sharp Oh the hours we’ve spent here, year after year. Care packages, killstreaks & UAVs - oh my! Welcome to http://WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Call of Duty Multiplayer Maps! Special thanks to our the dozens of users who suggested this using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Call of Duty Multiplayer Maps Redux

They have certainly made some great ones over the years. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten Call of Duty multiplayer maps.

For this list, we’ll be looking at what we consider to be the greatest Call of Duty maps of all time. We’ll be including any and all maps from the entire “Call of Duty” series, excluding “zombies” maps, of course.

#10: Summit

“Call of Duty: Black Ops” (2010)
After franchise fatigue was beginning to set in, “Black Ops” brought the series back on track in a big way, delivering some of the most memorable maps of the entire series. Summit, which took place at a research facility perched on top of a mountain, was certainly one of them. The snowy environment was a breath of fresh air after the numerous rubble-ridden cities of previous games. The map also features a ton of strategic pathways and hidey-holes, and a large variety of buildings, including the large one in the middle, which inevitably hosts most of the action.

#9: Crossfire

“Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” (2007)
“Modern Warfare” was absolutely riddled with classic maps, and one of the most popular was Crossfire. This map lent itself well to many different game modes and play styles. There were a lot of buildings, which meant you could take the offensive by worming your way through them, picking off enemies with a shotgun along the way. There was also a wide-open area sandwiched between two two-story buildings, which created tons of great sniper battles. Even if you were crap at sniping, you undoubtedly gave it a whirl on this map. Crossfire is a “Call of Duty” gem.

#8: Raid

“Call of Duty: Black Ops II” (2012)
If you love your “Call of Duty” a little more up-close and personal, then Raid is the map for you. Raid takes place at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, and it’s every bit as chaotic and jumbled as it sounds. The map is largely based around close-quarters combat, and as such, weapons like assault rifles and shotguns are ideal. As a result, there’s always bound to be at least one great shootout per game on this map. That said, it doesn’t completely leave out the snipers, as there are a few longer, more open areas for them to take advantage of. It’s a hectic map, and it brings out the best in COD.

#7: Firing Range

“Call of Duty: Black Ops” (2010)
Another classic from “Black Ops” is Firing Range, a military…well, firing range. This map also favors more offensive and fast-paced gameplay, as it features a lot of close-quarters areas, including the wooden house, where everything inevitably goes to hell. Unlike Raid, long-ranged weapons are basically useless on this map due to its enclosed nature. However, that’s not to say that it doesn’t favor defensive strategies. The tower in the middle makes for a great camping location, and claymores can do a hell of a lot of damage on this map. Firing Range has a little something for everybody - except maybe the snipers.

#6: Rust

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” (2009)
Rust has always been a fan favourite, and it’s not hard to see why. For one thing, the map is in the middle of the desert, which makes for an original and exciting location. The map also allows for a wide variety of approaches. You can control the hotly-contested tower, which is a fantastic location for snipers, or you can travel through the numerous tunnels, which is ideal for the more stealthy and defensive players. There are also very few camping spots, which makes for a well-balanced match. While some may not like the map due to its potential for spawn kills and spamming, it’s often considered a classic.

#5: Crash

“Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” (2007)
Another classic from the first “Modern Warfare” was Crash, which is set in a war-torn middle-eastern city. The map is extremely small and revolves around a downed helicopter, which is where a large majority of the action takes place. That said, the map also contains a ton of narrow corridors, hallways, and building interiors, so it also favors camping and defensive approaches. What makes this map great is not only its variety, but the fact that rewards like airstrikes and attack helicopters are next to useless, which means you have to rely on good old-fashioned gunplay. It’s a classic map with a classic feel.

#4: Combine

“Call of Duty: Black Ops III” (2015)
Combine takes place at a “vertical farming and sustainability research facility,” and its unique environment makes for some stunning matches. It’s one of the smallest maps in the entire game, which means its matches are often fast and brutal, particularly when everyone gathers in the centre. Battles on the bridge are always chaotic, as there are three different approaches, which means that players have to rely on their reflexes, their knowledge of the map, and their teammates. Just when you think the series is starting to stale, an absolute banger like Combine is released and proves everyone wrong.

#3: Hijacked

“Call of Duty: Black Ops II” (2012)
There’s one main reason why this map is considered to be so much fun: it takes place on a freaking yacht! How cool is that!? This map, like many others on this list, is small and compact, which allows for many intense and bombastic battles. But hey, at least you get to die staring at a gorgeous sunset. And that’s really what makes this map so unique. While maps like this have been done before, they’ve never been done on a yacht. It provides players with a beautiful locale while they shoot other soldiers in the head. Plus, you can take a break in the Jacuzzi.

#2: Terminal

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” (2009)
Ever since its release, Terminal has remained a “Call of Duty” hallmark. The map was remade for “Modern Warfare 3” due to its popularity, and it returned again as a pre-order bonus for “Infinite Warfare.” Suffice it to say that fans love them some Terminal. There are many reasons for its adoration, including its variety: there are many tiny areas which can be accessed and taken advantage of, like the plane, but large-scale battles can also take place in the terminal itself, or on the runway. The map is also much larger than many others featured on this list, which makes it perfect for a wide variety of play styles. It’s a timeless classic.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Outskirts
“Call of Duty: World at War” (2008)

Overgrown
“Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” (2007)

Favela
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” (2009)

#1: Nuketown

“Call of Duty: Black Ops” (2010)
We’re convinced that no matter how many more titles “Call of Duty” has in it, Nuketown will never be topped. The 50s suburb aesthetic was truly original, and it gave the otherwise dreary series a relatively lighter map, which was a welcome surprise. The gameplay was also fantastic, as the map featured a symmetrical layout, which encouraged running-and-gunning with assault rifles or camping with a sniper rifle in the upper floors. Oh, and that scoreboard sequence when the map is obliterated by a nuclear bomb? Perfection. It remains one of the series’ most popular maps, and for good reason.
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