Map Attack: The Top Ten Call of Duty Maps of All Time

Ben Goodwin

It’s that time of year again; we’re nearing the release of yet another Call of Duty.

Whether you’re a new fan who loves jetpacking and wallrunning or an old head that loves boots on the ground, it’s hard not to be excited about Call of Duty: World War II.

In celebration of the new release, CLICKON Gaming takes a look back at some of the past titles and the multiplayer maps that make them so addictive. Here are the top ten COD multiplayer maps of all time.

10. Hijacked, Call of Duty: Black Ops II

If you like flanking with a shotgun, then Hijacked is the map for you. The map may remind older players of Highrise from Modern Warfare 2, with three main lanes and an underground compartment to get from one spawn to the other. Set on a luxurious cruise hijacked by terrorists, Hijacked is perfect for close quarters players who love shotguns and submachine guns.

9. Nuketown, Call of Duty: Black Ops

Nuketown had to make the list, but we couldn’t bring ourselves to place it any higher than this. In theory it’s a fantastic map – it’s small, unique and there are even mannequins for your younger brother to shoot when you’re forced to play split screen. In actuality though, it’s a cesspool of grenades, camping and spawn killing.

8. Fringe, Call of Duty: Black Ops III

You might be surprised to see Fringe this high up the list, but Black Ops III was by far the most tolerable of the “jetpack” games and the maps were the best thing about it. Fringe follows the basic three lanes principle, with one flank more open to long-range weapons and the other perfect for close quarters combat. It’s great for every game type and nearly every gun, making it extremely versatile and always fun.

7. Highrise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

It would be quite easy to make up this top ten solely with maps from Modern Warfare 2, that’s how good this game was. Set on the roof of an inner city skyscraper, Highrise is yet another versatile map that can be enjoyed with virtually any gun. If you never sniped between the two spawns at the start of a game of Highrise, did you even have a childhood?

6. Firing Range, Call of Duty: Black Ops

Undoubtedly one of the most memorable maps in COD history, Firing Range has everything you want in a multiplayer map. There are long lines of sight surrounding the chaotic centre of the map, viable flank routes for both teams, and even a watchtower for you campers out there.

5. Favela, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Close quarters combat in tight alleyways and streets? Check. Rooftop gunfights? Check. Round ending killcam trickshots? Check. Vibrant colours? Check. Favela has everything a COD maps needs and so much more.

4. Dome, Call of Duty: World at War

Before Nuketown there was Rust, and before Rust there was Dome (and before Dome there was Shipment, but Martyrdom and 3X frags ruined that for us all). Dome was without a doubt the best map on World at War, though probably not if you don’t like small maps. Perfect for shotguns and submachine guns, Dome had action around every corner and no overpowered killstreaks to ruin it.

3. Crash, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

You didn’t really think we were going to go through this whole list and have no COD 4 maps did you? There are plenty of great maps on the original Modern Warfare, but Crash takes the cake. Centred around a downed helicopter, it’s got different levels of elevation, long and short sightlines, and even a bombsite in the three-story building for you to fail miserably trying to trickshot by.

2. Raid, Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Set at a Hollywood mansion, Raid is a legendary map. If you haven’t realised by now, we adore maps that stick to the simple three lanes model, and Raid ticks that box. All three lanes offer long-range gunfights, with buildings and obstructed sightlines at either side of the map for you submachine gun users. Raid might be most memorable for the sheer chaos it produced in both the Domination and Hardpoint gamemodes.

Honourable Mentions

Upheaval, Call of Duty: World at War – The land of the MP40.

Rust, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Where friendships were forged and broken.

Standoff, Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Just an all round great map.

1. Terminal, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Okay okay, so grenade launchers ruined this map a little bit, but who cares? It was perfect for sniping, perfect for going for nukes, and perfect for both aggressive and passive players. There isn’t an inch of the map that goes to waste or doesn’t serve a purpose, it’s aesthetically pleasing, and remember… No Russian.

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