Nothing between heaven and earth is immune from Formula 1 frenzy, not even the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta, which will feature a multiplayer map based on Singapore’s Marina Bay Circuit (try to keep it in your pants).
“We understand that, with our agreement, Infinity Ward have announced they designed a Grand Prix Map as part of the #MWII Beta,” reads a post from Call of Duty’s Twitter account; clearly taking the piss out of the viral statement issued by Oscar Piastri in relation to Alpine F1 last week.
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“This is right, and the map will be playable for the 2022 Beta. We will be playing on Grand Prix in #MWII this year.”
At this stage, while there’s zero real-life Formula 1 branding to be seen in the early promo materials for the hit reboot’s sequel – or even Formula 1 team-based branding, for that matter – you can definitely fill in the gaps with a bit or imagination. Once you get past the fact the cars appear to be a strange fusion of the 2017 race rigs and recent F2 cars, of course. Still, it’s more than a passing resemblance.
Based on the footage previewed today, most of the combat will take place in the pits, where we’ve caught glimpses of certain machinery on fire (there’s your Ferrari). The F1 cars themselves also appear to be actively competing against one another. But whether this element of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map – officially dubbed “Marina Bay Grand Prix” – will be purely ornamental or something players may actually interact with is currently unclear.
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As per Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward’s confirmation two months prior, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remake has locked in an October 28th, 2022 release date. The open beta, on the other hand, will be open for all platforms from September 24th to 26th of 2022 (cross-play enabled).
Check out the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Formula 1 map’s epic reveal trailer via the Twitter post above.
Side note: there’s a joke about missile strikes somewhere here.