Modern Warfare Hardhat and Aisle 9 Maps Drop This Week

by in Call of Duty | May, 18th 2020

Activision has released the latest Call of Duty weekly post, detailing everything that is coming to all of the Call of Duty games this week. This week is rather big, especially for Modern Warfare and Warzone, with the release of the new Modern Warfare Hardhat and Aisle 9 maps.

Latest Call of Duty Blog Post Is Here

Players can check out the new Call of Duty weekly blog post that is out right now. Like in previous weeks, this week is all about the new additions and changes that have dropped for every current Call of Duty game. As such, we have a jam-packed week this week in most games.

The new Call of Duty blog post covers everything from Modern Warfare to Warzone to Call of Duty Mobile and Black Ops 4. Even the official esports competition, the Call of Duty League, is included this week as it gears up for one of the major events this season.

From new multiplayer maps to the new content, game modes, and items, there is a lot to cover this week in the Call of Duty realm. Without further ado, let’s dive right in by taking a look at the new Modern Warfare Hardhat and Aisle 9 multiplayer maps that are going to be available this week.

Modern Warfare Hardhat and Aisle 9 Maps Release

Up first this week is the release of the new Modern Warfare Hardhat map. If that name sounds very familiar to you, you wouldn’t be wrong to think so. The latest map to join Modern Warfare isn’t new but is at least new to the 2019 reboot of the series.

Modern Warfare Hardhat marks the return of the fan-favorite Modern Warfare 3 map. Interestingly enough, we haven’t had too many maps from that game release for the title at all. So, it is certainly welcome to see the release of it for those players who love that game.

For those who are not familiar with Hardhat, it is a Modern Warfare 3 map that takes place at a construction site. It is known for its close-quarter combat, frenetic action, and fast-paced action. In addition to that, though, it also features some varied gameplay in that it offers more unique styles.

Players can have that classic close combat gameplay coupled with the longer sight lines as well, allowing for snipers and the like to have their fun at the same time. In this way, it appeals to a wide set of player styles and is going to drop this week for players to check out in its own 24/7 playlist, so that you are guaranteed to be on that map if you want to.

But Hardhat is far from the only new map to drop this week. In addition to Modern Warfare Hardhat, players will also have access to Aisle 9. This new Gunfight map is rather interesting as it is the latest addition to the classic two versus two competitive mode, but it has more to it than just that.

Aisle 9 also has its unique playlist that will be available this week for most likely a limited time known as Clean Up on Aisle 9. This playlist is three versus three and features Aisle 9 for other game modes besides just Gunfight, which has joined the pool of this week.

The new Aisle 9 playlist allows it to be used for a variety of other game modes including Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Grind, and Domination, so that you can enjoy other game modes besides just the Gunfight competitive multiplayer mode that it was built for.

Blood Money Quads and New Items Are Here

Speaking of multiplayer modes, there is a returning one that players who like Warzone can jump into. Blood Money quads is back in Warzone, offering that classic battle royale flair with a bit of danger thrown in there as well to liven up the usual formula.

For those who don’t know Blood Money, this mode will let players drop into a game of battle royale with a team of four players, but with a nice little twist: more money will be given in general for the eliminations that you get during the match.

You will get more cash overall from things like taking out other players in the match, completing the bounty contracts, and the like. Overall, this mode is highly competitive and encourages players to be more aggressive rather than let someone go if they don’t want to bother with them.

If that isn’t enough for you, there is another awesome battle royale mode that you can play this week and it is a brand new one that we are very excited about. Classic battle royale is here, offering the stripped-down version of Warzone that we think some players will love.

This is the battle royale that you know and love from other games, thrown into Warzone without any of the fluff that this game is known for. There are no purchase stations where you can get items, upgrades, and the like, no contracts to find and complete, and no Gulag to bring you back.

This is the hardcore, traditional battle royale experience as you know it. If you get eliminated from the game, you are permanently out without any second chances, so we hope your team is good at reviving. Survive through the circles and the other teams to, hopefully, be the last team standing.

In addition to the two game modes that players will find this week in Warzone, there are some new items as well. Well, sort of new in some cases. First off, players will now find SMGs and assault rifles in the Gulag prison. The older class options will remain, but there are new ones, too.

In addition to the standard pistol or shotgun that you might get in your Gulag duel to the death loadout, you can also get the AK-47, M13, Kilo 141, Ram-7, Striker 45, and more. This will greatly expand your options, so be sure to prepare ahead of time for that if you get knocked out in the game.

As for the new item that is in Warzone, we now have the armor box. It is available in all game modes, both battle royale and Plunder, in Warzone and offers something similar to the munitions box. You can use this item to replenish your entire armor in battle.

You can find the armor box by looking in the normal ground loot, supply boxes, or purchasing it at the buy station around the map. This is a great new item that will be helpful when coming off of an intense fight in a battle royale match.

If you want something more cosmetic for your Warzone and even Modern Warfare escapades, then try out the new Ghost Pack Contingency bundle that is available in the in-game store this week. This new cosmetic pack includes a lot of different items for both games.

The Ghost Pack Contingency bundle includes two weapon blueprints, including a new legendary assault rifle, a new skin for the Ghost operator that veterans will likely remember, and a total of 10 themed items. Pick up this bundle while you still can in the store.

Call of Duty Mobile Poltergeist Class Arrives

For those of you who are playing Call of Duty Mobile, we are happy to reveal that the release date for the new Poltergeist class in battle royale is dropping this week: Thursday, May 21. Starting on that day, players will be able to pick it up in the game.

Fortunately, this is free for the game so you will not have to spend any money or currency to get it. That said, you will have to unlock the new battle royale class if you wish to use it in matches online. Starting on that day, you will be able to unlock it through some event challenges.

The new Poltergeist battle royale class comes with two unique abilities. Active camo and Voidwalker will allow you to blend in with the background and be invisible for a little while. This is great for not only escaping battles but for stealth attacking your enemies as well.

If battle royale isn’t your thing, that is fine, as other challenges are available right now in Call of Duty Mobile. There are some seasonal challenges, multi-step missions, and more that are here in the mobile iteration right now.

You can unlock the Pharo burst SMG through the Close Quarters Master challenges, do the Elite Marksman objectives to get the Locus sniper rifle, and complete the Gunslinger tasks to get the Cordite SMG weapon.

Of course, ranked mode and the Call of Duty Mobile World Championships 2020 will continue as May goes on. The deadline for the qualifiers is this Sunday, May 24.

Black Ops 4 Playlist Update

This week is an interesting one because it marks the 10th anniversary of the announcement of the original Black Ops, which Activision and Treyarch are making a big deal about. This is likely because of the upcoming announcement of the Call of Duty 2020, which we already got into.

But interestingly enough, Black Ops 4 is getting some more love this week with some interesting playlists and changes. To mark this really unique occasion, Treyarch is offering all Black Ops 4 players extended double experience for quad feed, double weapon experience, double merits, and double Nebulium Plasma through May 28.

Also, Deathmatch and Domination are coming together for the intense and fan-favorite collaboration mode. For multiplayer players, the available playlists include double experience Deathmatch Domination, Nuketown, Barebones Moshpit, Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit.

For those of you who prefer Blackout battle royale, you will find the Hot and Heavy game playlists, Alcatraz Portals quads, quads, duos, and solos. And for those of you who like Zombies, you will have the Voyage of Despair playlist to enjoy for this week.

Call of Duty League Gets Ready for Seattle Event

On the Call of Duty League side of things, the 12 teams in the league are gearing up for some interesting competitions. Well, eight of them will be at least competing in this upcoming event. Starting this Friday, May 22 and running through Sunday, May 24, Seattle Surge will be hosting the sixth main Home Series Weekend.

This sixth event looks to be one of the most exciting ones for the entire Call of Duty League thus far, as the eight teams are quite interesting and what happened in the previous event. Almost two weeks ago, the Florida Mutineers-hosted event happened and changed everything.

There, three of the four teams in the finals were very surprising with teams that we didn’t expect to be there, except for the fourth and overall winning team Atlanta FaZe. With this upcoming event that is similarly formatted, there is no telling what will happen this weekend with the Seattle Surge Home Series Weekend tournament.

Here are the eight teams that will be competing there:

  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Paris Legion
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • London Royal Ravens
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • Minnesota Rokkr
  • New York Subliners
  • Seattle Surge

Group A will include London Royal Ravens, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Seattle Surge, and New York Subliners. On the other hand, Group B will include Paris Legion, Chicago Huntsmen, Minnesota Rokkr, and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles. We expect this to be a crazy event like the last one.

Stay tuned for our full breakdown and predictions of this upcoming Seattle Surge Home Series Weekend later this week. Also, if you like Warzone, the Warzone live-streamed competitions between Call of Duty League teams will continue this week with Florida Mutineers and Toronto Ultra competing.


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