Going out of bounds in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is often impossible, or leads to your death. However, if you do manage to get a peak under the curtain, there are some secrets to be found.
One Reddit user has unveiled an entire city built around the map, Farm 18, in Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2 generates areas around maps for one particular reason
Giving users an aerial view of the map, u/dwartbg5 shows a massive map surrounding Farm 18. The map extends all the way to the ocean, with a massive oil rig, and more.
According to the post, “a whole city is generated and just stays there in the background.”
Many fans may be wondering why this is the case, and some even criticized the decision due to the potential to hurt performance.
The answer appears to be quite simple according to others. When one user asked, “What’s the benefit of this? Why would they make all that for nothing or does it have a reason?” to which another user replied that it’s “detail for when people are in aerial killstreaks.”
This makes complete sense given that when you’re using a gunship or cruise missile killstreak, you get a much wider view of the map.
Another user chimed in with some more logic and an explanation as to why some of the model textures are so low.
“The maps are huge for aerial views when you call in killstreaks such as chopper gunner, gunship etc.,” he said. “It really isn’t that much detail, either. All the assets are very low poly, low texture resolution, no additional details in the materials, no additional assets.”
This is because from high up in the sky, you can’t see the detail of the models.
Either way, it’s a cool detail in the game to see a massive city build around the map.