Last night, Infinity Ward issued an update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that brought back an April Fool’s playlist – and I love it.
Shipment is one of Modern Warfare’s best multiplayer maps, its tiny, square playspace a chaotic playground for two teams of five or six players. It was playable in this form around the clock as part of the Shipment 24/7 playlist – something fans had called for for some time. But now Shipment has levelled up – bringing back the wonderful troll update that was Modern Warfare’s April Fool’s 2020’s playlist.
With 20 players crammed into Shipment, the carnage is relentless. You can find yourself instantly dying upon respawn over and over again. Killstreaks can be devastating, wiping out the entire enemy team in the blink of an eye. Wheelson, Modern Warfare’s remote control tank buddy, is a hilariously effective weapon. Corpses pile up on capture points. B, which is in the centre of the map and accessible from all four sides as well as other cheeky nooks and crannies, is a virtual hell on earth, the bodies piling up so high players can hide amid them while prone. Survive for longer than 10 seconds and you’re doing well. Survive for longer than that and you probably have enough kills to call in a Gunship… or worse.