Call of Duty: Modern Warfare recently released its second season, and I’m having a blast with it mainly because of the addition of Rust.
Modern Warfare’s impactful gunplay and 60fps performance combine to create one of the best-feeling shooters in all of video games. But at launch I felt it was badly let down by its maps, and after a few weeks I stopped playing.
The arrival of Rust convinced me to jump back in. Such is the draw of this most wonderful of Call of Duty maps that I soldiered through season two’s huge 60GB update (seriously, the updates for this game are ridiculous). Modern Warfare’s Rust is a faithful recreation of the Modern Warfare 2 map of the same name, a ring-fenced oil rig in a small, square desert space that makes for fast-paced, close quarters action.