Shipment is an accident!
Call of Duty players all have a favorite multiplayer map that they want to play every time they load up the game. Whether it’s the tried-and-true classics or the new iterations that come along with each new release, there’s always one that stands out as the best. But sometimes, the most beloved maps are those that were never meant to be in the game at all. And that’s exactly the case with Shipment.
Shipment is a map that offers players the chance to face multiple opponents through a field of containers. It’s a tiny map, with little room to move around, but it’s also one of the most essential maps in the franchise. It’s strange to think that a map like this would be so beloved, but that’s precisely what happened.
Recently, during an interview with Dexterto, the developers of Call of Duty revealed that the arrival of the Shipment map in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was simply a happy accident. In fact, the developers at Infinity Ward did not plan to deploy the Shipment map in the final version of the game. Originally, the map was supposed to be removed before the title was released, but the multiplayer director at the time simply forgot to remove the map. And thus, one of the most iconic maps in the franchise was born.
But it wasn’t just a simple oversight that led to the inclusion of Shipment. In fact, the map was originally designed for in-house testing to ensure that all the mechanics put in place in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare worked. The map was supposed to be kept only in the final game for the “split screen” mode. But the smallness of the map and its many passages made it ideal for 1-on-1 sessions, and it quickly became a fan favorite.
Today, Shipment is available in several flagship episodes of the Call of Duty franchise. It has been reproduced in other games, such as Fortnite, where players have re-appropriated it for their own enjoyment. And while this might have caused some consternation from the game’s creators, it’s a testament to just how beloved Shipment is among the gaming community.
In conclusion, Shipment might have been an accident, but it’s a happy one. Its inclusion in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has given players one of the most exciting and beloved maps in the franchise. And even though it was never intended to be a multiplayer map, it has become one of the most iconic and essential maps in the game. So the next time you load up your favorite Call of Duty game, take a moment to appreciate the accidental greatness that is Shipment.