Is That Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s “Pipeline” Map in Advanced Warfare’s Multiplayer Trailer?

Long-time fans of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare were pleased to learn last month that the classic multiplayer map Pipeline is making a return in 2014 as a re-imagined map in Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Gorge, included in all collector’s editions of Advanced Warfare, takes place in the Three Gorges Dam in Central China commandeered by the Atlas Corporation. No images or gameplay clips of the remake have been officially outed by the studio since the announcement, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t seen it yet.

We caught this Tweet from Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey, which led us to a video by YouTube personality Unknown Player who may have been the first to spot a glimpse of the map in Advanced Warfare’s debut multiplayer gameplay trailer.

Check out his findings below:

He makes some pretty strong arguments and it wouldn’t be too surprising that Sledgehammer would leave some clues behind in the game’s multiplayer introduction trailer.

Condrey’s Tweet, mentioned above, also clearly indicates that Unknown Player is indeed on to something:

What do you think? Do those comparisons make sense?

Keep your sights locked on MP1st for more news on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, launching November 3.

  • RustyFrags

    One thing I’ve never liked about CoD is the fact that they consistently remake maps and charge for them.

    • XB1 Rules

      Like battlelame does not do

    • Nostalgia

      I would pay for Overgrown remakes on every new CoD. Hell, I would probably actually pick up CoD AW if it came with some of the great sniping maps from CoD 4 because CoD has been having some really really shitty maps, especially their supposed “sniper friendly” maps are still horseshit.

      • thebulky1cometh

        What would you say to those people who would argue that Ghosts was full of big, seemingly “sniper friendly” maps? I’m not trying to just stir up shit. I’m a huge fan of a mixture of playstyles being applicable across maps. Personally, it seems like the best mix is like 60% medium maps, 20% small maps, 20% big maps. I am guessing you are going to argue that even medium-sized maps can be effective for snipers if they’re constructed correctly? And I completely agree that the maps have gone way downhill- I haven’t liked the majority of maps since blops 1.

        • Nostalgia

          Well “big”, there were a couple “big” maps but weren’t very “sniper friendly”. CoD 4 Modern Warfare, WaW and MW2 had maps that had sight lines, moderate cover and that didn’t have a million different flanking holes.

          While most of the CoD community is largely against campers, and while many would argue otherwise, sniping isn’t camping. Snipers do need to squat their ass down and scope in, the maps on the last few installments have been very unfriendly to snipers. Little to no sniper perches, if there are some, usually dominated by high rate of fire weapons. There’s little protection against incoming fire, very few sight lines, especially long stretched streets and usually a million ways for even a half wit to chuck some grenade or rush in. And like one equipment for defense, like having only a single claymore.

    • MegaMan3k

      Don’t blame the developers. It’s what the community wants.

      • RustyFrags

        Then it should be free. DLC for a NEW game should be NEW content. They gave Terminal away for free in MW3; they can do it again.

        • MegaMan3k

          So all the work that goes into all the assets and graphical design is meaningless to you because “Waaaaahhhhhh”?


          • RustyFrags

            I’m sorry, but I highly doubt remaking the smallest map took any more than twenty minutes.

            New games = new content. Rehashed facets are nice every once in awhile, but to charge money for a season pass where every DLC has a remade map(s) is preposterous.

            • Cody Wirth

              Have you ever sat down with a Game Engine and actually remade a map? I presume Nope! Its not has easy as you think! Sure they have remade maps with every DLC Pack but that’s what the community wants, its fact.

            • RustyFrags

              Where did you get this “fact?” I’m sure the community wants remade maps, but not in EVERY DLC. Paid DLC should be entirely new content, remade maps should be free. It’s as simple as that.

            • MegaMan3k

              “Developers should work for free. It’s as simple as that.”


            • RustyFrags

              Stop misinterpreting what I’m saying; it’s not helping your argument. Developers still get paid regardless of DLC being free or not. Games like Bad Company 2 and GTA V have adopted this.

              Microtransactions make up for the lost profit – especially in Call of Duty.

            • Skullking920

              How about instead of Activision making billions off of this franchise they give there developer more money and so making a map pack of old maps for free would be more viable option. Activision could give out a free maps pack or packs and still make a huge profit if they wanted too.

    • Niosus

      Yeah… I don’t get why they don’t “stack” their content. Every release they only have a handful of maps. Imagine if they spent some times taking all the maps from previous games and consistently porting those over to the newer games. CoD would have well over a hundred maps to play on. They don’t have to be in some of the default playlists but it would be nice to be able to access those.

      Right now they are asking people each year to pay for a game that has less content than they already had on the previous game (with all the DLC). They could even limit is so you need to own the original game to play the remake maps. They could make good money from people going back and buying old CoD games. Everyone wins.

      • awkenney

        Well for that matter, they could release one separate MP COD game and continually make DLC for it over the life of the console.

        • Enochrewt

          That sounds great! But I feel like that’s a portion of what Destiny is doing ;).

    • Primey_

      What’s the problem? People are willing to pay for it and love remakes so why not do it?

      • RustyFrags

        The problem lies within the notion that people buy new games for new content. Sure, one could argue that the community may want remade maps; however, if that’s the case, they should be free. We paid for them once, we shouldn’t have to pay for them again. Look at Terminal for MW3.

        Additionally, remade maps are in nearly every DLC and it makes the devs look relatively lazy.

    • MrMultiPlatform


  • XB1 Rules

    This will look so amazing with the power of the cloud on XB1.

  • MeisseN

    It’s okay if it’s actually a Pipeline remake since I didn’t spend extra bucks for the map ($40 for Digital Pro Upgrade, including this Gorge map and $50 Season Pass), and Pipeline is a sniper friendly map and is kinda fun. As long as they say it’s a remake of Pipeline, instead of pretending it’s a new map and probably remake pipeline (again) at a later date and put it in one of the DLCs (like IW with Strikezone, Dome and Unearthed)

  • J4MES

    I’ve just got the standard edition of AW but I’m sure this map will be open to all come January like Nuketown 2025 and the utterly terrible Free Fall in Ghosts.

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  • Brandon

    Pipeline is okay in COD4 where snipers were fairly balanced, but if the snipers are anything like recent games it’ll be hell.


    If you paid to see the remake of Robocop you’ll pay for remade cod maps


    Cod 4 shipment redone in crysis

    • That’s actually really cool. I played a ton of Crysis 2 MP and actually really enjoyed it. Was on Xbox, however, so I didn’t get access to any cool map mods like this. Thanks for sharing!

  • Brandon DeBoer

    That map also bears a very strong resemblance to Fuel from MW2. The color scheme is a dead ringer, as well as the design of the larger buildings and the inclusion of a half finished construction zone. The video also doesn’t include any of the iconic portions of Pipeline, like the underground campfest, so I think it’s a bit of a leap to start pointing at 3 second bits of video and trying to guess which map it is.

    That video also looks exactly like at least one other CoD map, and doesn’t contain the most iconic bits of the map the video maker claims it to be.

    • MeisseN

      Fuel was terrible back in MW2, dunno if it’ll be of any fun with all these new boost jump stuff in AW (of course provided it’s actually a remake of fuel)

      • Skullking920

        its not fuel they already said that pipeline is a extra map for pre orders

  • pbvider

    Every time I hear a news about COD I think about this:

  • Walter Iego

    Hmm, let’s think about it.