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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
Throwing Knife menu icon MW3
The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game. Since some information cannot be independently verified, the content on this page may be subject to change.

During development of Call of Duty games many things are cut during the process of development. These changes can range from weapons and characters to entire campaign missions and features.

General[]

Operators[]

Name Icon Description
Hooper Hooper UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.
Kato Kato UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.
Kilgore Kilgore UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.
Lynch Lynch UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.
Murphy Murphy UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.
Nebo Nebo UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.
Quin Quin UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.
Stohli Stohli UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.
Trigg Trigg UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.
Yandi Yandi UI Icon MW19 Icon remains.

Attachments[]

Name Image Description
9mm. Magazine There was originally going to be an ammo mod for the Ram-7 that would change the caliber from 5.56mm. to 9mm. [1]
Russian ACOG Datamined image of the ACOG on the Grau 5.56. "ПК-АС" (PK-AS) is shown on the sight, so it could've been the name.

Multiplayer[]

Maps[]

Name Image Comment Internal
Assault Strings remain. mp_assault
Bomb Site Strings remain. mp_bomb_site
Borderline Strings remain. mp_borderline
Fallout Hidden Nuclear Facility in Ukraine. mp_fallout
Faridah Faridah concept MW Strings and some images remain, which were also briefly shown in the reveal trailer. mp_faridah
Firing Range Most likely a map used to test weapons. mp_firingrange
Invasion Strings remain. Released in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III as part of its base multiplayer maps. mp_invasion
Millbase Strings remain. mp_millbase
Oasis Strings remain. mp_oasis
Offshore Strings remain. mp_offshore
Rivne Strings remain. mp_rivne
Saindon Strings remain. Named after Marc-Antoine Saindon, Lead Designer at Beenox. mp_saindon_test
Shattered Strings remain. mp_shattered
Shipment Night Strings remain, night version of Shipment. mp_shipment_pm
Skerries The map Pelayo's Lighthouse in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is called mp_skerries_v2 internally. mp_skerries
Speedway Only mentioned in regards to Escape mode. mp_speedway
Subbase Strings remain. mp_subbase_lm
Takedown Strings remain. mp_takedown
Trade Strings remain. mp_trade
Vanguard Strings remain. mp_vanguard

Gunfight Maps[]

Name Image Description Internal
Boneyard Only strings remain. mp_m_boneyard
Discharge Only strings remain. mp_m_discharge
Exclusion Zone Cut map mw19 exclusion Scrapped Gunfight map set near Chernobyl. mp_m_exclusion
Hook Only strings remain. mp_m_hook
King Night Cut map mw19 king night Night variant of King.[2] mp_m_king_pm
Theater Only strings remain. mp_m_theater
Townhouse Only strings remain. mp_m_townhouse

Game Modes[]

Name Icon Description
Assault Assault Gamemode Icon MW19 Take turns attacking and defending the objectives.
CQB CQB Gamemode Icon MW19 Close quarters loadout. Move fast and hit hard.
Combat Outpost Combat Outpost Gamemode Icon MW19 Combat Outpost, capture outposts to gain control of the region.
Defcon Complete objectives and kill enemies for points. The team with more points at the end of each DEFCON level wins the round in a best-of-five.
Escape Kill bad guys - take their stuff - GTFO!
Fire Mission Eliminate enemies, capture HQ's and extract VIPs to earn score for your team.
High Value Target HVT Gamemode Icon MW19 Gain points by eliminating enemy players. Steal points back by extracting high value targets. Returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II as Bounty.
Hostage Recover and extract the hostages. Returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II as Prisoner Rescue.
Invasion Take your team's flag into the enemy team's base.
Lava The floor is lava!
Mugger Kill enemy players for dogtags - knife them to steal their collected tags.
Multiteam Musical Chairs Capture a flag to advance to the next round, teams without a flag lose.
Payload Escort the tank into the enemy goal.
Pillage Collect currency from enemies and caches. Bank currency at depots. Pillage more than the enemy team to win.
Rush Attackers capture objectives, while the defenders must maintain control over them until time runs out.
Snatch Hunt for the Arsenal and Escape with the Black Box
TacOps Operations SpecOps Icon MW Campaign-style Multiplayer mode with multiple classes and objectives. Icon reused for the Operations mode.
Team Juggernaut Each team has a Juggernaut. Juggernaut kills are worth more points. The first team to reach the score limit wins.

Weapon Perks[]

Name Image Description
Bling Bling Icon Additional attachment slot.
Bolt BOLT Icon Specialty Bolt with improved maneuverability for faster firing.
Dead On Dead On Icons Improved ADS Idle Sway.
Dexterity Training enables greater speed in combat.
Enemytag Damage will put enemies on the minimap and compass.
Fast-Up Fast-Up Icon Improved ADS Raise Speed.
Flinch Increased control of aim while being shot.
Glint Reduce Reduces the angle at which enemies will see glint off of sniper scopes.
Hard Melee Melee produces greater stun on targets.
Hold Breath Extended hold breath.
Laser Laser Aim Icon Improved Hip Spread.
Long-Range Long-Range Icon Increase effective weapon range.
Rapid Fire Rapid Fire Icon Improved Rate of Fire.
Richochet Ricochet Icon Grants special ammunition that ricochets off of surfaces.
Rush ADSup Icon After each kill, gain a brief boost to movement speed.
Semi-Auto Semi Auto Icon Changes fire mode to semi-automatic.
Skulk Greater movement speed in crouch and prone while staying silent.
Stance Training Stance Practice Icon Extra training provides greater accuracy in supported positions.
Swapper Swapper Icon Improved weapon switch speed.
XMags XMags Icon Improved starting ammo.

Equipment[]

Name Icon Description
EMP EMP Hud MW19 Several icons and audio remain. Replaced by EMP Drone.
Pop Rocket Improvised hand-held rocket launcher. Tutorial video remains.[3]

Field Upgrades[]

Name Image Icon Description
Ammo Drop Ammodrop1 Ammodrop white silhouette Replaced by Munitions Box.
Last Stand Final stand MW Final stand.white Last stand with no weapon.
Ladder Allows for accessing high-up areas.
Survivor Stay alive longer and earn killstreaks more easily.

Perks[]

Name Image Description
Bounty Hunter Mercenary Perk MW19 Earn extra kills towards your killstreaks by killing enemies with bounties. Enemies get a bounty every time they kill three players in a life.
Graverobber Graverobber Perk MW19 Scrap dropped guns to get extra attachments and ammo. Cannot pick up dropped guns.
Healer Healer Perk MW19 Icon remains.
Momentum Increase movement speed.
Sneaky Your Footsteps are invisible, and enemies are not warned when you track them.
Sonar Sonar Perk MW19 Always show the minimap.
Stopping Power
Thief Improved speed and distance on melee. Upon landing a successful melee attack, you will receive a copy of the victim's primary weapon.

Pro Perks[]

Planned feature with leftover icons.

Name Tier 1 Tier 2 Pro
Blast Shield Blast Shield Perk 1 MW19 Blast Shield Perk 2 MW19 Blast Shield Perk Pro MW19
Ghost Ghost Perk 1 MW19 Ghost Perk 2 MWII Ghost Perk Pro MW19
Hardline Hardline Perk 1 MW19 Hardline Perk 2 MW19 Hardline Perk Pro MW19
Medic Medic Perk 1 MW19 Medic Perk 2 MW19 Medic Perk Pro MW19
Momentum Momentum Perk Pro MW19
Overkill Overkill Perk 1 MW19 Overkill Perk 2 MW19 Overkill Perk Pro MW19
Scavenger Scavenger Perk 1 MW19 Scavenger Perk 2 MW19 Scavenger Perk Pro MW19
Spotter Spotter Perk 1 MW19 Spotter Perk Pro MW19
Tracker Tracker Perk 1 MW19 Tracker Perk 2 MW19 Tracker Perk Pro MW19

Killstreaks[]

Name Image Description
EMP Drone Controllable EMP Drone. Video Demonstration Remains. Replaced with the EMP Drone Field Upgrade.
Dead Man's Streak Scrap dropped guns to get extra attachments and ammo. Cannot pick up dropped guns.
Fuel Airstrike Icon remains.

Map Voting[]

Planned feature with leftover menu icons.

Zombies[]

Zombies Mode[]

Zombies Concept Art MW

An unused pitch concept art for Zombies.[4]

"We're trying to create an authentic, realistic feeling world. We don't have the flexibility to do something like put zombies in the game. That would compromise the feeling of playing in a world that feels realistic and authentic and relative to today's conflicts and things we face."
Jacob Minkoff[5]

A Zombies mode was initially pitched with one concept art but was scrapped in favor of Special Ops; the main factor being that Infinity Ward wanted to have a grounded and realistic co-op mode[6]. Several prototypes were made before the change[7]. Only a few lines of leftover code remained in the game's files.

DLC[]

Supply Drops[]

Images of Supply Drops were found within the game, and were originally intended to be part of the game. However, they were removed completely in favor of a Battle Pass.

Cosmetic Feature[]

Tattoos and Face Paint are seen in early screenshots from The Making of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, each operator was to have a unique listing of face paint and tattoos that could be applied separately from skins.

Finishing Move[]

A Legendary Finishing Move titled "Bag 'Em" was added to the game files in Season Three. Its animation involves performing a dramatized version of the player action known as tea bagging. The item was shelved from official release.

References[]

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