Call Of Duty pretty much raised a whole decade of kids. The features of these games are already set in history, however it helps when many of the game features actually exist in real life.

One of these features happens to be the maps. There are many locations found in COD that the games developers based on real places including; believe it or not – real life Nuketown, real life rust and even real life zombie maps.

We’ve found 12 of those locations and placed them next to their in-game replicas. We’ve found replicas of cod 4 maps, black ops maps, cod zombie maps, ghosts maps and more.

Below are 12 real life call of duty maps.


Resistance map in real life (Place Dalida, Paris)

An almost identical replica, this location must have been spotted during a family vacation from one of the people working on the game.

Real Life Nuketown (Nevada)

Real life Nuketown was a military experiment in the desert of Nevada to see what would happen when hit by a nuclear weapon. It can be seen in Call Of Duty Black ops and was probabaly the most iconic black ops map. The real life nuke town is also featured in the film Indiana Jones & The Crystal Skull. There’s even a COD replica that has been made for paintball matches.

Raid house in real life (A Real House In Los Angeles)

Raid is a map that looks like a Los Angeles mansion. The reason for this is because it is. The map Raid is actually based on a real home. It’s hard to tell since no images inside the house have been released, but COD themselves have confirmed it.

Bloc map in real life (Chernobyl)

Chernobyl is a town in Ukraine that sits next to a nuclear plant. Sadly that nuclear plant became unstable and exploded releasing radiation that makes the area uninhabitable. This made for a perfect cod map especially for search and destroy.

Hijacked map in real life (Admiral X Force)

Hijacked is a yacht map. COD based the map on a yacht that can be found on Google Earth. Many people believe this yacht is the Admiral X Force.

Favelas map in real life (Rio De Janeiro)

Based on the Favelas of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil with a few changes, Favelas was one of the best modern warfare 2 maps.

Underground map in real life (Broad Street Station, London)

This is an old rail station in London that is now out of use. There are many features that seem familiar. Including the front entrance, the old-school billboards, the building itself, the stairs have the same structure and paint work, and the trains are arranged in the exact same fashion out the back.


Stoneheaven map in real life (Dunnottar Castle, Scotland)

Although not entirely the same, you can see that it’s clearly the inspiration for the map. Some same that Stoneheaven is a combination between Dunnottar Castle and the actual castle being based on Dunstanburgh Castle in Wales.

Flooded map in real life (Caracus, Venezuela)

After terrible floods in North Venezuela, COD seemed to jump on this and based the map Flooded off the events. With many shots of flooded towns, cars underwater and parking lots being home to the citizens, it really does resemble Flooded.

Sideshow map in real life (Clown Motel, Nevada)

Sideshow also known as the Clown map on COD, is clearly based on this motel. The pictures alone tell the entire story. Chances are the real life Clown Motel has seen a huge increase in sales since the game released this map.

Der Eisendrache map in real life (Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria)

This was a cod zombies map and it actually exists in real life. COD copied the landscape and interior of the castle to produce a terrifying zombie map.

Real Life Rust (Somewhere In The US)

Some kids on Spring Break documented “the real life rust” in a YouTube video. The exact location isn’t known but with a few containers dotted around things would look very much like the real life rust.