Call of Duty maps in real life is an idea that we started in 2018 with “14 call of duty maps in real life”.

I decided on a Sunday evening to take a look at the new maps from Modern Warfare to see if I could find any around the world.

Turns out the COD team aren’t the most creative bunch. The first time we did this I thought it may be exclusive, a one off. However pretty much every COD map actually exists in real life. The hard part is finding them and knowing what to look for.

Due to 1STMAN’s travel content and best of section, I have been able to discover a lot of places I previously had no idea existed. This made it far easier when finding the next batch of Call of Duty maps in real life.

These maps have all been selected from the most recent Modern Warfare game, enjoy.

 


 

Euphrates Bridge map in real life (Blackwater Bridge, Fallujah, Iraq)

This is actually a disgusting location where in 2004 Iraqi insurgents attacked four armed contractors and dragged their corpses through the streets before hanging them over the bridge. 

Grazna Raid in real life (Rostov-on-Don, Russia)

This map as you can see has the ferris wheel in place and although there aren’t any good photos, the buildings are on the other-side of the camera. There were no shortage of towns and cities with ferris wheels, however this one best fitted the description and you can see Russian writing on the building from the game.

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Gun Runner (Exploded Oil Refinery in China)

Gun Runner is a replica of an oil refinery that exploded in Safteng, China. We’re sure there are other places that look like this, but this was the best fit we could find.

Piccadilly (London, UK)

The Piccadilly map is an exact replica of Piccadilly in London, UK. Call of Duty have made no secret of this by naming the map after the iconic and busy UK destination.

Hackney Yard (Queen’s Yard, Hackney, London, UK)

The Hackney Yard map is named after the area of Hackney in London where Queen’s Yard is based. Queen’s Yard is a popular drinking spot for hipsters, it’s likely that a Call of Duty employee spent a night here and thought it would make a great map. The architecture as you can see is very similar, including the train track running above. The layout seems to take inspiration from many different sites, but this map is definitely based on the area of Hackney/Hackney Wick.

Rammaza map in real life (Amadiya Town, Iraq)

A very unique map, based on a blend of two places including Amadiya Town and Akre in Kurdistan, but more so Amadiya Town. Amadiya Town is know as “The City of Magicians”.

St Petrograd map in real life (St Petersburg, Russia)

Anyone familiar with War & Peace will know about this location. St Petrograd is pretty obviously based on St Petersburg due to the closeness of the name and structure of the map.

Gulag Showers map in real life (Gulag Prison Camps, Siberia)

Gulag showers is another sad map. It’s based on the Gulag prison camps in Siberia that were set up by the former Soviet Union under Lenin’s guidance.

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Tavorsk map in real life (Grozny, Russia)

Considering the rest of Grozny and Russia in general, having these Dubai like high rises in the middle of nowhere does look a little strange. For this reason we believe it matches the random layout of the Tavorsk Map in Modern Warfare. The area made world news when one of the buildings caught fire. However it’s the building on the right that most resembles the one from Call of Duty.

Karst Quarry map in real life (Another Karst Quarry)

Karst Quarry’s are everywhere, but the one we’ve selected as the photo below looks most like the one from Modern Warfare.

Krovnik Farmland map in real life (Pyrohiv, Ukraine)

These iconic windmills are found both in Ukraine and the Netherlands. From the research we carried out, we believe the Krovnik map is based on an area called Pyrohiv in Ukraine.

Port of Verdansk Map in Real Life (Berdyansk, Ukraine)

Port of Verdansk is a dead ringer for Berdyansk, Ukraine where an oil company operates out of the bay. I believe from research the oil company is named Berdyansk. The cranes in the background of both images are identical especially with the bright colours all stacked together.

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 6 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris is a keen Call of Duty fan. In fact Kris’ article 14 Call of Duty maps in real life draws in over 10k traffic per month to this website. Not to mention Kris filmed the first ever Call of Duty League event in London, whilst hanging out with the London Royal Ravens.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.

 

Call of Duty maps in real life is an idea that we started in 2018 with “14 call of duty maps in real life”.

I decided on a Sunday evening to take a look at the new maps from Modern Warfare to see if I could find any around the world.

Turns out the COD team aren’t the most creative bunch. The first time we did this I thought it may be exclusive, a one off. However pretty much every COD map actually exists in real life. The hard part is finding them and knowing what to look for.

Due to 1STMAN’s travel content and best of section, I have been able to discover a lot of places I previously had no idea existed. This made it far easier when finding the next batch of Call of Duty maps in real life.

These maps have all been selected from the most recent Modern Warfare game, enjoy.

 


 

Euphrates Bridge map in real life (Blackwater Bridge, Fallujah, Iraq)

This is actually a disgusting location where in 2004 Iraqi insurgents attacked four armed contractors and dragged their corpses through the streets before hanging them over the bridge.

Grazna Raid in real life (Rostov-on-Don, Russia)

This map as you can see has the ferris wheel in place and although there aren’t any good photos, the buildings are on the other-side of the camera. There were no shortage of towns and cities with ferris wheels, however this one best fitted the description and you can see Russian writing on the building from the game.

Check out our article: 17 games that need to be made into movies

Gun Runner (Exploded Oil Refinery in China)

Gun Runner is a replica of an oil refinery that exploded in Safteng, China. We’re sure there are other places that look like this, but this was the best fit we could find.

Piccadilly (London, UK)

The Piccadilly map is an exact replica of Piccadilly in London, UK. Call of Duty have made no secret of this by naming the map after the iconic and busy UK destination.

Hackney Yard (Queen’s Yard, Hackney, London, UK)

The Hackney Yard map is named after the area of Hackney in London where Queen’s Yard is based. Queen’s Yard is a popular drinking spot for hipsters, it’s likely that a Call of Duty employee spent a night here and thought it would make a great map. The architecture as you can see is very similar, including the train track running above. The layout seems to take inspiration from many different sites, but this map is definitely based on the area of Hackney/Hackney Wick.

Rammaza map in real life (Amadiya Town, Iraq)

A very unique map, based on a blend of two places including Amadiya Town and Akre in Kurdistan, but more so Amadiya Town. Amadiya Town is know as “The City of Magicians”.

Call of Duty World League in London short Documentary

St Petrograd map in real life (St Petersburg, Russia)

Anyone familiar with War & Peace will know about this location. St Petrograd is pretty obviously based on St Petersburg due to the closeness of the name and structure of the map.

Gulag Showers map in real life (Gulag Prison Camps, Siberia)

Gulag showers is another sad map. It’s based on the Gulag prison camps in Siberia that were set up by the former Soviet Union under Lenin’s guidance.

Tavorsk map in real life (Grozny, Russia)

Considering the rest of Grozny and Russia in general, having these Dubai like high rises in the middle of nowhere does look a little strange. For this reason we believe it matches the random layout of the Tavorsk Map in Modern Warfare. The area made world news when one of the buildings caught fire. However it’s the building on the right that most resembles the one from Call of Duty.

Karst Quarry map in real life (Another Karst Quarry)

Karst Quarry’s are everywhere, but the one we’ve selected as the photo below looks most like the one from Modern Warfare.

Krovnik Farmland map in real life (Pyrohiv, Ukraine)

These iconic windmills are found both in Ukraine and the Netherlands. From the research we carried out, we believe the Krovnik map is based on an area called Pyrohiv in Ukraine.

Port of Verdansk Map in Real Life (Berdyansk, Ukraine)

Port of Verdansk is a dead ringer for Berdyansk, Ukraine where an oil company operates out of the bay. I believe from research the oil company is named Berdyansk. The cranes in the background of both images are identical especially with the bright colours all stacked together.

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 6 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris is a keen Call of Duty fan. In fact Kris’ article 14 Call of Duty maps in real life draws in over 10k traffic per month to this website. Not to mention Kris filmed the first ever Call of Duty League event in London, whilst hanging out with the London Royal Ravens.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.