Dome was first seen in the 2011 Modern Warfare 3.

The Call of Duty map Dome is returning to the franchise. Dome is an iconic map in the series, and many Call of Duty fans have great memories of it.

Overhead view of the Dome map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Image via Activision)
Overhead view of the Dome map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Image via Activision)

The main franchise first had the map in 2011 Modern Warfare 3. Since then, Dome had a couple of iterations in Ghosts and Vanguard.

Dome is a map that takes its settings from an abandoned NATO military base in the Middle East. The exact location of the map is unknown. It's also a really small map where close-quarters combat situations can be found all over. It's an arena where submachine guns and shotguns thrive.

The original map

Originally, Dome was part of all the different modes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It was available in multiplayer and in the Special Ops modes of the game.

Special Ops Survival was one of the best modes that Call of Duty has ever had. It was a co-op or solo experience where players had to survive endless waves of enemies. This mode was a fantastic addition, and being able to play it on Dome was a unique experience.

Best content creation moments

Some of the most iconic moments in Call of Duty content history happened on the Dome map. Here's a clip featuring one of the best Jason "FaZe Jev" Eugene moments.

Jev goes on a rant about getting killed immediately after spawning in the video. Millions of Call of Duty fans know of Jev's ranting video. He endures the blender that can happen in these small maps in Call of Duty.

Different versions of the map

In the past, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games used slightly varying versions of the map in different Call of Duty games. The MW2 remake is the first exact replica of the original MW3 map.

Ghosts' version of the map, named Unearthed, was pretty authentic. Infinity Ward designed the map to be in an archeological dig site instead of the Middle East.

The Vanguard version, Radar, was slightly more reimagined. It gave a strange, seaside kind of vibe that felt so far removed from Dome that many didn't even realize it was a remake.

Radar in Call of Duty: Vanguard (Image via Activision)
Radar in Call of Duty: Vanguard (Image via Activision)

The new map

The new map is the first direct remake of the original Dome. It's a faithful recreation without much variation from Modern Warfare 3's version of the map.

It has the same rustic style and looks like the 2011 map. The only difference is that it's not in the 2023 version of Spec Ops.

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