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Singapore F1 track will be a playable map in new Call of Duty game

F1 has seen a boom in popularity in recent years thanks in large part to Netflix’s flying docuseries Drive to Survive, which has ushered in a legion of new fans for the racing series.

As a result, many Hollywood F1 films are said to be in development, while the series now has a wider mainstream platform.

This popularity has also filtered down to F1’s Esports platforms, with more players involved in the annual F1 releases from Codemasters and EA.

In F1’s latest move to the general public, Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward revealed on Sunday night that Singapore’s Marina Bay Circuit will be a six-vs-six-player playable map in its upcoming Modern Warfare 2 game.

While the full game releases October 28 on Playstation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC, the game’s first beta trial is launching on Playstation for early access pre-orders on September 16 and 17 – where players can get a preview. -taste of the card.

Ahead of the game’s release, all players on all platforms can experience the map during the final open beta from September 24-26.

In a video teaser released by Infinity Ward, it looks like the map will cover parts of the Marina Bay pitlane and paddock complex – although no actual F1 branding is featured in the clip, suggesting no partnership. was concluded with the series.

A brief statement from Infinity Ward on the new F1-inspired map reads: “The Modern Warfare II beta is expected to deliver a robust multiplayer experience that goes beyond the Core 6v6 experience with a variety of meticulously crafted maps of varying sizes, and an equally impressive set of modes, progression experiences, and other aspects that will be revealed in more detail at Call of Duty: Next.

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo with his Call of Duty: Ghosts helmet in Valencia in 2013

“Additionally, we revealed a flyover of the Marina Bay Grand Prix, where battles take place on the main field of an urban racing circuit, one of the 6v6 multiplayer maps confirmed for the beta.”

This isn’t the first time motorsports and Call of Duty have collided.

Seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton appeared as a non-playable character in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in 2016, while at the Valencia Grand Prix in 2013 and 2014 three-time MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo made special helmet designs for Call of Duty : Ghosts and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

This year’s Singapore Grand Prix will take place on October 2 and will mark F1’s first visit to the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.

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