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Call of Duty Real-Life Map Locations

Call of Duty gets inspiration from many iconic locations on its maps. So what maps are these? Let's see!
Call of Duty Real-Life Map Locations

Many real-life locations have greatly inspired Call of Duty maps. In these real life locations, there have been historical landmarks as well as very well-known buildings.

In this article, we will take a look at the iconic Call of Duty maps taken from real life. These maps are taken from real life and also include specific real world counterparts. Let's see if you can recognize the locations you know like your name in the game, in real life too!


USS Texas (Call of Duty World War II)

Also known as Battleship Texas, this ship map is actually a real commissioned battleship used by the United States in WWI and WWII. Currently in Houston, this warship has been opened to the public for a while as a museum. 

call of duty uss

The magnificent resemblance between the real ship and the ship in Call of Duty, of course, did not go unnoticed by the fans and the realisticness of the map was remarkable. It is one of the famous maps in Call of Duty.

uss texas


Stonehaven (Call of Duty: Ghosts)

Stonehaven, as you know, is among the biggest maps in Call of Duty, and in that respect it resembles its real version, Dunnottar Castle. This castle, which is connected to the United Kingdom in real life, is an enormous location and we can say that they have succeeded in reflecting this in the game. 

stovehaven cod

They left it the same as its real location without changing its name and it remained as Stonehaven. The Castle is open to visitors on certain days and hours of the week by its enthusiasts.

Dunnottar Castle


Verdansk (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone)


Known and loved by most Call of Duty players, this map has turned Warzone into a battle royale. Warzone's Verdansk Map, Not only is it among the biggest Call of Duty maps, but parts of the map are taken from real life. For example, we see Verdansk 84′ Stadium as Shakthar Stadium in the game and the resemblance is stunning. Or Verdansk Airport & Tower, which is the place where jumping is most liked, is known as Donetsk Airport & Tower in real life. 


In addition, another iconic similarity of this Warzone map is that they changed Verdansk Pool to Chernobyl pool and produced almost the same image. Verdansk is massive in scale and the map is filled with a diverse landscape of perfect areas to explore. That's why we see dozens of real life location on the Verdansk map. We know that most Modern Warfare and Warzone players do not pay attention to all these details while playing it. But once you know, you can feel like real life firing range when you play.


Mob of the Dead (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2)

Most fans know that most of the Call of Duty maps with Zombie content are taken from real life. The fan favorite and best Call of Duty Zombies map is based on Alcatraz Island, one of the most popular locations in the world. Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, California, United States. Mob of the dead is a cool-designed and enjoyable Zombies map and it successfully merged the mystery and horror of Alcatraz prison in real life. 

mob of the dead

Although it has a fictional location and plot, you really get the feeling of being stuck in a prison while playing this map. We can say that they make the exterior design almost the same and have a very realistic appearance. Creating maps like this takes a lot of care and attention. That's why most real world locations are taken care of to be the same as the real one. They showed the same care in this Call of Duty map as they did in most other multiplayer maps.

Alcatraz prison


Nuketown (Call of Duty: Black Ops)

Here we are with Nuketown, the last map of our Call of Duty maps in real life article. This map was introduced with Call of Duty: Black Ops and is very popular. Nuketown is not just an area in the fourth Indiana Jones movie, but it is inspired by a real nuclear testing site that US government used in Nevada. In the 1950s, many cities were established in America to measure the effectiveness of bomb shelters. And Nuketown is one of these test cities. 


So that means that when you're blown up at the end of Nuketown, you might realize that this isn't all fiction. This map, which is very enjoyable to play, is also among the smallest multiplayer maps of Call of Duty. The reason the Nuketown map is so small may be its real-life resemblance.



Dome (Call of Duty: Vanguard)

Another real-life Call of Duty map is the Dome. The German Bundestag, the Reichstagskuppel, has been a great inspiration for the Dome map in Call of Duty. However, the large round glass globe is in a ruined wasteland in the Call of Duty universe. Yet the similarity does not go unnoticed.

call of duty dome


Egypt (Call of Duty: World War 2)

As everyone knows, this Call of Duty real-life resemblance is the most obvious. Wanting to create a purely Egyptian theme, Call of Duty copied the famous Giza pyramid into the game. This map is among the top favorites as it can give the full atmosphere of a war in Egypt.



Eagle's Nest (Call of Duty: Vanguard)

Next is the Kehlsteinhaus, a Nazi-era holiday resort and a restaurant that is still actively visited today. This location has been designed almost exactly the same as in Call of Duty and every detail has been added. This location at the top of the mountain is a unique sight.

eagle nest


London Docks (Call of Duty: World War 2)

Next up is the London Docks, the old London, as the name suggests. They have captured the old gloomy and rainy atmosphere of London so well that you really feel like you belong to that era while playing. It is possible to see many masterpieces such as London's famous Tower Bridge on this map.

london docks


Resistance (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3)

We all know the narrow and unique streets of Paris. And Call of Duty is well known for bringing such excellent beauty into the game. By including a historical street in Paris called Place Dalida into the game, they have succeeded in creating the feeling that we are really there. While players are playing this map, we are sure that most of them really want to visit this beautiful street in Paris. Really amazing!



Gibraltar (Call of Duty: World War 2)

Next up is the legendary Gibraltar. We're not surprised to see Gibraltar in Call of Duty, a location that's literally like a battle royale map. Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and city located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Reflecting a full battlefield, this map is one of the best inspirations from real life locations.



Underground (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)

Finally, there is the Underground map, which reflects the old London theme. Underground is inspired by Broad St. Station, a major terminal station. With its rather gloomy and muffled atmosphere, it was indeed a location worthy of being a Call of Duty map.


We have come to the end of specific real world counterparts and real locations in Call of Duty. Have you ever thought of seeing these locations from somewhere while playing the game? Then you got it right! If you're curious about more Call of Duty real-life maps, we've included a few for you. That's all for now, goodbye!

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