How To View the Full Map of Al Mazrah in Modern Warfare 2, Trick Explained

Check out this latest trick to gain access to the Al Mazrah map in MW2.

The Observatory in Al Mazrah Image via Activision

Fans have been anticipating the arrival of Warzone 2.0 since its reveal in Call of Duty: Next. This latest version will include new combat tactics, a Buy Station system, and the most extensive Warzone map. So, if you want to prepare for the next era, we’ll show you how to view the full map of Al Mazrah in Modern Warfare 2.

How To View the Full Map of Al Mazrah in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Several fans discovered a new trick to provide an early access view of the Warzone 2.0 map. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you with this technique in Modern Warfare 2:

  1. Select ‘Private Match’ in the Play tab.

    Once you choose this option, press ‘Create Private Match.’Selecting Private Match in Public Multiplayer

  2. Pick any game mode.

  3. Choose ‘Game Setup.’

    At first, this section will be locked in Modern Warfare 2, so players must wait a few minutes until it appears. Picking Game Setup in MW2

  4. Select the ‘Default’ section.

    Changing the Game Rules in MW2

  5. Change the Time Limit to ‘Unlimited’ in the Game tab.

    Altering the Time Limit in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

  6. Go to the Team tab and change it to ‘Free’ in the Spectating section.

    Changing the Spectating section in MW2

  7. Return to the Game Rules menu and choose ‘Map.’

  8. Pick Al Bagra Fortress.

    The Al Bagra Fortress is one of the primary areas on the Al Mazrah map.Al Bagra Fortress map in Modern Warfare 2

  9. Return to the Private Match menu and start the match.

  10. Select a Custom Loadout.

  11. Press the start menu and choose ‘Change Team.’

    Changing the team in MW2 Private Match

  12. Pick ‘Spectate.’

  13. Explore the Al Mazrah map.

    After players follow these steps, they can freely explore the Al Mazrah map in Modern Warfare 2.

This early access version of the Al Mazrah map is a bit blocky compared to the stills featured in the Call of Duty: Next event. That being said, you can still see a general layout of the location in MW2 by finding landmarks, such as the Airport and Sa’id City. For instance, players can spot the Observatory (the center of the map), as shown here:

Spectating in Modern Warfare 2
Screenshot via Twinfinite

That does it for our guide on how to view the full map of Al Mazrah in Modern Warfare 2. For more content about the game, you can check out the relevant links below, including our guides about how to unlock the Vaznev-9K and FSS Hurricane.

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Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar's Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there's a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.