CoD Developer Vanguard Explains Why Red Dots Removed From Minimap
A Call of Duty Vanguard developer explained the decision to remove the red dots from the minimap again and give players an advantage to revert to the classic map style.
When Modern Warfare 2019 first removed the red dots from the minimap (and even removed the minimap entirely), it was a hugely confrontational change for CoD players. The minimap can be your best friend when it comes to collecting enemy information, so removing it can cause problems.
Vanguard has followed similar tracks to MW19, with no red dots on the minimap when enemy players shoot unless you use the Radar perk.
Now, a Vanguard developer from Sledgehammer Games has explained why they decided to stick with this new version of the minimap.
During a Twitter Spaces call with Charlie Intel, Sledgehammer Games Multiplayer Creative Director Greg Reisdorf explained the decision not to revert to what some players prefer.
âThat was another thing we were looking at, starting with Modern Warfare in a lot of ways, and seeing the success there in terms of gameplay as well, keeping players focused on what’s to come,â he said. he noted.
âThis mini-map is very important for high-level play, and really, at the end of the day, you’re just playing the mini-map. We wanted players in the game. We focused on the fantasy. in the game, so we really pushed that from day one on weapon power, around all the destruction that’s happening in the maps. We really wanted to put you in there and make you look at what’s in front of you instead. than sticking around all the time on the minimap.
He clarified that they wanted players to have more choice in their games, adding the Radar perk to deliver the minimap as it appeared in Call of Duty games from years past.
While many players miss the classic minimap, based on that, it may be some time before they see it return.