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CoD 2 punks cheats, new multiplayer maps

PC patch introduces anti-cheat software and two new battlegrounds for Call of Duty 2 multiplayer

Activision and Infinity Ward have finally handed PC Call of Duty 2 fans a long-looked-for update/patch that tackles dirty CoD 2 multiplayer cheats with the PunkBuster anti-cheat software, the update also including an extra little bonus in the shape of two new multiplayer maps. You can download the patch from the official Call of Duty 2 website.

The multiplayer maps are named Rhine and Harbor (a level that'll be familiar to CoD fans as it's taken from the original Call of Duty game on PC). Activision and Infinity Ward have provided a little background on both maps:

Rhine (Wallendar, Germany): The 2nd Rangers crossed the Rhine on March 24, 1945 at Wallendar, Germany in pursuit of retreating German forces. German forces harassed the advancing Allied units while withdrawing. Decimated by five years of war, the streets of Wallendar are covered with rubble and impact craters creating intense battle over difficult terrain with blown-out buildings providing cover. The Americans are attempting to take the German city on this map of urban combat.

Harbor (Rostov, Russia): An important shipping port in southern Russia, Rostov fell to the Germans in November 1941. The Soviet 37th army quickly counterattacked and punched through the overextended and winter-weary German lines to the north, forcing the 1st Panzer Army out. The Battle of Rostov resulted in the first major German withdrawal of the war. Call of Duty veterans will recognize the Harbor map as an updated version of the original from the first Call of Duty game.

In addition to releasing the patch, Activision and Infinity have announced that the developer plans to release Call of Duty 2 mod tools in the coming weeks, which will "empower fans to create new single player missions and multiplayer maps".