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The Complete MCSG Map History

GeckoGoggals

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Hello all! I spent some time digging through old threads to compile a complete list of the release and removal dates of every MCSG map ever. The process of announcing maps has changed several times over the years, and some were never announced at all. Removal dates are especially difficult to find, as many arenas were quietly removed without warning. Fear not, however, as I have found all the available information and have it right here for quick historical reference.

A few interesting tidbits before we get into the meat of it all:
  • There have been exactly 100 maps released to MCSG
  • Of those, 53 were removed from the rotation
  • Seven maps were re-added after being removed, and only Lost Ridge, Ancient Japan, and Hungry Hills have been removed twice.
  • Lost Mine spent the least amount of time in the rotation at 28 days.
  • Fortress Pyke spent 2 years, 10 months in the rotation. The longest of any map that was removed.
Without further ado, here's the list. It is in order of release date.

Map NameReleaseRemovalRe-AddedRe-Removed
The Survival Games
4/11/2012​
Survival Games 2
5/3/2012​
Survival Games 3
7/8/2012​
Overgrown Arena
8/14/2012​
Jan/Feb 2013​
Breeze Island
8/15/2012​
Fortress Pyke
9/27/2012​
7/24/2015​
TSG: Howling Mountains
9/27/2012​
MCSG Ruins
9/27/2012​
10/18/2012​
Kharmunrah
9/27/2012​
2/8/2014​
Survival Games 4[1]
10/4/2012​
Solar Frost
10/18/2012​
Skylands Survival
10/18/2012​
3/30/2013​
Yellowstone
10/18/2012​
Late Feb 2013​
Ancient Japan
11/25/2012​
?​
2/8/2014​
12/6/2014​
Hungry Hills
10/18/2012​
?​
10/11/2013​
?​
Survival Kingdom
11/17/2012​
7/24/2015​
?​
Survival Games 5
12/21/2012​
5/21/2015​
TSG: Drybone Valley
2/18/2013​
Insanity Cause
2/18/2013​
10/12/2013​
Moonlight Lake
2/18/2013​
5/8/2013​
Lost Ridge[2]
3/13/2013​
?​
10/11/2013​
?​
Valleyside University[3]
4/21/2013​
Holiday Resort
4/25/2013​
Fallen Empire
4/25/2013​
5/21/2015​
Wyvern's Wake
4/25/2013​
2/8/2014​
7/2/2016​
Demon's Breeze
4/25/2013​
12/7/2013​
1/15/2014​
Freeze Island
4/25/2013​
12/7/2013​
Fortune Island
5/22/2013​
2/8/2014​
?​
Castle Dracula
5/22/2013​
2/8/2015​
Treacherous Heights
5/22/2013​
2/8/2014​
Hell Games
5/22/2013​
6/19/2013​
Lost Mine
5/22/2013​
6/19/2013​
Moonbase9
5/22/2013​
12/6/2014​
Rugged Lands
5/22/2013​
2/8/2014​
Fallen Colossi
6/23/2013​
?​
Avaricia
6/23/2013​
Destiny's Shiver
6/23/2013​
?​
TSG: Futuristic City
7/23/2013​
7/24/2015​
Chernobyl 2015
8/11/2013​
Icarus
8/11/2013​
12/6/2014​
SG Highway
8/11/2013​
Origins (Requiem v2)
10/11/2013​
Vida Cova
10/11/2013​
2/8/2014​
Remnant
10/11/2013​
5/21/2015​
Boombeard's Battle
12/7/2013​
2/8/2014​
Lobby Games
12/7/2013​
?​
Forsaken Ascension
12/7/2013​
5/21/2015​
Fallen Haven
12/7/2013​
?​
Catching Fire (Quarter Quell Map)
1/14/2014​
Winds of Change
2/7/2014​
Breeze Island 2[4]
2/7/2014​
Alaskan Village
4/23/2014​
Eye of Horus
4/23/2014​
?​
Memory of Earth
4/23/2014​
Summer 2014​
Turbulence
6/8/2014​
Mortal Skies
6/8/2014​
Enchanted Forest
6/8/2014​
12/6/2014​
Excavation Zero
6/8/2014​
12/6/2014​
Hub Games
6/8/2014​
12/6/2014​
Wasteland
6/8/2014​
Fall 2014​
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
6/8/2014​
Summer 2014​
Drifting Shores (Quarter Quell Map)
6/22/2014​
Zone 85
6/26/2014​
2/8/2015​
Haruka
6/26/2014​
5/21/2015​
Dracarys
6/26/2014​
5/21/2015​
Haunted Isles
10/31/2014​
11/3/2014​
Shady Hollow
12/6/2014​
7/24/2015​
The Lost Zoo
12/6/2014​
7/24/2015​
Par 72[5]
12/6/2014​
Treacherous Heights V2[6]
12/6/2014​
Adrenaline
12/6/2014​
Moonbase9 V2[6]
12/6/2014​
Icarus V2[6]
12/6/2014​
La Broncanterie
12/6/2014​
Shore
1/31/2015​
Estyr
1/31/2015​
2/17/2016​
Thorndon Valley
2/8/2015​
Highfield Estate
2/8/2015​
Valentines
2/14/2015​
8/14/2015​
Mockingjay
4/11/2015​
Inertia
5/21/2015​
Holiday Resort 2[4]
5/21/2015​
Green Grass
6/4/2015​
Springfield
6/4/2015​
Baroque
6/26/2015​
12/13/2015​
Winterhaven
7/24/2015​
Bayside
7/24/2015​
Ragnarok
7/24/2015​
12/13/2015​
Rebellion's District
7/24/2015​
2/17/2016​
Elysia
8/14/2015​
Plantations
8/14/2015​
2/17/2016​
Section 6
8/31/2015​
Construct
10/3/2015​
Skyward Crest
10/3/2015​
Hokuno
10/3/2015​
Mausoleum
10/21/2015​
Pompeii
12/13/2015​
Autogrill
12/13/2015​
Oz
2/17/2016​
United Nation
2/17/2016​
Hamlyn
2/17/2016​
Notes:

Maps in italics remained on the servers for 48 or 120-players only.
Boxes marked with a "?" indicate that an addition/removal occurred, but an exact date was not found.
[1] Survival Games 4 was re-released as a 48 player map on August 31, 2015
[2] Lost Ridge was initially removed due to it causing the game to crash, and its re-release was the first time it was playable
[3] Valleyside University was tested publicly for 4 days before its official release alongside 5 other maps
[4] Sequel Maps of Breeze Island 2 and Holiday Resort 2 did not replace their original counterparts and were released independently
[5] A Christmas version of Par 72 was temporarily available starting December 13, 2015
[6] Sequel Updates to Treacherous Heights, Icarus, and Moonbase9 were considered new maps, but replaced their original counterparts in the map rotation
*Several maps received updates of varying degrees, but those updates and their dates are not included in this list.


Extras
There are just a few more things worth noting:
Quarter Quell maps Thawing Time and District 7 were accepted to the servers, but never released.
Two maps were only on the servers for special events. These were Community Games and Forgotten Times. Hamlyn was in this group until its release in 2016.
Two more unused maps were in the server's files listed as "Shrubbery" and "SG Island"
The current rotation consists of 21 arenas:
The Survival Games
Survival Games 2
Survival Games 3
Breeze Island
Fortress Pyke
Survival Games 4
Solar Frost
TSG: Drybone Valley
Valleyside University
Holiday Resort
Chernobyl 2015
SG Highway
Alaskan Village
Turbulence
Par 72
Treacherous Heights V2
Adrenaline
Moonbase9 V2
Inertia
Green Grass
Winterhaven
 
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Talk about a trip down memory lane...
 

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This is awesome! I love those big maps (Hungry Hills, Survival Kingdom, Yellowstone) with a lot to explore. I wish more of those would be added back.
 

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i've been wanting to compile a list like this for a while props my guy
overgrown arena was so hype i miss it
 

ShaiPR7

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Great thread :D but... Wyverns Wake was re added a few months before the server shut down :p
 

GeckoGoggals

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Great thread :D but... Wyverns Wake was re added a few months before the server shut down :p
Looks like it was quietly added in on July 2, 2016 with the last update before it closed. I'll edit that in.
 

NyanCreeper

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How dare you do this to me. I’ve been quietly working on an updated thread for months, grabbing references such as other map threads and official lists from people such as AlpakaWhacker. Also grabbing links to each maps available thread, as well as pictures. I do have to say this is well done, but don’t think I’ve given up just yet
 

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Love this thread. Brings back memories of working on some of these.
Can't wait to see which maps will be introduced next!
 

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