For the map in Call of Duty: World at War, see Hangar.
" Soviet forces have infiltrated a highly classified U.S. facility"
— Map description
Hangar 18 was released as part of the Annihilation Map Pack for on June 28, 2011 for Xbox 360, and July 28, 2011 for PS3 and PC. It was originally a canceled map named Area 51. This is a medium sized map, set in a secret military base within Area 51. It has numerous easter eggs, such as alien corpses and a floating apple.
Hangar 18 also has many high elevated areas such as a cremation room, towers, and an Call of Duty: Black Ops SR-71 Blackbird.
Gameplay on Hangar 18.
Photo on Annihilation poster
Map of Hanger 18
The four-fingered and four-toed corpse.
Annihilation Multiplayer Trailer
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This is the fifth multiplayer map in to be featured in the Call of Duty: Black Ops U.S., as it is in Area 51. The first four being Nuketown, Stadium, Convoy, and Drive-In.
The jet on the map is a Lockheed A-12
There is an apple levitating in what appears to be an electromagnetic field on the map. When shot, the bullets deflect and hit the walls around it .
The player can see three alien carcasses covered with blankets, which also have hands with four fingers and blue feet with four toes sticking out from the blankets.
It should be noted that these bodies have a tag on them which reads "Government Property."
In the alien room, there is an autopsy table that was thrown into a wall, and has large amounts of blood throughout the room, suggesting an alien escape.
There are numerous panels throughout the map that can be destroyed. If the action button is pressed, sounds will play. After being destroyed, these panels will re-spawn.
All the black vans' license plates say "exempt", and all the white vans' license plates say "U.S.Gov".
A similar looking hangar appears in Moon as the starting location.
This is the first map in Call of Duty: Black Ops that has a plane as part of the map, and the third one in all Call of Duty games, the first being Airfield and the second being Terminal.
If you shoot one of the aliens, it has the same bullet decal as wood and no blood can be seen.
One of Megadeth's famous songs is titled Hangar 18, a song about a facility inside Area 51 where there are advanced computers and bodies of aliens are being kept in a cryogenic state.