Warzone new map – when is the nuke event in Warzone?

Verdansk is about to be destroyed - find out what map will replace it

A soldier falling from the sky down to the island of Verdansk

Want to know more about the new Warzone map? It looks like Verdansk, Warzone’s first large-scale map is finally coming to an end when Season 2 finishes in April. Hardcore players know all about the nukes hidden within the Warzone bunkers, but they haven’t been used since they were introduced to the battle royale game. Judging by the latest rumours, the nukes may be the key to Verdansk’s revamp.

Raven Software and Infinity Ward, the game’s developers, have made an effort to tie together the stories from the Cold War campaign, Zombies, and Warzone. Verdansk is based on Modern Warfare’s campaign and is currently 37 years ahead of the Cold War timeline. There is a chance the next Warzone map will take players back in time to sync up all three modes.

The Season 2 Reloaded update didn’t bring much to Warzone other than a few balance changes despite the file size being over 50GB. It looks like the latest update has been data mined, revealing plenty of new information about the new map. Here’s everything we know about the new Warzone map so far.

NEW WARZONE MAP RELEASE DATE

The new Warzone map is likely to be released on April 22. This is the same day that the Season 2 battle pass ends. The devs have previously introduced map changes to Verdansk mid-season, but a brand new map will certainly be the highlight of Season 3. VGC’s sources claim the new map was supposed to launch closer to Black Ops Cold War’s release date, but “several factors” led to the map being pushed back.

WARZONE NUKE EVENT

After the Outbreak event ended in early March, players expected big things to transpire on Verdansk. Instead, the zombies that were confined to the Shipwreck have made their way to the prison. We were confident Verdansk wasn’t going to be blown up before Season 2 ends – the latest update has moved the zombies from the prison to the bank which supports this theory. It’s likely the zombies will continue their tour throughout Verdansk until the end of the season.

This latest clip from Call of Duty leaker ModernWarzone gives us a glimpse of what the nuke event is going to look like. It looks like the nuke event will take place in the middle of a match – large missiles descend from the sky before plummeting into the ground. Though this was just a visual bug, we fully expect this to be the animation that plays when the nuke event does occur later this month.

NEW WARZONE MAP LOCATION

The datamined leaks have revealed that Verdansk isn’t going to be replaced with a completely different map, instead it’s going to be transported back 40 years to the 1980s. Some of Verdansk’s iconic locations have been completely transformed – the Stadium is now partially constructed, the Dam has been replaced by an aqueduct, and so on.

As Verdansk is based on the maps in Modern Warfare, fans are expecting the next Warzone map to be designed around historic Black Ops levels. ModernWarzone has stated that Zoo from Black Ops is likely to make an appearance on the new Warzone map.

WILL VERDANSK EVER RETURN?

Once the new map is introduced in April, it’s unlikely Verdansk will be playable for some time. Warzone allows players to pick between the small-scale Rebirth Island map and the larger Verdansk map depending on what type of experience players want to have. There’s no reason why the devs couldn’t have both maps running in separate playlists, but this might shift attention away from Black Ops Cold War. Verdansk could make a return in the future, but only when the next Modern Warfare game launches.

And that’s all there is to know about the latest map coming to Warzone. If you’re looking for a quick way to break open a supply box, you definitely need to check out our Warzone yellow access cards guide. We highly recommend checking out our recommended loadouts for the FARA 83 and LC-10 once you unlock them.

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