Want to know more about the new Warzone map? We now have confirmation from Activision themselves that Call of Duty: Vanguard is coming later this year. Sledgehammer Games’ World War II themed release will integrate with Warzone later this year introducing new weapons, vehicles, and a brand new WW2 map set to replace ‘80s Verdansk.
Black Ops Cold War fully integrated with the battle royale game at the beginning of Season 3 with the release of ‘80s Verdansk, five months after its November launch. There were a number of issues with the Cold War integration that took a while to fix: popular weapons were completely unbalanced for months, attachments didn’t function like they were supposed to, and weapon balancing on Modern Warfare weapons completely stopped.
The latest multiplayer reveal for Vanguard gave us a glimpse of the next Vanguard map, confirming Verdansk is going to be replaced later this year. There’s going to be more teasers for Warzone in the run up to the WW2 game, so stay tuned for more information. Here’s everything we know about the new Warzone map so far.
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NEW WARZONE MAP RELEASE DATE
The new WW2 themed map is likely to launch in November 2021. The Call of Duty blog revealed the new map is going to arrive before the end of 2021. Many rumours prior to this announcement suggested the Warzone integration was going to take place on Vanguard’s release date of November 5, but this doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.
NEW WARZONE MAP LOCATION
The new Warzone map is based within the Pacific, introducing vibrant landscapes and lush environments to the battle royale game. Raven Software has partnered with Sledgehammer Games, Toys for Bob, High Moon Studios, and Beenox to create a brand new map based on the feedback from the community. The Pacific map is said to be roughly the same size as Verdansk and is going to receive numerous content updates throughout 2022.
Snipers have been a long-standing issue in Warzone’s solo mode as players are incentivised to stay in the same location, fighting off anyone that appears in the distance. One detail we can make out from the image of the new map are the clouds surrounding the mountain. This was most likely implemented to prevent snipers from being able to pick players off from across the map.
Verdansk’s war-torn environment felt like the perfect place for Warzone, but after almost two years of the same points of interest, the developers want to spruce things up. While there was a slight refresh to the map with ‘80s Verdansk, fans were severely disappointed as they wanted a radical change.
Battle For Verdansk
The first teaser for Call of Duty: Vanguard was the Battle of Verdansk which saw players working together to destroy an armoured train. After the train was destroyed, players were able to walk around the map as hundreds of planes flew across the sky. The planes dropped bombs onto Verdansk, killing everyone on the map. A teaser trailer for Vanguard appeared afterwards, showing off the four playable characters in the campaign.
NEW WARZONE ENGINE
Treyarch opted to use a modified version of the Black Ops III engine for Cold War, resulting in marginally worse visuals compared to Modern Warfare. Vanguard is reported to use an upgraded version of the Modern Warfare engine, the same engine used by Warzone. This means any upgrades in Vanguard should make their way to Warzone – this also gives us hope that the Warzone integration period will be seamless this time around.
WILL ‘80s VERDANSK EVER RETURN?
It’s unlikely that players will ever be able to return to ‘80s Verdansk as they have been unable to return to modern Verdansk. Though Warzone does support the ability to play on ‘80s Verdansk and the smaller Rebirth Island, the devs have never given players the ability to go back to different versions of the map.
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And that’s all there is to know about the latest map coming to Warzone. Savour your time on ‘80s Verdansk as this map is set to rotate out once the WW2 game launches. In the meantime, crush your enemies by picking the best Warzone loadouts to ensure you’re ready to fight off rival squads.