- Activision recently teased a new Call of Duty: Warzone map that will be revealed on October 5 during the Call of Duty Next event. Fans speculate it may be a revamped version of the original Verdansk map.
- The free-to-play battle royale game will undergo changes coinciding with the release of the next mainline Call of Duty installment, Modern Warfare 3.
- The upcoming livestream will also feature multiplayer modes from Modern Warfare 3 and provide a preview of updates for Call of Duty: Mobile.
Activision shared a first glimpse at a new Call of Duty: Warzone map that’s scheduled to debut alongside Modern Warfare 3 this November. The teaser is meant to serve as the prelude to the October 5 Call of Duty Next event that will feature the map’s full reveal, among many other things.
Originally launched in early 2020, Warzone was the Call of Duty series’ flagship battle royale offering until it was eventually treated to a sequel in late 2022. Activision shut down the original game’s servers back in September, shortly after Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 appropriated its predecessor’s name by dropping the number from its own moniker. And though Modern Warfare 3 won’t be accompanied by a third Warzone game, the free-to-play battle royale title is still set to undergo some changes coinciding with the debut of the next mainline Call of Duty installment.
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One of those planned novelties is a brand-new map that Activision recently teased on social media. Taking to Twitter, the publisher shared an image of a port on a fairly wide canal leading up to a city. The teaser was revealed alongside a promise that the October 5 Call of Duty Next broadcast will incorporate the map’s full reveal, including live gameplay footage and a breakdown of new game features by Raven Software, the Activision subsidiary that’s co-developing Call of Duty: Warzone alongside Infinity Ward.
And though the publisher did not offer any more details on the matter, some fans appear to be convinced that they know what the teaser is alluding to, positing that the harbor in the image shares an uncanny resemblance with the original Call of Duty: Warzone Verdansk map. Although that level featured different shipping cranes and containers, the bend of the canal where the newly unveiled port is located seems to match Verdansk’s topography, which led some to conclude that this teaser is hinting at the map’s return to Warzone.
Activision, for its part, already offered some heavy-handed hints at Verdansk being part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Nevertheless, this is the first indication that a new version of the map might also be incorporated into one of the upcoming seasons of Warzone. Apart from offering clarity on this matter, the upcoming Call of Duty Next livestream will showcase some multiplayer modes from Modern Warfare 3, in addition to offering a glimpse at what’s to come for Call of Duty: Mobile. The broadcast is scheduled to kick off on October 5 at 9 AM PT.
Call of Duty: Warzone is currently available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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