Warzone New Map is Verdansk 84, a 1984 Throwback
Now that the mud has settled—or relatively rewound a number of a long time—on the nuking of Verdansk, Warzone’s new map is lastly dwell: Verdansk. Or Verdansk 84 to be extra exact, a 1984 model of the town and surrounding areas that can tie into the continuing Black Ops Chilly Battle storyline. However that is excess of a easy Eighties reskin of the map we’ve identified for the previous yr. This new outdated Verdansk homes loads of new factors of curiosity, drastic modifications to its structure, and different secrets and techniques and surprises simply ready for gamers to find them.
Following yesterday’s Destruction of Verdansk Half 1 occasion, the place gamers have been caught with no escape as a zombie-filled Verdansk was nuked, gamers then have been tasked with setting off the nuke themselves from Rebirth Island at the moment. After a scrap that noticed everybody preventing over management of the nuclear machine—with the winners declared the Destroyers of Verdansk—time rewound by way of a cutscene, and gamers have been instantly dropped into this new 1984 model of the map.
Now, ideally, the invention Verdansk 84 would have come by way of this occasion, nonetheless numerous leaks and points, like non-public matches permitting gamers to get into it early, precipitated Verdansk 84 to get into the open sooner than supposed. This led to Activision releasing the newest trailer for Warzone—full of a complete bunch of celebrities I’ve by no means heard of—early, a number of hours forward of the in-game reveal of the brand new map. Whether or not or not this was scheduled beforehand is unknown, however it feels just like the early reveal deflated the top of the dwell occasion a bit greater than supposed.
You possibly can watch the brand new “Squad Up the World” trailer beneath, which by the way is the identical trailer that had a pre-viz leak a number of weeks in the past.
Verdansk 84 options a complete new look, with Season Three’s Black Ops Chilly Battle map Mount Yamantau mid-explosion within the distance. The seasons have modified—Verdansk is now mid to late spring, relatively than within the chilly and frozen throes of winter. And there have been a number of variations in its structure 35+ years in the past.
Beforehand destroyed locations like Airport at the moment are entire once more. Buildings are both mid-construction, fully completely different, or don’t exist in any respect. The Stadium is an older open-air model, earlier than the brand new one was constructed. The dam isn’t there, with the higher portion of the map flanked by an aqueduct and new “Summit” focal point. And these aren’t simply small visible modifications. They drastically alter the structure of beforehand in style, or unpopular, factors of curiosity to create the sense that this actually is a model new map.
Even acquainted buildings, just like the police stations that dot the map, have completely different accessible doorways, hallways, and home windows, to actually shake up how gamers are utilizing these conventional bastions of security. Activision and Raven have outlined 20 of the largest variations with Verdansk 84, however simply studying about them may be very completely different from dropping in and experiencing them for your self.
Now that Verdansk 84 is dwell and the Destruction of Verdansk occasion is full, Season Three has formally kicked off for Black Ops Chilly Battle and Warzone. Raven says that the fashionable day Verdansk map has been fully nuked and gained’t be returning sooner or later in any respect. It’s story is completed, in spite of everything, ended with the eradication of the zombie outbreak and the Operators who have been persevering with to carry it again.
Proper now, gamers can take part in a particular restricted time “Hunt For Adler” occasion, finishing challenges in each video games to rescue Adler and earn an unique occasion pores and skin. The place that leads into as Season Three continues has but to be seen, however with Verdansk 84 now a serious a part of the Black Ops Chilly Battle story, Raven and Treyarch can do much more to interweave that narrative transferring ahead.