Black Ops Cold War's Warzone Map Is Still Verdansk
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Black Ops Cold War's Warzone Map Is Still Verdansk

Chris Trout
10 September 2020

I'M NOT LEAVING!

Verdansk is staying in Warzone! At least that's what appears to be the hidden message coming out of the multiplayer reveal.

The home of Warzone arrived in March and with rumours of a new map on the way, many would-be mistaken to believe that November would be the last time we see it.

However, if you were listening carefully to the Warzone segment, it looks like it's staying.

Here's what we know about the map in Black Ops Cold War.

Verdansk Staying In Black Ops Cold War's Warzone

During the multiplayer reveal, Treyarch's Creative Specialist Miles Leslie mentioned Verdansk specifically.

Whilst describing what's in-store for Warzone once we transition to the new game, he may have dropped the biggest news of all - Verdansk is staying!

"We can't wait for you to see how Verdansk and all of Call of Duty will evolve in the year ahead".

This is huge news as a new map is certainly on the card with Black Ops Cold War-themed locations ahead.

But how is this possible? Well, very easily if you're familiar with the story of Verdansk.

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The story of Verdansk and Black Ops Cold War's integration has actually been in the making since the start of Modern Warfare.

Verdansk existed during the Cold War and was actually destroyed during this time; it was later rebuilt.

During one of the cutscenes in Modern Warfare's campaign, Nikolai explains that "this place was nice once". "East and West rebuilt Verdansk after the Cold War".

In the opening cinematic for Season 4 of Warzone, Captain Price explains that Verdansk was a city of tunnels, Gulags, bunkers and weapons of mass destruction.

With the live nuke event set to go off at some point in Season 6, we're expecting it to trigger a map overhaul. It makes sense when moving forward to wipe out the city and rebuild, but Black Ops Cold War is set in the past.

It's likely the narrative will tee up a flashback of what Verdansk used to be like in the 1980s. It's possible that new Verdansk is set much further into the future, after another rebuild, which is why it would make sense for Modern Weapons and cosmetics in a Cold War setting.

Whatever happens, it's not the last we've seen of Verdansk.

Warzone Storyline

Season 1

Al-Qatala has taken a death blow after the success of the Spec Ops. However, the Al-Qatala had plans to strike one critical weakness of the Armistice; their composition of otherwise opposing enemy factions. An incident occurs that downs a cargo containing a chemical weapon, resulting in a faction conflict between the Allegiance and Coalition members of the Armistice; in order to obtain ownership of the weapon.

Season 2

The Armistice is now in disarray and the infighting has now grown to full-scale war. The Al-Qatala took advantage of the circumstances and smuggled a nuclear weapon into the Verdansk. Captain Price and other commanders of the Armistice send in a single operator to recover the nuke - Simon "Ghost" Riley.

Season 3

Despite Ghost's efforts, the operation exceeded the capabilities of a single operator; meaning reinforcements were deployed. Alex, first thought to be KIA during the original campaign, was sent in. The in-fight growing ever more severe, rather than fighting the terrorist threat, the soldiers were fighting amongst each other for survival by attempting to secure the limited means of escape as the chemical gas closes in.

Season 4

With the situation in Verdansk looking bleak, a drastic action was needed to resolve the situation. Task Force 141 was sent in under the leadership of Captain Price.

Season 5

As the chaos intensifies in Verdansk and the Armistice alliance becomes strained beyond its breaking point, Shadow Company arrives. They make an explosively memorable entrance, dropping in with style to make a statement and bolster the Allegiance, despite the company’s fireteam seemingly operating independently under their own set of rules.

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