Ever since the discovery of a nuclear missile within one of the Verdansk bunkers, the questions surrounding when a new map will arrive on Call of Duty: Warzone have always been spoken about.
With the integration of Black Ops Cold War at the beginning of Season One, the rumour mill picked up traction once again.
To an extent, the launch of Rebirth Island was a new Warzone map but was not the large-scale battlefield that players were hoping for.
Here's what we know about the new Warzone map.
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As some news starts to trickle into the wild about the new Warzone map, one leaker has stated that the new map looks "much cooler than Verdansk".
A lot of the leaks seem to also squash the idea that it is an entirely new location, separate from Verdansk.
Several leaks and rumours reported by a number of sources have suggested that the new map will be released in March 2021.
It is likely that this would coincide with the one-year anniversary of Warzone and to celebrate, a new map will be launched.
This information is purely speculation for now, but the prospect of a brand-new Warzone map arriving in the not-too-distant future is certainly exciting!
According to notable Call of Duty leaker ModernWarzone, the size of the new map will be an 8x8 grid.
To put it into perspective, Verdansk is a 9x9 map but only has 6.5x7 of the total area that is playable.
If this information is accurate, the new Warzone map will be bigger than Verdansk.
Warzone could be heading out of the city and into the mountainous countryside for its new map.
With the integration of Black Ops Cold War and the release of the Fireteam mode that features large maps, the new map could well be set in the Ural Mountains.
Another clue suggesting the Fireteam maps will be used to compose some of the new map are the names of the files within the game.
Ruka has the file name ‘wz_forest’ while Alpine has the file name ‘wz_ski_slopes’ implying that the maps will be included in Warzone in some capacity.
Points Of Interest
In Verdansk, there are several smaller points of interest alongside some of the larger areas of the map.
Aside from the Fireteam maps making up the basis for this new map, there will be other, smaller, locations that make up the foundation of the map.
@ModernWarzone has reported that one of the smaller points of interest on the new map is named 'Zoo' and is said to be located near the centre of the map.
Zoo was a multiplayer map released in the first Black Ops title and given its somewhat gloomy aesthetic, it could slot into a map set in the mountains very easily.
@ModernWarzone has also stated that a POI is called 'Weather Station'. The closest POI to it was called 'Ski Slopes', which is known to be the Fireteam map Alpine.
Could Summit be returning in the new Warzone map?
Rumours surrounding the design of the map currently suggest that there will be several elements of water on the map.
Swimming mechanics first appeared in Call of Duty with the release of Black Ops 3 and with the integration of Black Ops Cold War, the addition of a swimming mechanic to Warzone could well be on the horizon.
With the addition of water to the rumoured Warzone map, there is a chance that new vehicles will be coming to Warzone.
Some Black Ops Cold War maps contain jet-skis and small battle cruisers complete with a turret and could easily be transitioned into the BR.