13 Aug 2021 8:04 PM +00:00

Call of Duty Vanguard Could Remove Verdansk from Warzone

A new rumor from Tom Henderson points to the end of Verdansk in Warzone. The insider said Call of Duty Vanguard will do away with the long-running map and replace it with something inspired by World War II when the 2021 iteration of CoD releases later this year.

However, he also said the changes are only visual.

Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare weapons still work the same way on the Vanguard Warzone map, and all existing cosmetics transfer over.

What the map is and how it will look remains uncertain though Henderson mentioned it will debut with Warzone's new anti-cheat system.

Read more: Everything we know about Call of Duty Vanguard so far

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Call of Duty Vanguard Could Remove Verdansk from Warzone

Henderson didn't say if Verdansk is coming back, though it seems odd Raven would introduce new features such as the Red Doors and Mobile Broadcast Stations just to remove them forever after a few months.

Assuming Vanguard launches in 2021, of course, though as Activision Blizzard stock prices continue struggling to return to pre-scandal levels, it's likely the studio will make some kind of announcement in the near future.

In July, the state of California sued Activision Blizzard for discrimination and harassment against employees. Numerous allegations emerged soon after from workers corroborating the initial accounts, while evidence of past workplace toxicity and abuse began surfacing online. Employees formed an informal organization and demanded a better response from management, though while some leading figures have departed in the scandal's wake, CEO Bobby Kotick has yet to formally acknowledge any of the allegations - including those from investors - and maintains wrongdoing will be investigated by third party group WilmerHale, a law firm known for anti-union activities.