18 Aug 2021 8:06 PM +00:00

The Warzone Train Has Crashed - No, It Literally Crashed

The Warzone train has crashed. No, that's not some kind of metaphor for the battle royale's decline or popular streamers leaving the game. It actually crashed and started a fire.

However, it seems like the accident was more of an "on purpose" thing. The normally indestructible speeding bullet came to a screeching halt in Verdansk around 6 p.m. BST and now sits in a tunnel surrounded by flames.

It means the train can no longer hurt you, but more importantly, it also likely has something to do with tomorrow's big Vanguard reveal.

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The Warzone Train Has Crashed - No, It Literally Crashed

What that something is remains a mystery for now, though it's probably connected to Verdansk and Warzone itself.

Tom Henderson suggested Verdansk will be no more once Vanguard launches, so the crash could have more symbolic reference than being actually related to something specific in Vanguard.

Whatever the case, we won't have to wait long before learning more. The Warzone Vanguard event starts at 6:30 p.m. BST/1:30 p.m. EST following the Battle of Verdansk - whatever that ends up being.

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