Call of Duty: Warzone: When Will Black Ops Cold War Arrive?

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The worldwide release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is just around the corner.

The latest instalment in the first-person shooter franchise takes players back to the Cold War for the direct sequel to the very first Black Ops game.


While players have already received plenty of information surrounding the single-player campaign, multiplayer and a new take on Zombies, there has been little to no information surrounding Warzone and how the new title will change the free-to-play battle royale.

So when exactly is Black Ops Cold War going to evolve Verdansk?

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According to reliable leaker @_TomHenderson_, there are several sources reporting that there will be no changes to the Warzone map until late Q1 or early Q2 of 2021.

I've heard late Q1 or early Q2 sobthis is about right. Treyarch themselves even stated in the #BlackOpsColdWar that they can't wait to show players the next evolution of Verdansk. The map isn't going anywhere for a while.
— Tom Henderson (@_TomHenderson_)
November 2, 2020

This is particularly good news for those that still enjoy the current iteration of Verdansk.


For those hoping for some form of change when Black Ops Cold War is released on November 13th, they’ll have to put up with the current map until the end of March at the earliest.

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During Activision’s Q3 conference call, the publisher confirmed that Warzone will continue to use Infinity Ward’s newest engine to power the popular BR game.

Players of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will have to get used to playing on two different engines once Black Ops Cold War has released.


Activision also confirmed that loadouts from Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare will be able to be accessed in Warzone.

This means that the entire Black Ops Cold War weapon arsenal will be available to use in December once Season One of Black Ops Cold War is underway.

With several players expecting the “Rebirth” event to make way for a Black Ops Cold War themed map, it looks like that the event will be revealing something different if current rumours are to be believed.