The Warzone 2 Ashika Island map changes are already causing plenty of debate among players dropping into the action. As part of the Season Two Reloaded update, Infinity Ward and Raven Software have made significant changes in a bid to improve Resurgence gameplay.
In addition to the adjustments, the mid-season update for Call of Duty's battle royale sees the arrival of the Tempus Torrent marksman rifle and the Shiruken as a brand-new piece of lethal equipment.
Before we take a closer look at the Warzone 2 Ashika Island map changes, check out our guides showcasing the current Warzone 2 meta and how to get Cherry Blossom camo.
Warzone 2 Ashika Island map changes in Season Two Reloaded
Respawn timer changes
The mid-season update brings a slight tweak to the circle that closes over the course of a match. The first zone is now 20% larger, giving players some additional time and space before the edge of the map starts to shrink. Additionally, the opening circle will now appear in a more central location, meaning there's less of a chance of starting your match in the water.
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Buy Station adjustments
The next changed made by the developers involves buy stations. Prior to Season Two Reloaded, buy stations would appear near each other leaving several open areas and the inability to purchase some useful items.
Now, buy stations are more evenly distributed across the entire island, making it much easier to purchase your favourite weapon or a UAV to scout any nearby opposition.
No more AI
Following player backlash, the developers have officially removed AI from Ashika Island. This is great news for those that prefer a PvP battle royale experience. The removal of AI will also decrease the chaotic nature of Ashika Island's early matches.
There you have it, that's all of the Warzone 2 Ashika Island map changes that arrived in Season Two Reloaded. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best SMG and intel on when the next double XP event takes place.