Warzone’s Las Almas map will feature classic POIs
Warzone 2's launch hasn't been as fruitful as the Call of Duty community had once hoped, but then again, it was never going to be able to live up to the expectations of fans chasing that high which occurred in a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic lockdown.
Instead, Warzone's sequel appears to be playing the long game. While it might not have got off to the best of starts, if Warzone can take notes about longevity from competitors like Fortnite and Apex Legends, then the game will have a thriving arc once again.
But in order to do that, the map pool needs to continue to expand and offer fresh content, which is what's apparently planned with the 2023 release of Las Almas. Now that it nears completion, leakers have shared some details about what we can expect to see.
Warzone's next map will be 'very Verdansk-like'
Ahead of the Modern Warfare 3 reveal in August, leaks have now begun to emerge about what we can expect to see, including the re-inclusion of slide cancelling. However, popular leaker "Metaphor" has now claimed that the new map - which is expected to be that of Las Almas - will be "very Verdansk-like."
The leaker eluded to the map being very similar in build to Verdansk. It should boast similar POIs that, unlike Al Mazrah and Caldera, don't centre around a huge hill. This limits the verticality somewhat and making rotations much more entertaining than simply flying off Observatory.
According to Metaphor, the main city is labelled as "Downtown" and also resembles Verdansk. They took to Twitter to say, "I think it will be a lot of peoples fav map.
"[There are] fewer open fields and more building-based battles, looks like tons of opportunity for regaining and honestly wouldn't be surprised if they tried pushing the player limit past 150 again," he added. "This map has a ton of Verdansk inspiration and little to no inspiration from Al Mazrah / Caldera."
Classic Call of Duty maps will be Warzone POIs in Las Almas
Much like how Al Mazrah features the likes of Highrise and Quarry, it also seems that Las Almas will be doing the same.
Of course, MW2's Mercado Las Almas will be a POI on the map, but Metaphor has now said that the Modern Warfare 3 DLC landscape of "Overwatch" features within a Verdansk-like "Downtown" area, where the crane and rooftop design is visible.
Alongside this, Metaphor says that "Countdown" is also in the map, which originates from Call of Duty 4 (and the Remastered version) as a large military base with a wealth of bunkers and barrages to hide behind.
There will undoubtedly be some more hidden gems in the map too, as Call of Duty has confessed its love in hiding hidden gems in the title, such as Neuville being the basis for Taraq.