New Warzone map | Leaks And New Warzone Map Release Date
The new Warzone map is still a long way off with the release set to come after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but we've still heard a few rumours about it and the current crop of maps are set to get some big changes as well. Warzone's dedication to evolving its maps has kept it fresh since its release back in 2020, and with a new title in the series releasing later this year, it makes sense for another shake-up to come. So, for all the information we have on the new Warzone map, and the changes coming to both Caldera and Rebirth Island, we've got you covered.
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New Warzone Map: Caldera And Rebirth Island Changes
For the third season of Warzone, the Caldera and Rebirth Island maps are receiving some changes, partly to change things up gameplay-wise, and to prepare for Operation Monarch which will see Godzilla and King Kong fighting it out across the former island. There is also a brand-new Gulag which is inside an abandoned ship that has drifted ashore.
Firstly, the map has a new point of interest that takes place in an archaeological dig site, complete with machinery and the large skeletons of some unknown creatures. To add to this, some existing POIs have seen some major and minor alteration. The peak with the crumbling fortress will now be fully built, housing large towers and methods of ascending to them. The Runway's layout will be changed to add new hangers and barracks for close-quarter engagements, and the Lagoon will expose different pathways with receding water.
The map has had a bit of an aesthetic change as it's become sunnier and clear, giving everyone better visibility. Many locations have also received reworks to balance the map better, such as the old Security Area rebranding to Stronghold with new buildings and options for cover. There are now two cargo ships which docked at the islands ports, letting players explore them above and below deck for high vantage points or close-quarters scraps. Many of the areas have been given more cover across the board, and redeploy balloons are also available for the map
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New Warzone Map: What We Know About The Next Map
Considering the next map will either take inspiration from the previous Modern Warfare 2 released back in 2011, or this latest sequel to the MW reboot, there are a few locations it can potentially take place in, but a leak about the plot of MWII from Tom Henderson has illuminated it somewhat. Henderson claims in a Tweet, "the plot of MWII is Task Force 141 fighting against Colombian drug cartels." This suggests that Warzone could be located in South America, and the Favela map from the original MWII has long been a favourite map of the Call of Duty community.
Suburban American is another location some fans are speculating about, due to how much iconic it was in the original MWII. Regardless of where, we are still waiting for more concrete leaks on the location, but we'll be sure to report on it when more news becomes available.
The map is also likely to be as large as both Verdansk and Caldera, as the map will need enough content and variation to keep it interesting through the year. Whether this is through new vehicles we haven't seen before, or wholly unique points of interest that haven't been attempted yet, there are a few ways the developers go. Sadly, the release of this map later in the year will also likely mean the removal of Caldera, much like Verdansk was.
That's all for what we know about the new Warzone map, and know you about some of the rumoured potential locations along with the season three changes to Caldera and Rebirth Island.