Call of Duty: Warzone's Map Will Reportedly Undergo Substantial Changes in Season 5

Call of Duty: Warzone's Map Will Reportedly Undergo Substantial Changes in Season 5

A new report from Video Games Chronicle details how Verdansk is changing in the next season of Call of Duty: Warzone.

With Season 4, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare introduced an additional twist on its free-to-play battle royale Warzone: events. Toward the end of a match, a random event would be triggered—maybe all dead squadmates would spawn back in, or maybe Buy Stations have a high discount. Every event is risky, but it does its job in spicing up the typical Warzone match. It's apparently just the tip of what changes are coming to Warzone in the future.

According to a new report from Video Games Chronicle, anonymous sources tell the site that Warzone will be getting a substantial overhaul for Season 5. The Stadium, a massive landmark on the map of Verdansk that's basically a sniper's haven, will finally have an accessible interior. It's also said to be getting a "loot-filled train," much like Apex Legends implemented with its World's Edge map.

The site was also told that the nuclear warhead that was found in a secret bunker by players will be instrumental in the next big map revamp to coincide with the official announcement of the next mainline Call of Duty, rumored to be called Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. Warzone will integrate Black Ops: Cold War content, according to the report, with Raven Software leading its sustained development. It will mark the second cross-subseries collaboration for Call of Duty, as the first is Call of Duty: Mobile.

It's a big time for battle royales in general right now. Call of Duty: Warzone had its big Season 4 Reloaded update just this week, which saw everyone's beloved Grau suffer a substantial nerf. Ubisoft revealed its own horse in the battle royale race this morning, a new free-to-play venture called Hyper Scape, which enters technical testing today as well. Fortnite held its first movie night with Inception just last week. Call of Duty: Warzone is standalone from Modern Warfare, and available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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