Next week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone's next season commences. In a new trailer, teasing the return of Nikolai and Modern Warfare campaign protagonist Farah as new operators, the cinematic also shows a glimpse at something new coming to Warzone's Verdansk map: a subway.
Today, in a new Call of Duty blog, Activision details how the new subway will work come Sept. 29 when Season Six launches. The subway will be broken up into seven stops overall, all separated around the general circulation of the map. If the circle closes in on a particular stop, the train simply won't venture there—so there won't be any accidental deaths in that sense. While the train platforms will be fair game for anyone itching to pull a trigger, when someone enters the subway itself, it's a peaceful land.
"In fact, the subway will not move at all if there is any conflict on board, or between the train and the platform, so keep fighting to the platform, stairwells, and outside the station," the blog reads. It's an interesting twist, considering how players can definitely fight one another while on-board the current surface-level train that wheels around Verdansk.
The blog goes on to elaborate that every underground subway station will have the same layout, and will offer plenty of loot to mine and Contracts to pick up. Players will be able to explore the subway tracks themselves, but Activision advises against it, calling it a "recipe for death." The subway cars themselves, which rotate around the map in a clockwise and counterclockwise fashion depending on which side of the platform you enter, will be the one "safe" area in the whole map—something that's refreshing for a tense battle royale, where anything can go wrong at any moment.
Season 6 is shaping up to be somewhat of a last hurrah for the Warzone we currently know, given that come Nov. 13, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be out and about. My own early impressions with both the preview build and recent beta are mixed, and for the time being, I think I'm personally going to stick with Modern Warfare for multiplayer. We may not have all the details on what else is coming to Season Six of Modern Warfare, but it launches very very soon on Sept. 29.