The update, scheduled for early August will bring significant changes to Verdansk.
The changes will include a revamp to the stadium, with an open interior, as well as the addition of a moving train filled with loot which will continuously circle the map. According to “people involved with its development”.
The Warzone map changes are part of a larger meta-narrative that is expected to lead to the reveal of the next Call of Duty game, bridging the gap between Modern Warfare and the next game in the franchise.
Warzone began teasing a Cold War theme in May, players had discovered that you could finally unlock the bunker doors which had been in the game since launch.
Fast forward to now, and players are accessing a secret 11th bunker featuring nuclear warheads, countdown timers, and a war room. It’s likely the nuclear warhead is going to trigger some kind of map revamp. Similar to how Fortnite did with the transition to Chapter 2.
Activision have already announced plans to maintain Warzone as a constant for the Call of Duty franchise, and Infinity Wards Narrative Director referred to Warzone as “the through-line that connects all of the different various sub-franchises of Call of Duty”.
We don’t know if the map changes will come alongside the announcement of Black Ops: Cold War, but the changes should be here in August.