Warzone new map occasion teased for April 21 by Activision
Activision has begun teasing subsequent week’s extremely anticipated launch of Name of Obligation Black Ops Chilly Conflict and Warzone Season 3, which is able to refresh the battle royale sport’s Verdansk map.
“The top is close to,” the official Name of Obligation Twitter account stated on Tuesday, confirming plans for an in-game occasion set to kick off on April 21 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm BST.
As first reported by VGC in February, on the finish of Black Ops Chilly Conflict and Warzone Season 2, the battle royale sport will lastly transition to its new map.
It’s doubtless that nuclear warheads not too long ago uncovered on Warzone’s map might be used to set off the map revamp, much like how Fortnite used an in-game occasion to transition to Chapter 2.
— Name of Obligation 🧟 (@CallofDuty) April 13, 2021
Influencers have additionally began receiving promotional supplies associated to the in-game occasion, with a message referencing Verdank’s zombies invasion studying: “As soon as the hostiles attain right here, we levee a guess that Verdansk is all however gone to the damned.”
Footage of the brand new map was not too long ago revealed in a leaked live-action advert for Warzone Season 3, which appeared to substantiate that the up to date battleground might be an evolution of Verdansk, moderately than a completely contemporary design.
The footage reveals Chilly Conflict-era landmarks changing Verdansk’s personal factors of curiosity, together with an in-construction Stadium and an aqueduct changing the Dam. Airport, TV Station and Downtown may also be noticed with a Eighties makeover.
Nevertheless, some new places may also be seen, equivalent to a mineshaft space and what seems to be the Duga-2 Radar Array featured in Black Ops Chilly Conflict’s Ashes to Ashes marketing campaign mission.
— MerK (@JoeDeLuca) April 13, 2021
Whereas kicking off on April 21, the actions resulting in the up to date map’s reveal will culminate in an explosive in-game occasion on April 22, designed to narratively transition Warzone from the Trendy Warfare period to a Chilly Conflict period setting extra in step with the latest premium sequence launch.
Activision issued the newest in a sequence Warzone ban waves on Monday, with developer Raven Software program tweeting that 30,000 extra participant accounts had been banned from the sport.
The writer additionally confirmed a few of this week’s Black Ops Chilly Conflict and Warzone updates forward of the launch of Season 3. Thursday’s Black Ops Chilly Conflict replace will introduce a brand new model of Gun Sport referred to as Blueprint Gun Sport, which sees gamers biking by means of 20 completely different weapon blueprints.
A Black Ops Chilly Conflict and Warzone double XP weekend will then launch the next day, providing double XP, double Weapon XP, and double Battle Cross XP. The occasion is scheduled to start at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST on April 16 and run for 72 hours till April 19.
This yr’s new Name of Obligation sport might be led by Sledgehammer Video games and set throughout World Conflict 2, in accordance with studies VGC understands to be correct.
Name of Obligation WW2: Vanguard is predicted to return to the Trendy Warfare 2019 engine, ‘IW8’, which additionally powers Warzone, after final yr’s Chilly Conflict switched to an upgraded model of Treyarch’s Black Ops 4 expertise.
The sport will doubtless share weapons and development with Warzone, but it surely’s unclear how deep the combination with the battle royale title will go, as a consequence of each scheduling points and the numerous change in time setting.
With Sledgehammer’s premium sport due out later this yr, Warzone doubtless received’t see an identical map revamp to coincide with the upcoming sport till at the very least 2022, if in any respect.
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