It looks like Call of Duty Warzone’s Verdansk will be replaced by an 80s version of it in the future.
A brief video clip of a spot for the new map made its way to YouTube and Reddit, with the footage including a glimpse of an under-construction Stadium and a bridge in place of the Dam. According to Video Games Chronicle, the leak is authentic, and the new map will arrive on April 22 following an in-game event to mark the change.
It was previously rumoured that the free-to-play battle royale, which celebrated its first anniversary on March 10, would receive a Ural Mountains map that would be based around the Fireteam: Dirty Bomb and Zombies Outbreak mode found in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. With this new leak, however, it seems that the game’s next new map will be more of a reskin or alteration then a wholly new experience. And with rumours that Warzone’s nukes will be used to trigger the change, it’ll be interesting to see how the narrative will explain the transition from the present day to the 80s via a nuclear explosion.
As of now, Verdansk is having a bit of a zombie infestation, although they haven’t exactly overrun the map yet. “Up until the date of this issuance, infestation levels remain steady, given the lack of severe outbreak outside of individual areas within Southern Verdansk,” wrote a post on the Call of Duty blog from March 25. “These levels will be subject to change based on current outbreak conditions.”