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Call of Duty 2020 leak lists new Warzone map ‘zones’

Published: 19/Jul/2020 16:22

by Andy Williams

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A list of Warzone map POIs has been discovered from within the files of the CoD 2020 alpha, seemingly confirming that the battle royale will run through to the next Call of Duty.

Infinity Ward’s entrance into the battle royale genre was a massive success. But with next-generation consoles and a rumored Black Ops reboot in the works, questions remained about how Warzone would transition across to a Treyarch title.

Regardless of gunplay feeling different, you might also be wondering how the Verdansk map would ship across to an entirely different title. But we may now have an answer, partly.

As part of data miners’ scour through the ‘Black Ops CIA’ alpha files, they have uncovered some new ‘zones’ that will feature in the next iteration of Warzone.

Warzone Dam location in-game
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A fresh batch of zones will be coming to the next iteration of Warzone.

Black Ops CIA: Warzone?

Initially reported by COD Tracker, Warzone will be coming to Call of Duty: 2020, but not as we know it. It appears that, according to the most recent leak of map POIs, that fans can expect to be landing in an entirely new map come Fall 2020.

This means all of the teasers that Infinity Ward has embedded throughout the last few seasons might actually be leading up to a brand new map — Urzikstan, could it be? Per the initial report and most recent leak, the full list of potential new ‘zones’ are:

  • Forest.
  • Russia.
  • Goldova.
  • Duga (Radar Station).
  • Mines.
  • Chemical Lab.
  • Weather Station.
  • Ski Slopes.
  • Zoo.
  • Ruka (City).
  • Battery.
  • Sanatorium.
  • Lake.
  • Swamp.
Season 4 trailer revealing Urzikstan as Warzone map.
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One way ticket to Urzikstan, anyone? The ‘map’ was teased during Warzone’s Season 4 trailer.

So while this not only points to Warzone coming to next-generation consoles and the next iteration within the Call of Duty franchise, it also gives substance to the theories surrounding a new map.

What will be most interesting, though, will be how Treyarch and Infinity Ward cooperate to bridge the time gap between both Modern Warfare and the next title, which is supposedly set during the events of the Cold War.

Perhaps the first step will be the introduction of a certain Frank Woods, whose recent appearance in the game’s files has sparked a plethora of theories. Linking that to the new map locations might allow fans to join the dots…

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Will there be next-gen for Modern Warfare? PS5 version found

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:19

by Lauren Bergin

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is practically a household name for FPS fans and non-gamers alike. It’s no shock then that CoD fans were beyond excited at the possibility of a PS5 version of the game. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a staple title for the CoD franchise. After a recent clarification from an Infinity Ward dev that more content is coming soon fans have jumped back aboard the Modern Warfare hype train.

This announcement had fans scratching their heads over what new content would be released, especially when Black Ops: Cold War and its Warzone season are likely to be the focus of development for some time.

A reddit user, however, has sparked some life into the community by leaking a possible PS5 release for Modern Warfare in the near future.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare gameplay
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Modern Warfare is the game that birthed Call of Duty: Warzone, which has exploded into a fully fledged esport.

Modern Warfare on PS5 Leak

A post and possible leak on r/GamingLeaksAndRumours by reddit user asjonesy99 has seized the interest of CoD fans from across the globe.

The post sees the possibility of there being a PS5 version of the title available in the near future. When purchasing the game, the dropdown menu shows the original PS4 version followed by a PS5 version.

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The original post states that when he selects this option it becomes locked. After checking a plethora of other games, there are no other options for PS5 versions, so either this is a simple error or CoD are planning a future PS5 update for the game.

While excited, a lot of fans weren’t particularly shocked at this leak simply due to the popularity of Warzone, which launched alongside Modern Warfare in October 2019 and is fully integrated into the game.

The future is of course uncertain, and in turn this means that this could be nothing. However, it’s really exciting to think that Modern Warfare will be back with a bang to continue to inspire future generations of FPS players in the same way it has inspired the current one.