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Major Warzone map change teased in Modern Warfare

Published: 11/Apr/2020 10:10

by Joe Craven

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Eagle-eyed Call of Duty players have picked up on a pretty major teaser relating to Dam, one of the major POIs in the very northwest of Warzone’s large map. 

Given the size of the Warzone battle royale, it was almost inevitable that certain POIs would be less popular than others. One of these is Dam, the humongous water barrier that stands in the very northwest of Warzone’s first and only map.

It’s fair to say that its lack of popularity also stems from its location, with central areas far more likely to end up in latter-stage zones. However, despite its secluded location, it could be about to play a huge role in shaping Warzone’s map going forward.

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Dam is located way off center of Warzone’s map.

As you can see, in the game’s current build, the Dam is more or less completely frozen over. This includes the monumental lake behind it, which players can currently run across as if it were any other surface.

A recent menu change has cast doubt on this, though. Infinity Ward altered Modern Warfare’s main menu to a graphic of the Dam. However, it is now leaking water, suggesting that the Warzone map is heating up and the ice is melting.

While not confirmed, Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale also featured a ‘Hydro Dam’, which actually burst and allowed the map to be completely flooded for a limited time.

There are no guarantees that Infinity Ward will go this far and actually flood Warzone’s map, but it certainly seems to indicate that the map’s frozen areas may not stay frozen for much longer.

As we’ve seen with games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, battle royale fans expect regular content drops to vary the in-game environments. It looks like Infinity Ward are following suit.

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Warzone release date in Black Ops Cold War confirmed for December

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:24 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:42

by Tanner Pierce

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During one of the company’s 2020 investors calls, Activision announced that Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will be fully integrated into each other in December, which is a bit later than some players were initially expecting. 

One of the biggest surprises of Black Ops Cold War’s initial announcement was the fact that Warzone, the series’ official battle royale mode, would be fully integrated with the game, marking a huge crossover for the Call of Duty franchise and the first of its kind for the series.

Now, Activision has officially announced during its Q3 financial call that Warzone will be fully integrated into Black Ops Cold War in December 2020. More specifically, during the title’s first official post-launch content season.

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Activision has announced that Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be integrated in December 2020.

Unfortunately, other details about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Warzone are scarce at this time other than the fact that players will be able to use both their Modern Warfare loadouts in the battle royale game. It’ll also feature the same battle pass system as Infinity Ward’s and Treyarch’s titles.

This new integration timeframe means that the battle royale mode will still be a part of Modern Warfare well past Black Ops Cold War’s launch. While it’s pure obviously pure speculation, a new season to hold fans over is no longer out of the question and is entirely possible.

This new season has been a talking point for a while now, with players even able to get the access to an unfinished build of the Makarov pistol from the Black Ops series in Modern Warfare, leading to speculation about the weapon being added soon.

When the crossover was originally announced, there was some speculation about when the crossover would happen, with some people theorizing it would come with Black Ops Cold War, and some speculating that it would be soon after release, so it’s nice that Activision has finally answered the question.