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Major Warzone map changes rumored for Modern Warfare Season 5

Published: 4/Jul/2020 11:57 Updated: 4/Jul/2020 12:00

by Joe Craven


Warzone’s Verdansk map is reportedly set for some major adjustments when Modern Warfare Season 5 drops at the start of August. 

Since Warzone’s launch in March, the Verdansk map has more or less remained entirely the same. There were rumors of changes coming as far back April, when Modern Warfare’s menu showed Verdansk’s Dam leaking ominously.

But, Season 4 dropped with only minor map changes, meaning CoD players have now set their attention on the start of Modern Warfare Season 5. Season 5, although not yet confirmed, is set to start around August 4, when the Season 4 battle pass expires.

The Dam in Verdansk
Dam has been the subject of much speculation in Warzone.

These latest rumors come from VGC, and Call of Duty sources who have been in communication with the website. They state that the game’s football Stadium will open, creating a new POI in a fairly central location.

Accompanying the opening of Stadium is a loot-filled train, that will use the existing rail tracks to travel around the map. This seems akin to the train that travels round World’s Edge in Apex Legends, that players can interact with and loot as it moves.

Finally, players have clocked a large object underneath Verdansk, with some suggesting it is a submarine. However, VGC states that it is in fact a nuclear warhead, which will detonate to reveal the major map changes.

The nuclear warhead is also an allusion to the Cold War themes Call of Duty 2020 will apparently feature. Warzone, according to the rumors, will be used to reveal Treyarch’s upcoming Black Ops reboot, which is already the latest CoD announcement we’ve ever had.

warzone stadium open leak
Stadium is set to open to players.

This fits with recent rumors from TheXclusiveAce, which stated that Warzone will be carried through into CoD 2020, and that it will be used to tease the upcoming title.

There had been limited speculation that Black Ops 4’s Blackout would make a return in CoD 2020, but it does now seem likely that Warzone will be the Call of Duty battle royale for the foreseeable future.

It goes without saying that these rumors are unconfirmed, and will remain that way until Activision make an official announcement. Regardless, the eyes of all Warzone players will be on Dam and Stadium when Season 5 arrives.

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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:19

by Lauren Bergin


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.

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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.