A handful of Call of Duty Warzone leakers have been floating rumors that the new map, which is supposed to come in April, could also lead to lobbies having 250 players in but there are reasons to be skeptical.
Prior to the launch of Warzone, there were many questions about how the battle royale would work. Would it be as realistic as PUBG or a bit more light-hearted like Fortnite? How big would the lobbies be?
Well, those questioned were answered shortly after, with 150 players being able to dive into a game on Verdansk.
With another update looming large, and seemingly bringing a new map to the table, leakers have been claiming that the lobbies will be expanded way beyond their current limit.
Multiple different leakers have reported the claims, with some dropping hints as early as January.
Tom Henderson, also known as LongSensation, dropped the information back in January, stating that Raven Software and Treyarch had been testing it out. The Ural Mountains map is supposedly bigger than the current Verdansk map and shouldn’t be as graphically heavy.
“The new warzone map is extremely large, so much so that it has 23 locations. There will be more vehicles,”@InfoCoDEsp_ tweeted a few weeks later on March 14, backing up the claims. “There is also talk that it will be played with 250 players.”
As Henderson notes, that is to be taken with a grain of salt until it happens though. Plus, just because it’s been tested, doesn’t mean that it’s definitely going to happen. Game devs do similar tests all the time.
It could be the case that the lobbies could be expanded for in-game events, like we saw with the Black Ops Cold War reveal, rather than being 250 players in every game. Even then though, it’d be a struggle for the game’s server.
Server issues have already plagued the game in 150-player lobbies. They’d get even worse with 100 more players, so, we’ll just have to wait and see.