Warzone reportedly creating brand new map for WW2-themed Call of Duty 2021

Jacob Hale
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Raven Software are reportedly planning on implementing a brand new map into Warzone with the release of Call of Duty 2021, which is set to have a World War II theme.

Rumored to be named Call of Duty: Vanguard, the 2021 entry into the Call of Duty franchise will be developed by Sledgehammer Games, the creators of Call of Duty: World War II.

It was only in April 2021 that Raven released the updated version of Verdansk, dated back to 1984 with a Cold War twist, in an update that saw a number of significant changes across the game.

That could all be about to change, though, if new reports are accurate.

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Verdansk 84 introduced a number of new POIs to Verdansk, but the map remained largely the same.

New ‘Pacific’ Warzone map

According to VGC, the new map is going to be named Pacific and will be “significantly larger” than Verdansk, with new vehicles to cater to the huge expansion.

VGC report that the next Call of Duty title, unlike 2020’s Black Ops Cold War, will be on the Modern Warfare/Warzone engine that players have grown to love, making for an easier transition between the two.

As a free-to-play battle royale title, Warzone has no doubt been a huge success for Activision and the Call of Duty franchise, and they’re clearly looking to capitalize on that heading into the 2021 release.

The report states Warzone’s and Vanguard’s integration will be significantly better than Cold War as Sledgehammer has had “a lot more time” to get ready for it.

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A World War 2 setting would definitely make for an interesting battle royale game, especially with Call of Duty’s history on the topic.

When will it arrive?

The new map is expected to arrive alongside the expected CoD 2021 integration. The next game will likely be released in November 2021 but, with Activision rumored to be skipping E3 so as to show off their own products themselves, we may be seeing it even sooner.

Whether that means they’ll also be announcing Pacific, or any real map changes at all, ahead of time, remains to be seen. The picture should be much clearer by the time the game officially releases at the end of the year — and the new Warzone map may even be coming with it.