While Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep remain popular maps in Warzone, a lot of players are wondering when Verdansk is coming back, and the demands for it to return are starting to ramp up.
On December 8, 2021, Vanguard’s integration with Warzone kicked off and Verdansk was replaced with Caldera as the main battle royale map.
Since then, many players have called for the original Warzone map to return, with Caldera not quite proving as popular.
There have been some hints and clues to suggest that we could be returning to Verdansk in the near future, and although nothing has been confirmed so far, players are starting to get their hopes up that it could happen.
Why was Verdansk removed from Warzone?
Although the original Verdansk was transformed into Verdansk ’84 on April 22, 2021, Caldera officially replaced the iconic map on December 8, 2021.
Verdansk was removed due to the arrival of Call of Duty: Vanguard and immediately caused a divide among players, with some enjoying Caldera while others wanted Verdansk to return almost immediately.
These demands have heated up over time and, despite the new small map Fortune’s Keep arriving to a lot of support from the community, it’s not quite the same in the eyes of many. Due to this, in August 2022, there have been a number of petitions and viral posts calling for one last run in Verdansk before Warzone 2 arrives later this year.
Is Verdansk coming back to Warzone?
Unfortunately, there has been no official announcement from Raven Software about the return of Verdansk to Warzone on PC and console.
Despite this, during a LegionFarm livestream on April 17, Alex Summers of Activision did reveal that Verdansk would be returning to “certain platforms.”
Although this could mean PC and console, a lot of the community are assuming they are referring to Warzone mobile which may release with Verdansk as the main map.
One dev also said that “we all want” map rotation between Verdansk and Caldera but, due to the install size, it would cause “technical problems” that could have a huge impact on the game.
In a interview with @TylerTeeP, Warzone dev says "we all want that" in regards to map rotations in Warzone (between Caldera or Verdansk), but "it's a technical problem" to make it happen because of "install size."
At the 0:45 mark in the video: pic.twitter.com/b5hRbXmrpK
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While players are rabid in their desire to see Verdansk come back to Warzone, Raven Software have refused to commit to any kind of timeframe or promises, so you shouldn’t hold your breath.