Multiple Third-party Studios To Develop a New Resurgence Map For Warzone 2.0
After various rumors and leaks, Warzone 2.0 was officially unveiled at Call of Duty Next in September, and it’s looking really good. Activision is all set to release their next two big games, interestingly with a minor gap of less than a month.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 will be released on the 28th of October, and Warzone 2.0 will be dropped on the 16th of November. We got the first look at Warzone 2.0 gameplay at COD Next, which revealed many Improvements that will be coming to the second part of the battle royal.
The notable improvements will include the updated shop system, 2v2 Gulag that will consist of AI enemies and AI boss ‘The Jailer’ with which you can interact now. On top of that, you can hang from ledges and fire with a sidearm and even dive to the ground straight into prone.
You can also start a gunfight underwater thanks to the addition of mechanics like diving and swimming. In addition, stronghold points will be protected by AI soldiers containing good loot and rare load-outs.
Warzone 2.0 Maps
Warzone 2.0 will feature the biggest Call of Duty Battle Royal map yet called Al Mazrah, which will be expanded up to 18 POI locations:
- Taraq Village
- Quarry (Al Safwa Quarry)
- Rohan Oil
- Al Mazrah City
- Marshlands (Mawizeh Marshlands)
- Caves (Sattiq Caves)
- Port (Hafid Port)
- Sa’id City
- Observatory (Zaya Observatory0
- Al Sharim Pass
- Cemetery (El Samman Cemetery)
- Ahkdar Village
- Sawah Village
- Sarrif Bay
- Al Bagra Fortress
- Airport (Al Malik Airport)
The second question after the reveal of the main map that comes to fans’ minds is, ‘What about Resurgence maps?’ and no doubt that’s a valid question as maps like Fortune’s Keep and Rebirth Island made the experience fun and unique in Warzone 1.0 with their fast-paced play style and shorter games than traditional full-scale maps.
Unfortunately, according to the news, only Caldera will be making a comeback in Warzone 2.0, and there are no signs of Fortune’s Keep or Rebirth Island coming to the new battle royal. However, according to a reliable Call of Duty insider, @TheGhostOfHope, there’s something better to look at; an all-new resurgence map for Warzone 2.0 that will be a collaborative effort of Beenox, Toys for Bob, Infinity Ward and Raven.
EXCLUSIVE: Beenox & Toys for Bob to develop a Resurgence Map for Warzone 2.0 set to release in Mid 2023. Infinity Ward & Raven to help direct it with Infinity Ward leading the narrative & Raven consulting on gameplay ideas. pic.twitter.com/d84yev27vz
— Hope (@TheGhostOfHope) October 23, 2022
All the studios mentioned are extremely talented and have been involved in a Call of Duty project in one way or another. According to the leaker, the map will be a year 2 content and will most likely be available mid-2023.
We also previously reported that Activision is carefully planning for post-launch updates for the upcoming Call of Duty games, including Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, and they have emphasized that their third-party studios are working on some premium year 2 content for the respective games in their Q2 2022 earnings report:
The fourth quarter [of 2022] will usher in a new era for the Call of Duty franchise. Anticipation is high for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, planned for release on console and PC. The sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare, the most successful Call of Duty title to date, will lead the most ambitious rollout yet across the franchise. An all-new Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 experience, tightly integrated with the premium game, will launch as an extension of the Modern Warfare universe later this year. Activision’s expanded studios also continue to make strong progress on an innovative mobile experience that will extend Warzone to the largest and fastest-growing platform. Across the Call of Duty ecosystem, the teams are well positioned to support these launches with substantial live operations, while also continuing development of new premium content planned for 2023 and beyond.
Warzone 2.0 will be released on 16th November 2022 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC
Undoubtedly, the next few years are looking good for the Call of Duty franchise, and we hope it will also be a promising experience for the fans. So, are you excited to drop into the battlefield? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.