Activision officially announced that Call of Duty: Warzone will get a brand new map when Call of Duty: Vanguard launches this November (that rumors previously suggested). This is not just a simple redesign, the current Verdansk map will be replaced with an all-new environment set in WWII.
Raven Software, the leading developer on Warzone, is taking on the challenge of creating it. This map will use the same technology as the rest of Vanguard, which means it will run on an upgraded version of the IW engine. The game’s gun and mechanics should operate and generally feel the same when going from Vanguard’s other modes and Warzone. This has an obvious benefit for the developers, but for the players as well. Black Ops Cold War and Warzone run of different engines, which has caused issues in the past.
Raven is also creating Metaverse to connect the games that have been released in recent years. When Warzone launched in 2020, the game featured weapons from 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Then items from Black Ops Cold War made their way to battle royale. It now seems that weapons and items from Vanguard will be joining the long list of other items from these previous games. Although, the specifics are unclear as to how this will also work out.
A NEW #WARZONE EXPERIENCE IS COMING!— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 19, 2021
Featuring a brand new map, gameplay and playlists, this Warzone experience will be supported with a new anti-cheat system on PC. pic.twitter.com/lt9E8qJlyZ
Another huge takeaway from today’s announcement is that Warzone will finally be getting a new anti-cheat system upon the launch of the new map. Fans have been asking for this since the game released, as the cheating in Warzone continued to grow and never seemed to subside. Activision had banned 500,000 accounts, but they simply can’t keep up with amount of cheaters in a game that has 100 million players.