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.

CoD: Warzone is Getting A Brand-New Map When Vanguard  Launches, Plus New Anti-Cheat

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.

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.