Vanguard-inspired new map to come to Call of Duty

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Call of Duty players will enjoy a fresh new experience when Call of Duty: Warzone is set to receive a new map based on an island in the Pacific, revealed developer Raven Software.

The map was introduced in a teaser titled “ Call of Duty: Vanguard – Worldwide Multiplayer Revealthat was already uploaded on YouTube. Like the upcoming Call of Duty: Vanguard, the Call of Duty: Warzone will also get a lot of inspiration from the World War II.

 The official Call of Duty Twitter account also shared a brief glimpse of the new Pacific Warzone map. Visually, the map looks like a change of pace from the war-torn environment of Verdansk – the game’s current map to something more vibrant and alive.

 “We are going to the Pacific, featuring an entirely new play space, complete with all-new points of interest. Players will get to traverse the lush landscapes of the island and make their way through a variety of extremely cool locations while battling it out alongside friends and foes.

“Our goal was to create a fresh, new experience for Call of Duty players by breaking out of the war-torn world of Verdansk to create an atmosphere that is vibrant, alive, and really opens the doors to how we can craft the narratives and events.”, said Creative Director Amos Hedge.

The new Warzone map will run on the same engine as Call of Duty: Vanguard,  which is essentially the same engine as Modern Warfare and the original version of Warzone’s Verdansk.

 “Our teams have worked hard on this, and much more, will continue to do so,” Hodge said.

“We know how much it means to everyone. We will be continuing to offer a massive calendar of free post-launch content featuring new modes, playlists, limited-time events and seasonal events, as well as community celebrations and much more”, he added.

Get in the zone

Publisher Activision also confirmed that arrival of the new map will not impact any player progression or loadouts.

“Warzone will continue to support weapons and content earned with a Battle Pass or purchased via Store Bundle from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War,” Activision said. “This is all built on the same tech and engine as Call of Duty: Vanguard for seamless weapon integration and play balance, and it all arrives with fully optimized crossplay, cross-progression, and cross-gen support.”

 Slightly larger than Verdansk, the Pacific map will offer new vehicles to help players navigate the landscape more efficiently. It is due to be launched following Call of Duty: Vanguard’s release slated for on November 5.

The release of the Pacific Warzone map will be in concurrent with a brand-new, multifaceted anti-cheat system for PC, something which will be welcomed by most players. The new system is now in beta and expected to protect legitimate players from those who rely on hacks, cheats and glitches to win.

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