With the ever changing landscape of Warzone maps, weapons, and events, there has to be a real hit for people to feel nostalgic for a map. Yet that’s the feeling people get when talking about the original Warzone maps, Verdansk.
One of the most beloved maps of all time, the decrepit, Kastovian city was a huge hit with players, and left players shocked and upset with its removal. Being replaced with the lukewarm Caldera, fans have been annoyed with its abrupt exit from the game, and many have clamored for a return. It would have seemed that when Warzone’s anniversary came through this past Thursday, it would have been an easy win.
With Warzone’s anniversary having passed without even a mention of the beloved map, many fans have questioned the developer. Raven Software stirred up a bit of controversy with no sort of celebration on the games birthday aside from a tweet, let alone the return of their favorite map. You would think that at the very least they could recycle a few of their old, nostalgia-riddled maps, and and score a few points without having to do much.
Besides the odd anniversary situation, there’s also the fact of the current replacement, Caldera, has proven itself to be controversial, with many fans describing it as boring, and lacking the depth of Verdansk. You’d think that Raven would be willing to send out their old map, and test out whether allowing it to return would be a good move or not.
Ultimately, Verdansk’s return, even temporarily, seems to be out of our hands at the moment. It’s possible that the map could work its way back into Warzone after a while but many have argued that Verdansk should be cut out of the game permanently, and give Raven the freedom to create new, exciting maps rather than sticking to the past.
While some players believe that Activision will head in a new direction and design a brand-new map for Warzone Mobile, a few Call of Duty leaks are suggesting that the classic Verdansk map will be making its return in the game.
This leak came from notable Call of Duty data miner ‘TheGhostofHope,’ who claims that Warzone Mobile will feature the classic battle royale map but “not the same Verdansk we played before on PC and console.”
In a tweet on March 14, the leaker stated that the Verdansk in Warzone Mobile will be an alternative version of the classic map, featuring a mix of certain POIs that fans already know along with some new locations.
It makes sense for the developers to redesign Verdansk when introducing it to the mobile port of Warzone as they want to give players a new experience. Ghost claimed that the mashup of old and new POIs “looks pretty cool.”
Ultimately, Verdansk is coming back. Here is proof of the leaked playlist.