After its launch a little over a year ago, Call of Duty: Warzone is one of the most popular free-to-play titles right now, with 100 million people playing Battle Royale shooter. Following a nuclear missile that destroyed the in-game map, the in-game city of Verdansk is back with a new map set in 1984, as seen in the trailer above. This reflects a similar move made by its competitor Fortnite, which destroyed its original map and replaced it with a new one in 2019.
While the shape and layout remains the same as its predecessor, players will notice changes in most locations as well as a 1980s vibe that matches the new era of the game. Verdansk ’84, the name of the new map, has some tweaks to make it a new location and not a direct reskin, while also becoming more tightly integrated with Call of Duty: Cold War Black Ops, which takes place in the same decade. The two games share content with each other, which means weapons, cosmetics, and other in-game unlockables like killstreaks can be shared between the two titles.
The start of Verdansk ’84 serves as the official start to the third season of Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War Black Ops, and it is now available with many new weapons added and some old nerfes.