Call Of Duty leaks have been hinting that a new Warzone map has been on the way for months now, and it looks like the time has finally arrived. As the zombies gradually take over Verdansk, the leaked audio files show that the map on the mission was completely wiped out in a last-ditch effort to eliminate the immortals once and for all.
So if Verdansk turns into a truly irradiated wasteland, where will Warzone take us? Multiple leaks suggest that we will get a more thematically compatible map with Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Specifically, it is believed that developer Raven Software will draw direct inspiration from Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam: Dirty Bomb maps, which combine the likes of Alpine, Ruka, and Sanatorium on the large and open-world Ural Mountains map.
It is believed that the Ural Mountains will be slightly larger than Verdansk, and this increased size allows more players to fill it. Currently Call Of Duty: Warzone supports 150 players per lobby, but some insiders say Raven and Activision are working to increase that number to an impressive 250.
The leaked and industry insider Tom Henderson said in January that the so-called Ural Mountains map was in a testing phase. He added that it was larger than Verdansk and should not be graphically heavy. Probably this means a slightly wider open area to drive through, with the points of interest a bit wider.
Warzone’s first anniversary has come and gone, and while the end of Verdansk and the rise of a new map is certain at this point, we’re less confident than 250-player lobbies. Just because it is currently being tested does not mean it will pass. 250 players may not be working well at all. The test is for this.