Call of Duty: Warzone’s familiar Verdansk map will be replaced by a 1980s facelift when the current season concludes on 22nd April – and first footage of the Cold War-era environment has leaked online courtesy of an unfinished TV spot, which Activision is attempting to take offline. It looks like this is more a makeover than a wholescale redesign: familiar locations like the Stadium, Airport, and TV Station are all spotted – albeit with a period appropriate reskin.
Activision is planning to mark the transition to the new map with an in-game event, and nuclear warheads have been discovered within the world which look set to play a part. Of course, the facelift will better align Call of Duty: Warzone with Call of Duty: Black Ops, which is important because the Battle Royale has comprised a crucial component of the latter’s marketing campaign. It’ll be interesting to see how this all unfolds – judging by the leaked commercial, the publisher’s planning to go as loud as possible.