It’s Warzone leak season, and the leaks are coming in thick and fast. Call of Duty has been slowly feeding us the zombie breakout/nuke event but what we’re really interested in is the really juicy stuff. The news they don’t want us to know yet. This is the news we’ve all been waiting a year to see. A new warzone map! Renowned leaker @DeclassifiedCOD shared a screenshot of a location he’s labelling as “Zoo”.
This particular leak seems to corroborate the leak we were gifted earlier in the week indicating that the new Warzone map is likely to be a stitched together version of the Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam maps. Similar to how Verdansk uses areas taken from Ground War in Modern Warfare.
The image leaked by Declassified depicts a pond with an elephant statue at the centre. In the background is a large domed building surrounded by balloons and other decorations. Interestingly the HUD used in the image appears to mirror the one used in Call of Duty’s previous, much less successful battle royale game Blackout. What could this mean for the new Warzone map and Warzone game in general? We’ll come onto that but before we do. Here’s the leak.
So, about that Blackout style HUD. It’s funny how we latch onto the tiniest of details; rumours have been flying that this could indicate a change of engine in the new Warzone. This would be highly controversial. It’s fair to say that the crossover between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone has not been the smoothest of sailing, with many bugs and unbalanced weapons. Would Activision really take the plunge and force us into a new engine when the new Warzone map is launched? @CallofDutyHope thinks not:
However thankfully, we have a slightly more credible source for this one in the form of Activision Art Lead ShutterMunster. Who confirmed back in November that “there will not be an engine shift for WZ.” Whilst a lot can change in 4 months, completely changing game engine is not very likely to be amongst those changes.
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