Activision confirmed that a new Call of Duty: Warzone game is scheduled to be released this year with some map details already leaked.
More battle royale action and nonsense is coming from Activision as they reaffirmed that a new Call of Duty: Warzone game is in production. They stated that it is scheduled to be released later this year, based on the latest financial earnings released today. The report revealed that both games, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and the new Warzone game were “proceeding very well” at the current development stage.
Activision stated, “The new free-to-play Warzone experience, which is built from the ground-up alongside the premium game [Modern Warfare 2], features groundbreaking innovations to be revealed later this year.” Infinity Ward was confirmed to be working on both projects with Activision’s studio assets.
It was first announced in February 2022 that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 were in the works, where Activision only said that it would be the “most advanced experience” in the history of Call of Duty. JackFrags was one of the insider streamers who was able to talk about some of the news coming to the two upcoming games.
The streamer discussed many general details on the upgrades to the games’ engines, new map, new sandbox mode, ranked mode changes, meta gaming changes, various enhanced player experience changes and more. More specifically, the Call of Duty tipster, @TheGhostOfHope, revealed that one of the new Warzone maps “will heavily take inspiration from Medellin, Columbia.”
While the Medellin map is a rumour, it would make sense as multiple sources confirmed that the new Modern Warfare game would involve the Columbia cartel. Perhaps, both Call of Duty games will mimic their environments upon release. There were also rumoured names of the map being called “the Medellin Metro, the Plaza Mayor of Medellin and more.”
@WarzoneQG added their real-life visuals of Medellin and presented what parts of the city would be perfect as a battle royale map. The visuals show various environments with favelas on the hills, dense urban building areas and even flat areas with large bodies of water surrounding split parts of land. Visually, it looks like something similar to some Apex Legends maps and the current Warzone map, Caldera.
While Raven Software and Treyarch recently presented their roadmap for the upcoming Season 3 of Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard, there have not been any release dates for Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2. All that is confirmed is that both games are planned to be out by this year. Despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the Call of Duty franchise, Microsoft said they will be releasing the franchise’s games on PlayStation and potentially the Nintendo Switch as well.