Have I got nukes for you.

Call of Duty: Warzone appears to lastly be getting its much-anticipated map modification, however the news appears to have actually shown up a bit earlier than planned: dripped video footage of the map is presently distributing online, and Activision is fighting to include it.

The leakage was very first shared by Twitter account On Thin Ice, revealing video footage of a work-in-progress TELEVISION advert for the brand-new map. According to VGC‘s sources, the brand-new map is because of get here in a live occasion on 22nd April, with nuclear warheads exploding current-day Verdansk. Although the initial video has actually been gotten rid of, numerous mirrors have actually appeared throughout social networks, revealing what seems an 80s-themed overhaul of Verdansk instead of a brand new area. It consists of modifications to different sights – including an under-construction arena and changing the dam with a bridge – and normally offering Verdansk more of an ’80s appearance.

Battle pass trailer, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two

While there’s been no main verification from Activision, the publisher has actually been punishing the leakage: a minimum of one video has actually been taken down from YouTube, and news website Charlie Intel states it has actually gotten a DMCA notification from Activision.

first glimpse at 80s verdansk from r/CODWarzone

The modification to an ’80s-themed Verdansk to line up with Black Ops Cold War appears a little late, and according to VGC this map modification was undoubtedly initially expected to accompany Cold War’s release in November 2020, however the launch was postponed due to “a number of elements”. Back in August in 2015, Warzone really had a Cold War expose occasion in which gamers needed to shelter in Stadium to prevent being obliterated, however no map modifications appeared after the occasion. Hmm.

The possibility of a nuclear surge to overhaul Verdansk’s map has actually been the subject of speculation for almost a year – nuclear warheads were discovered on the map in May 2020 – and there’s a sense that the neighborhood is getting a little tired at the absence of modification (especially when held up versus other fight royale rivals such as Fortnite). Zombies were presented to Warzone previously this year, nevertheless, and it seems like Warzone is lastly developing to a catastrophic shift occasion.