New Warzone Map: COD Vanguard Update Revealed

Published: Nov 5, 2021

With the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard having arrived, we’re also learning new things about Call of Duty: Warzone. Right now, the most tantalising topic in the CODsphere is the imminent arrival of the first new Warzone map in two years. Since the wildly popular battle royale title launched in 2020, it has failed to deliver a meaningful update of the main map, Verdansk. Now, we’re set to relocate to an entirely new theatre, themed around the brand new title, Vanguard.

Although Call of Duty: Vanguard has just released, we won’t be able to access this new map until the 2nd of December. However, a new map isn’t the only thing coming to the Warzone landscape…

A New Warzone Map; A Welcome Change

Since March of this year, and the first anniversary of Warzone, fans have been clamouring for a new map. It’s a standard expectation, and similar titles have undergone such changes within a relatively short period of time in the past. For example, Fortnite’s map regularly changes around, as does Apex Legends’ map, and titles like PUBG feature multiple maps.

Of course, the inclusion of the Rebirth map in Warzone was a welcome one, but it was a temporary solution to a growing need. Now, with the fresh deliverance of an entirely new Call of Duty title, fans are set to receive a completely fresh battlefield to explore.

On the 2nd of December, the ‘Pacific’ map known as Caldera will drop, offering new ways to play and a never-before-seen, dynamic environment to explore. Recently, an in-game map was taken from Call of Duty: Vanguard, showcasing the Caldera playing field:

Image Credit: Reddit (CODWarzone)

As you can see, we’re set to experience a diverse map, transitioning from urban environments to dense jungles. One moment, we’ll be exploring beach-front bunkers, and in the next, we’ll be scaling a volcano or descending into close-knit mines. It’s a taste of things to come in the future of Call of Duty: Vanguard, which is set to include an entirely fresh season of the Call of Duty League.

It Doesn’t End There

As we’ve said, the new Warzone map isn’t the only thing coming on the 2nd of December. For several months, fans have been desperately crying out for an anti-cheat platform to be integrated with Call of Duty: Warzone. It seems bizarre, but it has taken Activision almost two years to move forward with this aspect.

Image Credit: Dexerto

When the new Warzone map drops, so too will an advanced (and hopefully effective) anti-cheat platform, known as Ricochet. In recent months, cheaters have plagued the streets of Verdansk and Rebirth Island, seemingly dominating almost every match in some way. They’ve led professional streamers away from Warzone, and in general, have branded the title with an extremely negative reputation.

Should Ricochet prove successful, it could re-ignite the platform once again, bringing millions back to the title to explore Caldera. When that fact is paired with a string of new weapons, tactics, perks, gadgets, and operators, we can predict a healthy future ahead of Call of Duty: Warzone.

As we move into 2022, expect the top Call of Duty betting sites to cover every high-profile Warzone tournament bursting out of the space.

Grant Taylor-Hill

Since: February 12, 2021

Grant is a lifelong, multi-platform gamer with a passion for journalism and more than ten years' experience in the industry. He'll try any game once, and when he's not playing them, he's watching them, being as he is an avid esports fan.

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