Raven Software has finally confirmed the release of a brand-new map headed to Call of Duty: Warzone. The new map is based within an island setting, complete with lush landscapes and rocky crags, and is appropriately titled "The Pacific." The announcement came shortly after the Call of Duty: Vanguard World Wide Multiplayer Reveal, which premiered on YouTube on the 7th of September.
The new Pacific map is said to be "built based on the learnings from the community over nearly two years," which has resulted in a new, fun and compelling gameplay space for players to enjoy. Here's when the new Warzone Pacific will be released and the first look at some of the map's new, exciting features.
When will the new Warzone Pacific map be released?
At present, there is no specific date on when the new Pacific map will be released. It has been confirmed, however, via the official Call of Duty Blog, that the map will be added to the game "later this year, following the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard" on November 5th.
In addition to the new map, the developers have indicated their commitment to releasing a new, multifaceted anti-cheat system for PC, as well as a ton of post-launch content.
The blog post notes that players can look forward to "free post-launch content featuring new MP maps, modes playlists, community celebrations, limited time and seasonal events, and much, much more" releasing during the holiday season and throughout 2022.
First look at the new Warzone Pacific map
The Pacific map will feature an entirely new island play-space built. The overall setting has been revamped with a more tropical look and feel, compared to the war-torn world of Verdansk. The new map is described as "something that is more vibrant and alive [..] with plenty of secrets hidden within its beauty."
The island is about the same size as Verdansk with "incredibly compelling gameplay space with numerous points of interest to explore." Raven Software indicated that "Warzone Pacific will share the same tech and engine as Call of Duty: Vanguard" to allow for "seamless weapon integration and play balance."
Based on the trailer, we can tell that players will be able to explore dense forests and caves, and even a waterfall. There is also a modern part of the island in which players will be battling. This part of the map matches the World War II theme of COD Vanguard.
It is expected that there will be more intel drops to follow in the coming weeks, so we will endeavour to update you as soon as this information becomes available.
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