Treyarch Job Listings Confirm New Warzone 2.0 Map and Zombies Mode
It was less than one month ago that Warzone 2.0 was released, and it seems like a lot is already unraveling for the near future. Recently, job listings were posted on Hitmarker.net, revealing that Treyarch is on the hunt for a Senior Level Designer to join the team with the goal of working on Warzone content.
Not only that, but Treyarch is also on the lookout for new team members to work on an as-of-yet unknown Zombies mode. It has been suggested that this mode wouldn’t be a feature built into Modern Warfare II, but in whatever Call of Duty title comes next in 2024.
So, what’s the situation most likely going to be with a potential new Warzone 2.0 map?
Could Treyarch Be Working on a new Rebirth Island Map?
In recent days, a potential leak hit the airwaves, suggesting that a new Rebirth Island-style map could be coming to Warzone 2.0 in the near future. When the ‘original’ Rebirth Island adventure hit the Warzone platform, it was developed not by Raven Software but by Beenox. This could be a similar situation, with a multi-studio approach being adopted and Treyarch being the team to develop the new, smaller map.
According to Hitmarker.net, which originally broke the news, the listings are calling for extensive level design experience. That suggests that no work has really been done on whatever map this could be, and as the ‘Rebirth Island leak’ contained a map, it’s probably unlikely that this is that.
So, we could be looking into the future, potentially to a re-worked Al Mazrah or an entirely new, separate map. It happened when Verdansk shifted to Caldera, so it stands to reason that it could happen again, with Treyarch building out a new Warzone 2.0 map for this platform.
The Near Future of Call of Duty
It was revealed that there are possible plans to introduce a full-sized, paid expansion to Modern Warfare II in 2023, in lieu of a mainstream release. It’s the first year in well over a decade that we won’t have a full Call of Duty title released, and the next full title should be dropping in 2024.
That’s going to be a Treyarch title, and that’s almost certainly where the second Senior Level Designer is needed, working to assemble an all-new Zombies experience.
If you need more Call of Duty news, read up on the latest breaking story that suggests Microsoft plans to bring the franchise to Nintendo in the near future.