EXCLUSIVE – Original Call of Duty Warzone Map ‘Verdansk’ is Set to Return in 2024

Insider Gaming has learned that Warzone’s original map, Verdansk, is set to return by the end of 2024.

Whilst details are still unclear on the exact release date of the map, it’s understood that the current plan is to follow the traditional Warzone ‘main map’ release schedule and have Verdansk return as a part of Black Ops Gulf War Season 1.

If Call of Duty continues its annual trend of a late October – early November release, it suggests that Verdansk is set to return in December 2024.

Call of Duty fans will be familiar that Verdansk has seen several changes to its map since its original release, generally seeing major changes during its ‘Seasons’ of content. Due to ongoing development, it’s unclear which season the map will be based on. One source implied that it will be a “fan-favorite season”, but the exact details are murky.

In November 2023, WindowsCentral reported that this year’s Call of Duty will be based on the Gulf War, with Insider Gaming corroborating the report and understanding the working title for the game is Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War.

The report also outlined that Activision could be taking a slightly different approach to this year’s title, with the company considering more incentivized pre-order bonuses. One such pre-order bonus currently being explored is the idea of weeks of early access to its Zombies mode, rather than the one-week of early access for Campaign that we’ve seen these past couple of years.

Following these reports, the Call of Duty Twitter account CharlieINTEL revealed that Gulf War will be the first Call of Duty title to have a four-year development cycle. Since the franchise’s inception over two decades ago, Call of Duty titles have been developed between 16 months (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III) and three years.

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