Activision is partial to dropping a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff into Warzone, its golden goose in the extremely successful series of first-person shooters. After a devastating nuclear detonation intended to rid Verdansk of a zombie invasion, the clocks whizzed back to 1984 and the changes to the map were substantial. For example, players leap out of helicopters to a number of new points of interest that replaced the original iconic locations. Dam is now Summit, Quarry is now Salt Mine, and the Stadium and Airport reflect the technology of the time, offering novel opportunities for ambushes and cover. Plus, there are splashes of colour in the previously drab and decertified zones, though not everyone in the community was content to stop and smell the roses. Then came the arrival of Operators Rambo and John McClain as part of the '80 Action Heroes update, and the new Nakatomi Plaza location offered multiple optional missions that rewards players with in-game goodies.
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There is a lot of evidence out there that the publisher is turning back time again for the next core Call Of Duty game, which is allegedly taking place in World War II. Of course, Sledgehammer Games' Call Of Duty: World War II was praised for its visuals, plot, and choice to emphasise squad coordination for success in the field, and Activision might be planning to tap into that tense and uncompromising combat for the new game. With radio silence from the developer and publisher on the content of the upcoming game, notable Call of Duty leaker MW2 OG has gone one step further and revealed that they've gotten a glimpse at the game in action.
They assert that there are "definitely WW2 uniformed soldiers" in the gameplay, and as for weaponry, there was a "Kar 98 (they were using MW19's asset for it)," a "WW2 trench shotgun" and "molotovs." What's more is that the map that was shown off might have been "an African palace." I'm no expert on this era, but I'm going to go for it: what the leaker might be describing is a mission following the Western Desert Force, composed of British 7th Armoured Division and the 4th Indian Infantry Division. The Western Desert Campaign was the Allied countries' reaction to Italy's invasion of North Africa in order to seize the Suez Canal, and the battles occurred across Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. Certainly room for a stop at a palace somewhere along the way, is what I'm thinking.
Naturally, we aren't able to take MW2 OG's word as gospel. But, it is a possible clue for what's to come in the series. We'll let you know once we learn more.
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