Warzone's rumoured nukes event is seemingly starting very soon, and players are discovering hints towards the total destruction of the iconic map in their matches.
Reddit user Mundoschristmas probably had the fright of their life when they found this possible Easter egg. In the TV station hut, they were scrambling around in the building and looked at the map of Verdansk for a few seconds. Then, explosions were triggered all over this poster, utterly obliterating the map and obscuring it with soot. As someone with an A* in GCSE English Literature, that's certainly a symbol if ever I've seen one. Once the dust settles, poisonous gas fills the room, but it doesn't harm Mundochristmas. The prevailing interpretation is that this is representing the eventual eradication of the map from nukes detonating following an invasion of the undead.
Sounds far fetched? Well, rumours that Treyarch and Raven Software would be bidding dasvidaniya to the world have abounded since the very start of the battle royale. Additionally, it's a common strategy of other games in the same genre - Fortnite's The End saw the map shredded into oblivion by a black hole, and Apex Legends offers three different maps as well as Town Takeovers for each Legend that alter areas based on the abilities of the character. And, datamined dialogue files refer to the zombies landing from the ship that wrecked on the southeastern coast of Verdansk, and apparently describe two endings for the players fighting against them.
The announcer shouts "Don't turn into a zombie! For Verdansk!" and "We can't lose Verdansk, fight those damn zombies!," but if the outbreak can't be controlled, then lines like "this is the end," "Verdansk is overrun, take it back," and "extraction failed, nuke inbound for Verdansk" will play. Alternatively, a nuke might be the only way to be sure that the virus is destroyed - taking a leaf from Ellen Ripley's playbook. Tom Henderson, an established leaker for Call of Duty, also claims that Verdansk will not return in the future following the apocalypse. "There's no separate playlist, map voting, or anything like that. Warzone is Warzone and Warzone is 1 map. Warzone will continue to change its map as the story progresses," he explained.
It's not all sad news. A new "Sandbox" mode has been uncovered among the lines about the undead, and it sounds like players will distract themselves from their grief with vehicle races, parachute races, and a shooting range. It might even be possible that squads will compete together, but if you're more of a lone wolf, then there's room for you to seek glory on your ownsome.
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