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New 'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Map Set In Wintery Russia, According To Datamined Footage

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New 'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Map Set In Wintery Russia, According To Datamined Footage

A new Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War datamine has potentially offered a first look at the long-rumoured second map for Call Of Duty: Warzone. For several months now it's been hinted that the popular battle royale will be getting a makeover to bring it in line with the Cold War-era stylings of the upcoming game, and it's looking more and more likely.

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As spotted by users over on ResetEra, clips of several multiplayer maps have been pulled from the Black Ops Cold War beta files, along with WZ filenames that imply they'll be put together to form a much larger, battle royale-sized map.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War / Credit: Treyarch
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War / Credit: Treyarch

The clips show footage of ski slopes and a large wintry forest, which lines up quite nicely with a previous datamine from a few months that uncovered evidence of four specific areas that were coming to Warzone. These four new zones, as spotted by dataminers were Duga, Forest, Russia, and Ski Slopes. While the latter three are fairly self explanatory, Duga is perhaps the most interesting - and telling - addition to the mix. The Duga radar was essentially an early-warning missile system that the Soviets operated between 1976 and 1989.

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Two operational Duga radars were deployed, according to the internet. One was near Chernobyl, and the was in Eastern Siberia. Given that the current Warzone map is in the fictional location of Verdansk, it's likely that the Duga radar station that ends up in the game's new map will be based in a new area that's simply inspired by one of the existing locations. We can also assume based on the other leaked zones that the new map will either be in - or near - Russia, with plenty of mountains and snowy slopes.

Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone

Just as Modern Warfare's Ground War combined most of its maps to form the current Warzone playing field, I suspect that Duga, Forest, Russia, and Ski Slopes are four maps that we'll see in Black Ops Cold War that will also merge to form a new battle royale map. Whether or not this will replace the current Verdansk map, exist alongside it, or somehow merge with it remains to be seen.

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Activision has yet to comment on any of this, so take it with a pinch of salt for now. With that said, I'd be amazed if the publisher didn't want to engage in a spot of corporate synergy by making the free-to-play Warzone more like the fresh and new Black Ops Cold War.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision

Ewan Moore
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