Over the past few weeks, rumors have swirled that Call of Duty: Warzone will soon experience a catastrophic event that will change the face of the game overnight. According to several notable leakers, this hypothetical “nuke event”–named for the nuclear warhead back in 2020–will totally destroy the game’s Verdansk map to coincide with the game’s one-year anniversary, clearing the way for a totally fresh locale.
That said, given that these rumors are largely based on the work and opinions of leakers, there’s no way to know for sure if anything will happen on March 11. Given that other battle royale games like Fortnite have utilized terrain-changing disasters such as meteor strikes to change up their maps, it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to expect Warzone to follow suit, but the exact timing is a mystery to everyone right now.
Back in February, VGC that claimed that Activision would blow up Verdansk in order to transition Warzone from the setting of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to the ’80s-themed Black Ops series. VGC also reported that the nuke was originally scheduled to correspond with the release of Black Ops Cold War last year, but it was delayed. That report suggested that the nuking itself would take place sometime in March or April.
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