Evidence of a new map for Call Of Duty: Warzone 2 has emerged online and it’s obviously real because Activision is issuing takedowns.
Call Of Duty: Warzone 2 isn’t even six months old yet and already it’s had two maps (Al Mazrah and Ashika Island) and now it looks like it’s getting a third, one named Vondel that’s set in the Netherlands.
The name is likely a reference to 17th century Dutch national poet Joost van den Vondel and from the single image that’s been leaked it seems to be filled with predictable cliches, including a windmill and a canal.
Although it’s easy to find on Reddit and elsewhere we can’t show the image here for legal reasons, as Activision has tried to get it expunged from the internet – which not only never works but is a clear admission that it’s real.
There was already little doubt over the authenticity of the image as it was datamined from the current build of the game. It shows an untextured version of the map, that is clearly a work in progress, which is no doubt why Activision didn’t want it to be seen in public.
Despite the unfinished nature of the image the consensus seems to be that it will be added to the game relatively soon, likely as part of Season 4 – which begins on June 14.
There’s not much else to glean from the image, although it does also seem to include some small residential buildings in what appears to be a fairly quiet, urban area – until all the Call Of Duty players turn up.
Although successful, Warzone 2 has courted nothing but controversy since its launch, for everything from bugs and cheaters to recent accusations that it’s become no better than a free-to-play mobile game.
The original Warzone never got to be that old precisely because of similar complaints and the sequel was meant to wipe the slate clean, but that’s not really how things have worked out.
Despite all the complaining though it is still hugely successful and always adding new content, with Season 3 Reloaded starting last night, which adds ranked play for the battle royale mode.
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