While Call of Duty: Vanguard will be taking over from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War as the primary active Call of Duty title when it launches in November, Activision have no plans to stop active development for Call of Duty: Warzone. Indeed, alongside the launch of Vanguard, Warzone will be getting a brand-new map themed around the Pacific theatre of the Second World War.
Call of Duty: Warzone’s Upcoming Pacific Map
According to Activision, this new Pacific map for Call of Duty: Warzone is being developed by Raven Software. (In conjunction with Sledgehammer Games, Beenox, High Moon Studios, and Toys for Bob.) The studio has yet to confirm an exact release date for the upcoming map. However, its release will follow that of Vanguard on the 5th of November.
Pacific will be, visually, very different to Verdansk. Activision describes it as; “more vibrant and alive”. The map will be roughly the same size as Verdansk. Interestingly, the new map is actually being built with the Call of Duty: Vanguard engine. This will allow it to have full integration with the new game’s weapons and balancing. Of course, it will feature full cross-progression, cross-play, and cross-gen support.
Alongside the Pacific map, Warzone will be getting a new anti-cheat system. “Warzone’s Pacific map will launch with a brand-new, multifaceted anti-cheat system for PC,” explains Activision; “Raven is currently putting the system through its final paces and comprehensively testing it, so we are excited to have it ready on day one when the new Warzone experience releases.”
Post-launch, Activision have confirmed that players can expect no shortage of new content for Warzone. “During the holiday season and throughout 2022,” they write; “be ready for a massive calendar of free post-launch content featuring new MP maps, modes, playlists, community celebrations, limited time and seasonal events, and much, much more.”