Activision Confirms New Warzone Map and Possibly a New Gulag Experience

Look out for Adler, Woods, and other Black Ops operators in Warzone.
Look out for Adler, Woods, and other Black Ops operators in Warzone. / Photo Courtesy of Activision

In a blog post by Activision on Dec. 4, players were given a slew of new information on forthcoming updates for Black Ops, Warzone, and Modern Warfare. Activision has recently affirmed their commitment to continuing support for the three most recent entries into the Call of Duty franchise through expanding on its cross-progression systems.

Activision’s newest blog post detailed what players can expect in terms of updates throughout December, including a new Warzone map, a returning game mode for Black Ops, and new free bundles.

Season 1 was originally slated to release on Dec. 10, however, developers have now moved the date back to Dec. 16. In the meantime, players can still expect smaller content updates while waiting for Season 1’s official release.

Black Ops and Warzone Set for Major Updates

On Dec. 8, Cold War players will have the opportunity to unlock two bundles by logging in to the game. The “Field Research” and “Certified” bundles include weapon blueprints, operator skins, and weapon charms. Additionally, on the same day, Treyarch will be rolling out an update that will contain “a host of quality-of-life improvements to Black Ops Cold War…” Activision also teased more forthcoming updates from Treyarch following the Dec. 8 update.

What Activision is calling the “largest free content drop in Black Ops history” will be rolling out on the 16, but not without updates to Warzone as well. The massively popular Battle Royale has seen no lack of interest from developers since Black Ops’ release. For Black Ops players who also spend time in Warzone, cross-progression will be enabled following the release of Season 1. This is to be accompanied by the implementation of “over 30 Black Ops Cold War base weapons,” into Warzone. Players will be able to use blueprints from Black Ops in Warzone to hopefully give them a competitive edge over their opponents.

Activision has confirmed nothing about the new Warzone map aside from the fact that it is indeed releasing. Little is known about the upcoming game mode either, aside from unsubstantiated leaks spreading through the community. One confirmed game mode will be making its return to Black Ops though, that is the 2v2 Gunfight mode, a fan favorite in past entries. 

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