Call of Duty

Original Verdansk Map Will Not Return to Warzone, Raven Software Confirms

The present-day version of Verdansk will no longer be playable.
The present-day version of Verdansk will no longer be playable. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Raven Software announced during a press briefing that the original Verdansk map will not return to Call of Duty: Warzone. Verdansk '84 will be the only playable map as of April 22.

On March 6, a Call of Duty leaker revealed the rumor that Verdansk would be making a permanent exit from Warzone after the Nuke Event on April 21. This turned out to be partly true, as the new Season 3 Warzone map is Verdansk but set in 1984.

Original Verdansk Map Will Not Return to Warzone

In a special broadcast video uploaded to YouTube by Treyarch Studios, Amos Hodge from Raven Software revealed that the original version of Verdansk will never return to Warzone. During the broadcast, Hodge stated that, "Current-day Verdansk is gone, and it's not coming back."

Verdansk '84 comes with some big changes to Verdansk, including new points of interest, features, and gameplay options. There is now a new look for Stadium, and Dam has become the Gora Summit, a large complex that features a central island base. There are also additional changes to a variety of locations including the Verdansk Regional Airport, Karst River Quarry, and Downtown's Broadcast building. One of the largest new landmarks includes Grid Radar Array.

Warzone players can now dive into Season 3. The latest update introduced a variety of changes, including new operators, weapons, and gameplay modes. Players looking to get the most out of Season 3 can purchase the Battle Pass for 1,000 CP or the bundle, which includes 20 Tier Skips, for 2,400 CP.