This list ranking the Warzone events is here to break down, reflect, and chronicle the seasonal events that have taken place in the battle royale's universe thus far.
With the days counting down until Activision's new anti-cheat system debuts — along with a Verdansk '84 map replacement — to signal the beginning of full integration between Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone, here is a list recapping the seasonal events in the title's 11-season history.
Ranking the Seasonal Events in Warzone's History
9. Hunt for Adler
Debuting at the start of Season 3, the Hunt for Adler event added an in-game Intel contract that tasked players with locating Adler's Supplies in the form of supply boxes. The special event also had six challenges available across between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, which gave out the Legendary Adler "Tortured & Rescued" skin as the final reward.
8. Ground Fall
In Season 4, the Ground Fall event added Uplink Stations to Verdansk '84, giving players high-tier loot caches mid-games, new and modified POIs, and six challenges between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone with an Epic Magnum "Private Party" blueprint as a final reward.
7. '80s Action Heroes
The '80s Action Heroes event was the headliner of the Season 3 Reloaded midseason update. It introduced two new Operators — John Rambo and John McClane — a Power Grab mode, added and modified several POIs (e.g. Nakatomi Plaza), and included a set of nine challenges that gave players the Epic "Ignition" Pelington 703 Weapon Blueprint as a final reward.
6. Rebirth Island Seasonal Event
Back in December 2020, the Rebirth Island Event launched the second map in Warzone history, as well as awarded all players the Rare "Star Seeker" emblem upon logging in. Additionally, 16 challenges could be conquered to nab the Legendary "Hazardous" Krig 6 blueprint.
5. The Outbreak Event
At the launch of Season 2, The Outbreak Event introduced Zombies in Verdansk, along with the Shipwreck POI and 18 challenges across Black Ops Cold War's Outbreak and Warzone that gave out the Rare 1911 "Teal" blueprint.
4. Know Your History
The reveal event for Black Ops Cold War, Know Your History added a playlist to Warzone that invited players on a 15-minute objective-driven journey filled with theatrics that culminated with the Treyarch title's reveal trailer at the end.
3. The Destruction of Verdansk
As the culmination of the zombie situation in Warzone, The Destruction of Verdansk served as the transition between the modern-day version of the city and its 1984 revamp. The event took place in two story-driven playlists, with the first inviting players to see Verdansk being nuked, and the second taking place at Rebirth Island at night pitting squads against each other to hold on to a device that would eventually lead to the arming of the nuclear missile that blew up the OG map.
2. The Battle of Verdansk
Just this past August, The Battle of Verdansk featured up to 32 players per match in a highly coordinated objective-driven experience complete with the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard. Every player who participated in the event the first time was rewarded with an Epic "Clashing Sides" Emblem and a Legendary "Dark Forest" RPD Blueprint. When a player signaled their exfil at the end of the event, they were rewarded with an Epic "Little Shark" Charm.
1. Haunting of Verdansk
Taking the top spot is the Haunting of Verdansk event, which went all out with a revamped variant of Verdansk at night, special rewards, limited-time modes and cosmetic bundles, including collaborations with the SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film franchises.