Fans are requesting that Call Of Duty: Warzone bring back the Verdansk map, though it’s apparently already on the cards.
It’s been almost a year since Activision replaced the Call Of Duty: Warzone map Verdansk with Caldera, as part of the cross-promotion with the World War II-themed Call Of Duty: Vanguard.
Naturally, not everyone was so receptive to the change, and some players still haven’t gotten over it. So much so that, with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the horizon, they have put together a petition to get the old map back.
Said petition bluntly explains that not everyone enjoys the World War II theme and many prefer to use modern weapons.
However, he adds that he is not asking for Caldera to be removed from the game either. Instead, what these players want is for there to be an option to play the Verdansk map again with modern weapons.
‘So, dear Activision Blizzard, I respect and appreciate the great support you receive from us. Listen to our wishes and don’t force us to play a game we don’t enjoy. Many of us are considering giving up and waiting for MW2 to launch in 2022. We don’t want that. [sic],’ it reads.
‘We are not asking you to destroy Caldera. We are simply asking you to give us options. Give us back Verdansk and modern weapons. Call it ‘Classic Mode’ or whatever feels right to you. That is our only wish this Christmas.
Change.org petitions require at least 15,000 signatures to be promoted by the website and at the time of this writing this one is getting pretty close as it is on more than 14,500 signatures.
However, even if it reaches 15,000, there’s little chance Activision will respond. We have seen several requests like this and very rarely do they have any impact.
A petition for Sony to cancel the cancellation of Days Gone 2 managed to accumulate more than 150,000 signatures, more than 10 times more than this Call Of Duty. Given that studio Sony Bend is currently working on a completely original game, it’s clear that Sony simply ignored the request entirely.
The request also seems potentially unnecessary, as an Activision employee accidentally said in April that there are already plans to bring back Verdansk in a 2023 update.
Assuming the information remains accurate, the plan is for Verdansk to only be available for “certain platforms”, suggesting it will be exclusive to older consoles and/or the mobile version of Warzone.
Meanwhile, Call Of Duty: Warzone 2 was said to feature an entirely new map. While the battle royale sequel is still slated for this year, Activision is expected to continue to support the first Warzone as not everyone will be migrating to the newer game right away.
That said, we also know very little about Warzone 2 and haven’t seen any gameplay or screenshots. All we know is that Modern Warfare 2 studio Infinity Ward is developing it.
Call Of Duty: Warzone is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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