Rumors of an upcoming Ural Mountains map for Call of Duty: Warzone have been circulating for months. While these rumors do have a level of fact in them in that the map did exist, it seems it was by no means meant for Warzone. As reported by Charlie Intel, the map was imagined to be for a brand new model of Blackout battle royale mode inside Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War as an alternative, which clearly didn’t find yourself taking place. Now that Blackout has reportedly been cancelled to proceed supporting Warzone, the total Ural Mountains map not exists both.

The rumors initially acknowledged the map could be made up of bigger areas from Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, together with Alpine and Ruka. The newest leaked picture, initially from June 2020 however solely now showing on-line, reveals a map that mixed all of the Fireteam map areas (amongst a couple of extra factors of curiosity) right into a single large-scale map:

The map encompasses a Blackout UI/interface as a result of it was initially supposed for a revamped Blackout mode on account of return in Black Ops Cold War. According to a podcast by VGC, the mode was scrapped as a result of unexpected success of Warzone. Once Activision realized how well-liked Warzone had change into, it was totally built-in into the Black Ops Cold War universe and extra sources are being allotted to assist the sport develop.

The latest rumors and leaks now recommend Warzone will probably be getting a revamped Verdansk map for Season 3. The map’s landmarks are imagined to rewind to a 1980s Cold War-era theme, though it’s thought the general structure of Verdansk will stay the identical. There are additionally rumors of an in-game occasion in direction of the tip of Season 2, starting on April 22, (Editor’s Note: New official teases appear to trace at one thing taking place April 21) that may assist transition gamers into the brand new map.

In the meantime, Warzone has obtained one other smaller balancing replace at this time as half of Season 2 Reloaded. The replace tweaks a pair of weapons and attachments, in addition to fixing the Camo Challenges for the R1 Shadowhunter. You can see the patch notes in full under:

Call of Duty: Warzone April 6 Patch Notes

GENERAL

  • The Camo Challenges for the “R1 Shadowhunter” now seem appropriately for the Geometric, Flora, and Science Camo Categories.

WEAPONS

  • Cold War Tactical Rifle Charlie
    • Recoil energy has been elevated.
      • Burst weapons journey a nice line between inefficient and oppressive. The intent of this transformation is to take care of the weapon’s identification of being a powerhouse whereas making it a bit harder to wield. Right now we really feel it is too simple to remain on the right track given how deadly it’s. We will proceed to watch the efficiency of the Tactical Rifle Charlie and make extra modifications if needed.
  • FFAR 1
    • ADS velocity has been decreased.
      • The FFAR is a jack of all trades. It has the harm profile and vary of an AR in addition to the hearth price of an SMG. The FFAR’s wholesale efficacy has it edging out SMGs at ranges we’re not happy with. Ideally, the FFAR fulfills the function of a mid-range dominator whereas falling prey to weapons that excel in short-range engagements. We are bringing the FFAR a bit extra in keeping with what you may count on from an AR—harm and vary on the price of dealing with.

ATTACHMENTS

  • Rear Grip attachments that confirmed ADS velocity professionals ought to now correctly enhance ADS velocity.
  • Fixed a bug with the Groza the place the 16.5” CMV Mil-Spec barrel would bypass harm falloff.
  • Fixed a bug with the Ember Sighting Point the place the XM4 and AK-47 had their ADS velocity elevated fairly than decreased.
  • Fixed a bug with the Salvo Fast Mag the place the FFAR 1 and M16 weren’t having their ADS velocity decreased.
  • The Pelington 703 Wrapped Suppressor results ought to now be correctly represented within the stat bar.

Note that every one of the changes above are unique to Warzone and don’t translate to Black Ops Cold War.

[Source: Twitter via Charlie Intel, VGC, Raven Software]