Confirming a VGC exclusive from earlier this year, Raven announced during a live stream on Tuesday that the new map will be set in the Pacific.
The new map will feature completely original locations and share new engine technology with Vanguard, Raven said, which is powered by an updated version of the Modern Warfare engine.
Creative director Amos Hodge said: “We are going to the Pacific, featuring an entirely new play space, complete with all-new points of interest. Players will get to traverse the lush landscapes of the island and make their way through a variety of extremely cool locations, while battling it out alongside friends and foes.
“Our goal was to create a fresh, new experience for Call of Duty players by breaking out of the war-torn world of Verdansk to create an atmosphere that is vibrant, alive and really opens the doors to how we can craft the narratives and events.”
As previously reported by VGC, “Warzone Pacific” will share the same tech and engine as Call of Duty: Vanguard, Hodge said, which will allow for weapon integration and play balance between the two titles. Vanguard also features new environmental destruction tech, but it was not mentioned in relation to Warzone.
“Our teams have worked hard on this, and much more, will continue to do so,” Hodge said.
“We know how much it means to everyone. We will be continuing to offer a massive calendar of free post-launch content featuring new modes, playlists, limited-time events and seasonal events, as well as community celebrations and much more.”
VGC reported earlier this year that the new Pacific map would be larger than Warzone’s current Verdansk environment, and feature new vehicles to cater to its significant size.
Warzone’s Pacific map will launch shortly after the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard, which is due out in November, alongside its new PC anti-cheat technology.
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Last month Sledgehammer confirmed plans for a multiplatform multiplayer beta, which will take place beginning Friday, September 10 on PlayStation platforms, then beginning September 16 on other platforms for pre-order customers, and open to all from September 18.
Vanguard’s multiplayer offering will include 20 maps available at launch including 16 “built for core gameplay”.
New features include an advanced Gunsmith and Caliber system, and the next generation of the 2v2 Gunfight mode first introduced in Modern Warfare; Champion Hill.