A version of Call of Duty Warzone 2’s map has seemingly leaked via a reliable industry insider.
In conjunction with Try Hard Guides, known insider Tom Henderson has published an image of the map (see below), revealing all of its points of interest (POI) and several notable features, including a significant amount of water.
According to the report, the battle royale game will introduce a swimming mechanic for the first time in Warzone. Neither of the original Warzone’s maps, Verdansk and Caldera, supported swimming, although it was possible in Call of Duty’s first battle royale, Black Ops 4’s Blackout.
A recent leak suggested there are plans to bring Warzone 2 closer to Blackout in other ways too, including armour requiring a satchel to be equipped, and a new inventory system where you can only fit so many weapons and pieces of equipment in your bag.
However, Henderson’s latest report also claims developer Infinity Ward is already reviewing the bag system after it was heavily scrutinised in recent playtests and sparked much debate in the Call of Duty community following the leak.
The Warzone 2 map POIs include Oasis, War-torn, Quarry, Oilfield, Modern City, Hydro Station, Marshes, Harbor, Caves, Observatory, Mountain Town, Sira, Old Town, Graveyard, Fish to Win, Airport, Shipwreck and Fort.
Water is shown in blue, densely built-up locations in grey, the land in brown, elevated areas in dark brown, and a rail track in black.
As first reported by VGC in September 2021, Warzone 2’s map will include various classic points of interest, including areas based on popular multiplayer maps from 2009’s Modern Warfare 2.
Henderson recently reported that these would include Highrise, which is located at the top right of the map under the Modern City POI, Quarry (Quarry POI), Terminal (Airport POI) and Afghan (near Caves POI).
As previously revealed on VGC, Warzone 2’s map will have a second purpose: to house Modern Warfare 2’s third mode, DMZ, which is described by sources as a mix of PvP and PvE similar to Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone, which developer DICE said on Tuesday won’t be supported with any further new content after failing to attract a significant player base.
Warzone 2 will be released alongside Modern Warfare 2, with both games being developed by Call of Duty franchise creator Infinity Ward.
Following the announcement, three Modern Warfare 2 editions, pre-order bonuses and beta details seemingly leaked via an update to Call of Duty Vanguard.