As the Multiplayer Beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard is underway, some fans of the franchise have expressed their displeasure with Sledgehammer Games' Multiplayer experience, preferring the large-scale, free-to-play Battle Royale title by Raven Software. Thankfully, there's something for everyone in the coming months as the next chapter of Warzone is set to launch shortly after the release of Vanguard on Friday, November 5th. Until then, we'll just have to gawk at the current information.
The Next Chapter of Warzone
Whether you're new to Warzone or have been here since its launch in March of 2020, you'll undoubtedly be pleased to hear what's in store for the massively successful title. From the hopeful end to the cheating epidemic to the entirely new environment set on an island in the Pacific, big changes are coming to Warzone before the end of the year.
Missed the Worldwide Multiplayer Reveal of Vanguard? Check out the YouTube video below for the full presentation on the next chapter of Warzone from Raven Software. Skip to 25:40 for the beginning of the Next Chapter of Warzone segment.
In the weeks following the initial launch of Warzone, the fight against cheaters has been prevalent - to say the least. Although the vast majority of the playerbase is convinced that there are no anti-cheat measures present whatsoever, this is untrue; alongside the frequent ban waves, totalling nearly a million accounts to date, preventative measures continue to be implemented with each game update. With that being said, it isn't enough - Activision and Raven Software know this.
The most substantial anti-cheat efforts are now on the horizon. A brand-new, multifaceted anti-cheat system for PC is currently being put through its final paces and comprehensive testing. Further details have not been revealed at this time.
In addition to the aforementioned anti-cheat system, an all-new map will make its debut in Warzone before the end of the year. It's currently unclear whether or not this map will replace Verdansk entirely, however, it's said to be a full-sized Battle Royale map created from the ground up, based on what Raven Software has learned over the years since Warzone's release.
Aside from a brief overview of various areas within the map, further details have yet to be revealed.
Amos Hodge, Associate Creative Director at Raven Software, had this to say regarding the new map...
With the launch of Vanguard, we want to ensure that the feel and character of the game extends beyond the Multiplayer experience and into Call of Duty: Warzone.
I'm pleased to announce that there is a brand-new Warzone map, coming this year, shortly after the launch of Vanguard. 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[...] Our goal was to creative 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 it really opens the doors as to how we can craft the narrative and events.
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