Call of Duty: Warzone 2 could be getting a new map in season 4, according to trusted leakers. Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is the long-running FPS series’ foray into the free-to-play battle royale space popularized by games like PUBG and Fortnite.
Since its release in November 2022, Warzone 2 has had two primary maps. The first was Al Mazrah, the capital of the United Republic of Adal, a fictional West Asian country set within the Call of Duty universe. It acts as the setting for both Ground War and Special Ops game-type maps. The second season saw the addition of Ashika Island to Warzone 2, a battle royale map designed for Resurgence and DMZ game types. Ashika Island is a small island chain somewhere in the Asian Pacific.
Back in April, TaskForceLeak, one of the most trusted Call of Duty leakers out there, revealed that the next Warzone 2 map would be set in the Netherlands and that the map would be named Vondel, likely based on Vondelpark in Amsterdam, which itself gets its name from the name of 17th-century Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel. That was soon followed by an image of the map leaking online featuring an urban area with a windmill next to a river which looked a bit like Amsterdam to some fans. Today, Call of Duty leaker CharlieINTEL on Twitter confirmed the long-rumored Vondel’s addition to Warzone 2. All this comes as season 3 comes to a close, which saw the release of NBA star Kevin Durant as an operator in Warzone 2.
Warzone 2’s fourth season will begin on June 14, 2023, and it is expected to launch with Vondel, which was developed by Beenox. The map will support the Resurgence game type at first, with additional support for DMZ and Battle Royale later down the line. If true, that would mean Warzone would have two Battle Royale maps in rotation, a first for the Warzone series. In follow-up tweets, CharlieINTEL described the size of Vondel as bigger than Ashika Island but smaller than Al Mazrah, meaning Al Mazrah is still the second-largest Battle Royale map in the Call of Duty franchise.
The Québec-based game developer Beenox has had a hand in several Call of Duty titles dating back to 2015’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and even did some work on the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 remake. This is its second map since Rebirth Island for the first version of Warzone. Beenox is also currently at work on Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile which is slated for release sometime in 2023. While initially popular, Warzone 2 suffered a significant loss of players in the following months. Time will tell if Season 4 can reinvigorate interest in the game.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.