Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 5 is upon us. It starts tomorrow on August 5, 2020, but Infinity Ward hooked us up with some details the day before. We don’t have everything, such as the full details on the Battle Pass or available store purchases, but we do have a lot of map information. In Warzone specifically, it looks like the main goal here is expanding the map by opening it up, giving players access to more nooks and crannies to do some murders in. There are four major Warzone Season 5 map changes, so here’s what’s going down in Verdansk.
Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Map Changes
The biggest teasing ahead of time was mostly pointed towards the big ol’ stadium just chilling in the environment. That’s because that bad boy is about to open up. The Acropolis National Arena, also called the Verdansk Stadium, is getting its top popped off. That’s literal, as the Shadow Company has blown a giant hole in the roof to turn it into a new battlefield. The Stadium has all kinds of wacky terrain, including the seating, the concessions lobby, concourses, underground parking, and of course the field itself.
Just like the Stadium, the Verdansk Train Station is opening up to reveal a ton of new, indoor environments that expand the overall volume of the map. With the ticket hall acting as a sort of hub, there are several branching indoor areas all connected to it.
Also, a Train
Not only is the Train Station itself opened up for more war crime real estate, but an actual train is charging through Verdansk. A massive freight train will be running on a loop around the southwestern region of Verdansk, and it seems like Infinity Ward is expecting it to be a pretty massive point of contention. The team is already suggesting turning it into a sort of mobile fortress by fortifying the train then guarding it with more vehicles.
More Vertical Opportunity
Infinity Ward is also, in addition to adding more interior areas, expanding players’ vertical options in some of the structures that were already in place. Several more Exterior Ascenders have been added to Verdansk, allowing players to zip up inside of tall buildings to find more sniper spots and open up new strategies.
If everything goes according to plan here, it seems like Warzone will have a ton of new opportunities for players to develop new strategies while digging into the new Season 5 content. Using the existing terrain to carve out new interior and vertical options is an intriguing move, especially considering the demands of a battle royale experience.
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What do you think about these Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 map changes? Are you excited to take the battle to the Verdansk Stadium, or to an actual moving train? It’s like participating in some of the wildest action movie set pieces you’ve ever seen. Let us know your thoughts over at the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels!