Warzone 2 map layout leaks signal back to basics for battle royale

Warzone 2 map layout leaks: An image of Ghost from MW2019 on a yellow background

Call of Duty Warzone players, this one’s for you. We might be fresh off the announcement – and confirmation – of the Modern Warfare 2 release date, but that hasn’t stopped the leakers in the world divulging more exciting information about the next iteration of the franchise’s battle royale. If you’re sitting there wondering what the Call of Duty Warzone 2 map layout looks like, you’re in luck – Tom Henderson, a known leaker, has shared an updated illustration of what to expect.

A little while ago, a handful of Warzone 2 map details leaked and fans got a glimpse of what to expect with a list of POIs expected to appear on the game’s new map. Now, fans looking forward to the battle royale can check out a scaled illustration of all these POIs on a map that seems to be a blend of Warzone’s original Verdansk map and Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s Blackout map.

However, Raven Software’s work with Caldera hasn’t been forgotten about. The leaked Warzone 2 map layout features a railway loop – presumably for a train – alongside dense urban areas, a mountainous region roughly in the centre, and a portion of coastline that looks to take advantage of the paddling and swimming mechanics currently available in Warzone.

Henderson, the man behind all the leaks, shared his drawing via Try Hard Guides – which is where you can find the image for yourself.

From what Henderson has shared, the ‘Modern City’ POI is the largest one urban area on Warzone 2’s leaked map – it’s almost twice the size of areas like ‘Old Town’ and ‘Oilfield’ and somewhat comparable in scale (if you assume that the map will be roughly the same size as Verdansk) to Downtown and Hospital combined.

In addition to this, aside from the fact that it’s surrounded by water and not land, the Warzone 2 map layout leaks also show ‘Fort’ as a POI in the bottom right corner of the map. This is strikingly similar to where the Prison POI is located in Verdansk.

Henderson goes on to claim that Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode will utilise the new Warzone 2 map in some capacity, in a similar way to how Modern Warfare 2019’s Survival mode and Spec Ops used the Verdansk map, but nothing is set in stone yet. So, as always, take these things with a pinch of salt.

With the news that Warzone 2 will have POIs based on classic MW2 maps and the fact that there have been claims that Warzone 2 will boast “groundbreaking innovations”, it’s safe to say there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to this upcoming battle royale experience.