Word of the allegedly forthcoming Warzone 2 Vondel map is keeping COD players on their toes, as the action reportedly shifts from Al Mazrah and Ashika Island to the Netherlands on PS5 and Xbox. Ahead of the Warzone 2 Season 4 release date, a glimpse of the next battle royale map isn’t coming from Activision – it’s seemingly coming from DJ Oliver Heldens instead.
Collaborating with Activision for the new Warzone 2 map release, Turn Me On hitmaker Oliver Heldens appears to be preparing for the drop of Sound of Vondel. Call of Duty Redditor ‘DANNYonPC’ shares a look at the artwork for Heldens’ COD-related project, depicting the Vondel map from a bird’s eye perspective. It is yet to be specified whether this will be a new EDM single from the DJ, or if this is for a featurette video that could examine Vondel in further detail.
Warzone fans like ‘Scummtomte’ are already eager to decipher what the map holds, as the WZ2 Redditor claims that “It is indeed the actual map. Here’s proof and [a] comparison with the placeholder image that leaked earlier.” You can judge for yourself here whether the COD sleuth’s findings are something worthwhile.
A URL for the track is also ready to go live on Beatport, which reveals an “extended mix” could drop imminently. It is possible that this collaboration could be for a gameplay trailer at Summer Game Fest 2023 – one week before the next season arrives.
Notably, the artwork also reverts the Warzone 2 logo back to the classic iteration of it, as Activision could be dropping the ‘2’ going forward. The release will continue Heldens’ relationship with Spinnin’ Records – which is currently owned by Warner Music Group.
The Call of Duty franchise has branched out to work with popular artists before, including the likes of Avenged Sevenfold and Eminem (featuring Rihanna). Avenged Sevenfold has contributed songs such as Carry On and Not Ready To Die – the latter of which features in the COD Zombies map Call of The Dead. Frontman M. Shadows even had an operator skin in Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, Blackout.
There is still time to rework your weaponry in Warzone 2, ahead of the changes that will come in the next set of Warzone 2 patch notes. Put the best Warzone 2 loadouts to use and you’ll be ready for Vondel before your friends are.