We know calls for Verdansk to return to Call of Duty Warzone ahead of the Warzone 2 release date have been around for as long as Verdansk hasn’t, but the slightly more focused #BringBackVerdansk movement has been growing steadily in the battle royale shooter’s community for quite some time. Now, though, it seems to have exploded with popular Call of Duty content creators and even American music producer Christopher ‘Marshmello’ Comstock showing support for the movement.
Over the last 24 hours, disgruntled members of the Warzone player community have been tweeting the ‘BringBackVerdansk’ hashtag with hopes of seeing the original Verdansk map return to the battle royale for a last hurrah – of sorts – before the second iteration of Warzone is released.
While this might look like another Reddit thread gone rogue on the surface, a number of popular Call of Duty content creators and streamers have shown their support by tweeting the aforementioned hashtag. ‘IceManIsaac‘, ‘Jordy2d‘, XSET’s ‘JaredFPS‘, and OpTic’s Zack ‘ZLaner‘ Lane are among those calling for Raven Software to re-introduce the map to the battle royale.
As we mentioned before, even the popular American music producer known for his Fortnite collaborations Marshmello has tweeted out his support for the movement – although, he didn’t actually use the hashtag.
It’s safe to say that Call of Duty Warzone has seen better days, but is the re-introduction of the original map really the answer? It’s hard to say, but we’re not sure it is.
There is upwards of 200 weapons now available in the battle royale and keeping all the best Warzone guns balanced is a huge task for Raven Software. When you couple this with what seems to be a declining quality of gameplay, which is undoubtedly down to the fact that the game is simply bloated with content, we don’t think it’s fair to assume that this is all down to Caldera – even if Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep are both quite well-recieved by the community.
As nostalgic as we all are when it comes to seeing Verdansk one more time, we don’t think it’s going to make a comeback ahead of the Warzone sequel. If anything, it feels as though the Storage Town POI’s addition to Caldera is evidence of that. Then, there are the technical issues to consider – and what would almost definitely be another huge title update, if Verdansk was to make a return in the future.
Still, there are a few months between now and the release of the next iteration of this popular battle royale – so, who knows. If you want to read up on the latest Warzone 2 map leaks, you can here. It looks like the spiritual successor to Verdansk could be up next, which isn’t so bad if we can’t get our hands on the original map again.