CALL of Duty is lining up a dramatic end to the latest season of its battle royale spinoff Warzone, according to reports.
Season two of the popular shooter will apparently close with a “plague event” that will have players gunning down hoards of the undead.
Warzone is a hugely popular battle royale shooterCredit: EPA
Leaked audio files posted online this week hint that the map Verdansk will be nuked into oblivion unless players can defeat the zombie invaders.
The files were shared to Twitter by trusted Call of Duty leaker ZestyCodLeaks on Wednesday.
“Verdansk is overrun, take it back,” Warzone’s announcer says in one leaked voice line.
According to Dexerto, as players are dropped into Verdansk, they’ll be tasked with clearing it of zombies.
Warzone Season Two will reportedly end with a huge zombie outbreak
You and your team will have to wipe the undead from “Plague Zones” across the map before exfiltrating.
Those who fail will trigger a nuclear blast that will destroy the map.
“Verdansk is lost. End it,” the announcer says upon a failed attempt in the mode.
He continues: “Extraction cancelled, nuke inbound for Verdansk.”
The leaked files appear to confirm previous rumours that Call of Duty publisher Activision is planning an explosive end to Season Two.
Verdansk has been available since march 2020 and the team added a second map, Rebirth Island, late last year.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – what is it?
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is the latest game in the hugely popular war sim series.
It hit shelves in November and plays out at the height of nuclear tensions between the US and Soviet Russia.
The storyline follows the real-world events of the Cold War – such as the Vietnam War – but will dramatise some elements.
An early teaser trailer revealed has that the game will include a hunt for Perseus – a spy working against the US for Russia.
The Cold War was a period of major tension between the USA and Soviet Union, but wasn’t an outright war in the conventional sense.
Instead, both nations supported “proxy wars” – regional conflicts used to gain global influence.
And the fact that both nations controlled nuclear weaponry meant that neither side was willing to risk a war proper.
The period is generally said to have run from 1947 through to 1991 – when the Soviet Union was dissolved.
Cold War dropped November 19, 2020, and starts at £59.99 for a standard copy rising all the way to £89.99 for the Ultimate Edition.
Whispers around the web suggest that Activision is planning to retire Verdansk to make way for a new, large-scale map.
That will drop with Season Three, which is expected to launch in mid-April.
For now, players have Season Two to enjoy, which landed February 25 on PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The season introduces four new Operators.
They include former Laotian warlord Kapano ‘Naga’ Vang, Zombies star Samantha Maxis, skilled hunter and Delta Force sniper Terrell Wolf, and Nicaraguan guerrilla warfare master expert Karla Rivas.
There are also six new weapons, as well as a new Zombies experience called Outbreak.
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