The rumor that Call of Duty: Warzone is getting a new subway system started some time ago, which was then confirmed via Activision’s marketing. Further validating on what was already a supported idea, some dataminers dug what seems to be proof to the claim.
Leading the scene was prolific dataminer and Twitter user @ModernWarzone, who even shared a picture showing the subway system’s map. Which, as it appears, will be on Verdansk and will feature five stops.
The subway metros coming to #Warzone appears to go through the Airport, Stadium, and downtown portions of Verdansk.
— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) August 25, 2020
The image shown as part of the leak can be confusing in that it shows what appears to be seven stops, instead of five. But sources claim that it’s five—particularly, one in the following areas:
- Near the park
- Train station
Looking closer into the map, it’s entirely possible that points 2 and 7 in the map are not necessarily major drop-off points. Justifying the thought that there are indeed only five, nothing more.
Leak being a leak, it remains to anyone’s guess what the subway system is for should it be integrated into the game. But as far as speculation goes, it could play as a conduit for players to go from one place to the next in the shortest time possible. Which, while may not be instantaneous, is significantly way faster than doing it on foot.
Referring to the same tweet, it seems that we will not be seeing the full implementation of the new subway system until Season 6. Which, too, is yet uncertain at this point as to when.
A Game of Cat and Mouse
The interplay between developers and dataminers have been a game of cat and mouse, so far. One that, while seemingly under the mercy of dataminers, can be a case of developers trying to thwart any attempt at spoiling what’s in store for the game.
That is not to say that the topic in question is not a thing—again, the marketing department in Activision already confirms it.
But there had been plenty of cases in the past where dataminers expose certain aspects about the game that remain hidden, only to not bear fruition down the road. Such as the presence of nuke, dam, and the interesting gulag which is said to contain an iconic figure from Black Ops 1.
Although that could just be a case of delay, it’s also within the realm of possibility that they were a ruse, to begin with. But, then again, this is just mere speculation in and of itself.
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