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CoD Mobile Season 8 update: Patch notes, release time, Blackout map & Battle Pass

Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty Mobile Season 8 update, including all of the changes detailed in the patch notes.

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It’s almost time for CoD Mobile Season 8, and there’s a ton of new content planned for the update, so here’s everything we know, including the new Blackout map and 2nd Anniversary event.

It is always an exciting time in the world of CoD: Mobile when a new season arrives, as the developers use it to introduce brand new content to the game, including new maps, weapons, and events.

Now that Season 8 has finally arrived, players will be able to enjoy a bunch of new content that the developers have introduced into the game, from weapon buffs and nerfs to the glorious Blackout map.

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CoD Mobile Season 8 update release time

The developers have confirmed that the official release date of CoD Mobile Season 8 is September 22, 2021. Once the update goes live, a variety of new content will arrive in the game.

The new changes will include the Blackout map and many other additions such as new characters, weapons, events, and a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.

CoD Mobile Season 8 update patch notes

Call of Duty: Mobile Season 8: “2nd Anniversary”

Season 8 “2nd Anniversary” brings new contents including:

  • 2nd Anniversary Celebration content including Counterattack, Anniversary Cake event, Elite PMC, and PP19 Bizon weapon!
  • Season 8 Battle Pass releases on September 22nd (5pm PST) with brand new weapon blueprints, operators (including new variants of Captain Price and Alias), and unlockables.
  • Significant updates to Battle Royale including the new Blackout map!
  • New weapons: M13 assault rifle and R9-0 shotgun

Log in to the game now and enjoy the new contents after the update!

MULTIPLAYER:

Map Updates

Crash has received a visual overhaul including various optimizations to graphics and performance.

New Scorestreak

Lightning Strike – Calls air strikes to 3 target locations on the map. This Scorestreak highlights all friendly and enemy players in order to give you pinpoint precision.

New Perk

Iron lungs – Extend the time a player can steady a sniper rifle’s scope when aiming down sights.

BATTLE ROYALE

New Map – Blackout

Blackout has arrived (soon). The original classic BR map from Black Ops 4 is now available on COD: Mobile! It is now available right now on update launch but will be available alongside Season 8.

New Vehicle – Rally Car

Slightly slower than the Muscle Car, but seats 4 and allows greater stability with the use of modifications.

BR Class Updates

Poltergeist

  • Toned down the on-screen warning visuals when a Poltergeist is nearby
  • Active Camo warning distance increased from 35m to 40m after upgrading Poltergeist
  • Reduced Active Camo activation time from 2s to 1s

Trickster

  • Removed holographic effects from Trickster and Trickster decoys (from enemy point of view)

Trap Master
Still somewhere in between overpowered and not, which sounds great to us. We’ll see what new discussions emerge and how often this class is used.

  • Added minor electrical effect to active Electrical Trip Wires

Spotter

  • Greatly increased the distance of winged enemies shown by Fly Swatter
  • Increased Cluster Strike area radius from 14m to 18m

Medic
There was a variety of feedback about this class’s usefulness and this new update aims to help Medic a viable Battle Royale class once again.

  • Medic is now able to boost Armor up to 200 for players with 150 Armor or higher
  • Master Healer: Healing bonus and reduced time required to bring back knocked down allies increased from 15%/35% to 25%/40%

Gameplay Updates

  • When the player is close to the enemy in the wingsuit state, the enemy can receive a direction warning in order to give them a heads up
  • Players now receive a directional warning when an enemy using the Wingsuit is nearby
  • Wingsuit minimum descent speed has been adjusted
  • Increased Smoke Grenade smokescreen duration from 12s to 16.5s
  • Adjusted the time needed to revive teammates to 7s

Health System Update

  • The health system has been re-worked and now features Armor to provide additional HP.
  • HP now regenerates over time
  • Equipped Armor provides additional HP. Unlike health, armor does not regenerate.
  • Added the following Armor items:
  • Armor Repair: Increases Armor by 50
  • Advanced Armor Repair: Increases Armor by 150
  • Kinetic Armor Overcharger: Increases Armor by 150, then provides an additional 50 Armor

Weapon Updates

  • Color-coded quality has been removed from weapons
  • Weapons now have three mod slots
  • Updated existing weapon mods and added new mods
  • Increased weapon drop rate

Airdrop Updates

  • Arsenal airdrops have been added in addition to ordinary airdrops
  • Two Arsenal airdrops are guaranteed to provide customize weapons
  • Improved the output of ordinary airdrops

Backpack Updates

  • The base backpack capacity has been changed to 4 slots, which can be upgraded to 6 slots and 8 slots
  • The stack limit of the three new armor repair items are 6/2/1
  • Max ammo carrying capacity has been reduced (does not affect Backpack slots)

Vehicle Updates

  • The overall terrain of Blackout is relatively smooth. To improve the overall balance of vehicles on this map, we’ve reduced the maximum speed of motorcycles, off-road vehicles and coupes.
  • Durability of some vehicles has also been reduced

Vehicle Mobility Updates

Helicopter – The mini map displays the locations of the helicopters in real time, allowing players to determine helicopter positions better and quickly. We hope this change will help control the number of active helicopters.

Wingsuit – We’ve reduced the horizontal speed and buoyancy of the Wingsuit to achieve a more realistic feel while gliding

Slide Updates

  • Optimized the camera while sliding
  • Slide distance will now change according to slope and moving speed

Other Improvements

  • A new quick-swap menu can now be accessed by long pressing the consumable/throwable buttons on the HUD
  • Improved the experience of picking up and discarding items
  • Optimized the HUD when driving vehicles
  • Removed the button to switch between auto/single firing mode
  • To improve the drop-in experience, parachutes no longer need to be opened manually

NEW BASE WEAPONS

M13
This new weapon has an extremely high fire rate and strong headshot multiplier. It comes on over from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) and joins the ever-growing arsenal of assault rifles in CODM. You’ll be able to acquire this one later in the season through a Seasonal Challenge.

Check out our article on how to unlock the M13 for more details.

R9-0
This new shotgun has a high ammo capacity and can fire two barrels in a rapid succession before being pumped. It is all about getting close to spray your targets with loose accuracy and high damage. You can find both a common and Epic blueprint version of this within the new Season 8 Battle Pass.

Check out our article on how to unlock this new shotgun for more information.

M13 and R9-0 Cod Mobile Season 8

RANKED

Multiplayer & Battle Royale

  • Grandmaster tier has been added to the tier list. Grandmaster is above Master and below Legendary.
  • Increased the rate of rank points gained before reaching Grandmaster.
  • New Ranked Rewards, with some of the key rewards, like the Scylla – Dark Quill operator and Hades – Piercing Hawk weapon blueprint, now earnable at Grandmaster IV.
  • Rank reset slightly, as per usual with each new Ranked Series.

Legendary Top 5000

  • Updated visuals for payers ranked in the top 5000
  • More limited-time modes will be available!

BALANCE CHANGES

Multiplayer Weapon Updates

Overall adjustments on Assault Rifles

  • Decreased Damage Range and Damage to arms
  • Developer Comment: Damage and range were adjusted to promote higher accuracy when using these weapons.

AS VAL (with 15 Round FMJ) :

  • Range adjusted from 15M-50M-75M to 25M-38M-75M
  • Damage adjusted from 46-45-39-34 to 48-44-35-30
  • Increased damage to forearms and chest from 48 to 62
  • Fire rate decreased from +300% to +200%
  • Slightly increased vertical recoil
  • Increased hit flinch
  • Slightly increased firing animation

Developer Comment: Short range performance is significantly improved, while medium and long range performance has been slightly decreased. After the adjustment, the two–shot kill range is longer than Cr56 AMAX but it will be more difficult to control.

Sniper & Marksman Rifles

  • Adjusted one–shot -kill range
  • Decreased hit flinch

Developer Comment: These 2 classes of weapons have been given longer range to compensate for ADS sway when compared against Assault Rifles

SKS

  • Increased damage to arms from 48 to 54
  • Vertical recoil decreased slightly
  • Bullet Spread decreased slightly
  • Hit flinch decreased
  • Decreased range of motion during animation

Developer Comment: We’ve increased the two – shot kill range and made reductions to bullet spread, recoil and hit flinch to improve weapon control.

M21 EBR

  • Range increased from : 62M to 65M
  • Damage increased from : 60-55 to 91-71
  • Vertical recoil decreased
  • Hit flinch decreased

Developer Comment: The M21 EBR now has the ability to 2 shot kill through walls.

XPR-50

  • Damage range adjusted from 62M to 50M
  • Vertical recoil decreased
  • Hit flinch decreased

Developer Comment: Able to kill in two shots hitting any part of the body. Able to kill with one shot to the head or chest with OWC Stopping Power Reload equipped.

Battle Royale

Rytec AMR

  • Headshot multiplier increased from 2 to 3.75
  • Headshot multiplier increased from 5.25 to 6.5 (25 × 59 mm Thermite Mag)
  • Base mag capacity increased from 15 to 25
  • Mag capacity increased from 10 to 20 (Explosive/Thermite Mag)
  • ADS Time decreased from +25% to +15% (Explosive/Thermite Mag)
  • Slightly increased movement speed
  • Slightly decreased weapon swap time from 1s to 0.8s

DLQ33

  • Headshot multiplier increased from 1.8 to 2.3

Locus

  • Headshot multiplier increased from 1.5 to 2.2

MK2

  • Headshot multiplier increased from 2 to 2.6

SP-R 208

  • Headshot multiplier decreased from 5 to 4.3 (.338 5 Round Reload)

Developer Comment: To bridge the gap between the power level of sniper rifles in BR, we’ve adjusted the headshot multipliers of various weapons and attachments.

HG40

  • Increased damage to arms from 26 to 28
  • Increased damage to legs from: 23 to 24

Developer Comment: Increased damage to arms and legs to improve overall consistency. After the adjustment, as long as the player hits the upper body with one shot, the target can be eliminated with four shots.

PDW57

  • Increased damage to head from 29 to 32
  • Increased damage to chest from 27 to 29

Developer Comment: Increased the damage to head and chest to bring the PDW57 up to speed with the current meta.

Other Adjustments

  • Increased movement speed when using Thermite or Molotov Cocktail (Lethal)
  • Decreased the sprinting speed bonus of Lightweight (Perk)
  • Increased Cluster Strike kill score from 15 to 25
  • Increased EMP Systems kill score from 15 to 25
  • Increased Napalm kill score from 10 to 40
  • Increased Hawk X3 kill score from 20 to 25

Other Optimizations

  • Premium weapon Camos will no longer upgrade over time
  • Weapons with model changes can now be equipped with Gold, Platinum, Damascus, and Diamond Camos.
  • Cluster Strike has been re-worked.. Missiles will now drop one by one instead of three at a time. The total number and duration of missiles remain unchanged.

Several new settings have been added/adjusted:

  • Shotgun hit reminder – when switched on, shows which parts of the body were hit
  • Damage display setting – when switched on, displays the damage values in Multiplayer and Battle Royale.
  • Auto-Repair Armor – when switched on, basic Armor Repair items from your backpack will automatically be used to recover armor.
  • Auto-Use Quick Swap– when switched on, automatically uses consumables or throwables selected from the quick-swap menus.
  • Automatic Obstacle Avoidance – This setting is now off by default.

Slide Distance

  • The slide distance of a weapon is now tied to the move speed of the weapon. The faster the move speed, the longer the slide distance. For example, the slide distance when using the AMR (slowest) has been reduced from 4.37M to 4.17M, while the slide distance when using the Knife (fastest) has increased from 4.37M to 5.9M. All other weapons fall within this range. We hope this change will improve weapon diversity while increasing the value of the movement speed attribute.
  • We’ve made some adjustments to improve sliding for slow-moving firearms. Compared with the previous version, the average distance of the second slide will be farther.
  • Players can now interrupt climbing by pulling the joystick down while climbing.

Rank Match Optimizations

  • Improved skill-based matchmaking when teamed up with 4-5 players
  • Updated rank icons and improved visuals when promoted to new rank
  • Increased the starting penalty for leaving Ranked matches to 80 points and doubled the compensation received by other players

Blackout map release date in CoD Mobile

Looking to celebrate the success of CoD: Mobile, the 2nd anniversary of the game will see the arrival of the Blackout Battle Royale map in the world of Call of Duty Mobile.

Activision revealed on September 17, 2021, that the CoD: Mobile Blackout map will be available for players to experience on September 22 at 5 PM PST/ 7 PM CST/ 8 PM EST.

It’s the largest map in any of Call of Duty titles and contains parts of other maps like Nuketown, Estate, and Construction Site. This Battle Royale map will allow you to try out new tactics and strategies.

CoD Mobile 2nd Anniversary events

The Anniversary Cake event in Cod Mobile

To celebrate the game’s 2nd Anniversary, the developers will introduce three different events in CoD Mobile. While we don’t know the exact details of these events, Activision has announced their names.

Here are all the CoD Mobile 2nd Anniversary events:

  • Anniversary Cake Event 
  • Anniversary Puzzle Event
  • Counterattack – a new themed event 

CoD Mobile Season 8 Battle Pass

A new season means that there’s a brand-new Battle Pass for you to progress through. You’ll get to earn 50 tiers of rewards, including new characters, weapons, and other content.

The developers have confirmed new weapons like the R9-0 shotgun for Season 8 and released a new trailer for the upcoming Battle Pass, showing off the new content.

One of the major highlights of the trailer was the appearance of Shepard from the Modern Warfare franchise. Veteran players will remember his involvement in the storyline of Modern Warfare.

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That covers everything that’s been revealed about CoD Mobile Season 8 in the patch notes. We expect some other significant additions to the game, and we’ll be sure to update this article with that information when it becomes available.

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all of the latest information regarding CoD Mobile Season 8, and check out how to get Operator Arthur Kingsley in CoD Mobile.

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Everything we know about CoD Mobile Season 5: Tropical Vision release date, new weapons, Perk changes, & more

Here’s everything we know about CoD Mobile Season 5, including the release date, new weapons, Battle Pass, and more.

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CoD Mobile Season 5 is on its way, and here’s everything we know about it so far, including the release date, new weapons, Perk changes, Battle Pass, and more.

Seasonal updates bring fun new content for CoD Mobile players to enjoy, and Season 4, titled Wild Dogs, added new maps, game modes, as well as a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.

Now, players are looking ahead to the major content drop that is set to arrive in CoD Mobile Season 5. We’ll go over everything that we know about the upcoming update, including the release date.

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CoD Mobile Season 5: Tropical Vision release date

The Call of Duty Mobile developers confirmed in an official blog post that CoD Mobile Season 5 is titled ‘Tropical Vision’ and is scheduled to go live on June 1 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST.

This will happen right after the current season comes to an end, and players will be able to access all the new content that arrives in the Tropical Vision update, including a new map, as well as a brand-new Battle Pass.

Operator on a bike in CoD Mobile Season 5

CoD Mobile Season 5 Apocalypse map

On May 16, the Call of Duty Mobile Twitter account teased the arrival of Black Ops Cold War’s Apocalypse map in Season 5 with a message that reads: “What secrets hide in the jungle?”

This jungle-themed medium-sized map first appeared in Black Ops Cold War Season 2 and consisted of various tight corners as well as rooms with multiple entrances, ensuring intense fast-paced action.

Apocalypse will be featured in all standard game types in CoD Mobile Season 5. Most players will battle each other in the center lane of the map, and you can also flank enemies from the village or temple on either side of the map.

CoD Mobile Season 5 weapons: Oden Assault Rifle

CoD Mobile Season 5 has brought the Oden Assault Rifle for you to unlock after progressing through the Battle Pass to Tier 21. This weapon may be slow-firing but it’s still capable of dishing out a ton of damage.

You can also unlock the new RPD signature attachment known as the Cooling Compressor Barrel by completing seasonal challenges. This will replace reloading with an overheating system, allowing you to fire continuously.

Oden and RPD CoD Mobile Season 5

CoD Mobile Season 5 possible Perk changes

The CoD Mobile test built features a major change to Persistence which is a red Perk that lets you continue your Scorestreaks even when you’ve been killed. Now, the Perk’s color has been changed to blue.

While Persistence is equipped, your Scorestreaks will be divided into low, middle, and high ranks. You’ll only be able to equip one scorestreak of each rank at the same time. However, it remains to be seen if this change will arrive in the game during Season 5.

CoD Mobile Season 5 Guns Blazing Encore mode

CoD Mobile Season 5 also features a new multiplayer mode known as Guns Blazing Encore, and this turns you into a super-soldier so that you can destroy your enemies with a custom loadout.

Your goal in this game mode is to eliminate enemy Operators in order to score points. You’ll get 1 point from killing normal Operators and 3 points from taking down super-soldiers. You’ll need to be the first player to earn 30 points in order to win.

You can transform into a super-soldier by filling your Fury gauge as you secure kills, and this will grant you dual-wield Death Machines along with a health boost.

CoD Mobile Operators

CoD Mobile Season 5 Flood Team Bravo event

The tropical storm in Season 5 has caused mass flooding, so Soap and Team Bravo are tasked with extracting the water around the area by strengthening water pumps.

You can participate in this event by completing general and special tasks across CoD Mobile Season 5 multiplayer and Battle Royale. Earning event points will let you unlock the Soap Vacay Ready Operator skin.

Cod Mobile operators in Tropical Vision

CoD Mobile Season 5 Jackal Fighter Jet

A leak from ‘CoD Mobile Intel’ suggests that the Jackal Fighter Jet is coming in CoD Mobile Season 5. This is an aerial vehicle that can engage enemies in combat in both the air and in space.

The Jackal Jet was heavily featured in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and it remains to be seen if the version in CoD Mobile will function differently. Since this is just a leak, we recommend taking this information with a grain of salt.

CoD Mobile Season 5 Battle Pass rewards

Each new seasonal update brings a brand-new Battle Pass filled with content for players to unlock by progressing through the Battle Pass tiers, including new weapons, equipment, characters, and cosmetics

The Season 5 Battle Pass is unique for featuring a female-led cast. The free version of the Battle Pass will get you the Echo Tactical Grenade, Tiki Troops Shotgun, Oden Assault Rifle, and other rewards.

Echo Grenade in CoD Mobile

If you’re willing to purchase the premium Battle Pass then you can get your hands on new skins for Park, Rivas, and Rosa. You’ll also unlock the new female Operator called Rampage along with weapon blueprints for guns like the AK-47 and PKM.


That covers everything that you need to know about CoD Mobile Season 5 so far. We’ll be sure to update this guide with more information as the season draws near, so check back with us soon!

For more Call of Duty content, check out our hub on everything we know about Warzone Mobile as well as how to delete your Call of Duty Mobile account.

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How to unlock the Oden in CoD Mobile Season 5

CoD Mobile Season 5 will feature the Modern Warfare Oden AR, and here’s how to unlock the weapon in the new season.

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CoD Mobile Season 5 Oden

The Oden Assault Rifle from Modern Warfare will be making its Call of Duty Mobile debut in Season 5, Tropical Vision, and here’s how you can get your hands on the powerful weapon.

New CoD Mobile content is right around the corner as Season 5 Tropical Vision is set to arrive on June 1. Players will receive an exciting new Battle Pass to level up, as well as a Black Ops Cold War map called Apocalypse.

Of course, we can’t forget the new weapons that are set to enter the fold, and fans of 2019’s Modern Warfare will recognize a powerful Assault Rifle up for grabs. Here’s how to unlock the Oden in CoD Mobile Season 5.

How to unlock the Oden in CoD Mobile

CoD Mobile Season 5 Tropical Vision

The Oden Assault Rifle can be unlocked by reaching Tier 21 of the CoD Mobile Tropical Vision Battle Pass. Luckily, it is a free tier in the Battle Pass, so all players will have access to the new weapon.

Reaching Tier 21 shouldn’t take too long, and you can rank up tiers by jumping into a few games after Season 5 arrives. Just make sure to perform well during matches!

The Oden was an incredibly unique weapon in Modern Warfare and it certainly wasn’t for everyone. It seems its notorious slow-firing characteristic will also be present in CoD Mobile.

Oden new CoD Mobile Season 5 weapon

Sure, the Oden may have a slow rate of fire, but the sheer power of the Assault Rifle is not to be underestimated. As the devs put it, the Oden “is perfect for defending objectives and covering teammates rushing into the thick of battle.” You can definitely hold down lanes with ease thanks to the Oden’s damage output.

CoD Mobile players will also be able to get their hands on a Mythic Oden Weapon Blueprint that boasts a sleek design. The Blueprint is an energy-based configuration so it’s sure to look cool in-game.


For mode CoD Mobile news, check out how CoD Mobile players were stunned after discovering Roblox has a better Zombies mode.

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Call of Duty Warzone Mobile: Studios, leaks, Closed Alpha, everything we know

Activision have confirmed that Call of Duty: Warzone is coming to mobile. We have all the latest news and information about Warzone Mobile.

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CoD: Mobile has been extremely successful, and now Activision are looking to make a mobile version of Warzone. Here’s everything we know about it, including its studios, potential maps, and more.

Activision have dominated the first-person shooter market with their Call of Duty games. Titles like Modern Warfare (2019), Black Ops Cold War, Vanguard, and Warzone have a solid fanbase.

CoD: Mobile is also massively successful, and now the developers are looking to make another hand-held title. They have plans to make a Warzone game that will be available on mobile.

Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty Warzone: Mobile so far.

Does Warzone 2 have a release date?

cod warzone verdansk 84 map

At the time of writing, we do not have any confirmed information concerning the release date of Warzone Mobile. Activision confirmed on March 10 that the game is in development, but they’ve not provided the release date yet.

Prior to the official announcement of the game, a few leaks suggested that the handheld battle royale game could see a release as early as 2022. However, this is purely speculation, and we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we know the official release date.

Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile details & new studios

Warzone mobile job listing

The topic of conversation was really put under the spotlight when Activision officially announced that Warzone is coming to mobile. Along with the announcement, Activision also declared that they will be hiring individuals to work on the project.

Activision are aiming to hire talented individuals to help work on the game. “From production roles to engineering, design, art, marketing, and more, we’re looking for game-makers, passionate fans, and genuinely awesome people to join our diverse team, inspired to deliver the next world-class mobile gaming experience to fans,” they announced.

If you’re interested in being a part of the team that is tasked to develop Warzone Mobile, then you can visit Activision’s job board to see if any of the roles align with your skills.

Activision have gathered several notable gaming studios and teams to work on the project. Solid State Studios (Activision’s new internal mobile team), Digital Legends, Beenox, Activision Shanghai, and Demonware will all come together to develop Warzone Mobile.

Warzone Mobile Project Aurora Closed Alpha

Thanks to a Call of Duty blog post, we know that the official codename for Warzone Mobile is Project Aurora. The blog confirmed that the game’s development is set to continue and that a Closed Alpha period would begin soon, “the game is still in development, and we are in the midst of our first gameplay test in the Project Aurora Closed Alpha.”

Unfortunately, players cannot sign up to the Alpha and can only access an early version of Warzone Mobile through private invitations.

The devs explained the reason behind the small test group, “the Closed Alpha is limited in size and with it we are looking to simply start to improve tuning, stress test matches, identify and fix bugs, as well as collect feedback and insights on all aspects of the game as new features come online.”    

The blog did not offer a ton of information as the Call of Duty team remain tight-lipped about Warzone Mobile details.

Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile map leaks

Warzone players jumping into Verdansk

While Activision haven’t officially revealed the locations that Warzone Mobile players will be able to drop into, a report from Call of Duty data miner ‘TheGhostOfHope, hints that the classic Verdansk map will make its return.

The leaker also claimed that the Verdansk in Warzone Mobile will be an alternative version of the classic map, featuring a mix of certain familiar POIs that fans have seen before along with some new locations.

However, this is just a leak and this information has not been officially verified by Activision yet. So, it’s worth taking it with a grain of salt until the developers confirm the return of Verdansk.


For more Call of Duty content, check out how TrueGameData revealed a Warzone loadout with “crazy strafe speed” to dodge bullets.

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