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Warzone Verdansk ’84 revealed: Summit, Standoff, updated locations & season, more

Introducing Verdansk 84, the new & refreshed battle royale map for Warzone, featuring a ton updates across every landing spot.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Verdansk ’84 map has arrived! After a year of the same Verdansk locale, Raven Software has debuted a brand new, overhauled version of the iconic battle royale map. 

Verdansk ’84 features a total of seven new POIs across the map, with five current locations receiving big updates to create a fresh, new experience. 

Every building, locale, and more have also been retouched and updated, with improved lighting for a better player experience across the entire map.

The map now takes place during springtime in 1984, a big change from the original Verdansk map that was set in winter. Springtime has brought new lighting aesthetics, new greenery across the map, and more full, finished areas. 

Worlds finally collide in Season 3, as Black Ops Cold War’s story and theme is front and center in Verdansk ’84. The map features fan favorite Black Ops locales, including Summit and Standoff. Updates to favorite drop locations are also included in the experience.

It’s spring of 1984, and Verdansk has never looked so vibrant. But underneath the surface, the chill of the Cold War looms, as Perseus’ masterplan is revealed. Get your squad together and explore Verdansk as it was in the spring of 1984 — hold down seven new points of interest and discover secrets in a lush new landscape. Welcome to Verdansk ‘84.

Take a look at the breakdown of Verdansk ’84 as you drop into the new experience in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Warzone Verdansk ’84 Map

Here’s a look at the new locales & updated places in Call of Duty: Warzone’s Verdansk 84. 

New Locations 

Gora Summit 

The Gora Summit location now officially replaces Dam. 

Gora Summit, as you could’ve guessed from the name, is the iconic Summit map from the Black Ops universe brought to life in Warzone. The location no longer has a massive barrier between it’s high ground and the low ground below. 

At the Gora Summit, there’s a working cable car system that allows you to go from the top of the Summit to the end of it. The cars also let you move between certain buildings of the Summit allowing for quicker transportation around the area.

Players will also be able to use vehicles to get from the lower areas up to Gora Summit quickly, which is a welcome change after being blocked off by the Dam wall in the original map.

Airplane Factory 

A new location Raven added to Verdansk ’84 is the Airplane Factory (or ‘Factory’ on the mini map). This POI is located in almost the center of the map.

For players who love the hot drop of Superstore, Factory is located directly next to the Superstore with quick in and out access. The Factory features an airplane in the center.

Raven believes this location will help fill out areas of the map that felt under utilized in the original Verdansk. Airplane Factory becomes a great place for transitioning between Superstore to other parts of the map as you progress on, even with close access to the main Airport.

The location is almost always in the circle, has a good variety of loot, and will consistently have some action going on to get better loot and upgrade. 

This brand-new area features four large warehouses – one big enough to store most of a plane fuselage inside, including cockpit, fuselage, and engine sections – and an underground passage to a secondary warehouse with more plane parts to spot. Attached to the biggest warehouse is a pair of chimneys (which you can ascend to gantry platforms). Outside is a large hangar, numerous outbuildings, a parked plane, and a fuel tower and pipeworks, all of which are climbable.

Grid Array

Grid Array is a new area that replaces the previous Array location in the Warzone Verdansk map. 

This new Grid Array has a massive grid based tower that players can access certain points of to get high vantage points across Verdansk 84 map. 

Players can climb up the ladders to get to the top of the Grid Array, allowing for high sniper vantage points with a major risk. Players will be easy to be spotted at the top, especially with sniper glint. The surroundings of Array are updated with new buildings to access.

Verdansk Stadium

The stadium in Verdansk has gone through more iterations than really any other original part of the Verdansk map. 

It started off enclosed, with no inside access. Players were only available to get to the top of the Stadium via helicopters. Raven then updated the stadium with Season 5 of Warzone x Modern Warfare to blow it wide open, allowing players to enter from multiple angles and use grapple hooks to get to the top of it. 

Now, with Verdansk 84, Stadium sees another change. The stadium features a classic, 1980s feel. Raven describes it as the “old school” feel of stadiums from that area. 

Raven also made note of that fact that there’s no longer a roof top of this stadium, meaning players can’t camp at the top waiting for end circles to move. 

The new Stadium also no longer features an underground portion.

Updated Locations

Airport

The Airport of Verdansk is getting a makeover in Verdansk 84. 

In the previous map, the Airport was destroyed with no proper access or areas on the second level. Now, the airport is fully reconstructed with full access to all of the floors.

The second floor in particular is more useful now thanks to new cover areas, better loot, and advantages over the Airport Tower. The Airport Tower does not have a clear line of sight into the Airport itself anymore, allowing for more tactical plays to occur. 

The outer areas of the Airport are also changed to no longer have smoke or fire raging from them. The locales are put back together and clearer entry and exit points are now marked. 

Farmhouse

The Farmhouse in Warzone’s Verdansk has been updated to become the classic Black Ops 2 map Standoff in Verdansk ‘84.  

Standoff replaces the Farmhouse area, but Raven assures that some of the outer Farm buildings are still available for players to traverse as they move between locations on this side of the map.  

Fans who love Black Ops 2’s Standoff will be in for a treat at this location. Farmhouse has a clean, classic Standoff feel that is easy to traverse and offers more versatile gameplay than before.

Superstore 

Verdansk 84 brings some new and fun changes to the Superstore. Superstore remains one of the most popular landing spots on the map, and has high action with some of the best loot you can get. 

With the new map, Raven has updated it to be a more finished up location. The original version had a lot of destruction, broken boxes, and areas on fire. Now, it’s all cleaned up and an actual store. 

Players will have to use different routes to get across the store as more areas are now filled in in the center areas of the store itself.

Downtown 

While the majority of Downtown will remain the same, Raven has made some changes to it in Verdansk ‘84 to allow for a better player experience overall. 

Downtown in Verdansk 84 has less density of buildings to not feel as packed up as it currently does. Raven does want to ensure the area feels like a downtown, but also wanted to lighten it up a bit to change some buildings to be under construction. 

Raven notes that these changes allow for less players to camp in certain areas of downtown, and rather, have to engage in fights as they move across the updated POI. 

One of the biggest changes Downtown is the towering Broadcast building.

The interior is now more accessible, with an interior stairwell running to the top of three unfinished floors where views and long-range takedowns are spectacular.

Karst Salt Mines 

Karst Salt Mines updates and expands upon the Quarry area of Verdansk in new ways. 

There were many buildings around the River Quarry that were not previously accessible, and also caused many players to just ignore the location overall. 

Now, this updated POI has newly accessible buildings and updated layout for more access. Salt Mines also have changed the overall height of different places to allow for better vehicle access. 

Old Mine

The Old Mine is another way Raven is filling up the Warzone map with better areas to search for versus having open forest. 

This Old Mine is located in the north west section of the map, close to Gora Summit (which used to be a Dam). Previously, there was nothing in this area. Now, the area has been updated with new buildings and accessible alley points to get loot as you traverse between Summit and the north west of Verdansk 84. 

Updates to Apartments

Over at the Barakett Promenade, one of the five-floor apartment complexes hasn’t quite been finished, turning this tenement block into a maze of half-constructed rooms and hallways.

This changes up this side of the map dramatically from rows of the apartment complexes to a more asymmetrical situation where there are both pros and cons to taking a position up on the finished or unfinished apartments.

Updates to Hills

Verdansk has plenty of “retro-fitted” areas to show what life was like back in 1984, and a prime example of this is the Novi Grazna Hills.

In modern day, parts of the Novi Grazna Hills were leveled to make way for a new housing development. But what was there before the bulldozers moved in?

Come to this side of the map, and you’ll find a lush, wooded plateau with a farm smallholding. Specifically, there is a tiny windmill, a barn, and a cottage, which offer new combat opportunities within the immediate area.

Changes to Promenade

Sometimes, less is more – and the Barakett Promenade is a good example of some building removals to improve the flow of the game in terms of movement and combat.

The library North of the Ferris Wheel has yet to be constructed, and in its place for now is a charming recreation area.

Also, the Market adjacent to the School further west along the Promenade is now a parking lot, and the entirety of the West Promenade between the parallel roads is now a long section of park with trees, tables, fountains and bridges. Don’t stop to admire this scenery… you have a war to win!

Additional Interior & Exteriors for Common Locations

An open-door policy exists inside every Police Station across Verdansk as additional upstairs offices are accessible (with windows to shoot through), meaning more escape or entrance options are available, and sightlines across previously familiar areas (like Airport Maintenance, for example).

Similarly, each of the Fire Stations has a new exterior (adjacent to the tower) enabling lower roof access, and for those with the necessary dexterity, access to the main upstairs interior via a spot of parkour.

Also look for additional subtle changes throughout the map, such as newly accessible windows on stairwells throughout the Downtown buildings and certain tenement blocks, like the freshly-cladded one at Lozoff Pass.

That’s a look at the new locations & updated locations in Verdansk 84 in Call of Duty: Warzone.

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How to unlock the Sai in Warzone & Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how to unlock the Sai melee weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War during The Numbers Event in Season 5 Reloaded.

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A new melee weapon called the Sai is now available for players to earn in Warzone and Cold War as a part of Season 5 Reloaded’s The Numbers event.

Season 5 Reloaded brought a ton of free content to Cold War Multiplayer and Zombies and Warzone. This included new maps and multiplayer modes and also a new Zombie region.

Players can also enjoy events in Outbreak, Black Ops Cold War, and Warzone. The Warzone & Black Ops Cold War The Numbers event allows players to unlock a new melee weapon.

The Numbers Event is currently taking place in Cold War and Warzone. It started on September 21 at 10 AM PT. This event will reward players with exclusive cosmetic items as well as XP. But the limited-time challenges hold the best reward, which is the Sai.

Kitsune Operator using the Sai in Black Ops Cold war

How to unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War

To unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War, players will have to complete a full set of The Numbers challenges in either game. There are 9 challenges in both games, with 18 challenges total.

However, players can only unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War by completing a full set of challenges. You cannot unlock the Sai by completing 9 challenges from both games.

The Sai in Warzone and Cold War is a dual-wield melee weapon and the first-ever event reward weapon. It is one of 19 rewards players can earn during the event. Other rewards include stickers, charms, calling cards, and XP.

The Numbers Event in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War

All 9 challenges require players to interact with Mobile Broadcast Stations dotted around the map. These trucks have been placed by Perseus in different parts of Verdansk. Investigating unique Mobile Broadcast Stations will complete the nine challenges and allow you to unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War.

You can find all of the Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event challenges below:

Warzone

  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station northwest of the Military Base
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station south of the Port
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station north of the Airport
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station west of the Train Station
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station between the Boneyard and Superstore
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station east of the Salt Mine
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station at the Farmland
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station at the Hills
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station southwest of the TV Station

Black Ops Cold War

  • Complete 3 Multiplayer matches on Zoo or earn Objective Milestones in Outbreak Survival
  • Win a Multiplayer Demolition match or earn 2 or more Zombies Round or Objective Milestones and Exfil successfully
  • Get a total of 50 Eliminations in Multiplayer or Slaughter Medals in Zombies (killed 5 enemies rapidly)
  • Get 10 kills with Lethal Equipment in Multiplayer or earn Lethal Equipment multi kill medals in Zombies
  • Earn 25000 total Multiplayer Score or Zombies Essence
  • Get 3 Multiplayer kills without dying or recover 500 health with food items in a region of Outbreak Survival 3 times
  • Get 5 kills with Scorestreaks in Multiplayer or earn Support multi kill medals in Zombies
  • Get 5 kills with or assisted by your Field Upgrades in Multiplayer or earn Field Upgrade multi kill Medals in Zombies
  • Earn 3 multi kills in Multiplayer or Eliminate Elite enemies in Zombies

How to get Warzone and Cold War Spectral Sai bundle Tri Chroma blueprint

Warzone Black Ops Cold War Spectral Sai Bundle

Players can also unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War by purchasing the Spectral Sai bundle in the Call of Duty store, which will automatically unlock the Tri Chroma blueprint for the melee weapon.

A blog post on the Call of Duty website claims, “The Sai’s lightweight design allows for improved agility and fast attacks, which is great for taking out zombies or the competition in Multiplayer and Warzone.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out how to open the secret yellow door on Rebirth Island, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations: Locations & everything we know

One of the most interesting additions for Warzone Season 5 is Mobile Broadcast Stations. Here’s their locations and everything else we know.

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Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations

Warzone Season 5 is finally upon us, and it’s come with a whole host of tweaks and changes. One thing players will have noticed is Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations popping up around Verdansk. But what are they, and where can you find them?

As is the case with every update, players are eager to dive back into Warzone Season 5 and check out the latest batch of changes. From new weapons such as The Cane to stylish skins to chase after, such as Kyube Kitsune, there’s plenty to play for and unlock this time around.

One of the changes, however, is causing a mysterious broadcast to be played around Verdansk. The patch notes for Warzone Season 5 noted that Mobile Broadcast Stations would be coming to the game as a new point of interest for players to fight over. Here’s everything we know about the Mobile Broadcast Stations that are now ready for players to activate.

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What are Mobile Broadcast Stations in Warzone Season 5?

These mysterious little POIs had begun spawning around the map since the launch of Season 5 and have been dormant until September 21, 2021, when Raven Software activated them. Players can now travel to these vehicles to complete challenges and earn various rewards.

Raven Software has kept their use relatively vague up until now, urging players to “keep their head” when they approach one and “tune out” the broadcast each one emits.

To look at, they are essentially large trucks with telegraph poles sticking out the top of them. If you stumble across an active one, you will be greeted by an alarm sound and see that the antenna is raised further into the air.

All you need to do is walk up to one and press a button to activate it.

Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations locations

You can find all of the Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations locations on the map below:

Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations locations
  • Northwest of the Military Base
  • South of the Port
  • North of the Airport
  • West of the Train Station
  • Between the Boneyard and Superstore
  • East of the Salt Mine
  • At the Farmland
  • At the Hills
  • Southwest of the TV Station

That’s all we know about the Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations right now. We’ll keep you updated as The Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event continues.

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Best MG 82 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The MG 82 can be mighty in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, especially with the right attachments and perks. Here’s our best Warzone MG 82 loadout.

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Best Warzone MG 82 Loadout

Warzone’s MG 82 LMG boasts the highest fire rate of its category, making it a powerful choice for your Season 5 Reloaded loadout. Here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone MG 82 loadout and maximize its potential.

As with all new seasons, there are new weapons in the mix, and the MG 82 LMG was added to Warzone at the start of Season 4.

Fans of the M13 are likely to enjoy the MG 82 as it boasts an insanely high fire rate, having the highest in its class. While it only does moderate damage, its fire rate, accuracy, and magazine size more than make up for it.

While the MG 82 was nerfed following its brief run as the dominating force in the Warzone meta, it can still be a helpful weapon in Season 5 Reloaded if built correctly.

With this in mind, here are the attachments and perks you should use to make the best Warzone MG 82 loadout.

Best Warzone MG 82 loadout

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Best Warzone MG 82 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 16.4″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 125 Rnd Mags

There’s no better choice than the Agency Suppressor for the muzzle attachment of the best Warzone MG 82 loadout. Not only does it hide your shots from the minimap, but it also increases bullet velocity, damage range, and recoil control of the best Warzone MG 82 loadout.

The 16.4″ Task Force barrel is ideal for the best Warzone MG 82 loadout to complement this silencer. This barrel improves every aspect of the weapon’s long-range potential, giving a massive boost to recoil control, bullet velocity, and damage range.

For optics, the Axial Arms 3x is the perfect magnification for this LMG. You’ll have no issue taking out targets at a distance, but it isn’t so zoomed in that you’ll lose targets at closer distances. And to further help keep your shot on target, you should use the Field Agent Grip.

And for ammunition, the 125 Rnd Mags give you a little more bang for your buck without affecting your ADS speed. If you prefer to prioritize reload time over ADS speed, you should opt for the 125 Rnd Speed Mag instead.

Best perks to use with MG 82 class

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  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

As the MG 82 is a heavy LMG, you’ll move significantly slower than you would with an Assault Rifle. Double Time will increase your Tactical Sprint duration, allowing you to move around the map much faster.

As it’s much slower, the MG 82 won’t be as effective in close-range situations. Overkill will allow you to take a custom SMG along with the LMG straightaway, making you lethal at all ranges. Then, you should prioritize getting the Ghost perk from another loadout drop to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

And finally, Amped will allow you to swap between your two weapons almost instantly.

Most recent MG 82 buffs and nerfs in Warzone

It has been a bit since Raven Software last made any significant changes to the MG 82 LMG in the Call of Duty battle royale. We will update this section with the latest buffs or nerfs when they are applied to the weapon.

How to unlock the MG 82

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The MG 82 is free to unlock for all players, as it came as part of Warzone and Cold War Season 4’s free Battle Pass. You needed to hit Tier 15, and then you can equip and rank up this fast-firing LMG to make the best Warzone MG 82 loadout.

Don’t worry if you don’t manage to get there during Season 4, as there is still a way you can get this weapon for free.

Players now need to complete one of two unlock challenges to acquire this LMG, which you can find below:

  • Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer/Warzone: Using LMGs, kill 3 or more enemies without reloading in 15 different completed matches
  • Black Ops Cold War Zombies: Using LMGs, kill 250 enemies that are stunned by your Tesla Storm

Best alternatives

If you haven’t unlocked the MG 82 yet, or you’re looking to use something else besides the best Warzone MG 82 loadout, there are plenty of other viable heavy LMGs you can use, such as the RAAL MG.

The PKM has also been a powerful choice for its low recoil and large magazine size, but you could also use the underrated SA87 if you’re looking for something more versatile.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 | SP-R 208

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