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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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Best guns in Warzone: Every Season 4 Reloaded weapon ranked

Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has over 150 weapons to choose from, so we’ve ranked every primary gun and counted down the top ten.

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Using the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons is key to picking up victories in the popular battle royale. We’ve put together a list of the most powerful guns in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded and ranked the weapons from best to worst.

In Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded, there are well over 150 weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard are available to take into Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep, offering a ton of choice.

Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded delivered the new Vargo-S Assault Rifle so there’s even more choice for players. Plus, the meta changed considerably following all of the buffs and nerfs.

While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use. We’ve ranked all 130 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.

Best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific ranked list

Before we count down the top 10 weapons in Warzone, we’re ranking every single primary weapon available in the game. Some weapons clearly shine above the rest and some should be avoided at all costs.

Here’s every primary weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded ranked from best to worst.

  1. KG M40
  2. Armaguerra 43
  3. H4 Blixen
  4. UGM-8
  5. Marco 5
  6. NZ-41
  7. 3-Line Rifle
  8. Cooper Carbine
  9. Whitley
  10. Volk
  11. Type 100
  12. Vargo 52
  13. STG44
  14. HDR
  15. M13
  16. Owen Gun
  17. Welgun
  18. ITRA Burst
  19. MG 82
  20. FARA 83
  21. MP40
  22. AX-50
  23. Nikita AVT
  24. Automaton
  25. ZRG 20mm
  26. BAR
  27. LAPA
  28. EM2
  29. Kilo 141
  30. AK-47 (Cold War)
  31. Grau 5.56
  32. XM4
  33. VLK Rogue
  34. M4A1
  35. MAC-10
  36. Vargo-S
  37. Bruen Mk9
  38. Milano 821
  39. Pelington 703
  40. PPSh-41 (Cold War)
  41. OTs 9
  42. PP19 Bizon
  43. Bullfrog
  44. JAK-12
  45. RAM-7
  46. Grav
  47. Bren
  48. Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
  49. Swiss K31
  50. Krig 6
  51. MP5 (MW)
  52. MP7
  53. Crossbow
  54. SPR-208
  55. MP5 (Cold War)
  56. CR-56 AMAX
  57. MG42
  58. M16
  59. PPSh-41 (Vanguard)
  60. AUG (MW)
  61. M1928 Thompson
  62. AS44
  63. Kar98k (Vanguard)
  64. LC10
  65. DP27
  66. QBZ-83
  67. Sten
  68. FFAR 1
  69. AS VAL
  70. Oden
  71. Stoner 63
  72. Riot Shield
  73. Fennec
  74. Gallo SA12
  75. PKM
  76. Type 11
  77. Type 99
  78. RAAL MG
  79. TEC-9
  80. Nail Gun
  81. CX-9
  82. M1916
  83. DMR 14
  84. LW3 – Tundra
  85. Einhorn Revolving
  86. Combat Shotgun
  87. FAL
  88. AK-74u
  89. Gracey Auto
  90. Origin 12
  91. Groza
  92. Streetsweeper
  93. SA87
  94. M1 Garand
  95. SVT-40
  96. FN SCAR 17
  97. M82
  98. AUG (Cold War)
  99. FiNN LMG
  100. G-43
  101. Uzi
  102. P90
  103. RPD
  104. Holger-26
  105. AN-94
  106. CARV.2
  107. R-90
  108. Combat Shield
  109. Double Barrel
  110. Marshal
  111. M60
  112. MG34
  113. Hauer 77
  114. ISO
  115. Striker 45
  116. 410 Ironhide
  117. M91
  118. Type 63
  119. FR 5.56
  120. Dragunov
  121. Rytec AMR
  122. EBR-14
  123. KSP 45
  124. SKS
  125. Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle
  126. MK2 Carbine
  127. R1 Shadowhunter 
  128. AK-47 (MW)
  129. Model 680
  130. 725

Best guns in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded

10. Volk

The Volk is technically an Assault Rifle but it is best utilized as a close-range weapon in Warzone. Thanks to buffs it received in the Season 4 Reloaded update, the Volk’s bullet velocity is truly impressive.

It’s this blistering bullet velocity and lightweight maneuverability that makes this Assault Rifle a menace in close quarters. Of course, it still performs incredibly at medium-range, which makes it the ultimate Sniper support weapon.


9. Whitley

Much like the Volk, the Whitley was on the receiving end of some pretty hefty buffs in Season 4 Reloaded. It was always a powerful option, but with buffs increasing its recoil control, the Whitley has become a great long-range LMG.

In addition, the weapon was also buffed in an August 3 update which further boosted its damage range. With excellent range, damage, and control, it has become the ideal weapon of choice for players who enjoy Caldera.


8. Cooper Carbine

The Cooper Carbine is an Assault Rifle known for its versatility since it entered the battle royale all the way back in Season 1. Players build it for various engagements including medium-range on Fortune’s Keep or long-range on Caldera.

This Assault Rifle doesn’t always pack the hardest punch, but it is supremely easy to control as a low-recoil weapon. If you’re looking to land your shots and improve your aim, then the Cooper Carbine is the way to go.


7. 3-Line Rifle – Best Sniper Rifle in Warzone

The Warzone Season 3 update drastically changed how Snipers perform in the battle royale. Only a select few Snipers could still one-shot kill with a headshot at any distance. Luckily, the 3-Line Rifle not only maintained its one-shot kill potential, but it also received a buff to ADS speed.

Some Warzone players have expressed their displeasure with the Sniper changes, but it does not look as though they will get reverted. If you’re looking to come to terms with Sniping in Warzone, the 3-Line Rifle is your best bet.


6. NZ-41

The once dominant NZ-41 was on the receiving end of several significant nerfs, which have led to its slight downfall. It may not be the laser beam it once was, but it is still accurate and strong enough to claim the sixth spot on this list.

It took some time but it seems the NZ-41 has finally achieved a balanced state after truly being in a league of its own for months on end. While it should be off Raven’s radar, one more nerf would likely see it drop out of the top ten.


5. Marco 5

The Marco 5 maintains its spot on the top ten list since joining the weapon pool in Season 4. Although its unique Akimbo Perk allows for players to dual wield the weapon, it’s best to use one at a time and take advantage of the quick ADS speed.

The relatively new SMG makes for an excellent Sniper support SMG as well thanks to its fantastic damage range. The Marco 5 doesn’t have what it takes to challenge the top SMGs just yet, but it’s a close step behind.


4. UGM-8 – Best Warzone LMG

With the KG M40 and NZ-41 receiving nerfs throughout Season 4 Reloaded, the UGM-8 is patiently waiting to claim the title of best long-range weapon in Warzone. The UGM-8 is unique in that its burst fire loadout is just as viable as its fully automatic loadout, so it’s up to the player to decide which version they prefer.

Due to the fact that LMGs are less popular than ARs, the UGM-8 produces a great discrepancy between its popularity and K/D. If more players come to understand how powerful the LMG is, this could change quickly.


3. H4 Blixen

The H4 Blixen was Season 3 Reloaded’s new weapon, and it didn’t take long to have an impact on the Warzone meta. In half a season the H4 Blixen established itself as the best SMG in Warzone, but it got knocked down slightly following a recent nerf.

As of August 8, the H4 Blixen still maintains the best overall K/D in Warzone at 1.39. However, once an accidental buff is reverted, a nerf to movement speed could see it fall off slightly. Nonetheless, we expect it to remain in the top ten.


2. Armaguerra 43 – Best Warzone SMG

Despite the abundance of top SMG options, it’s hard to go wrong with the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded. JGOD has proclaimed it the best close-range weapon in Warzone at the moment and we agree.

The weapon is one of the easiest SMGs to master thanks to its lack of recoil. While it has the speed to finesse enemies up close, it’s also great at medium-range making the weapon incredibly versatile.


1. KG M40 – Best Warzone gun right now

At the start of Season 4, the KG M40 seemingly came out of nowhere to mark its place on this list. However, due to an incredibly balanced and varied meta, the KG M40 is powerful enough to claim the top spot in Season 4 Reloaded.

Despite recent nerfs, the KG M40 is still a laser beam in Warzone and it continues to be the best long-range weapon in the game. It’s currently the most popular weapon in Warzone and the weapon with the best win ratio at 4.44. If it could avoid consecutive nerfs, it should maintain the top spot heading into Season 5.


Those are the top 10 weapons you should be using in Warzone Pacific. Expect this list to keep on changing as weapons are buffed and nerfed. If classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Vanguard weapons.

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Warzone players divided over frustrating skydiving gunfights

The Warzone community is split over how they feel about skydiving gun battles, with some claiming they’re unrealistic.

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Skydiving into the map on Warzone can be quite the task, especially when enemies are gunning you down mid-air, leading to mixed opinions about the mechanic.

Upon release of the Warzone Season 4 Reloaded update, the community was happy to see some much-need changes to the meta, bringing Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons back in line.

Unfortunately, many haven’t been too fond of the recent efforts to reverse this in the August 3 update, which saw the Kilo and VLK Rogue nerfed.

Along with this, players have also been experiencing some serious frame drops associated with the ping system, leading to some disappointed players. Now, some in the community are having an issue with a mechanic that has been in the game since the start.

The ability to gun down your enemies while dropping into the map on Warzone has been a feature since the very beginning.

While it has frustrated players over the years, as starting a game and instantly being downed isn’t the greatest feeling, it has never been a serious issue in the community.

However, after GodOfEggs69 highlighted the feature on the Warzone subreddit and expressed their opinion, it created a divide. The user feels that players “should not be able to ever so accurately hit multiple shots at another target that is falling from 1000 feet.”

Ultimately, they feel it is unrealistic that an enemy can beam them while skydiving, and with almost 400 upvotes at the time of writing this article, it seems many agree. A comment under the post even said: “I still don’t understand why we can shoot our guns when falling at 200mph, but not when we have our parachute pulled.”

Others in the comments of the post feel differently, with opinions such as “It’s a video game lol,” and that the user should “try getting better instead of complaining about everything.”

Some also feel it is odd that this is being complained about now, with another user saying “did you just install the game? lmao where are these complaints coming from, this s*** has been in the game since day 1.”

Perhaps the new iteration of Warzone will address all these concerns and issues, as even Zlaner has requested that the devs remove a feature from the game for Warzone 2.

On the topic of Warzone 2, make sure you check out our guide on the Modern Warfare 2 beta for a chance to play the new title early.

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When is Plunder coming back to Warzone?

With Warzone having multiple modes to play, players are left wondering when the fan-favorite Plunder mode will return.

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Warzone Pacific features a healthy rotation of different game modes to provide variety, but when is the popular Plunder game mode set to return to the playlist?

Warzone features plenty of fun game modes for you to try out, including the fan-favorite Plunder mode that allows you to respawn and easily level up weapons before getting back in the fight.

Since the developers want to keep things fresh for players, new game modes frequently rotate in and out of the playlist, and Plunder can’t be a constant presence in the game. We’ll go over when the mode will be back in the game.

When is Plunder coming back to Warzone?

Raven Software released the playlist update schedule on the official Warzone Trello board, confirming that Plunder Quads will be coming back to Warzone on August 11 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

The popular game mode will remain available until August 18 and then Golden Plunder will take its place. This is similar to regular Plunder but with a higher player count and increased cash drops.

After that, it remains to be seen when the developers will add Plunder back to the playlist again. So, be sure to try out Plunder Quads in Season 4 Reloaded before its removed from the playlist.

While fans of Plunder might be disappointed to see it get removed from Warzone Pacific again, implementing playlist updates ensures that there is a greater variety of game modes for you to hop into.

We’ll be sure to update this article as soon as a new date for Plunder’s return is officially confirmed after its removal, so be sure to check back with us if you’re eager to jump back into the beloved game mode.


For more Warzone, check out JGOD’s best close-range weapon in Season 4 Reloaded as well as why players are begging for a Modern Warfare LTM ahead of the MW2 release.

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