Call of Duty: Warzone has undergone a substantial overhaul with the launch of season 3. Moving on from the modern decor of Verdansk, Warzone Players now have the option to travel to the modified Verdansk ’84 map and learn the ins and outs of specific locations.
The new map, while maintaining a familiar feeling, has changed a lot. With improved graphics and lighting, the map appears right away. However, it is the distinctive changes to the Verdansk POI that are really game-changing.
With Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 is now live, it’s time to go over the best Verdansk ’84 hotspot locations.
I don’t think we could talk about hot spots without including Superstore. Yes, once again the POI Superstore attracts teams of players every game, and for good reason too.
For the most part, Superstore has not been affected. The area has been replaced with a swap of pallets and improved lighting inside to make it easier to spot campers. That said, Superstore remains an attractive hot drop area due to its additional skylights on the roof. Instead of constantly parachuting into the rear window, players can now land directly through the window and into Superstore. In addition, the top of the shelves is now accessible, adding more verticality to the area.
While the dominant teams within Superstore were able to settle without dispute, be aware that this is no longer the case. Adding the following hot-dip location adds more complexity to the Superstore station.
Factory is a new POI introduced in the Warzone Season 3 update. It’s located right across from Superstore, where the old car dealership was. While the size of the plant is not important, it does provide a great hot spot location.
Of course, any new POI in a battle royale game attracts attention. However, Factory is viable for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the location includes two sizable warehouses for sheltering and looting in the crucial opening minutes of a match. The plant also has different heights that teams can use to gain an advantage over others who have fallen in the area.
It is important to note that Factory is in the immediate vicinity of Superstore. If you are running with a confident team, you can use Factory as a starting point and clean up the Superstore survivors. Alternatively, aggressive Superstore teams might push Factory, so always be on the alert.
Summit is one of the more interesting new POIs to be introduced in Season 3. Replacing Dam, Summit consists of three major hubs all linked by moving gondolas. Due to the size of the Summit, multiple teams can visit the venue, each with the option to set up before the fight.
Summit is perhaps the most dynamic and unique POI added to Verdansk. The dam itself has been replaced by the Gora Viaduct, which does not offer much cover. This can be used to your advantage when teams decide to switch from side to side. The summit extends to the bottom where the lower dam once resided. Additionally, Summit provides a helicopter in every match that teams can fight for.
All around, Summit is a very viable and exciting hotspot place in Verdansk ’84. It has become one of my favorite additions in the new season, and if you like to fight from the start, you’ll feel right at home here.
Alongside Superstore, the hospital has always been a Warzone location of the hot drop. I’m happy to say that not much has changed for the proven point of interest. Teams that come to the hospital will find very little has changed from its layout, other than a few things.
The hospital remains a very viable drop-off location in Verdansk ’84 for the same reasons it did on the modern map. The size of the hospital area gives the team enough space to loot on their own and rally with opposing teams. As with the modern map, the hospital’s central hub provides plenty of height to examine the location. Interiors still offer cover, as well as top-notch looting spots.
It looks like Raven Software recognized what works for the hospital and didn’t fix what wasn’t broken.
The dynamics of the city center are slightly modified. The area was once a chaotic death trap due to the compactness of the buildings. A skyscraper that resided in modern Verdansk eventually gave way to the early campers and snipers who dominated the area.
Fortunately, the height of the first skyscraper in the city center has been reduced to the point that it is now under construction. The density of the city center has been changed with fewer buildings. It’s now become a viable drop-off point that doesn’t require teams to always engage with enemies every turn.
Keep checking – we’ll continue to cover changes and updates from Warzone in the future.