Call of Duty players will soon be coming to the new battle map of Al Mazrah, as Warzone 2.0 launches on November 16 with the launch of Modern Warfare 2 Season 1. However, a campaign Easter egg already has some players feeling confident about the location of a second map of the war zone that could arrive after Al Mazrah.
As Easter egg hunter Geeky Pastimes found out, there is a viewable map in Modern Warfare 2’s campaign mission called El Sin Nombre. Following the mission objective of getting to Diego’s room for a keycard, Geeky Pastimes noticed a large map on the table inside Diego’s room. This could easily be dismissed as mere decoration, but he and other players are already speculating that it means something more.
The map is labeled Las Almas, which is the Mexican city featured in parts of Modern Warfare 2’s campaign, and it’s where players meet Task Force 141’s newest ally, Alejandro Vargas. It is also a town that appears in the Mercado Las Almas and Guijarro multiplayer maps.
This find may be nothing more than room decor meant to match the mission location, but Diego’s map doesn’t just look like any regular map. This Las Almas map is very similar to the design created for Warzone’s Verdansk and Caldera maps. As Geeky Pastimes points out in his video, map elements are often reused in Call of Duty, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see a Caldera or Verdansk map used, but the fact that the developer bothered to make a Las Almas map could serve as a tease of what’s to come.
Al Mazrah’s confirmed map includes Modern Warfare 2 campaign and multiplayer locations including Taraq, Sa’id City, Sarrif Bay, Hydroelectric and Fortress. Having a Las Almas sub-map seems reasonable here, as those were two of the main focus areas of the campaign. Twitter user Kalinine has already spotted Modern Warfare 2’s Santa Sena and Guijarro multiplayer layouts on the potentially teased Las Almas map, making this image even more likely to be the real deal.
Additionally, a second map for Warzone 2.0 shouldn’t be too much of a shock, as Warzone’s Verdansk and Caldera were finally joined by a Resurgence submap for close-quarters and pushback modes. Based on the map image, Las Almas doesn’t appear to be the small size of Rebirth Island or Fortune’s Keep, so it’s uncertain what the plans might be for a larger map to rival Al Mazrah.
Warzone is set to include the new DMZ mode at launch, described as an export mode and “sandbox experience” played on the Al Mazrah map. It’s possible that a large Las Almas map will become home to additional DMZ experiences and limited-time modes.
Of course, nothing is set until Activision makes an official announcement. Be sure to check out all the details announced for Warzone 2.0 and DMZ mode, including the new mechanic cycles and changes to the Gulag. Here’s everything we know so far about Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 content.
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