UPDATE: The Haunting of Verdansk Halloween event has been officially unveiled for the next Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone update, across PS4, Xbox One and PC. Warzone gamers can look forward to the launch of Night Time Battle Royale and Zombie Royale Modes, alongside a new trick-or-treat event that rewards with new items to unlock.
Here’s the latest news from Activision on the Warzone Halloween event arriving on October 20, 2020:
NIGHT TIME: “Although the full moon’s glow prevents total darkness, operators might want to still pack some Thermal optics in their Loadout Drops to help spot enemies lurking about in low-light areas or use Cold-Blooded to counter these high-tech tools.
TRICK-OR-TREAT EVENT: “No matter the operation, visiting Verdansk at night will leave operators open to a few frights. Some say that a ventriloquist doll frequently appears on television sets tuned to defunct channels, and the poltergeist of a chainsaw-wielding killer can be seen and heard across the Krovnik Farmland. Others claim that the defunct tracks near the Train Station are still in use by a ghost train, a vessel filled with souls of those who lost their lives fighting in the Gulag…
ZOMBIE ROYALE: “Operators can fight against and alongside powerful zombified creatures as part of Zombie Royale, a limited-time mode where death is far from permanent.
“Instead of being sent to the Gulag, dead Operators will come back to life as a zombie. Although zombies cannot use weapons, they have supernatural abilities: increased speed, improved jumps, deadlier melee attacks, and thermal vision.”
ORIGINAL: The next Call of Duty Modern Warfare update could be a big one for COD Warzone fans across PS4, Xbox One and PC. While Activision hasn’t said much about its plans for the Haunting of Verdansk, it appears that we will be finding out more in the coming days.
Dataminers have shared a few snippets ahead of time, including new cosmetic bundles and a special mode for gamers to experience. According to the latest news shared with the COD Community, the Haunting of Verdansk will make some significant changes to the map.
This will include bringing a Warzone Night Mode option to the Battle Royale experience, and may also mean zombies coming to the game. While zombies haven’t been officially shown by developers Infinity Ward, a few shots of a Night Mode were featured in the Season 6 trailer.
While Activision has remained coy on its plans, they have started to drop Easter eggs onto the map, including creepy laughs and other noises being heard in certain areas.
And with the new Halloween event’s scheduled release date getting closer, there’s a good chance of the big update news being revealed very soon.
Activision usually shares early notes via a blog post the day before a patch, meaning we could get some news in the next 24-hours. Gamers are expecting the Haunting of Verdansk Call of Duty Modern Warfare to begin on Tuesday, October 20.
The timing will be a little different depending on what timzone you live in, meaning some gamers will get access earlier in their day. For COD fans in the UK, the next Call of Duty Modern Warfare update is expected to go live at around 6pm BST, although nothing official has been shared yet.
For gamers in the United States, that would mean the Haunting in Warzone launching at 10am PDT.
By Modern Warfare standards this could be a large update, especially when you consider what new stuff could be added.
Playlist changes are expected, with more cosmetic bundles heading to the Call of Duty Store, and Activision confirming several limited-time modes being released.
Recent rumours suggest a Night Mode will be launching, as well as something connected to the undead appearing in Verdansk.
This is expected to be available sometime between October 20 and November 3, when the Haunting event is scheduled to end.
According to the latest rumours, the new mode will make it possible to comeback as a zombie and have the chance to regain your life if you down another player.
It will also be possible for players to buyback team mates in the normal fashion, although this all remains a rumour at this point.
Here are a few other references made to Halloween content coming to Warzone during Season 6:
“With Halloween approaching, the Store is set to stock up on a wide variety of blueprint and Operator bundles.
“Leading off the Season, expect the ‘Undead Forces’ Store bundle to bring a faithful, undead companion into the fray with a new Finishing Move, and a new Operator Bundle for Velikan that gives him an even more dark and foreboding set of armor.
“Later in the Season, prepare for more Tracer Packs, an Operator pack that continues the gold-plated trend of flashy skins, and even a couple of Halloween surprises as the nights grow longer and the more twisted games begin.”
“Grizzly End” Cargo Truck Skin: Strike terror and fear into your enemies with this Halloween inspired skin, exclusive to those who reach Tier 100 in the Battle Pass.
“Vehicle Skins: Get a fresh, Halloween-inspired exterior for four different Warzone vehicles – the “Mutated” ATV, “Flight of Torment” Helicopter, “From the Deep” SUV and “Stained” Tac Rover skins – as part of the Season Six Battle Pass.”
Published at Mon, 19 Oct 2020 18:29:00 +0000