Copyright takedowns prove legitimacy of new Warzone 2 map leaks

Resurgence fans are already jumping up and down in joy at the possibility of what the new Warzone 2 map might be like.

Leaks and rumors usually stay what they're called up until they're officially confirmed or debunked. However, sometimes, a confirmation might come in another form. In this particular case, Activision Blizzard all but told us that the latest image of a new Warzone 2.0 map circling around online is legit... because it's being taken off the internet.

Copyright Takedowns New Warzone Map Leaks
The majority of critics and players seem to be loving Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 so far.

The image started life this past weekend. A few hours later after it started circulating online, Activision Blizzard took action. The overhead map image is now difficult to find online. The original sources now read "media not displayed, this image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder."

Since Activision Blizzard insists on taking the images off the internet, we can assume they're legit.

We won't re-upload the image here, but we can tell you that it says that the incoming map supports three game modes: Resurgence, Ground War, and DMZ. In addition, the map has a handful of points of interest, like Greenhouses Town Center, Beach Club, Port, and Castle, among others. Based on how the map looks, many speculate it's a direct copy of the setting for the ninth single-player Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 mission, Recon by Fire.

Resurgence players got the short end of the stick when Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 launched as well as Warzone Caldera. The latter, especially, is disappointing as it only has the Caldera map. Players can't play Resurgence on other maps like Fortune's Keep and Rebirth Island. If the new map comes, Resurgence players will have more choices. Unfortunately, it's highly unlikely that the map will be added soon.

Most likely, Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward will add the map to Warzone 2 as part of the next season's content update.

Copyright Takedowns New Warzone Map Leaks
The new map for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 has been hinted at by job listings as well.

Speaking of Call of Duty, the marquee shooter franchise remains an important part of the battle between Sony and Microsoft for the approval of the latter's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The latter reportedly offered a ten-year deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. As for Sony, the Japanese console manufacturer insists ownership of Call of Duty shouldn't go to its competitor because other franchises like Battlefield just can't keep up.

Ray Ampoloquio
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