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Master Verdansk and Rebirth Island with our Warzone map guide

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Searching for the best drop locations on Verdansk or Rebirth Island? It's a good idea to get to know each Warzone map so you can locate the best loot easily. Obviously, you'll still need to be careful of other players with the same idea, but as with other battle royale games, knowing where the hot zones are can make all the difference.

Getting familiar with both the Verdansk and Rebirth Island maps means you can head straight for the action, or know which areas to avoid if you'd rather lay low and save enough cash for one of the best Warzone loadouts. As you'd expect, hot zones are likely going to be crawling with players but knowing the areas can help you survive through to the final circle. Here are the hot zones and loot found in each region, as well as everything we know about the new Warzone map, rumoured to arrive this month.

Warzone Verdansk map: Where's the best loot?

The best Warzone loot can be found in supply boxes scattered across the map. The valuable items found in these chests are random, containing weapons (often blueprints with pre-fitted attachments), field upgrades, cash, and even the occasional killstreak. However, it's always worth keeping an eye out for the rarer, orange boxes, which hold better gear such as gas masks and armor satchels that let you hold more armor plates.

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The loot-filled areas are:

  • Verdansk International Airport
  • Karst River Quarry
  • Verdansk Stadium (Now open)
  • Gorengard Lumber Yard
  • Downtown Tavorsk District
  • Barakett Promenade East
  • City of Verdansk Port
  • Zordaya Prison Complex
  • Verdansk Hospital
  • BCH TV Station
  • Storage Town
  • Atlas Superstore
  • Verdansk Train Station

Warzone Verdansk map: Where are the hot zones?

Hot zones are where you can expect the most bloodshed to go down at the very beginning of the game. Whether you want to avoid them so you can loot in peace or find somewhere to immediately bloody your hands, refer to the map above. The hot zones I've noticed are marked with red skulls. It's no coincidence that these locations also coincide with loot-rich spots.

Here's a list of the hot zones shown on the map above:

  • Verdansk Stadium
  • Verdansk International Airport
  • Atlas Superstore
  • Verdansk Hospital
  • Downtown Tavorsk District
  • Zordaya Prison Complex
  • Karst River Quarry

Warzone Rebirth Island map: Best drop locations

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Rebirth Island is a much smaller map, currently available in its own playlist. Modes like Rebirth Mini Royale Quads/ Duos are fast-paced matches that take place in condensed areas on the island. If you're hoping to run into other squads quickly as you hunt for the best Warzone guns, here are the best Rebirth Island drop locations:

  • Prison Block 
  • Decon Zone
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Factory

There are also five ammo caches across Rebirth Island, found in: Factory, Chemical Engineering, Security Area, east of Construction Site, and west of Decon Zone.

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Warzone Verdansk map: New Shipwreck PoI details

The Warzone Shipwreck was added with Warzone Season 2 and will have you fighting through hordes of zombies in order to access it—and you'll likely be up against a lot of other players too. The Vodinoy shipwreck is located in the southwest, just east of the Verdansk prison. 

Once there, you'll need to kill a lot of zombies to get the yellow keycard required. Is the effort worth the reward? That's certainly questionable. But if you want to get in on the zombie action and find out how to access this new yellow loot crate, check out this Warzone Shipwreck guide for more details.

New Warzone map release date: Is there a new map on the way?

There have been rumours about a new Warzone map for a while now and recent leaks have all but confirmed that a new 1980s flavoured Verdansk map is set to land this month. There's been no official word from Activision but the map's launch is widely believed to coincide with the end of Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 on April 22.

According to the leaked footage, the new 1980s Verdansk map shows various landmarks from the Cold War era replacing notable locations. These include an aqueduct, an under-construction stadium, an underground mine shaft, and a large radar array, very similar to the one seen at the end of Cold War's campaign.

If you've been keeping up with the recent goings-on in Warzone, you'll know that zombies are slowly but surely taking over certain areas in Verdansk, including the Hospital, the Acropolis National Bank, and most recently, the TV Station. The most recent infestation has also seen the contamination jump by a significant amount, from five to 33 percent. So it's fair to say that it's looking more and more likely that the April 22 date is correct for the Warzone nuke event that is said to pave the way for the new map. Add to that the fact that several players have reported seeing nukes landing early—but doing absolutely no damage—suggests that the new map is imminent.

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For a while, there were rumours of what appeared to be a completely separate map, tweeted by ModernWarzone and detailed in a video by TheGamingRevolution. The video outlines that the new map was expected to be set in the Ural Mountains in Russia. TheGamingRevolution also believed that Ski Slopes and Weather Station would be on the map, along with several zones lifted from the Cold War Fireteam maps. While both of these sources have reported accurate information in the past, the recent leaks make this older rumour unlikely to be correct.