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New Warzone map: Everything we know

The new Warzone Caldera map with a bunker and islands
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Looking for info about the new Warzone map? Caldera has finally arrived, bringing us to the sunny shores of the Pacific and a brand new theatre of battle with it. The island map is a similar size to Verdansk, but packed with unique landmarks and locations. Whether it's an old movie theatre, airstrip, or submarine pen—the new exotic location has plenty to fight over.

Caldera arrived alongside Season 1 of Warzone Pacific (opens in new tab), with new events, as well as the anti-cheat tool, Ricochet (opens in new tab). But it's not all sand and sunshine. We've finally said farewell to the old map in the End of Verdansk event (opens in new tab), but the good news is that Rebirth Island is confirmed to be coming back later on. We've still got some details about Rebirth Island in this guide, but they won't be relevant until the map returns.

In this new Warzone map guide, I'll round up the details about Caldera, and what you need to know about the Pacific battlefield. If you're looking to get into shape for with some competitive builds, be sure to give this best Warzone loadout (opens in new tab) list a look. Feel free to disregard our section on Verdansk as the map has gone now.

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Warzone Caldera: Everything we know about the new Pacific map

It's official: Caldera is finally out, as well as season one of Warzone Pacific. 

This new island boasts '200 points of interest' with picturesque beaches, tiny villages, lush forests, and even its very own dormant volcano that I'm sure will erupt at an inopportune moment. You can see a full roundup on the island's regions in the image above. For a full breakdown of the island's locations and landmarks, be sure to see this expansive official blog post (opens in new tab) with images and details, or just play the game and drop into Caldera to take a look around yourself.

Warzone Verdansk map hot zones and 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. 

Closely related to the best loot are the hottest zones on the Warzone map. 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, check the list below. It's no coincidence that these locations also coincide with loot-rich spots.

Here's a list of the hot zones: 

  • Gora Summit
  • Verdansk Airport
  • Superstore
  • Verdansk Hospital
  • Downtown Tavorsk District

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Warzone Rebirth Island map: Best drop locations

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 (opens in new tab), 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.