Activision are just moments away from launching part II of the Nuke Event for Warzone Season 3, will it also give you chills?
People are reporting long queue times and other server issues ahead of the Warzone Season 3 Nuke Event update and that might be because there are million of excited gamers ready for some battle royal.
Next time you fire up Call of Duty: Warzone you might be greeted by a hefty 25GB patch. Don’t panic. This is the third, and most likely final, Season Update for Warzone and it is all kicking off with a highly anticipated Nuke Event called “The Destruction of Verdansk”.
Why do we think it may be the third and final major update? Call of Duty 2021 is not too far off, so if this is not the last update and/or season, it will most likely be the last major update.
Sadly if you’re just reading this now you’ve missed out on the Nuke Event, but Activision have promised a part 2 in the destruction of the Call of Duty: Warzone battle royal map Verdansk.
The WarZone Nuke Event update continued in “The Destruction of Verdansk Part 2” at 5AM AEST on April 23rd.on That’s 5 hours and 30 minutes exactly from we publish this article. So, it is definitely not too late to get in on the action. You could definitely get a couple of games in before work or school! Heck, why not just pull a sickie.
The Season 3 patch notes hint that we will be hunt to learn more about Adler’s whereabouts. There will also be special in-game challenges to solve in Black Ops – Cold War and Warzone. If you complete all the intel challenges, will unlock event rewards such as unique weapon charms, calling cards, and a new operator skin.
Apparently the nuke was on the servers not on verdansk map #Warzone— HiramO 🐝 (@Hiramo_Ch) April 21, 2021
Those who got to experience “The Destruction of Verdasnk Part I” were extremely impressed with the Nuke Event. YouTuber and Call of Duty streamer Swagg managed to get in during part 1 despite the Activision server struggles and he “got chills” when the nuke dropped on the whole map.
In the final moments of the game the atmosphere and music changes. “Woah, chat! Chan you hear that? The music and vibes now? Oh my gosh,” Swagg said anticipated the end game. Right as the final cutscene and people get to see Verdansk blown to smithereens his team mates can be heard gasping, “oh my god,” and even Swagg gets of his seat and announced to his audience that the scene gave him chills.
The reactions to the final moments of Verdansk all kind of fall in line with Swagg’s. Seeing that city get nuked does something to a man. So many games played there, so many losses — oh wait — perhaps I should be celebrating its destruction. Although I’m a little sad to see it go, I can’t wait to see what’s next!
People are a little emotional to see Verdansk get nuked. It was even based on a real place in the Ukraine called Donetsk.
The Verdansk map is an extensively modified fictional city heavily based on a real one; Donetsk in Ukraine. Several major landmarks from the city have been copied to populate the Verdansk map. Even the map’s official code reference in the game files is “mp_donetsk” implying that during development Infinity Ward considered going for the real deal instead of a fictional stand-in. They probably scrapped it due to conflict in the region at the time, though.
Make sure you either get jacked on energy drinks or set your alarm clock bright and early if you don’t want to miss part 2 of “The Destruction (or end) of Verdansk” Warzone Nuke Event. Remeber, that’s 5AM EAST April 23rd for us Aussies! We’ve even set up a little countdown to help you keep track.