The new Warzone Pacific map - Caldera - is going live in December, and in the run-up to that momentous day, Call of Duty have started to release more details. At a press event for Call of Duty: Vanguard's release, promotional merchandise was given out, including jackets with the new minimap sown into the lining. This new minimap revealed the first POIs, and if that wasn't enough, they treated us to a cinematic trailer for the new map.
Okay, there's a lot to unpack here, so let's start going through the new details about Warzone's next big map, Caldera.
[Update November 30, 2021]
Finally, the first official image of Caldera's minimap was published on Twitter. The map is divided into regions and already gives us names for them. You can find the image and the new POIs further down in the article.
New Warzone Pacific Trailer
Probably most excitingly, we got a new trailer:
What a revealing trailer. We've been so used to Warzone cinematics from the past year being cryptic and confusing, that it's hugely refreshing to be given a clear explanation of the story.
Vanguard is basically a special forces operation to hunt the last Nazis and the new map, somewhere just south of Borneo, is where so many of these soldiers have apparently fled. So the new map is presumably set around 1946.
You also saw a glimpse of the aerial battles that are coming to Warzone as their own mode. As if we weren't hyped enough.
The Caldera Minimap
You saw a brief outline of the minimap in that trailer, but beneath, you can see a high-resolution version of the map:
The contour lines of the map suggest a very mountainous environment, and the first screenshots of Caldera confirm this. But surprisingly, the map doesn't seem to require the use of boats, which we assumed it would.
Here is the newly dropped official minimap:
Caldera - Places Of Interest
The map above also revealed our first POIs. You can forget landing on Super or Prison from December, these are the new locations you'll have to learn:
- Sub Pen
- Power Plant
We're particularly excited about Volcano and Capital. A lot of the game's snipers will likely be heading to these locations first to check out how locations with a bit of height work in Caldera. Will the old rooftop & claymores play work, or will this usher in a whole new meta?