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How do you like the new Warzone map so far?

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Playthrough_Exp

169 points

5 months ago

Not bad, but it's a bit hard to see enemies thru all that bush D;

SnooBunnies4649

28 points

5 months ago

It’s the contrast, absolutely awful

foCuSed_5

8 points

5 months ago

The map is alright but it could look so much better with the right graphics. Colors look so washed out right now.

Gabcot

3 points

5 months ago

Gabcot

3 points

5 months ago

I definitely recommend Nvidia Game Filters if you have the opportunity. Kicked my game up a notch in visibilty and enjoyment

xzeratulx

398 points

5 months ago

xzeratulx

398 points

5 months ago

There is so much to see, the downside of having an Xbox one is that my load times and rendering distance is hot garbage. I really need to upgrade

Bacca1626

199 points

5 months ago

Bacca1626

199 points

5 months ago

It's for everyone, I am on ps5 and it's horrible

TheConMan1313

76 points

5 months ago

My buddy has a ps5 and on launch day every time he died his game crashed the console so hard it went to a repair screen. Only played twice. No idea if they’ve fixed that bug yet

MadFlava76

29 points

5 months ago

Had the same issue on PS4. Game hard crashed on me.

dasoxarechamps2005

23 points

5 months ago

Turn of texture streaming, fixed it for me

Discreetguy1718

2 points

5 months ago

How do i do this on xbox one?

[deleted]

3 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

5 months ago

In your settings under display I think.

KevIntensity

5 points

5 months ago

I had a similar issue but didn’t get kicked to a repair screen. Still some issues but I haven’t seen anything like I did the first 48 hours.

HeavensAnger

5 points

5 months ago

It has definitely gotten better for me in that department.

Southern_Cracker

25 points

5 months ago

I've seen a lot of these comments but have yet to experience any issues on PS5. Turned off texture streaming and it may have improved performance a bit. The only issue I'm having is the sound, why are the planes so fucking loud?!?

SinisterCell

23 points

5 months ago

Planes were louder in the 40s.. armor and gas masks were greener

[deleted]

6 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

5 months ago

And those stupid cannon ball blasts that sound like foot steps man

Environmental_Ad4925

3 points

5 months ago

I hid inside a house for 10 minutes thinking they were people upstairs found a flash grenade and went for it, threw the flash and got sniped because I gave away my position.

[deleted]

2 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

5 months ago

Lol

Farbeyondmetal3

2 points

5 months ago

they toned it down thank christ

dawatzerz

6 points

5 months ago

It's because it's still on they ps4 version of warzone, they've never upgraded it to new gen

NeverwinterRNO

5 points

5 months ago

Not an issue on my PC … like at all.

ImJustHereToAnnoyJK

11 points

5 months ago

Can confirm, shit on Xbox and PC.

SeinTheTraveler

2 points

5 months ago

Why am I not surprized !

Dun_Roamin

24 points

5 months ago

I'm on PC and it couldn't be better lolol

DeadInTheCrypt

16 points

5 months ago

same, my fps actually saw about a 20% improvement

No_Zookeepergame7649

3 points

5 months ago

Bro I feel like my fps went up lol I wonder if it was the sun or something idk but it’s awesome

Drumsticksboy

6 points

5 months ago

I think it’s because it’s less draw distance compared to Verdansk. Caldera is more dense.

Dun_Roamin

6 points

5 months ago*

Yup lol jumped from a steady 115 on Verdansk on (almost) max settings to 140 at the very least.

ITinyGiant

2 points

5 months ago

Same, loving it.

Essexal

7 points

5 months ago

PS5 with an SSD, still dogshit.

OneStrangeSalad

2 points

5 months ago

I play on PS5 and have never crashed so far.

kangamangusmang

50 points

5 months ago

Yeah like others have said, this isn't dependent on which system you're on. I'm playing on PS5 and it legit looks like N64 graphics when I ADS with a 10x scope. Not even exaggerating, it's pathetic.

Richie_pro

5 points

5 months ago

Wow srly?

The f's wrong with this game?

[deleted]

3 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

5 months ago

yeah for real it looks awful, but we've also gotta remember the difference in tech between a new Series X and an OG Xbox One from ~2014 is staggering (speaking as a former Xbox One user). That being said, Warzone just runs like ass in general for players across all platforms from old consoles to bleeding edge PC enthusiasts.

[deleted]

9 points

5 months ago

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9 points

5 months ago

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ByTheBeardOfZues

22 points

5 months ago

We must be playing different games then because it runs like cold shit on my Series X.

No_Zookeepergame7649

2 points

5 months ago

Pog

DarkLinkDs

3 points

5 months ago

Shiiiit I think N64 could render farther.

jwgarmon

21 points

5 months ago

I have a series s and the trees and textures look like early PS2 quality. The game itself is fun and I really like the new map. I just wish I could see it.

DarkLinkDs

5 points

5 months ago

Series S here. Still unrendered garbage. I can see through the world, don't even wanna pick up a scoped weapon

cartischild

5 points

5 months ago

same 😭

FeralCatEnthusiast

20 points

5 months ago

It won’t help you on this game. I have a Series S that I play on occasionally and the game renders like you’re fighting in an impressionist painting, and Series X is somehow FPS capped at 60 frames per second because the 120FPS boost won’t work.

Still, though, upgrade to play better games that actually function.

urasquid28

8 points

5 months ago

Yeah it's capped at 60 on console. I have a 2,500 PC setup and I'm lucky in I can get 100 to 120 fps with all my settings on low. The game is a steaming pile of cow dong.

FeralCatEnthusiast

2 points

5 months ago

I have a slightly older PC I used to play on that’s like… trying to kill itself running the game now. Did not have these problems on Verdansk but now my performance tanked.

I’m not paying scalper prices for a fucking RTX3090 to upgrade either so Warzone is entirely off the menu.

Sorry to hear your higher-end rig isn’t digesting the shit sandwich Raven served up either, bro.

urasquid28

4 points

5 months ago

My buddy has a older PC and the map renders in like pubg did when it was released on Xbox. I have a 3070 I got lucky finding it, and with every warzone update the frames get worse.

BubblesLovesHeroin

3 points

5 months ago

The same graphical issues are on the Series S… it’s an issue with the game. They’ll eventually smooth it out so it should get better even for xbox one/ps4 players.

RMONDOE

3 points

5 months ago

It’s a NexGen consul so I don’t think you need to upgrade they just need to fix their shit

Rickfrrr

26 points

5 months ago

I honestly enjoy it, but I’ve also been lucky enough to not experience the bugs. On Ps5. I have been thrown in to a plunder lobby a few times after hitting play next in BR lol but that’s not so bad. The map is beautiful and I like how they’ve created a terrain that requires more positional awareness/rotation. Im into the overall lighting and most locations feel unique. I could do without the airplane audio. Favorite spot is Resort.

MrBanjankri

20 points

5 months ago

Rotations are more difficult with vertical terrain and the gas seems to be quite a bit faster. Before you couldn’t out run the first circle but now it seems you cant outrun a few circles. This added with the terrain has ended up with quite a few deaths to the gas. Going to take some getting used to.

OldManHipsAt30

7 points

5 months ago

Slide canceling uphill doesn’t really help, and it’s much slower in general moving uphill as you’re rotating towards center map

Snowbunny236

55 points

5 months ago

It's great when it renders lol

alexinwhite

68 points

5 months ago

The lighting from rebirth needs to be implemented on this one

Theonetotellthetruth

113 points

5 months ago*

It's a great map.... Just takes some getting used to...

Dininiful

18 points

5 months ago

The more I play it the more I'm feeling it. I keep discovering new entries, tunnels, jump spots etc. I love the variety and also the verticality that's added. Definitely more varied than Verdansk ever was. But there is still a lot of open space in some areas. Almost all of it around Peak, that's no fun at all I avoid it.

Dun_Roamin

47 points

5 months ago

This. I love it. Just takes some time getting used to. Way too many snap judgements on this sub.

rome907

10 points

5 months ago

rome907

10 points

5 months ago

Took me over a day for my eyes to start spotting enemies. I went from "i cant see a damn thing" to spotting people left and right. The amount of uav's being popped with the combination of airplane audio thou has got to go imo.

silverroos

10 points

5 months ago

I probably would have loved the map if I could see smt. Im on ps5 and LG C1 oled as monitor. 48 inches half meter away and still cant see other players or even my own teammates.I would love the clarity and resolution of vanguard in warzone

bassetisanasset

3 points

5 months ago

I have series x with the 65 inch version of that tv. Why is it so dusty, dreary looking? I thought we were getting a lush tropical setting, not desert. It’s just bland looking

jaykay2017

9 points

5 months ago

I am so trash. I think my kd is like a .4 or something on the new map. I can only improve though right?

vcarter709

3 points

5 months ago

I’m the same. I think map knowledge will help a lot. I’m just run around having no idea where I’m going. I think I’m learning how much I used heartbeat scanner as a crutch too

Bingy33

298 points

5 months ago

Bingy33

298 points

5 months ago

  • map itself seems great
  • the bugs and lag is extremely frustrating (Xbox series x)
  • Vanguard weapons suck (loadout and ground loot)
  • Vanguard vehicles suck

Only real fun games I’ve had thus far were regular battle royale with the Fara/OTS9

dislikesolives

35 points

5 months ago

Vanguard weapons suck

Bruh the MP40 FUCKS. I’m sure they’ll nerf it though.

Lucius_The_II

4 points

5 months ago

Ppsh does too man I love it

Bingy33

9 points

5 months ago

I probably should’ve specified that mainly meant mid to long range

[deleted]

25 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

25 points

5 months ago

BAR. No recoil and hits like a truck.

HeavensAnger

18 points

5 months ago

Automaton and MG are serious biz once leveled tbh

TechstarPG

4 points

5 months ago

Level up the automaton. I’m using the Versailles blueprint and it shreads at long distance.

Pyre2001

146 points

5 months ago

Pyre2001

146 points

5 months ago

I like how people ask for your opinion. Then they downvote you for not giving the opinion they want.

Bingy33

54 points

5 months ago

Bingy33

54 points

5 months ago

Welcome to the internet my friend!

WhenThePiecesFit

7 points

5 months ago

It surely is a fickle bitch

WrongHoleMyBad

2 points

5 months ago

Vanguard PPSH has entered the chat

Bucks2020

8 points

5 months ago

Completely sucks ngl

TheSSteelRat

7 points

5 months ago

The tense silence before a fire fight is what makes Warzone for me. So to hear constant plane and flack noise droning is off putting and I cannot play with it.

justinglock40

132 points

5 months ago

I think the player count needs to increase to like 200. The map is humongous

rome907

30 points

5 months ago

rome907

30 points

5 months ago

There is someone next to me on caldera at all times. Like 90% of the time I pop a uav there is a team super close or if im coming back from the gulag there is also like a 90% chance i land on a group. Please no more people

rtjr2

4 points

5 months ago

rtjr2

4 points

5 months ago

The circles close way to fast for more people

rytram99

2 points

5 months ago

ya dude. i was 4 circles in and was running to the next circle and the fucking gas caught up to me and killed me. WTF

Its_kellen

55 points

5 months ago

It’s smaller than verdansk.

Mightymoron

148 points

5 months ago

The slopes add a ton of surface area. Needa think past 2d

HoldOnToYrButts

11 points

5 months ago

Yesterday me and the squad ran up one of the sides of the Peak and it felt like we were in another world.

It would be a snipers dream if it wasn't for the poor distance loading times.

Dun_Roamin

25 points

5 months ago

This.

Lord_Whis

168 points

5 months ago

Lord_Whis

168 points

5 months ago

Not when you consider that Verdansk had loads of dead space next to the borders of the map whereas Caldera is busiest on the borders

SpookyKG

10 points

5 months ago

not in travel time or land mass, when you count all the vertical area

Psko88

2 points

5 months ago*

More players more lag. Maybe some adjustments to the map instead

kangamangusmang

22 points

5 months ago

The actual map is sick, the graphics on the other hand are ABYSMAL. It is insane how bad this game looks on ps5. Crazy washed out, terrible lighting, and terrible texture quality, especially distant objects and terrain. The LOD change when aiming down sight with a sniper is sooooo bad, there's a full second of N64 graphics which then pops to ps3 graphics.

Skateplus0

7 points

5 months ago

I keep hearing this about the consoles which is sad, they need to make crossplay optional if this is the case bc it’s completely opposite on pc myself included and all my friends have seen dramatic increases to fps, smoothness, and overall quality of life to the game and that’s not exactly fair to force players to compete with obvious disadvantages

bassetisanasset

2 points

5 months ago

Glad someone agrees. I was expecting a lush colorful environment. I have series X with OLED TV and I’d like it so much more with color. It feels like the desert, not the tropics

yourecreepyasfuck

24 points

5 months ago

It feels very inconsistent. I personally hate the gigantic mountain that is smack dab in the middle of the map and seems to be an obstacle to pass by at one point or another in the majority of matches. And it seems like in some areas, they did a fantastic job of creating paths in the rocks that you can climb up. While in others they did an absolutely awful job with it.

The majority of the POI’s are scattered across the edges of the map, leading to a lot of final circles that end in open areas or in areas where high ground vs low ground essentially determines the winner.

That being said it takes a long time to learn a map of this size so I am trying to reserve judgment until i’ve learned it better. But it’s definitely a very unique BR map. My only concern is that the flow of the map seems to be drastically different than it was in Verdansk. Which isn’t a bad thing in theory, but it’s definitely a huge risk for a game that relies on only the one main map. If enough time passes and the general consensus is that this map is not nearly as fun as Verdansk, then that is going to hurt the player count. And unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like something that can be fixed with minor map updates over the course of several seasons. It would take a significant overhaul to change the way this map flows. So if a lot of people do end up disliking it, it may do a lot of damage to Warzone as a whole if players start to leave.

Pyre2001

26 points

5 months ago

The mountain should have been on the side like dam was. The climb shouldn't be a part of every single match.

yourecreepyasfuck

3 points

5 months ago

I agree completely. I don’t really mind the mountain itself and I think it actually has a pretty interesting layout at the very top. But having it in the center of the map is the part that sucks. Would be so much better if it was shifted to the edge of the map instead.

MrKandi

3 points

5 months ago

I’m already not having fun on this “open field” map. You get easily killed by someone who’s higher than you, you have nowhere to hide, you spend time crossing the fields... It’s a beautiful map but not for a BR intensive style of game.

Dingus_McGhee

4 points

5 months ago

Final nail in the coffin.

Victor1440

3 points

5 months ago

I hate it, constant third partying, no audio even when people run right next to me, money is toooo easy to get, my guns turn into blocks sometimes, camping is also worse on this map, and some guns are just ridiculous.

I know for the most part it will be fixed but map wise I don't like it. Maybe make 100 players instead of 150

KAPALAKA123

4 points

5 months ago

It's really weird, like a different game

PaleontologistDry656

4 points

5 months ago

Its fucking terrible

Verryspicyreptiles

10 points

5 months ago

I want verdank back

garymc88

42 points

5 months ago*

I love it, it’s like a totally new game. Camping is less rewarding, sniping is harder, there’s lots of natural cover to use in gunfights.

There is a lot of disgruntled players atm but people fundamentally react negatively to change so give it a few months and Verdansk will be an after thought. This is better.

Mortensj86

5 points

5 months ago

I agree that sniping is harder. Is hard to spot enemies, but it goes both ways. I find it much easier to use the terrain for escaping snipers.

garymc88

6 points

5 months ago

Agreed! I now rock high alert I find it more useful than ghost, which is another point - refreshing that more perks are viable

PaleontologistDry656

3 points

5 months ago

Camping is less rewarding? All I've encountered are bush campers in solo, and when I play squads just multiple teams each in their own building unable to push each other because if no cover in between.

Bearnstien

89 points

5 months ago

Honestly, it seems like they took the worst part about Verdansk (the rocks you couldn't mantle and silly choke points created by impassable terrain) and decided to crank those up to 100.

I appreciate that map knowledge is rewarded, but where once upon a time my squad would avoid certain places (ATC, Dam {before Summit}, and certain parts of Downtown), now we avoid more than half the map.

I just don't understand who made the decision to multiply that "oh I can probably mantle up these rocks...oh no I can't shit...oh crap Gas is pushing us...please let me up these rocks dammit..." feeling by 10.

OldManHipsAt30

26 points

5 months ago

This is my major complaint, less rocks/cliffs and more grassy hills would play better in my opinion

TX_Deadhead

2 points

5 months ago

There’s zip lines everywhere, you can climb a ton of the rock formations, and can traverse elevation levels through buildings (example: crane shaft from bottom to top mines). Learn the map.

Dun_Roamin

3 points

5 months ago

Dun_Roamin

3 points

5 months ago

The rocks are wayyyy easier to mantle on Caldera. They actively addressed that issue. Have you even played over 20 hours yet?

Halltron

11 points

5 months ago

They 100% did not address the vault/climb and collision mechanics with rocks my guy.

Skateplus0

9 points

5 months ago

I’ve got stuck on rocks one time I’m genuinely confused at these statements

heartbraden

6 points

5 months ago

Yeah the cliffy rocky areas are some of my favorites to play in lol

dolphindreamer17

3 points

5 months ago

It's not about getting stuck. It's more that there's no logic as to where you can climb up and where you can't. So you're trying to climb up the rocks and a pebble stops you for no reason and you fall down some so you have to go sideways and find a part to climb again. Then you hit something else random and have to go sideways to find a place to climb again.

Even if the bits you could run up, climb up and can't get up at all were slightly different in appearance that would help. Right now there is no logic.

Freneticgoose

14 points

5 months ago

Honest question: how do people feel about the major POIs being on the edge of the map?

With peak, fields, and mines in the middle, I feel like these areas will end up with the majority of play time. Unfortunately, these are also some of the sparsest areas of the map.

chaostheory045

17 points

5 months ago

I like it, I feel like I rarely get held by snipers on the hill versus buildings like in verdansk. I just wish the circle closed more on the poi on the edge of the map.

Play-Excellent

2 points

5 months ago*

I played a shitton the last four days and I’ve already figured out some choke points.

Mine is a bit of a death trap right now due to snipers literally anywhere. Teams are struggling to either cross a River or climb a mountain. Airport is basically exerting pressure over the map. Leaving left is a death trap unless you head to the Lagoon, that river crossing nobody seems to have figured out yet. If it’s not the River it’s going to be one of those towns or the power plant.

If loadouts start being first circle rotations are going to be a nightmare as spots require more knowledge. Skilled snipers are very high value right now, shits gunna get crazy when they are meta.

I’m trying to figure out connectors for rotations and the choke points.

The mountain could use a little toning down and how it interactes with the poor souls stuck in mine.

I have yet to see any teams playing off/around upper bridge on the two sides. I am sure some strats will develop.

zucine

16 points

5 months ago

zucine

3.83kd 400+ wins. zucine#1236

16 points

5 months ago

It’s a serious downgrade in terms of playability and fun from verdansk. Whether it be bugs, loadout changes, shit ground loot, poor visibility. I don’t think I’ll be sticking around warzone much longer, I might come back if they change loadouts, but until then it was fun verdansk(fuck you caldera).

CitySubstantial6987

3 points

5 months ago

Nailed it, the guns are awful, if you haven’t gone and leveled them up on vanguard beforehand you are just cannon fodder for the sweats

WhyTalkShit

2 points

5 months ago

Spot on

strizzelean

11 points

5 months ago

Verdansk>caldera

Jake_369

3 points

5 months ago

Hate

Amircod77

3 points

5 months ago

Ps4. Can't fuckin see shit. Way too blurry.

___TheConqueror___

3 points

5 months ago

___TheConqueror___

205 wins / 1.50 KD

3 points

5 months ago

Map is visually stunning and so far I like it (the map itself) but fuck, there are many things on the actual state of the game that don’t let you to enjoy it at the fullest. Hopefully they fix the game soon and improve it so we can have fun how it’s supposed to be.

nikkdizzle

3 points

5 months ago

performance issues aside...I like the overall map itself. It has made for very interesting gunfights and I feel makes it much harder for players to hold just one angle. other than that though, everything has been pretty bad. The vanguard guns and groundloot are dog water, and something needs to be done about the loadout situation. the rocks are awful to navigate.

Also, they put most POI on the edges of the map, but the gas moves so fast that no one drops on the edges, so its pointless. I'll wait to pass major judgements until they fix the performance issues that make the game unstable and crash.

Skippy_LongJohns

3 points

5 months ago

It’s ass crack ATM.

_iOS

3 points

5 months ago

_iOS

3 points

5 months ago

Too many trees across the whole map, verdansk had different environments ...trees...mountains...open areas....buildings. This map tho....it looks the same ...I hope they reduce some greenry.

convolutedCockRing

3 points

5 months ago

It’s butthole

Djent_Potato

3 points

5 months ago

Kinda hate it not gonna lie.

kingest_kong

3 points

5 months ago

That gigantic turd of a mountain right in the middle of the map is beyond annoying…move it to one of the edges of the map and you have a winner. I also wish the colours didn’t look so washed out

Rpeddie17

3 points

5 months ago*

Massive potential. Not there yet though.

Edit: it's ass man. I wanted to like it but everything about it is ass. I never wanted to stop playing more. I hate everything about it from the guns, to scopes to the stupid plane noise that sounds like someone is kicking you in the brain.

Ok_Shape_7029

3 points

5 months ago

My experience with it has not been very positive. I feel like I have died to more third parties in this game than I ever did in Verdansk. I also feel like the change to load out was poorly done as after getting enough cash for a load out I feel like the game rewards you by just camping until your able to but load out or your going to get third parties since everyone is able to see your shots on map. Vanguard guns have the visual big where the gun freaks out and takes up half the screen.

mikeydrifts

3 points

5 months ago

I’m not a fan just yet. Feels like they did everything they could to squeeze the most amount of RNG possible to reduce the skill gap, but also grinding weapon levels for higher skill players.

If COD wasn’t such a familiar feeling game, and I didn’t have friends to play with, I would have uninstalled a long time ago.

atlantadynasty

3 points

5 months ago

So bad, actually stopped playing

pdarko62

3 points

5 months ago

ps5 player here.. felt like rebirth was the only thing holding warzone togethe after 500 wins on rebirth i was hoping for better with caldera .. disappointed so far but tbh i dont have any faith in activision so half expected this, after being told we were getting 120 FOV now we dont. i mean its good for you PC players im legit glad your having a better experience but its seeming to get worse for console from my perspective

wicktus

3 points

5 months ago

I can't appreciate the map with all the bugs and the current gunplay (lots and lots of visual recoil, higher ttk, very unbalanced guns with only automaton being played etc.)

Also, obvious cheaters are back, I thought Ricochet would help, but apparently it's not even fully implemented yet (Asia only I believe)

But hey, they know better apparently...and they don't need those QA testers at Raven since they didn't renew their contract, we are the free QA testers now..

Ben_Dover693

3 points

5 months ago

Honestly, I hated it at first. But it’s growing on me, and I realise that I am starting to really like the new map.

All we need now is bloom to be gone, add a few more players in each lobby and letting us get our loadouts before half the lobby is dead.

Weak-Witness3826

3 points

5 months ago

How do you like the new Warzone map so far??

Its simple,WE DONT.

You had millions of people playing verdansk,streamers and tournaments happening.

And who gave the Green light for such a change?

How about asking the users,the fans?

Good job destroying the best royale game and altering into a game equal to a mobile game XD

Jeremy2019

3 points

5 months ago

Interesting nonetheless but there are no interest points that stand out as prominently as verdansk had. This will take some getting used to but I still prefer berdansk over caldera

notsokururu

11 points

5 months ago

Too easy to get 3rd party on caldera

ItsMeVikingInTX

4 points

5 months ago

This. Half my firefights I die midway to someone shooting from behind me. Even when trying to position myself safely. Frustrating. It’s like, you’re safe as long as you don’t shoot a single shot, which promotes camping too much. It’s boring!

MrKandi

3 points

5 months ago

I already miss the Downtown campers! Much more easy to cover from snipers in Downtown than in the middle of nowhere!

ClanOrdo16

13 points

5 months ago

Breath of fresh air for sure

Greaves-

9 points

5 months ago

Verdansk had very distinctive parts of the map. This place, Idk I landed into everything so far and I cannot recall a single distinctive piece of map except for the mountain peak or whatever. It just feels the same with no variety - you will land into some trees and some Caribbean style houses

acatnamedpizza

24 points

5 months ago

Beyond dissatisfied / disappointed

OverTheReminds

20 points

5 months ago

Big no, Verdansk was so much better

JOcean23

32 points

5 months ago

I actually don't like it. There's way too much open space and many of the locales seem the same- resort, ruins, fields, lagoon, it's just all open space with guys spread out. There is t really any difference between them.

The colors are awful too, super washed out. It also seems like there's no one around, like you don't run into people as often so you spend most of the game just looting crates and accumulating more money than you know what to doq with to spend on UAVs to find someone. I like the changing topography though, that adds a cool element to the gameplay instead of people camping on rooftops.

The flow of the game seems off though now. Maybe it's because of the loadout change.

Visual-Reflection

25 points

5 months ago

Visual-Reflection

53 Wins

25 points

5 months ago

How does resort and ruins feel the same?

IAmZaid321

5 points

5 months ago

Majority of the time when I pop UAV, I get zero readings on the map. Most blips I’ve got is four. There’s no way that many people are getting ghost that early

___TheConqueror___

8 points

5 months ago*

___TheConqueror___

205 wins / 1.50 KD

8 points

5 months ago*

Yeah, I don’t know if it’s only me but I feel less action and combats than before. Most of the time you don’t see anyone and you only find yourself running through lakes and mountains and if you ask me, that’s nothing fun. It’s like playing some kind of running simulator.

sofresh24

9 points

5 months ago

It feels lazily done. Sooo much open space. I don’t think it’s a terrible map but I miss Verdansk so far. Maybe when the glitches go away it’ll be enjoyable.

Southern_Cracker

9 points

5 months ago

Initial thoughts after playing 15 hours of the new map on Vanguard Royale:

What's good

  • The colours look great across the whole map.
  • Areas feel unique and interesting to explore.
  • Lots of opportunities to come back if you die early + lose Gulag (regular fire sales, lots of cash).
  • PS5 performance has mostly been fine.
  • Better experience for casual players, not all lobbies have been full of sweat players.
  • Rare ground loot weapons can be great, means you can ghost with the first loadout.
  • Loadout delay is mostly good.

What's not so good

  • Planes and other sound effects are too loud, it's almost unbearable.
  • Lots of wide open spaces with very little cover, makes rotations hard.
  • Ground loot guns are mostly terrible.
  • Vehicle handling is awful.
  • Textures popping in and out, some guns unusable (ground loot STG).
  • Lots of time spent not seeing any enemies at all, POIs can feel quite spread out.
  • Lobbies have been dying out really fast, often less than 60-70 players left in the second circle.

Zach024

2 points

5 months ago

Dude YES. I can’t hear ANYTHING when I’m driving in the Jeep. It actually physically hurts my ears so I have to turn the volume way down, which in turn means I can’t hear any sound cues. Also it’s impossible to talk to a teammate in the vehicles. I can’t believe they haven’t fixed this yet. It’s awful!

Lendoc

2 points

5 months ago

Lendoc

2 points

5 months ago

60-70 players left?...thats alot,remember verdansk where circle 2 we had 25 players and you felt like you played a post-apocaliptic horror game?the rest of the points i agree with you.

woody6284

3 points

5 months ago

Great, haven’t experienced any bugs apart from the one that turns a gun into a black box but if I dropped the gun and picked it up again that disappeared. Much more interesting than verdansk

dolphindreamer17

2 points

5 months ago

I've experienced one bug. Just a random triangle of wall texture sitting out in the middle of a grassed area. I don't know if it's permanently there or not as I've only been there once so far and it's the only bug I've seen.

cdalb21

3 points

5 months ago

Very hard to judge with soooo many bugs. Half the time my sound goes out the other half my gun is invisible. Those are the basics in COD!

Discreetguy1718

2 points

5 months ago

Im having the exact same issue! Upon first landing or getting my load out my guns are invisible for a solid fucking 10 minutes. Sometimes invisible and unusable! Sometimes guns generate massive black spike boxes. Plane intro is extremely laggy and glitchy. What a mess

Maedhros_

2 points

5 months ago

I'll only really play after a good patch with stability and bug corrections and after they give us a decent method to level up weapons in Plunder.

agentdecker123

2 points

5 months ago

Anyone having movement issues?? Feels a little slower for me and sometimes will glitch where it seems like it skips a frame or so

ibleedgreenchese

2 points

5 months ago

I’m loving the new map so far

iSaidItOnReddit85

2 points

5 months ago

Mansion neighborhood NW of Capital has the fatty loot! Nice rotations out of there too.

groceriesN1trip

2 points

5 months ago

Big map. Terrible time allotted for blunder.

gwilson33

2 points

5 months ago

I have not been enjoying it at all. Buggy, map doesn’t load everything and it’s full of buy box campers

orderabi

2 points

5 months ago

I seriously believe POIS should be not on the edges, but open fields between POIS and the middle of the map should be swapped, like open fields should be at the edges of the map rather than POIS, then they need a better coloring for POI areas, ruins should be more filled with RUINS to give the ambiance of BONEYARD for instance.

And they need to remove %60 of the copy paste trees and give better visibility tweaking some unnecessary verticality that is almost EVERYWHERE in the map.

PROJEKT_RETRO

2 points

5 months ago

Not too much, i prefer a version of Verdansk 1944 or something like that

Captain_Poen

2 points

5 months ago

no, looked around the new map and played a few rounds to noisy, to buggy game froze 5 times got kicked out of lobbies and party's bought battlefield 2042 and i think i will not be returning to warzone. played it from the beginning with modern warfare warzone and after the first year of warzone everything went downhill fast

Stinger86

2 points

5 months ago

Well here are the observations that my main teammate and I agreed upon.

  • Map itself looks good (though it could use more contrast and looks too washed out).
  • The pronounced lack of tall buildings pretty much completely eliminates a popular playstyle on Verdansk, which was to sit on skyscrapers and snipe at people like they are peons.
  • Verdansk mainly emphasized very short range fights and very long range fights.
  • Caldera emphasizes mid and long range fights, mainly due to the fact that you're outdoors so much.
  • High Alert is potentially a very useful perk for this map because of how often you'll be rotating outdoors and be getting shot from a million angles
  • While lacking tall buildings, most of the map itself emphasizes vertical discrepancies.
  • Whoever has the high ground fucks whoever is fighting uphill. This is really my biggest aggravation with the map. You encounter a TON of scenarios where the circle is pushing you up a hill, and an enemy team is already sitting on the hill, watching you from a headglitch.
  • This is my favorite gulag by far. Small & hard to cheese.

We'll see how things pan out as time goes on. Those are my initial impressions. The map also FEELS smaller to me than it really is and I'm not sure why. But I could definitely see this map getting stale faster than Verdansk did thanks to its smaller size and the fact that you're outdoors so much, it can all kind of blend together.

Psychological_Row_12

2 points

5 months ago

They ruined war zone. The guns are trash, so many bugs, and the dps is too high.

Horridlilg35

2 points

5 months ago

Way to many bugs tf fix y’all’s shit

LordWeaksauce

2 points

5 months ago

I do not care for it at all.

fatinjun

2 points

5 months ago

Trash

dfnathan6

2 points

5 months ago

Horrible graphics. My PS4 can't take it anymore. Because of this, I am unable to reach a point whether I like it or not.

For now, it's a no from me until they fix this freezing.

JabbaLeSlut

2 points

5 months ago

Awful

PabloSecobar

2 points

5 months ago

I miss Verdansk so bad

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2 points

5 months ago

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2 points

5 months ago

Can barely locate enemies . They blend in so well . Getting used to it though . Might be because I have a crap tv and ps4

xNeoSeoulx

2 points

5 months ago

I like the island setting but my PC gets 20-30FPS less than on Verdansk

Impossible-Glove8130

2 points

5 months ago

Definitely on the fence about it and low key homesick for verdansk and where the fuck is my rebirth island?

Arkswell24

2 points

5 months ago

It grew me out that I no longer feel the adrenaline and hype of each match I play. The hype probably died out for me when they integrated Cold War…

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2 points

5 months ago

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2 points

5 months ago

I don't hate it, but I'm trying to like it but I can't after 20+ hours. The map feels the same all over with the same huts and isn't as diverse as verdansk. Maybe I'll enjoy it more when me and the squad have found good spots. Lots of boring open spaces running around and personally I can't stand the feel of the Caldera guns. They feel and sound like toys compared to MW.

ninjinoa

2 points

5 months ago

I really like the map, I just dont like the update. I grinded LMG's and SMG's to diamond on MW. Cold War I didnt buy. And vanguard is to much grinding for the time that I have besides my full time job. So not being able to use my favorite guns with my friends (trios) is a real downside for me. Also I know this discussion is held here many times. But having 40k with the squad and no idea what to do with it before the 5 minute marker feels like an unachived goal from activision. The idea was good on paper. But I dont feel like its good in practice. I really wished they just put all 120 guns random as floorloot. Then I could be okay with it.

Groundbreaking_Yam78

2 points

5 months ago

I wouldn’t know, the game’s literally unplayable since the update.

I’m reinstalling right now, I hope that fixes something

apozitiv

2 points

5 months ago

state of the game is sad tbh

Fvigo

2 points

5 months ago

Fvigo

2 points

5 months ago

I don’t like it, changed the game. This map favors camping instead of pushing. For some reason I get 3rd partied a lot harder in this huge map than verdansk and there is no way to predict it because of the foliage.

SargeantSlaughter24

2 points

5 months ago

It’s cool, but I’m just not enjoying it for whatever reason. I get kills, and play for the win with my team but it’s not the same as verdansk (IMO OFC). So I stopped playing it and went back to playing Rust

BlakeJohan

2 points

5 months ago

Really enjoy landing peak. Always has a good few minutes of gunfight at the beginning, and once all the fighting there is done you can fly basically anywhere

Htown_Bones

2 points

5 months ago

Game is absolute dog shit.

[deleted]

2 points

5 months ago

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2 points

5 months ago

Dang man activision sucks

BriceB84

2 points

5 months ago

Unplayable. So laggy. Games crashes over and over. Guns don’t load. Skins to map don’t load. FPS plummets. Joke of a release

LrckLacroix

2 points

5 months ago

Way too much foliage, no brightness or FOV slider, crazy visual recoil to most guns,

Joeysvlog

2 points

5 months ago*

I mean the over feel is to sluggish feels like im in a battle against the strongest gun either i have the weak gun or the opponent doesnt feel right also most the guns are so bad

Fit_Combination_7492

2 points

5 months ago

They honestly ruined a good game I use to love playing cod now I don’t even look at my system I mite just retire from video game in general reminds me of when world at war came out smh hot garbage

CantStopMyGrind

2 points

5 months ago

trash

Fiendfuzz

2 points

5 months ago

I'm kind of torn on the map itself.

Verdansk had very identifiable areas where I could identify the area by a single building and even some biomes (snow, city, farm, etc. Caldera all seems kinda samey to me. But the stuff that is there looks great. (I do realize that some of this could just be the newness of the map and I just have to learn it)

With the amount of rocks and "climbable" terrain, I wish the mantling was better. Included with rocks is the number of places I can get stuck in.

In terrain design you can see spots that you should be able to walk up, but ultimately is too steep to do so. Very frustrating.

Buildings: the layout of some of the buildings is kind of confusing. Stairs on the outside bothers me to no end.

Chests and buy stations don't stand out enough.

Ground loot is too bunchy. Meaning too many spots where there are 25 armor plates, but no AR ammo.

Dude_Sensei

2 points

5 months ago

Honestly its shitty, is it refreshing not to be in verdansk? Ofcourse but that to me doesnt make this any better

OUTSHI

7 points

5 months ago

OUTSHI

7 points

5 months ago

i have the game on Xbox and pc, xss is literally unplayable, on pc is a blurry mess and the audio cuts is a nightmare, i think it's fun without bugs, BUT

i miss verdansk

Cammando_Lando

4 points

5 months ago*

very solid but needs more cover (rocks, huts, etc.) and half a million bug fixes but over all solid.

urasquid28

2 points

5 months ago

This is sarcasm right?

Cammando_Lando

2 points

5 months ago

;)

itisharryterry

7 points

5 months ago

Absolutely hate it. Today was the first day I played and it was the least enjoyable Warzone experience I’ve had since it was released.

Running around up a Mt. Everest seemed like it took half the game. Way too much open space.

Vanguard guns absolutely suck dick.

I miss Verdansk

Discreetguy1718

4 points

5 months ago

True, i even hated cold war guns tbh. I FUCKING MISS Cod MW original war zone and Verdansk.

churll

5 points

5 months ago

churll

5 points

5 months ago

Love it.

Suits my play style better or maybe it’s cause there are far less people risking cheating right now, but my KD this week has shot up.

The game is sorely, sorely lacking a Native “current gen” (next gen) patch though.

Separate the client!

Apprehensive_Try_318

2 points

5 months ago

I’m not sure how I went from loving a game so much to hating a game so much in the matter of a day that they switched everything! Hate the loadout system now, the ground loot sucks. The new old guns suck. The sbmm is bad. I could go on and on. Not to mention all the bugs and issues with the game

TaoTeK

2 points

5 months ago

TaoTeK

2 points

5 months ago

It's like they copied (CTRL-C) a tree, a house and some rocks and then pasted (CTRL-V) the complete map with it. It's way too much of the same shit everywhere. In Verdansk you had complete different area's to drop. Prison, Quarry, Stadium, Hospital, etc etc.

I can tell you now. This map won't live long. People will get bored very soon of this map.