Call of Duty: Warzone is currently causing a significant amount of frustration and disappointment within its community. The negativity has led to a lot of Call of Duty: Warzone players asking for a return to the battle royale’s previous map, Verdansk, which they say had fewer issues. Perhaps as a form of compromise, Call of Duty: Warzone players are now thinking of ways Verdansk can be brought to the new Caldera map. One such example is bringing back Verdansk’s red doors.
A popular post on the Call of Duty: Warzone subreddit mentions bringing back red doors for Caldera, saying that they could work by taking players back to secret areas in Verdansk. The post was clearly intended to be more of a joke than a serious suggestion, spinning out of players wanting Verdansk back to replace Caldera. However, in doing so the, player posted an idea that some Call of Duty: Warzone players believe is worth a deeper look at.
Some responses in the thread discuss possible ways this feature could be implemented. One mentions how red doors on Caldera could lead back to “restricted areas” of Verdansk, mentioning the Prison specifically. They even go so far as saying these locations could have Verdansk loot, which could be taken back to Caldera. Another response mentions traveling to Verdansk’s dam, which could be leaped off of, bringing players back to Caldera midair.
Other users don’t see red doors with teleportation as very realistic, even if they think it’s a fun idea. Perhaps the best argument against the idea is how much larger Verdansk locations would make Call of Duty: Warzone‘s file size. While it’s a fun idea on paper, it is probably not something that would be easily manageable.
For those unfamiliar with the red doors, they were locations added to the 1980s version of Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Verdansk map. There were over 30 locations where red doors could spawn, but they don’t appear every match. Using them would allow players to travel to a station with loot before ultimately leading to a different location across the map. It was a quirky, fun feature that added to the mystery of Verdansk.
While Caldera does not necessarily need red doors, it’s clear from feedback that it could use something more than what it’s currently offering. Adding to the personality of the map certainly wouldn’t hurt, but references to Verdansk may only lead to further requests for Caldera to be scrapped within the community. Raven Software is certainly not in an enviable situation.
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