Activision says the break from the Verdansk you knew is a permanent one.
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Following yesterday's big nuclear event, the iconic Call of Duty: Warzone map of Verdansk will forever be changed. The rumors ended up coming true and at the start of Season 3 today, Warzone has gone back in time to 1984. The "new" map introduced today in Warzone is a 1984 version of Verdansk complete with modified landmarks but still roughly the same layout as the "modern" location that fans knew for the first two seasons.

However, Activision and Raven revealed today that the change back to Verdansk '84 isn't some limited time event. It's here to stay. PC Gamer quotes Raven associate creative director Amos Hodge from a press briefing.

"Players will never again visit current-day Verdansk," Raven associate creative director Amos Hodge said in a press briefing for Warzone Season 3. A clean break from the Verdansk of old is a big deal for a service game like Warzone that's meant to live on for years to come. Hodge said Raven used the opportunity of this new map to patch up the common ways that Warzone players have glitched under Verdansk in the past: "This is a good chance for us to go in there and update all the glitch locations as well as make quality of life improvements."
If you haven't yet downloaded the new update for Warzone, keep in mind that it weighs in at roughly 25GB in size across all platforms. It will be a larger download if you have Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War also installed.