15 new domains featured in war zone new map, Caldera, was revealed ahead of its release date.
The new card, which is set to launch on December 8 for owners of Call of Duty: Vanguard and the next day on December 9 for war zone players, will take fighters to the peaceful island of Caldera, a sprawling map set to replace Verdansk’s Eastern Europe, which served as a war zonesince 2020. The list of new locations also comes with a description of each provided by the Warzone team.
Consisting of an expansive shipyard and forward base, the northwest area of Caldera offers a mix of indoor and outdoor combat opportunities, as well as unusual tactical positions such as the deep pools of the Drydock. Further inland is a group of large buildings – a command center, administrative structure, barracks, training course and firing range – with beaches and a small radar array to the is from the main armory.
Once managed by the Ocean Freight Company, this large-scale industrial dock complex includes the rusting superstructures of five massive cranes, a massive shiphouse, the company’s long-abandoned headquarters, and a full shipping yard ( the emphasis is on the word shipping). The area also connects several nearby points of interest: fuel tanks, phosphate containers and refineries at Mines and Peak, a military base with Quonset barracks near the Arsenal, and an entire fishing village consisting of bamboo residences near the untouched jungles of the track.
While the main airfield and Caldera Terminal airstrip to the southwest sees most aircraft takeoffs and landings, there is a secondary runway in the northeast corner of Caldera for those stationed at the Beachhead complex or Arsenal-Docks. With the area half-hidden in the jungle, you’ll pass crumbling single dwellings and farmhouses, and clamber up steep foothills to reach this coastal promontory, complete with a dirt track. Deeper in the jungle is a military command center with its share of secrets.
Nestled north of the river village and west of the extensive mining workings, this untouched archaeological site contains the remains of structures, apparently created in a megalithic style around or before the 12th century, built with baluster joints that mimic geological columns natural volcanoes. Find them near a fast-flowing stream and venture east through a jungle ravine to discover larger ruins deeper in the hillside forests. Other surprises include a series of tiered pools and verdant hot springs.
A massive mining operation in excavating, refining and transporting phosphate gives way to meandering switchbacks, giant grinders, mining gondolas stretching from the main gorge to the docks, smaller factories, a railroad and steep embankments, all of which offer a mix of engagement types. Operators can also investigate a large factory, search for older mine workings, and stumble upon a [[REDACTED]]with its own [[REDACTED]], or explore the outdoor expanses containing secondary works, runoff ponds, conveyor belt structures, unloading bays, containment ponds, and even a remote gas station and grocery store.
It’s the height. Dominating the center of the map is the colossal peak of a dormant volcano, after which the entire island is named. The height advantage you receive for landing at the top of the caldera gorge and the Axis military battery installation being built here is offset by the exposed nature of the environment. Rocky outcrops can offer respite if the area becomes a “hot blob”, as can the main gondola station that shuttles from the summit to the piste, or the magma chamber and what has been built while it slumbers…
Head of the bridge
Cut into the dunes on the northwest coast of the island, an extensive network of trench defenses lie beneath the communications center, radar array, barracks and large-scale military complex, all built in anticipation of a storming on the waterfront. Further south are battery sites juxtaposed with a village of bamboo houses sitting on either side of a river gorge, with numerous main roads, dirt tracks, trails, goat trails and a proliferation of jungle to traverse in all directions.
Despite the remains of a freighter and recent gun emplacement tactically positioned on the foothills west of the peak, the bamboo huts, walkways, rice paddies and steep slopes of a small village remain intact and ready to be explored. Further south and east is the main paved thoroughfare that circles the entire caldera. On either side there is wilderness, interspersed with light industrial complexes, more modern 1930s structures and suburban dwellings carved into the hillside with anti-aircraft emplacement to cope with traffic from the adjacent airfield .
Clear water lagoon
An old lighthouse proudly overlooks a shallow bay that houses bamboo huts spanning generations alongside a quaint coastal community with more recently built homes. Cross the lagoon to uncover its secrets, including what’s left of Captain Butcher’s plane…
The island’s main airfield has no shortage of planes or buildings to explore, including smaller support structures for personnel and a control tower with more than one entry point. Those wanting shelter from the exposed tarmac and gaping entrances to each of its hangars may want to head to a section of buildings near the village, or to the southern coastal border where Allied military forces have established their base of operations.
By far, Caldera’s biggest main point of interest are the fertile agricultural fields just south of the volcano. As well as the many small farms, there are light industrial depots containing agricultural machinery and storage, an administrative centre, a water tower, stables and other landmarks to spot as you navigate the rolling landscape and lushness of these regions. From the many remote farm buildings, silos and lakes to logging camps, a military outpost and communications tower, and craggy rocks, these are plenty of combat opportunities and routes to all southern areas of Caldera .
Shark’s Lair Underwater Pen
Cut into a natural inlet along the east coast of Caldera is the island’s largest military installation: the sinister Sub Pen nicknamed the Shark’s Lair. Built by the Axis forces to house their naval submarines, one of which is still docked here, the lair is a huge indoor space to explore and keep. Outside, several outbuildings and a complex of bunkers, with an intricate system of underground tunnels, can be explored to gather needed supplies or contracts.
Caldera Power Plant
A medium-sized powerhouse with a pair of chimneys dominates the upper floodplain just south of the airfield, rising above the lush greenery, stepped waterfalls, and ancient ruins found elsewhere in the area. Venture further south from the factory to find a large radio antenna and a civilian radio station.
Located in a huge natural basin along the southern shore of the island, the main town of Caldera offers a variety of historic structures to take care of, including the Royal Theater, the main Capitol building and art deco structures such as the fire station and the police station. on either side of a working tram system. Along the capital’s western edge, a hillside suburb and lighthouse offer space and height from the bustling Main Street downtown, while coastal developments to the south of the city provide a yacht club and a luxurious beachfront bar where a team could prematurely celebrate their battle. Victory Royale.
Royal Cabana Resort
Pristine sandy beaches, excellent surfing, clusters of cabanas and a majestic main hotel structure were on offer to the well-heeled traveler at the Royal Cabana Resort. Operators traveling to Caldera should expect to see the deserted remnants of this resort town, with a main thoroughfare providing quick vehicular access. There is also a small square and a clock tower, a bus station and the entrance to the hotel itself. The resort’s grounds are large and lush, with shallow pools, ferns, and palm trees to explore in depth.
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