When Does Al Mazrah Leave Warzone?
With Activision slowly preparing to transition from Modern Warfare 2 to 3, there are a lot of changes headed to the game. One of the main changes involves the addition of a new map Urzikstan. With the announcement of this and other changes, players are left wondering what that means for Al Mazrah. Activision has mentioned that they will be taking Al Mazrah down while integrating Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 with the battle royale experience. Let’s look at what this means for the map and when Al Mazrah leaves Warzone.
When does Al Mazrah leave Warzone?
When the developers first launched the Al Mazrah map, Warzone was still going through some teething troubles. However, new features were being added to the map, improving gameplay and quality of life aspects for players. However, with Activision shifting focus to Modern Warfare 3 and the new map Urzikstan, Al Mazrah is now on the chopping block.
As for when does Al Mazrah leave Warzone, that depends on the developers. Activision mentioned in a blog post that Urzikstan would be available as part of Season 1 of the new game. This could likely mean that Urzikstan will replace Al Mazrah when Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 launches. That would indicate that Al Mazrah leaves Warzone when Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 . However, this has not been confirmed.
During the Call of Duty Next event, fans were given a taste of what to expect from Modern Warfare 3. For maps, MW3 is set to have three maps at launch; namely Vondel, Ashika Island, and Uzbekistan. This means you’ll be able to play Resurgence at launch, which is great, but it also means that Al Mazrah will be gone. It is unclear if Activision will choose to bring Al Mazrah back to the new game or whether they have decided to scrap such a relatively recent addition to the Call of Duty universe.
Urzikstan will launch in December as part of Season 1. It is set on the eastern border of the Black Sea and includes 11 distinct points of interest. According to Call of Duty lore, Urzikstan borders the Republic of Adal, where Al Mazrah is located. Urzikstan has only recently come out from under the thumb of dictator Roman Barkov due to a joint operation between the CIA, SAS, and the Urzikstan Liberation Force founded by Farah Karim following the Tobrak Prison Break. Though no longer occupied by General Barkov, Urzikstan faces new threats in the form of the Allegiance and the ultranationalist forces commanded by Viktor Zakhaev, both factions recently bolstered by Barkov’s remaining soldiers seeking vengeance after their defeat.