With today’s huge update, Activision surprises us with some important new features with the release of Season 6. For some folks, when the Season 5 trailer teased a train, players were anticipating it would come to Warzone's Verdansk. Popular for only a few days, it turned out to be a bit of a letdown for players who thought they could take down more enemies with it and travel the map faster.
Players were hoping for a big change to the map, it seems once again Activision is banking on the implementation of a new means of rapid transportation. The trailer for Season 6 reveals the arrival of a metro crossing the largest areas of the Warzone map, Verdansk.
Many were indeed wondering if the previously closed subway entrances were going to be of any use and we finally got an answer on this subject.
We should still hope that the metro turns out to be a greater success than the train was. Many prefer to play aggressively and seek kills; the metro could be an important vector of this gameplay or just another superfluous addition complicating the task of teams in kill race tournaments.
From a strategic point of view, it will be interesting for the type of teams that are looking for kills to focus on areas such as the airport, train station and apartment blocks. The Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and Echo on the other hand do not really offer a potential opening to reach the hotspots of the map. Certainly, it might be interesting depending on the speed of the metro to just use it to strategically rotate to the other side of the map depending on the trajectory of the plane at the start of the game.
In a competitive scenario, teams seeking to maximize their number of kills and choose to approach a split strategy, could see the Metro as a way to accelerate the pace and maximize the area of the map covered by the team.
For the more patient players, camping inside the metro especially in the early days of Season 6 could pay off a lot. In fact, each time Activision implemented changes similar to this, a large majority of players changed their gaming habits to explore novelty. Like having about 50 players drop onto the stadium when it opened for example.
On that note, players are still waiting for the possible explosion of the Dam or even of Downtown to open a whole new area to the map. It is possible that Activision will consider these ideas for future seasons. The future will tell.