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'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Zombie Outbreak Has Started, Player Receive Emergency Broadcasts

'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Zombie Outbreak Has Started, Player Receive Emergency Broadcasts

Verdansk down.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

It's finally happening: after a few weeks of teases, it looks like the Verdansk-ending zombie invasion has come to Call Of Duty: Warzone at last.

Zombies first arrived as part of the Season 2 battle royale update, although they were initially contained to the shipwrecked tanker just off the coast near Prison. As with any good zombie story, however, it's only a matter of time before the undead escape containment and spread like wildfire. Sure enough, that breach has now happened, with the official Call Of Duty twitter account issuing a warning to players to "seek shelter in a safe space".

Take a look for yourself below.

In a new blog post, developer Raven Software outlined the extent of the outbreak. So far, it seems to be contained to the original ship and the Prison area, but the implication is that it's only a matter of time before Verdansk is totally overrun.

"The Emergency Broadcast System has issued a minor contagion warning for the southeastern zone of Verdansk encompassing the miasma epicenter ("ghost ship" Vodianoy) as well as territories immediately east, including the Zordaya Prison Complex and surrounding areas," the blog post reads.

"In addition, terrain reconnaissance scouts in conjunction with a multi-lateral Armistice air support squadron, have determined the existence of anomalies within this region of Kastovia. The following guidance has been approved for all military Operators working within the greater Tavorsk area:

"You are recommended to exercise extreme caution: Reconnoitering within these newly confirmed anomalous zones may result in additional conflict, as speculative reports indicate secondary forces of unknown origin now residing both within the Prison Complex as well as the fully compromised Shipwreck points of interest.

"Hostile forces are described as withered, exhibiting a cadaverous appearance, and lacking in contrastive cognizant function. Should you encounter these anomalous hostiles, no quarter should be given. Subsequently, a fighting withdrawal, immediate exfil and subsequent fumigation is recommended."

Last week leaked audio files suggested that Call Of Duty: Warzone's second season will feature a climatic all-out war between players and zombies - a war that will, according to those same audio files, end with a nuclear blast that completely wipes Verdansk away to make room for a brand-new battle royale map. Watch this space, and stay frosty out there in Verdansk.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Call of Duty: Warzone, GAMING, News, Activision