Back in the early multiplayer days, playing CounterStrike 1.6 in the 'de_dust' map was seen as the best location for multiplayer; some were of the mindset that it was going to be tough to beat in scope and depth.
Fast forward to 2020 and we've got three games taking the mantle that CounterStrike reigned upon; PUBG, Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Games that are huge in scope, and incredibly fun to play, especially after a long day from all the errands you set out to do. Some have their taste in Fortnite, while others have theirs in Warzone; they're different games with varied features.
But when it comes to the maps in each game, which one is bigger? Does it even make for a better game because of it? Lets find out.
Mapping out your win
For a game that's not even a year old, Call of Duty: Warzone has been making its mark on the 'Battle Royale' genre. Regardless of it having the brand of 'Call of Duty', it's a great game, having that 'just one more match' vibe.
The map in 'Warzone' is simply huge; it's split into four sections:
- Verdansk Central and South
- Verdansk North
- Verdansk Southwest
- Verdansk East
- Verdansk West
In total, the map equals to 9KM, a massive terrain that makes a match longer than Fortnite, but in a sense, much more fun if you're working in four-player squads.
Coupled with the fact that it allows up to 150 players in a single match, you could be traversing a huge part of the map while you're in contact with your team, making it a lot of fun, especially with rumoured updates coming soon from the Cold War setting.
Traversing over the Maps
When it comes to Fortnite, it's usually classed as having the most popular 'Battle Royale' mode, ever since its launch in 2017. It has a way of also making you want to scratch the 'one more match' itch, while building up your character to the best it can be.
The map has seen its fair share of changes through the Seasons and Chapters, but thanks to the help of Reddit, players have been able to calculate the size of the map as being around 3.5KM.
Couple that with the player limit of 100 players, it's significantly smaller than Warzone. But with a game like Fortnite, it's a game that's best played in a smaller environment. Suddenly jumping off that bus and into the map, while you scout any shoot-outs as you're landing, can really change the tide of making that #1 spot.
Overall; each game has its own merits, and their maps are best utilised by what each game offers. Granted, 'Warzone' wins in the map-size area, but as an old saying goes, it's what you do with the game itself, rather than the size.