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Warzone’s Urzikstan rumored to not get ranked mode and players aren’t happy

Warzone is the best thing that's happened to Call of Duty since Zombies and it has propelled the franchise to new heights. Throughout Warzone's lifetime, it has received plenty of updates and content drops that managed to keep players interested. Urzikstan is Warzone 3's big map but has yet to see any love from Activision, now rumors are circling that this map won't even see a ranked mode and players aren't happy.

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Qwazimoda99 jumped onto Reddit to share a circling rumor that Urzikstan won't receive a ranked mode despite the current World Series of Warzone taking place on it. They quickly let their feelings be known with the title, "How did they slide from the best BR on big maps to j****** off on mini maps in ranked?"

KingRaphion was quick to jump into the thread with a solid answer, saying, "It's simple, Resurge has more players than Big Map. Because it has a map rotation, it has ranked, and rebirth nostalgia." Their words cannot be more true; Warzone Resurgence has been given a ton of content that has kept it up-to-date and fresh. Urzikstan however, has received nothing and has been hung out to dry with players either leaving entirely or moving across to Resurgence.

As someone who loathes small maps and resurgence in general, it's a kick in the teeth to myself and fellow fans of big play areas. If the rumor is true it may force the ultimatum of playing a mode a number of players don't care for or stopping entirely.

Not everyone agrees with my take: user Fractales offered a simple statement, saying, "And because rebirth is a much better game mode than a classic battle royale." Further in the thread user kgbmoney offered a similar evaluation of the big map in Warzone 3, saying, "The big map would have more players if it wasn't dog s***."

While I may not agree it is clear that half the player base is happy on Resurgence and Rebirth Island and the other is frustrated that the big map isn't getting any lovin'. Activision being unable to satisfy both types of players isn't something new. Call of Duty is a game that is designed to be played by all, new and old, good and bad, but currently, it seems that the franchise just isn't hitting the right marks with its content for a good chunk of its player base.

That's all we have on the potential future of Urzikstan and community sentiment. If you're looking for more Call of Duty content then check out DMZ was the best thing Call of Duty did since Warzone and Activision killed it, CoD has used up all its goodwill and players are hesitant to commit to buying Black Ops 6, and more on Pro Game Guides.

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