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Warzone 2 Map – size, POIs and everything you need to know about Al Mazrah

Al Mazrah Call of Duty
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

Call of Duty fans dropping into Warzone 2 will be doing so on a brand new map for the latest version of the free to play shooter. It’s called Al Mazrah and it’s the biggest map in Warzone’s history.

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Al Mazrah was first revealed to COD fans back in September. It will offer players a brand new dangerous playground, new vehicles, and feature more than a couple of nods to Modern Warfare titles of the past in the form of POIs.

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We’ve had a good look at Activision’s new Warzone map, which players are now very familiar with in the time since the game launched. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

The Al Mazrah map in Warzone 2 is the largest yet seen in the series

Warzone 2 Map Size

The Al Mazrah map itself – or parts of it – are actually already in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer in modes such as Ground War. As previously mentioned, Al Mazrah is the largest map yet in the series and offers a very different setting to the tropical paradise, Caldera, and the grey and bleak Verdansk.

It’s hard to tell exactly how much bigger it is in comparison to Verdansk and Caldera. But there are already some unofficial approximations that point to around a 10% increase in size on Caldera, and circa 15% when put against Verdansk. This is most notable in the outer areas of the map.

Some of the Ground War maps have also been combined together to make the larger playground for Warzone’s Battle Royale and DMZ modes.

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Warzone 2 Map POIs

Warzone 2 sees Al Mazrah, just like Caldera and Verdansk, broken down into different regions, which can be reached either on foot or via one of Warzone 2’s vehicles.

As highlighted earlier, some of these regions are lifted from previous Call of Duty games. These are:

  • Quarry (Modern Warfare 2, 2009)
  • Highrise / Al Mazrah City (Modern Warfare 2, 2009)
  • Terminal (Modern Warfare 2, 2009)
  • Dome (Modern Warfare 2, 2011)

For those who are playing Modern Warfare 2, some of these locations, including Dome and Sa’id City, can be experienced right now, in the form of Spec Ops and Ground War modes. Here is the full list of POIs in Warzone 2’s Al Mazrah map. There are 18 POIs in total in Al Mazrah.

Oasis

Stunning oasis featuring several pools of fresh water and palm trees. Ancient ruins also feature, pointing to Al Mazrah’s history.

Quarry

One of the three largest industrial areas in Al Mazrah, with massive deposits of limestone and huge warehouses for close-quarters combat.

Caves

A deep network of underground hideouts lies in plain sight of a small village.

Al Sharim Pass

An old monastery and mausoleum overlook a modern village and zoo. Overlooks a built-up metropolis which makes for a stark contrast.

Port

The gateway to Al Mazrah and its economic heartbeat. Several warehouses, cranes and ships feature here.

Cemetery

A monument to the fallen, a significant graveyard is now mostly derelict and unkempt.

Sariff Bay

A few small island a vibrant downtown section make up the vast Bay area.

Al Bagra Fortress

Stunning landmark which is of particular significance to Al Mazrah. As beautiful as it is fortified.

Rohan Oil

One of the largest and oldest oil companies in the region. Living quarters are nearby for those who need shelter.

Observatory

Stunning structure on top of a hill, with several research facilities surrounding it.

Ahkdar Village

A stunning old town with a world heritage site and apartments to the east.

Al Mazrah City

High rises and modern buildings make for a stark contrast to the ancient POIs and flooded communities scattered around Al Mazrah.

Marshlands

Once the home of the ambitious River Diamond Luxury Resort in the 20th century, that has now been completed flooded.

Airport

Another gateway to Al Mazrah, catering to both business and holidaymakers. Expect the Terminal to get busy.

Sa’id City

A small stadium and carnival feature amongst apartment blocks. Perfect for a sniper.

Sawah Village

Another area hit by rising sea levels. Once a stunning community, now an area perfect for duals.

Taraq Village

Small community reduced to rubble. Intense firefights await you. Keep an eye on the windows.

Hydroelectric

A step towards the Al Mazrah of tomorrow, with renewable energy making its mark on the region. Plenty of tight walkways and vast expanses.

Warzone 2.0 New Gulag

Warzone 2 Gulag
Warzone 2 Gulag – Curtesy of Call of Duty

As with the main map, the Gulag too is getting an overhaul. Those who get sent there will find a new multi-level arena – but this time you’ll be in a 2v2 battle as you fight for the right to redeploy.

In addition, there’s also an AI combatant in the Gulag known as The Jailer who’ll also be roaming the center of the map and wields a mini-gun.

As a new twist, you can actually team up with your opponents and attempt to take the jailer down. If you’re successful, you can steal his key and all four of you will escape that way.

Moreover, if all players team up to take out The Jailer, everyone will be able to re-deploy. Any gear you loot while in the Gulag will also come with you when you redeploy into the map proper.

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Hopefully then, that gives you a good leg-up on the competition and all the intel you need in order to make the most of the new map and come out with a win.

Warzone 2.0 AI Strongholds

Warzone 2 Al Mazrah
Rohan Oil – Curtesy of Call of Duty

A unique new aspect of Warzone 2 that will be fun for fans to try out and engage in, is that of AI Strongholds that will be scattered across Al Mazrah.

These strongholds will be heavily guarded by AI combatants that will come with a variety of different features as well as tactic responses depending how you choose to engage their complex.

Should you break through and takeout the AI stronghold enemies, you will have a set of impressive loot awaiting for you inside, which will include a rare item that allows you to redeem one of your customized Gunsmith weapons at The Shop for free.

That said, pursuing AI stongholds can cause quite the ruckus, and if players aren’t careful, can attract nearby enemies. Whether you want to engage these strongholds or not, will come down to your strategy and how you feel you and your team can succeed on Al Mazrah.

In the meantime, you can check out all the other maps in MW2 over here. Alternatively, you can read up more on the upcoming DMZ mode here.

Warzone 2.0 is out now, and it’s free to play on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Warzone 2 map FAQ

What is Warzone 2’s map called?

The Warzone 2 map will be set in the fictional state of ‘Al Mazrah’.

Where is the Warzone 2 map set?

Warzone 2 is set in the fictional state of Al Mazrah – which is home to a mix of sprawling metropolis areas, ancient ruins and docks.