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Guy Visits Chernobyl And Finds Exact 'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Location

Guy Visits Chernobyl And Finds Exact 'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Location

It's always cool when you know the real-world locations that games are set in - or based on - because it gives you the chance to learn more about them via Google or, depending on distance, visit those places yourself. I mean, could you honestly visit certain areas of Rome or Paris without wanting to scale buildings and rush across rooftops, Assassin's Creed style?

But these locations can be found in unexpected places too, as Reddit user u/lukegiant found out when he returned from a trip to Chernobyl and dropped in for a quick Call of Duty: Warzone game. One of the photos he'd taken of a pool on his visit to the abandoned site was almost identical to a location within the battle royale, including various details outside of the building.

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It's an incredibly cool find, and a testament to the detail and accuracy that's present in the game - even if that accuracy is going to be completely missed by most players. I mean, Chernobyl is clearly not your usual holiday destination. The comparison above shows the similarities, even down to the placement and structure of the diving platform and the angle at the top of the window behind it. The elevated walkway on the right is also present in both images, and the overall colours are largely the same too.

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Perhaps it's not so surprising, considering Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare had levels set in a fictional version of Chernobyl. And Warzone does borrow areas and maps from other Call of Duty games - the dive pool itself is part of the Bloc multiplayer map, from the original Modern Warfare. If you want to take a look at the pool in Warzone, it can be found on the north-west side of the map in Storage Town, just south of the airport.

Credit: Activision
Credit: Activision

If you want to check out the rest of the images from u/lukegiant's Chernobyl visit, you can find them on his website here. As far as we know, it's only the dive pool that's present in Call of Duty: Warzone, but the rest of the photos are equally as haunting, regardless.

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In related news, Call of Duty: Warzone has already exceeded an impressive 15 million players. We also reported last week that Infinity Ward has been planning on adding more squad sizes to the battle royale and it seems they've kicked things off already by adding a solos mode. Presumably, other squad sizes will be made available in the coming weeks.

Featured Image Credit: amonggiants.com.au / Activision

Topics: Warzone, gamingbible, Chernobyl, call of duty

Sarah James

News writer at GAMINGbible. Also seen at PC Gamer, GamesRadar, Red Bull UK, PCGamesN and more. Spends far too much time playing World of Warcraft, has an obsession with Bloodborne that borders on the unhealthy, and aspires to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing emotional wreck.