Nakatomi Plaza just can’t catch a break. First, the iconic tower was the site of a hostage-taking in Die Hard. Now it’s transported to Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Verdansk ’84 map.
Warzone‘s new tallest structure arrives as part of the ‘80s Action Heroes event where you’ll also find John McClane and Rambo. In a new interview, the game’s developers at Raven Software and High Moon Studios talk about the new map and what it was like incorporating Die Hard into Warzone.
“The downtown buildings kind of have a reputation for being a hold-out location where one or two teams would hold them out, but in this case, we wanted to make sure that this could support lots of teams, lots of points of entry, and that multiple floors were playable,” says Matt Krystek from High Moon Studios. “It’s really a space that could support lots of combat and lots of players.”
“Bringing Die Hard elements into Warzone was a perfect fit and everyone got really into it immediately. Everyone was brainstorming ideas. It was just pure excitement,” lead developer Amos Hodge adds.
In terms of tips, Krystek says that “you obviously have to learn the routes. Avoid dropping onto the roof right at the spawn or just be prepared for some really hot action. It is faster just to jump down the elevator shaft and pull your chute than it is to use the ascender.”
You can read the full interview on PlayStation Blog.