Season 2's Resurgence Map, Ground War and DMZ

Warzone 2 Ashika Island Resurgence map release date

Warzone 2‘s first-ever Resurgence map will arrive with the Season 2 update on February 15, 2023.

Call of Duty teased the new map and released its official name on January 30, 2023, with a cryptic video that revealed Japanese writing which translates to “Sea Lion.” The outline of the map was also shown in the teaser, revealing a very similar shape to the leaks.\

Warzone 2 Resurgence map leaks & POIs

Warzone 2’s upcoming Ashika Island Resurgence map leaked ahead of time, showing a grassy island with POIs such as Castle, Port, Town Center, and Greenhouses. The outline is “identical to the leaked image,” suggesting that it is indeed legit.

Here are all of the leaked POI names:

  • Greenhouses
  • Apartments
  • Water Treatment
  • Residential
  • Shipwreck
  • Power Plant
  • Castle
  • Port
  • Town Center
  • Industrial Ruins
  • Beach Club

The leak suggests the new Resurgence map will hold around 50 players and will also feature in DMZ and Modern Warfare 2 as a 24v24 Ground War map. Many assume Castle refers to the classic World at War map, but we’ll need to wait and see.

Warzone 2 Ashika Island Resurgence map in DMZ

The leak suggested that the new Ashika Island map would feature in DMZ, and this appears to have been confirmed by the developers.

In their blog announcing the major changes coming to Warzone 2, Infinity Ward said that “a new Exclusion Zone” is arriving in Warzone 2. Exclusion Zones are the areas you load into, with Al Mazrah and Building 21 being the two available as of Season 1 Reloaded.

It seems DMZ players will be able to head to the new Resurgence map which has its own missions, but whether it arrives at launch or later in the season is still up in the air.


Every Warzone 2 Ashika Island map POI

  • Tsuki Castle
  • Town Center
  • Beach Club
  • Shipwreck
  • Port Ashika
  • Oganikku Farms
  • Residential

Slowly but surely, the Call of Duty team revealed Ashika Island POIs on their Twitter account. As the pieces came together, players got their first look at the tac map and new POIs for Ashika Island.

Players will notice the Ashika Castle POI which resembles the classic Castle map. We’ll have to wait and see how similar the two are when Ashika Island arrives in Season 2.

Modern Warfare 2 players were duped into thinking that the classic Castle map would arrive as a multiplayer map in Season 2. However, this is not the case as Castle will only feature as a POI in Warzone 2’s Ashika Island.

Ashika Island was developed by High Moon Studios, which is the same team behind Fortune’s Keep. Now’s your chance to study the Ashika Island tac map and plan out your first drop on February 15.