Call of Duty’s long-awaited Warzone successor will launch on 16th November for PS5 and PS4, just weeks after the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The two titles – which will be tightly intertwined – will share combat systems and weapon customisation, as Activision’s blockbuster shooter series evolves into its own self-contained platform.
Warzone 2.0, as the publisher is naming it, will take place on a brand-new map named Al Mazrah, which has a mixture of sprawling deserts and urban locations. Among its innovations is an alternative take on the “closing circle” format that has been a mainstay in most Battle Royales since PUBG blew-up; this ring will now split, potentially forcing teammates apart, before they’re brought back together for the final skirmish.
One other interesting wrinkle is the Gulag, which will create uneasy alliances. In order to escape the Gulag and re-enter the main map, you’ll need to work with a total stranger to take out another team of two. Once you’re back in Al Mazrah, your temporary teammate will become your enemy again – it’s a really interesting social dynamic. Proximity chat will allow you to communicate with your one-time ally.
As for Modern Warfare 2, many of its gameplay mechanics will be shared with Warzone 2.0. This includes refinements to swimming, mantling, and sprinting. A rebooted Gunsmith will give you the opportunity to design a loadout that works for you, and this will all be present in the Battle Royale as well.
There’ll be new modes alongside tried-and-trusted favourites, such as Knockout and Prisoner Escape, as well as a massive 64-player option called Invasion, where 32-player teams will face off among AI combatants. Oh, and third-person shooter playlists will return, allowing you to literally compete from an entirely new perspective.
One other thing that’s worth mentioning is that Warzone 2.0 is getting an “extraction” mode named DMZ, which has clearly been inspired by Escape from Tarkov. Here you’ll effectively be entering an AI populated Al Mazrah, and working alongside teammates to complete mission objectives and extract. Few additional details were shared about this, but we imagine it’s going to prove another extremely popular wrinkle to Call of Duty’s vastly expanding array of options.
Ill get it but i will skip the preorder crap i have more then enough to play now.
so they’re giving regular COD multiplayer a month before it dies😂
MW2 comes out in october right ?
I have ZERO interest in Warzone but will definitely play MW2 at some point. There’s just too much coming out in the next few months for me to play yet ANOTHER iteration of COD at launch, no matter how good it may be.
@nomither6 It does, yes.
Have you heard if Gun Fight mode is returning from the 2019 game? That was my favorite mode but I haven't seen any mention of it.
Call of duty peaked on the 360/ps3 gen. These newer games are not fun at all.
I can't wait for the 500gb <3
I give it 600gb post patches.
@Amin1998 Modern Warfare 2 , Black ops 2 , Modern Warfare 3 , Black ops 1 , World at War campaign and zombies
man those were the days ! you never notice you’re in the golden era of something til it’s gone.
I knew it! 'tightly intertwined' they're going to share the same launcher & you wont be able to uninstall warzone again mw2 will become an optional dlc for warzone 2 🙄
@Would_you_kindly Yup. Glad I recently installed an extra SSD in my PS5.
@gamer_since_83 I'm not buying it this time especially not at the higher price lol
Crunchy, puncy gunplay? I'm sold.
This may be the first COD game I buy since World at War.
I see the PC hacker videos are already doing the rounds on multiplayer. Looks like not much is changing
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