Activision has finally announced its Battle Royale game based on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, titled Warzone, the battle royale mode it’s free to play but it counts with a monetization structure like other games of the same genre. Players can acquire a battle pass that will unlock new operators, weapons and cosmetics. Players who don’t own Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare can get Warzone as a separated game.
A month ago, a trailer teased the release of Warzone, a lot of information got leaked, and the in-game classified menu got fans even more hyped about the new game mode.
Activision’sannounced that, Warzone will be live tomorrow, March 10 at 8AM PDT as a one-time early access for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare owners, and will officially launch a few hours later around 12PM PDT. “Warzone is a game-changer packed with non-stop and endless action that’s free-to-play and free-for-everyone!”
Warzone will take the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare experience in a new setting, 150 players take the role of a veteran Tier 1 Operator and drop in to the dense and sprawling world of Verdansk. There are two main game modes, Battle Royale and Plunder.
Plunder is a race to collect to loot cash, players will need to kill other players in order to steal their cash, and complete in-match contracts. The Battle Royale mode it’s essentially the same as other battle royale games, the task is to be the last squad standing while escaping the deadly gas in the swiftly closing circle with up to 150 players.
Warzone takes place in Verdansk, an expansive city with multiple named zones and well over 300 points of interest. Each zone features distinct landmarks like the Gorengard Lumber Yard or the Gora Dam; the zones take place across different environment types like cities and rural areas for unique engagements. Change up your drop location in each match to get a better lay of the land and take advantage of what Verdansk has to offer.
Warzone is not just another battle royale, as it adds a new mechanic to the mix, The Gulag. After getting eliminated, the player will be sent into the Gulag as a Prisoner of Warzone. In the Gulag, players will have to face-off against a single opponent, the winner will be sent back to the Verdansk.
Winning that 1vs1 fight it’s not the only way to get out of the Gulag, the teammates of the fallen player can complete Contracts in order to bring an eliminated player back to action. This Contracts are tasks to be completed across Verdansk, only one Contract can be activated at a time, completing them will reward the team in-match Cash and items.
Warzone also features five vehicles, all will offer a different level of protection, speed, seating capabilities and off-roading.
ATV – two seater, provides minimal protection, good at offroading, fast.
Tactical Rover – four seater, provides minimal protection, solidly fast, solid at off-roading.
SUV – four seater, provides good protection, medium speed, not ideal for off-roading.
Cargo Truck – holds the squad plus equipment, excellent protection, not for off-roading, slowest.
Helicopter – four seater, decent coverage, flies.
Call of Duty: Warzone shares Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s crossplay and unified progression. For players that already own the full version of Modern Warfare, all content already earned including Battle Pass items, Operators, weapons and customization items will carry over to Warzone, and all progression earned in Warzone will counts toward overall Modern Warfare progression.