Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is coming in November

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A screenshot from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
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At an occasion right now, Activision confirmed off what it referred to as “the long run of Call of Duty.” That included one other have a look at the upcoming Modern Warfare II, however simply as vital have been the primary actual particulars on the brand-new Warzone expertise and its cell counterpart.

Dubbed Warzone 2.0, the brand new model of the battle royale will launch on November sixteenth on console and PC and is described as “a totally revamped expertise and probably the most formidable launch in Call of Duty historical past.” The map is set in a fictional desert area referred to as Al Mazrah and can embrace new options like having a number of circles seem, forcing gamers in completely different instructions, in addition to AI enemies and a few form of sandbox mode. The new Warzone has been constructed on the identical engine as Modern Warfare II.

As for the cell iteration of Warzone, it’ll be launching in 2023, and Activision says that the 120-player battle royale has been “constructed for cell units” and can embrace “mobile-specific occasions, playlists, and content material.” That mentioned, there might be some connection between the 2 variations of Warzone, as “gamers can share many social options and cross-progression enabling a shared battle move and extra for a related Call of Duty expertise.”

This new Call of Duty period will kick off with Modern Warfare II on October twenty eighth. The recreation was formally unveiled again in June, and right now, Activision shared a bit extra about the multiplayer. Perhaps most notable is a brand-new 3v3 mode referred to as “raids,” which the developer says will “deal with crew communication and coordination like by no means earlier than.” The recreation may also embrace a third-person mode, shifting the attitude for people. Players who preordered will have the ability to test it out for themselves very quickly: an open beta for Modern Warfare II kicks off on September sixteenth on PlayStation and September twenty second on Xbox and PC.

All of these releases come at a wierd time for the Call of Duty franchise, following the underperforming launch of Vanguard, a really public spat between Microsoft and Sony, and Activision Blizzard’s ongoing cultural and legal points.


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