Based on the success of Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision has announced that Warzone 2.0 will come later this year with a brand-new terrain. During Call of Duty Next on September 15, a map was unveiled and a number of facts were revealed; here, we list all of the changes disclosed for the sequel's battle royale mode.
Warzone 2.0 launch date and platform information
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is a new free-to-play battle royale slated for release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on November 16.
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There has been no formal confirmation regarding the plot of Warzone. Warzone's original Verdansk map followed Infinity Ward's post-launch tale for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, therefore it's probable that Modern Warfare 2's plot may be continued in Warzone 2.0.
Innovative map and circle mechanisms
The new map for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is titled Al Mizrah and is set in the desert in a fictitious region of Western Asia. The map depicts a variety of landscapes, including deserts, bodies of water, cities, and small villages. Terminal, Highrise, and Quarry from the original Modern Warfare 2 can all be found on Al Mizrah, which is certain to pique the interest of seasoned Call of Duty aficionados.
Al Mizrah will have a brand-new circle mechanic in Warzone 2.0, with numerous circles occurring. The circles can divide and form “micro circles,” but they will eventually recombine, as the developer intended to provide a variety of game endings.
A more-complex Gulag
The new map will also have a reworked “Gulag 2.0” arena where players will engage in 2v2 combat instead of the usual 1v1 format. This new second chance Gulag will need looting for weaponry, and there are even methods for both teams to survive using teamwork. Check out our comprehensive explanation of how the Gulag operates in Warzone 2.0.
MW2 is revised, Gunsmith
Warzone 2.0 will have the same revamped Gunsmith feature as Modern Warfare 2. The totally redesigned Gunsmith from Infinity Ward includes the new Platform system, which was aimed to minimise the weapon attachment grind of past years. Players will no longer have to spend numerous hours repeatedly unlocking the same attachment for usage on multiple weapons because when they unlock a gun on the same shared Platform, the attachments are already unlocked and ready to use. Here are the specifics on how Modern Warfare 2 modifies the Gunsmith.
New DMZ setting
Infinity Ward has verified the previously rumoured DMZ extraction option, which will span the length of the Al Mizrah map. The developer merely hinted that DMZ will be a whole new “sandbox experience.” This mode's details should become available closer to the game's release.
New gear, capabilities, AI, and movement mechanics
Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 were “developed together from the ground up” by Infinity Ward, and the developer claims that all of the Modern Warfare 2 vehicles, features, and gameplay mechanics will be available in the Warzone sequel as well. This features ships, tanks, new Field Upgrades, swimming, scuba diving, and additional mantling options. Check out our early Modern Warfare 2 preview for a comprehensive explanation of all the new motions and systems that will be implemented in both games.
Al Mizrah will also feature more powerful AI, which, according to the developer, will provide greater stakes and more realistic battle scenarios to the Warzone experience. This is only a portion of Infinity Ward's new usage of smart AI in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, which the developer has previously stated is intended to create lifelike foes and allies.
In addition, in the sequel, vehicles in the battle royale will no longer have an infinite supply of gasoline. As in Fortnite, vehicles in Warzone 2.0 will run out of gas, although they can be refuelled at petrol stations. Vehicle tyres can also be blasted out, however damaged tyres can be mended. This requirement for refuelling should prevent late-game Warzone solo battles from becoming overrun with vehicles.
Updated Ricochet anti-cheat technology
The developer said that Call of Duty's Ricochet anti-cheat server protections and kernel-level driver will be globally active for both the Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 launches. In addition, the developer revealed that Ricochet has been updated and enhanced with additional capabilities to aid in the fight against cheaters.
Check out the important announcements made during Call of Duty Next, including information about the recently announced Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile game. In addition, the following is everything we know about Modern Warfare 2:
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