Call of Duty Warzone has launched and is now available for download on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Inspired by Modern Warfare, the Free-to-Play Battle Royale game will allow players to fight with up to 150 other players.
Warzone takes place in a massive combat arena, set in the city of Verdansk. All fighting takes place across two distinct epic modes of play, Battle Royale and Plunder.
The goal of Battle Royale is to be the last squad standing. Your team composition will consist of three at launch. In Call of Duty Warzone’s Battle Royale mode, redeployment Mechanics will include self-revive kits, which can be bought with in-match currency. They can also be looted. Squad Buybacks will let you buy a teammate’s redeployment from Buy Stations or The Gulag. The Gulag is a 1v1 deathmatch which can only occur after the first elimination. The winner is granted redeployment back into the match.
Looting is essential, of course. You’ll be able to grab items on the ground, from Air Drops, from completing in-match contracts, in Supply Boxes, by killing the opposition, and from Buy Stations. If you call in a Loadout Drop, you’ll be given access to personally crafted loadouts and per benefits.
In Plunder mode, your team must collect more cash than the opposition. The first team to get $1 Million starts a two-minute timer. The team with the most money after the two-minute bonus round wins. Your squad’s composition will consist of three at launch. Respawns are enabled in Call of Duty Warzone’s Plunder Mode. Respawn occurs after a set period of time. This delay may be shortened with the use of a Self-Revive Kit. You’ll be able to deposit cash to protect it. When you die, a percentage of held money is dropped for enemy teams to pick up potentially. You can get cash from robbing banks, completing contracts, looting, and killing your enemies.
Players new to the Call of Duty series can jump into training mode, where they can hone their skills and learn the basic gameplay mechanics before jumping into online Battle Royale matches. A free Call of Duty Warzone Strategy Guide is available. It consists of six comprehensive chapters. This guide will be updated, for free, as new content is added to Warzone.
Call of Duty Warzone supports crossplay across PC and console, as well as unified progression across Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Players who already own Modern Warfare will find all content already earned will carry over to Warzone. The carried over content includes Battle Pass items, Operators, weapons, and customization items. All progression made in Warzone will count towards Modern Warfare progression. For players who do not currently own Modern Warfare, all progress and items earned in Warzone will be rewarded in Modern Warfare, should they ever choose to purchase it. Warzone and Modern Warfare share the same Item Shop and Battle Pass System.
The Call of Duty Warzone Battle Pass system allows players to unlock up to 300 COD points, calling cards, two free new functional weapons, and more. Players can also purchase the Season Two Battle Pass for 1,000 Call of Duty Points. The purchase will unlock up to 100 tiers of new content, including iconic Special Forces Operator, Lieutenant Simon “Ghost” Riley.
Call of Duty Warzone has launched and is now available for download on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more information on the game, check out the blog on Activision’s site.