It a ppears the name for the Battle Royale mode for Modern Warfare might have leaked via a user on Reddit who “claims” to have an inside source.
The user posted an image on r/ModernWarfare of what appears to be the key art for a “Call of Duty: Warzone.”
The key art appears to confirm it’s directly tied to Modern Warfare with the same Ghost operator in Season 2 featured in the art.
This is the reportedly leaked key art:
Infinity Ward appears to be teasing the Battle Royale mode after the newest Season 2 Update. The update added in a “Classified” tab to the main menu, alongside a brand new in-game cinematic that showcases what appears to be the map and mechanics of the Battle Royale.
We are unable to verify the authenticty of the image as of now.
Activision has not acknowledged or confirmed any of these details. We’ll update as we learn more.
Other rumors are that they will release this mode as a free to play stand alone. You’re Modern Warfare progress will carry over.
Think that’s true? Would be smart on their end. Pull a Fortnite and Apex.
Then what is the classified tab for on the home screen for?
I don’t think it will be free to play, but what the fuck do I know?
Maybe it’s accessible from MW or as a standalone.
The standalone rumor is just that. Probably BS as Activision is so short sighted they won’t give anything away for free even though they could make it all up and more on the back end.
A user on Reddit has shared that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game glitched for them after leaving a lobby and took them into the Warzone lobby, which is the rumored Battle Royale mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Here’s the main image which has all the options locked, including a Training mode:
There’s an option for Weapons, Operators, and Barracks inside of the Warzone menu per the above image.
Another image shows that Warzone will have “Drop Kits” that players can edit before matches start:
With Season 2 update in Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward added a “CLASSIFIED” mode to Modern Warfare’s main menu, alongside an in-game cinematic for Season 2 that teases the overview of the Battle Royale mode.
Late last night, a user on Reddit shared an image of the key art of Call of Duty: Warzone, which has been copyrighted by Activision across social media.
Looking forward to it for sure. I can’t see it being stand alone, but who knows. Companies do dumb shit all the time.
Updated: A user on Twitter, @CaptainBadfoot, states that he was randomly thrown into the Warzone lobby and the training and was able to play the training as well as share first look at some of the menu options, including a Trios mode option.
Here’s the list of vehicles:
Here’s the images of the menu, including showcasing a Trios mode:
Update : Potential first gameplay of Warzone leaked. Activision has taken down the video.
TheGamingRevoYT has posted a video of what appears to be the first audio of Call of Duty: Warzone. He posted a tweet saying he has “leaked” footage of the mode, but has not shared actual gameplay at this time.
Here’s the reported leaked audio:
Activision has taken it down too.
— TheGamingRevolution (@TheGamingRevoYT) February 13, 2020
We are unable to verify the authenticity of the audio for now.
He also posted an image of the Supply Station items for the Warzone:
Call of Duty: Warzone is reportedly set to be the name of the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Battle Royale mode. Activision has not officially confirmed a BR is even in the game as of now, but plenty of rumors are suggesting it’s about to happen. There is no release date for this mode as of now.
“A user on Twitter” aka Infinity Ward PR person.
According to a new rumor from gaming website VGC News, they are indicating that “development sources” have informed them that Call of Duty: Warzone is set to release in early March.
Per their article, Warzone is set to be released around Tuesday, March 10. This information and date is not confirmed at the time of this writing.
VGC states their sources tell them that Warzone has been a co-developed project between Infinity Ward and Raven Software, which lines up with many information around the web over the last few months and information that has been mentioned to CharlieIntel.
The report notes that the mode will be unlocked for Modern Warfare owners on the launch day in early March. Per VGC, the company will also then release a free to play standalone version of Warzone with the option to upgrade to the full Modern Warfare experience.
This information is not officially confirmed by Activision at this time. The company has not even acknowledged Warzone as a mode yet, with many information on the mode coming out via leaks and information through data mining of the game’s files.
VGC states that Warzone will support up to 200 players, which matches what we’ve seen too from in-game files.
Update: Industry insider Daniel Ahmad has retweeted VGC’s tweet of the Warzone release happening in early March. Ahmad is well connected in the gaming industry and has accurately leaked information on the gaming industry, including Call of Duty info in the past.
I wonder if Warzone will be cross play enabled or not.
Activision and Infinity Ward have officially announced Call of Duty: Warzone following all of the rumors and speculation over the last few weeks. We had a chance to visit Infinity Ward a few weeks back to get a first look at the game and go hands on with at the studio.
The new Call of Duty experience will be available starting March 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
And yes, Call of Duty: Warzone is free to play. For everyone. No purchase of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is required to play this game.
Call of Duty: Warzone features two modes to play: Plunder and Battle Royale.
Warzone features a massive map that is pieced together with the Ground War and Special Ops locations from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and is similar to what has been leaked through game files the past few months.
If you are someone who currently owns Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the Classified tab will be updated to be Warzone mode. If you are someone who does not own Modern Warfare, there will be a separate download for free to get Call of Duty: Warzone on your platform’s store starting Tuesday, March 10. Information on the release schedule is here.
This is Activision’s first free to play experience for consoles and PC. Call of Duty ventured into free to play in October 2019 with Call of Duty: Mobile, which has been extremely successful for the company. Now, they’re hoping they can replicate that success on consoles and PC with Call of Duty: Warzone.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a co-developed game between Infinity Ward and Raven Software and published by Activision.
Call of Duty: Warzone shares unified progression with Modern Warfare
A big thing of Call of Duty: Warzone is that it will share progression with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for those who own Modern Warfare.
What that means is the Battle Pass progress will be available in Call of Duty: Warzone, alongside all unlocks that you have as the Warzone is a new tab in the Modern Warfare menu.
For those downloading Warzone separately, it’s still the same content. There will be the same Battle Pass Seasons between Warzone and Modern Warfare, and the same Item Shop for both games.
Players who own both Warzone and Modern Warfare will have access to some additional cosmetic content not available for free to play Warzone players like the Season 1 Battle Pass items, Season 1 Item Shop items, and other content that gets unlocked via MP or Spec Ops.
Infinity Ward noted to us that cosmetic differences will remain between Modern Warfare and free to play Warzone users. There is no game play advantages between the versions, only cosmetic.
What this means is that when Warzone goes live on March 10, those who are free to play players will be jumping in the middle of Season 2 Battle Pass for the game. Those who own Modern Warfare will have their same Battle Pass progression in Warzone accessible.
Call of Duty Points will transfer between games, so you can continue to purchase items from the shop and more if you have Call of Duty Points.
Call of Duty: Warzone features 150 players
Call of Duty: Warzone features one of the higher player counts in any Battle Royale mode so far. The game features 150 players.
Rumors for Call of Duty: Warzone and game files suggested there would be 200 players in the mode, but Infinity Ward confirmed during our visit that they have 150 player lobbies for Call of Duty: Warzone as that’s the number that is working best for the mode overall.
They want to focus on player experience versus hitting a higher number, so they’re set to launch with support for 150 players in Warzone in both Battle Royale and Plunder.
150 players works well in this large map in Warzone, which is a lot bigger than Black Ops 4’s Blackout map, which had around 100 player matches.
And with 150 players, there really is no screen taring or FPS drops experienced from our play testing session at the studio on a PlayStation 4 Pro, while Blackout did experience those. This seems to be the fact that the game I built on a new engine compared to Black Ops 4’s Blackout which offers better optimization overall for the game.
Whether Infinity Ward decides to adjust the player counts to higher numbers or lower is up in the air, as the studio said they would monitor player feedback to see how they should adjust and how the matches are feeling.