Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is coming to PC and consoles on November 16th. At Thursday's Call of Duty: Next event, Activision revealed the latest chapter or expansion for their free-to-play battle royale game Warzone. Warzone 2.0 is billed as a “completely revamped experience” with huge new maps, a new Gulag mode and other improvements. Additionally, the publisher confirmed a Warzone mobile game that will throw 120 players into the arena, fighting for survival – due sometime in 2023.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
Like previous entries, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will be free-to-play, with soldiers on the “biggest” battle royale map ever. Al Mazrah is a meticulously crafted arena, built from the ground up, with coastal towns, deserts, rocky peaks and entire cities to explore. Players will likely recognize this map from the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remake, which launches on October 28, and it plays a vital role in the game's campaign mode. Set in West Asia, the map introduces combat on land, air and sea, bringing new challenges and reconnaissance opportunities, and you can circle enemies in a motorboat or helicopter. According to Activision, the vehicles can also be customized with skins.
Over time, a suffocating storm gradually engulfed the Al Mazrah map. But unlike the original Warzone, the Steam Wall would be unstable due to bad weather conditions, resulting in multiple smaller safe zones/circles. This will force players to step out of their hidden spaces and think of new strategies. Shops are also starting to return to the game, allowing players to bring back dead teammates, buy gear and upgrade their guns.
The Gulag is also changing, as Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 introduced 2v2 duels, which were then resurrected and put back into the game. Optionally, players can hunt down the AI jailor who holds the key to the cell and escape in battle. Any items or equipment you loot from the prison will be carried over to the main game upon resurrection.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will release on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One and PC via Steam and Battle.net on November 16th.
Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
Like its mainline game, Warzone Mobile will have 120 online players on the map during each game session. Activision notes that there will be some connections between the two new versions of Warzone, such as social features (friends and chat) and cross-play, enabling a shared battle pass system. Additionally, the title is expected to host mobile-specific events, playlists and content via “deep customization options.” As for the new Al Mazrah map, the blog post states that it won't be available at launch.
Pre-registration for Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is now live on Android, with a global launch expected on Android and iOS devices in 2023.