In February 2022, Activision announced their plans to release a new battle royale game. They also revealed that the new title will be called Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, during the announcement of Modern Warfare II.
It is supposedly an entirely new game that will be built from the ground up. Using around two years of experience and feedback from Warzone, they expect to create an unmatched, new battle royale experience.
While the news made Call of Duty fans all over the world very excited, it was also accompanied by some discomfort. The community took the announcement of a new battle royale title as an ultimatum for the game that they had all come to love, Call of Duty: Warzone.
When can we expect Warzone 2.0 to release?
Activision has kept the release date of their new battle royale title under wraps so far. They teased that the new game will launch in 2022 itself, but decided to hold back on the exact date. However, they did announce that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be released on October 28, 2022.
One can speculate that Warzone 2.0 should follow the trend and release after Modern Warfare II hits the market.
A certain Redditor posted a screenshot, which could be a leak, appears to be an Activision Blizzard document that has a certain text and date on it. It was speculated from the post that the new battle royale title would see the light of the day on November 16, 2022.
This date does make a lot of sense considering it follows right after the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
Fans will be hoping that Activision sheds some more light on the matter in their upcoming event, Call of Duty: Next, which will be held on September 15, 2022.
What changes can we expect in Warzone 2.0?
Many content creators sat on a call with Activision and have confirmed to their audience that there is indeed a lot that is being changed in the new game.
Both Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 are being built side-by-side from the ground up. The confirmation that both these titles are being built together and on the same engine reveals a bunch of base information. Similar to its predecessor, Warzone 2.0 will share progression, weapons, assets, and other features in parallel to Modern Warfare II.
The content creators believe that a new and upgraded gunsmith system is expected to be present in the new game. Massive meta changes might accompany these newly added features in the shrouded battle royale title, and are expected to go beyond weapons with future updates.
A new map is also believed to be in the works. As Activision has already confirmed that both titles are being built in the same engine, we might see a more fluid and compatible relationship between the two games. The new map should see the same weapons, perks, and movement mechanics as Modern Warfare II.
Similarly, a new mode is expected to accompany the arrival of these titles. It is believed that it would be a Warzone 2.0 exclusive.
The new addition might be called DMZ, and if added, will be the third game mode along with Battle Royale. It is said to be Call of Duty's version of Escape from Tarkov, and including it would strike the perfect co-op balance in complementing the primary Battle Royale mode.
There was also some chatter about a potential leak that discussed the inclusion of a ranked system within the new and improved Warzone 2.0.
Which platforms can we expect Warzone 2.0 to be available on?
With Microsoft's acquisition of Activision, there were speculations that the new games could be Xbox-exclusive.
But going forward, Microsoft has announced that it will not be the case. There was an initial goal to launch the game only on the latest and most updated platforms like the PS5. However, a bulk of players were seen to be on last-gen platforms.
Due to these reasons, the titles will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Battle.net. It was announced that the upcoming games will be available on Steam as well.
Activision had hoped for more public attraction and hype from the community with their announcement of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0.
To garner more positive publicity, the developers decided to engage in open dialogue with content creators who have a more favorable outlook on the announcement. In doing so, they have chosen to keep much a lot of information about the upcoming battle royale title under wraps.
For further information, fans must make sure to tune into the upcoming event, Call of Duty: Next, on September 15; specific timings and channels are yet to be announced.