The next version of Call of Duty: Warzone is coming and will be much better than the current one. Stats and progression will also start over. A few details were already given to us by the game’s developer, Infinity Ward. Activision gave us more information at its Call of Duty: Next event. So far, here’s what we know.
Warzone 2.0 release date
Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 will be out on November 16, 2022, about two weeks after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II comes out.
Warzone 2.0 platforms
Even though die-hard fans have asked, the next generation of Warzone will not stop supporting older consoles. Infinity Ward has pointed out that giving up on the PS4 and Xbox One would mean giving up on by far the most players. You can be sure that Warzone 2.0 will be available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
We hope that we will at least get full native versions of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S for better performance and higher resolution.
Warzone 2.0: Will it be free?
The next version of Warzone will still be free to play, which is one of the things that made the first game so famous. That means you will be able to play Warzone 2.0 for free, and you should not have to pay for an online subscription on PlayStation or Xbox to play its online modes.
Will your skins and guns still be there when Warzone 2.0 comes out? Infinity Ward has confirmed that Warzone’s switch to a new engine is a core charge. This means that when Warzone 2.0 comes out, there will be no more progression.
This means that any unlocks you have gotten in Warzone will not carry over to the new game. The same goes for any skins you have bought for your guns or operators. Some people might be upset by this, but it makes sense since Warzone will have been out for 2.5 years by the time its sequel comes out. Things can not always be the same.
Will there still be the original Warzone?
Another interesting thing that has been confirmed is that Warzone 1.0 will still be around when Warzone 2.0 comes out. The current version of the game will keep running for the foreseeable future. This could be to keep people on the bandwagon or to make sure they can still use the bundles they have bought.
Either way, it means that you can always go back to the old version of the game if you like it better (if your hard drive can manage to host both at once, that is).
Warzone 2.0 New Map
During Call of Duty: Next, it was shown that Warzone 2.0 would have a new map called Al Mizrah. It takes place in a made-up part of Western Asia.
Warzone 2.0 Changes
We know a lot about the changes that will be made to Warzone’s gameplay since the changes that will be made to Modern Warfare 2 will probably also be made to Warzone since the two games share an engine. This means that the graphics will get better, especially on newer consoles where a 120Hz mode will make the game look smoother and make it respond faster.
We know that swimming will be added to the game, and boats will also be a big part of the environment. More and more vehicles are being upgraded to have more detailed damage, like holes, and when they blow up, they will leave a permanent husk for cover.
DMZ, a new game mode, will also be added. We should find out more about this “sandbox experience” soon. There will also be a new circle mechanic. During matches, more than one circle will appear. Oh, and there is also Gulag 2.0, which has a 2v2 play and a mysterious character called “Jailer.”
At launch, the weapons will be modern but based on reality, and sometimes the attachments you earn will work on more than one gun. This is a welcome change that should make grinding less of a chore. Thanks to a new firing range, it will be simple to see how well your build works.
New gear is coming, like remote cameras and EMP grenades. You can also now dive into a prone position while sprinting if you need to. As you mantle over things, you can also hang on ledges to look over walls and barriers. This gives you more options as you move around the map. You can also rappel down buildings in MW2, but it is unclear if that will be in Warzone.
The gunsmith will be back to edit weapons, and it looks like the level of detail will be even higher. For example, you will be able to change how your weapon’s weight is distributed for better recoil but slower aim-down-sight speed, among other changes.
According to JackFrags, the number of players being tested right now is 100. This is less than the number of players in Warzone 1.0, but there could be a few hundred AI soldiers on the battlefield for you to fight while you play, protecting areas and objectives.
This is related to changes that are said to be coming to loadouts. Instead of being able to buy them, you might have to complete an objective like an infiltration or capture point to get a weapons drop.
We have also heard that the inventory system is harder to understand and manage than it was in Warzone 1.0.