Modern Warfare Warzone Battle Royale Officially Revealed After Leak – F2P, Standalone, Crossplay

Mar 9, 2020
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[UPDATE]

Modern Warfare Warzone was just officially revealed, after this morning's leak, by Activision Blizzard. We've now got the proper, UltraHD trailer below, as well as lots of info on the gameplay mechanics.

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Modern Warfare Warzone will be available starting tomorrow on all platforms.

At launch, players can squad up in trios with their friends on Playstation 4, Battle.net for PC, or Xbox One across two game modes: Battle Royale and Plunder.

In Battle Royale, fight to be the last squad standing while escaping the deadly gas in the swiftly closing circle with up to 150 players.

In Plunder, the race is on to collect the most in-match Cash by looting across the map, taking down enemies to steal their Cash, and completing in-match Contracts.

Warzone takes place in Verdansk, an expansive city with multiple named zones and well over 300 points of interest. Each zone features distinct landmarks like the Gorengard Lumber Yard or the Gora Dam; the zones take place across different environment types like cities and rural areas for unique engagements. Change up your drop location in each match to get a better lay of the land and take advantage of what Verdansk has to offer.

The Vehicles of Warzone

If you need to get somewhere fast in Warzone, the best method is a vehicle. There are five vehicles all with varying levels of protection, speed, seating, and off-roading capability. Each vehicle has a health meter and when it reaches zero, the vehicle explodes and flames out. Needlessly to say, if the health of your vehicle is depleting, bail out before the impending explosion.

Here’s an overview of the five vehicle types that are populated throughout the world in Warzone:

· ATV – two seater, provides minimal protection, good at offroading, fast.

· Tactical Rover – four seater, provides minimal protection, solidly fast, solid at off-roading.

· SUV – four seater, provides good protection, medium speed, not ideal for off-roading.

· Cargo Truck – holds the squad plus equipment, excellent protection, not for off-roading, slowest.

· Helicopter – four seater, decent coverage, flies.

The Gulag (only in Battle Royale)

Upon your first elimination, you will be taken as a “Prisoner of Warzone” and thrown into the Gulag. There you will await your fate and watch other prisoners fight to the death. When your turn is up, you’ll enter the Gulag and face-off against a single opponent in a 1v1 to earn the ultimate reward - redeployment. Win in the Gulag and earn redeployment back into Verdansk. Lose and hope that your squad completes Contracts and earns enough in-match Cash to redeploy you.

Contracts

Contracts are objective oriented tasks players can find and activate across Verdansk. A squad can activate one Contract at a time and completing it rewards you in-match Cash and other loot items. Multiple types of Contracts exist including Scavenger Contracts where you have to find and open a series of Supply Boxes and Recon Contacts where you must secure one location, similar to Call of Duty’s Domination mode. In addition to in-match Cash, Contracts can give you special rewards like the ability to see the next circle collapse location before it starts to close.

Seamless Play

Call of Duty: Warzone shares Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s crossplay and unified progression. For players that already own the full version of Modern Warfare, all content already earned including Battle Pass items, Operators, weapons and customization items will carry over to Warzone, and all progression earned in Warzone will counts toward overall Modern Warfare progressionFor players who do not own the full version of Modern Warfare, all progress and items they’ve earned in Warzone will be rewarded across Multiplayer and Special Ops in Modern Warfare, should they ever choose to purchase it.

[ORIGINAL STORY]

The rumored Call of Duty Modern Warfare Warzone Battle Royale received a massive leak thanks to YouTuber Chaos, who posted over ten minutes of gameplay from a recent gameplay session.

Modern Warfare Warzone will be a free to play standalone release with cross-platform enabled, just like the regular game. The video doesn't provide any actual info on when it will be released, though it should be this week according to earlier rumors. Still, there's a ton of interesting gameplay tidbits here which have been nicely summarized by Reddit user ywhine. Check it all out below.

After this leak, are you looking forward to Modern Warfare Warzone? Let us know in the comments!

- Massive map, contains old maps such as Terminal, Scrapyard, Overgrown, Broadcast and some new areas. Chaos said it feels like you're never in a reskinned/copy pasted area. There are snowy areas.

-Free to play, no MW required but there is crossplay and saved progression.

- Player count of 150 but may possibly increase, solo's, duo's and trios.

- Weapon looting is guns only. No attachments, unless from supply drops. Health regeneration looks automatic.

- Two game modes - Main Warzone mode and then Plunder which is a respawn mode (seems to be cash based from the leaks)

-Features a Squad Leader jump-master thing, similar to Apex Legends (Squad leader, and leadership can be passed). You can see the cash of your team mates.

-The map is visually stunning according to Chaos, and when jumping, there is 3D text on top of the locations. There seems like a fair bit of verticality, especially in Downtown areas.

-Equipping armor plate seems almost instant.

-HUD has red dots, unsure if this is past/historic gunfire.

-There is a tactical map which shows the circle timer, Gulag matches etc.

-Vehicles include ATV, SUV, HELI, CARGO TRUCK and TAC ROVER.

-Locations - Dam, Miltary Base, Quarry, Airport, TV Station, Storage Town, Superstore, Boneyard, Train Station, Hospital, Downtown, Stadium, Lumber, Farmland, Prison (Gulag), Park, Port, Promenade East and West, Hills.

-Altitude meter, seems like you drop rapidly. You can cancel parachuting. Flares included when doing so.

- You spawn with a pistol, I counted 4-5 hits to down someone. 50 XP for downing, 500 XP for a kill.

-Two hitmarkers to kill in a downed state.

-Armor is automatic after equipping plates, seems like you can have up to 5. (Triangle to build).

-There are contracts with money, confirming the leaks e.g. collecting three crates.

-Ammo seems dumbed down, Assault rifle/LMG box x30.

-After killing a player, the loot just drops. There are no bags or going through the list of inventory like Blackout.

-Pinging returns, pinging locations, dangerous areas, enemy contact etc.

-I noticed when guns are picked up, the relevant ammo is next to it. Doesn't seem like you're going to be looking around too much for ammo drops.

-Loadout drops (like care packages), blueprints with weapon staches/caches - with a rarity symbol, I saw 3 out of 5 circles, maybe a reference to how many attachments equipped.

-Safe zone is gas, Chaos says the game plays/feels fast.

-Unsure of the maximum ammo count but at one point Chaos has 20/210 clipped for the SCAR.

-Lethals such as claymores, mines and grenades return.

-You can request buy back from squad to redeploy, and of course you can buy respawn tokens with the cash you earn.

-Ground war maps return (not much news).

-You get minimal ammo for the guns you pick up, just the one magazine.

-There are bounties, eliminating specific players - possibly MVP, rewarding cash. This is on a countdown.

-Gulag sequence is important. If you're killed or captured(?) you're a Prisoner of warzone, and taken to the prison cells. This has its own animation.

-You watch others fight in the Gulag (extended version of the Gunfight map) in a 1v1 and there is a countdown until your turn.

-You can see this in realtime, so you can make callouts for your teammates, and even throw rocks at the enemy.

-Gulag 1v1 seems like randomised classes like Gunfight - example was Crossbow with Origin secondary, C4 and flash.

-Easter eggs all over map, Chaos gives the example of TV's showing Mile High Club mission.

-Vehicle controls seem smooth, unlike Blackout. Maybe the same as GW. Chaos recommends helicopters.

-Team mates can drop loot (duh).

-Revive team seems like five seconds, stim animation.

-Chaos says one of his concerns his killstreak spam, they can be bought and during the final circles, there were airstrike spam (there is a warning).

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