Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 gets a full reveal, including a release date
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will launch on November 16th for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, bringing with it some significant changes.
As detailed during the Call of Duty Next reveal event, Warzone 2.0 will introduce a new map called Al Mazrah as well as a new Gulag. This time in the Gulag, players will temporarily team up with a random player in 2v2 matches to fight their way back into the match. The Gulag map will also include weapons that players can pick up as well as some kind of AI enemy. Warzone 2.0‘s new proximity chat will come in handy when teaming up with a stranger for the Gulag.
Warzone 2.0 will also feature a new iteration on the traditional battle royale circle. Instead of one circle, at some point during matches multiple circles will split players up to encourage smaller skirmishes. Eventually, the circles will come back together at the end of the round. Infinity Ward released a full breakdown of the new map on its blog.
When Warzone 2.0 launches, it will bring the new “DMZ” mode with it. Infinity Ward didn’t go into too much detail about this “extraction” mode other than that it will use the entirety of Al Mazrah, include tough AI opponents throughout the map, and that players can set their own objectives and win conditions.
In addition to Warzone 2.0, Infinity Ward also revealed new details about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II‘s standard multiplayer. The game will introduce “raids” to the series, though it’s unclear if or how these will resemble traditional MMO raids. We will also see third-person playlists as well as AI soldiers in the game’s new 20v20 Invasion mode. Modern Warfare II launches a couple of weeks before Warzone 2.0 on October 28th.
Michael Goroff has written and edited for EGM since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter @gogogoroff.