Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, the follow up to Activision’s shooter fight royale huge hit, shows up Wednesday. Like the initial Warzone, it will certainly be a free-to-play, stand-alone game — you don’t require Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (or any kind of various other Call of Duty game) to download and install and also play Warzone 2.0.
Here’s every little thing else you ought to find out about the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
When does Warzone 2.0 appeared?
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will certainly go real-time Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. That’s the exact same time that Modern Warfare 2’s very first period of material goes real-time, incidentally.
As of Monday, gamers on all systems (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows COMPUTER, Xbox One, and also Xbox Series X) can begin the preload for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. The game can be downloaded and install from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, Steam, and also Battle.net.
Players that have actually currently acquired Modern Warfare 2 currently have Warzone 2.0 preloaded, an Activision rep said on the game’s Steam page. There will certainly be a period 1 upgrade prior to Warzone 2.0’s launch on Wednesday.
What’s brand-new in Warzone 2.0?
A huge brand-new map, Al Mazrah, for one. Various multiplayer maps from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are included within Al Mazrah, consisting of Al Bagra Fortress, Embassy, Zarqwa Hydroelectric, Taraq, Sariff Bay, and also Sa’id. Warzone 2.0’s brand-new map will certainly be house to four-player unique procedures, 6v6 team fights, Ground War procedures, 150-player fight royales, and also anything else Activision and also Raven Software have actually prepared.
More information on the Al Mazrah map and also its sights are offered on the Call of Duty blog.
Warzone 2.0 will certainly additionally include a brand-new gameplay setting called DMZ, referred to as an “open-world, narrative-focused extraction mode where Operator squads have free rein to complete faction-based missions, take on additional side objectives, engage with enemy Operators or AI combatants, and search for valuable items, all while fighting to survive toward exfiltration.” In various other words, it’s Call of Duty’s handle Escape From Tarkov.
DMZ is anticipated to introduce along with Warzone 2.0 today.
Warzone 2.0 will certainly additionally consist of third-person playlists “allowing for different visibility tactics and an altered, but still action-packed gameplay feel.” Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s core multiplayer setting additionally includes third-person play.
What takes place to the initial Warzone?
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 isn’t a full-on replacement for the original Warzone that introduced in May 2020. Warzone 2.0 is a different, stand-alone game and also gamers that intend to stick to the initial Warzone experience will certainly have the ability to. Eventually.
The initial Call of Duty: Warzone will certainly go offline for an “intermission” on Nov. 16, 2 hrs prior to Warzone 2.0 is set up to go real-time. Warzone 2.0 will certainly after that come to be designer Raven Software’s emphasis, as the group tries to make certain a smooth launch and also ensures the game’s “free-to-play ecosystem is running effectively.” After a time-out for the U.S. Thanksgiving vacation, the initial Warzone will certainly be restored online under its brand-new name, Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera. (Logically, Caldera will certainly be the game’s main map; Rebirth Island and also Fortune’s Keep maps won’t be offered to play when it relaunches.)
The relaunch of the initial Warzone as Warzone Caldera is anticipated to go real-time at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST on Nov. 28.
What takes place to my Warzone progression? And my things?
Perks and also opens for the initial Warzone will just relate to that game, the freshly produced Warzone Caldera. Player development, cross-progression for XP and also tool XP, supplies, fight pass material, tools, and also various other buy from the initial Call of Duty: Warzone — and also from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and also Vanguard — will certainly come just within Warzone Caldera. It won’t rollover to Warzone 2.0. Double XP symbols in Warzone Caldera and also Warzone 2.0 are not transferrable.
Similarly, progression in Warzone 2.0 will just be connected to Modern Warfare 2, and also the other way around.
What do initial Warzone gamers obtain with the launch of Warzone 2.0?
Anyone that played Call of Duty: Warzone will certainly be talented a couple of things to utilize in Warzone 2.0, Activision and also Raven Software stated. Players of the initial Warzone can additionally obtain an individualized emphasize reel showcasing their individual accomplishments, via the My Warzone Legacy website. Players simply require to connect in their Activision ID.