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Looks like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a battle royale mode by the name of Warzone

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is known for two things right now: It’s a terrifically chunky shooter that does the series proud and it’s a nightmare for anyone living with a capped internet connection due to its regular bandwidth-busting patches that require upwards of 60GB with every update download. It’s on the verge of being known for that magical third thing soon that makes everything in life just prime: A battle royale mode!

While Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was the first game in the franchise to dip its toes into those ever-popular last man standing waters, it looks like Modern Warfare has its own take on the genre and it might be coming real soon. Season 2 of the game has kicked off, and with it a new cinematic that looks a little like this:

Dudes jumping out of a plane onto a large battlefield that has room for plenty of players, weapons and a slowly encroaching wall of death as the world around you forces everyone into a tighter corridor of potential death? You couldn’t be more battle royale if you tried. A quick gander at the main menu also has a mystery new option waiting to be explored, one that remains “CLASSIFIED” for now. It’s in capital letters, so you know it’s like ultra-omega serious stuff when your main menu is yelling at you in secret.

This mode is apparently called Call of Duty: Warzone according to the usually reliable The Gaming Revolution, who says that it’ll be a free to play game available as a standalone download for anyone with or without Modern Warfare installed. That’s a huge move from Activision, but after Black Ops  4’s Blackout battle royale and Call of Duty Mobile’s take on the genre proved to be especially profitable for the company, not entirely unexpected.

Last Updated: February 12, 2020


  1. If it uses the same server system as the new CoD with actual local playability, and it being free… I can see this being a big thing for SA players.


    • Yozzie

      February 12, 2020 at 08:32

      The big war modes already don’t use local servers because of the lack of SA players for those big teams. I do think it will implement local servers, but prepare for EU pings 90% of the time.


      • HairyEwok

        February 12, 2020 at 09:07

        I think most war modes aren’t done local due to most SA players just want to play either Search n Destroy or Team DM…… SA CoD has always been linked to those 2 modes due to its competitive scene. I think with a BR mode they’ll switch it up a bit because the BR mode could also be done competitively local.


        • Geoffrey Tim

          February 12, 2020 at 09:13

          Especially if it’s free. I think if it does use local hybrid servers, it could actually draw a bunch of the Fortnite crowd who’re tired of the 160+ ping.


  2. D@rCF0g

    February 12, 2020 at 08:49

    Are BRs still a thing!


  3. CrAiGiSh

    February 12, 2020 at 11:54

    That trailer looked decent.


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