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Activision officially announce Call of Duty: Warzone, free to play battle royale mode

Published: 16:53, 09 March 2020
COD: Warzone screenshot showing several character
COD: Warzone

After many rumours and leaks, Activision have today officially announced Call of Duty: Warzone, a standalone, free-to-play battle royale mode set in Modern Warfare universe.

Call of Duty publisher Activision have officially and finally announced a long-awaited battle royale mode named Call of Duty: Warzone. As earlier rumoured, Warzone is a free-to-play, standalone game which everyone can play, even if they do not own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Warzone follows Modern Warfare with crossplay support and saved progression, meaning that you can play the game on your PS4 or Xbox One and all progress will carry over to PC should you decide to take the plunge into more serious gameplay sessions (wink, wink). 

It features a massive map, which includes old maps such as Terminal, Scrapyard, Overgrown, Broadcast and also some new areas. There's also a lot of snowy areas for those who love to snipe in their white ghillie suit.

The mode supports up to 150 players at the moment and features solo, duo and trio mode. As for the loot, you can only loot guns, no attachments are available unless from supply drops.

Two modes are available right now - the standard Warzone mode and Plunder. There's also a Squad Leader, similar to Apex Legend's jumpmaster and you spawn with nothing but a pistol.

Interestingly, you can request a buyback from your squad to redeploy after death and buy respawn tokens with the cash you earned. Players who get killed will join Gulag, where they will fight in a 1v1 duel for a chance to return to the battlefield. Die and you are out from the match for good.

Activision artwork showing launch times for warzone Launch times for Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone will be available from tomorrow - 10 March 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

You can check out the full announcement post here and watch the official trailer above for more details.

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