Building on the success of Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision has already revealed that a sequel for Battle Royale is in development. While details remain scarce, here are all the facts and rumors about the upcoming Warzone 2 title.
Warzone 2 Developer, Release Date and Platform Details
Activision has revealed that a sequel to Warzone is in development alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with both titles “designed together from the ground up” by Infinity Ward, but no release date has been provided.
Modern Warfare 2 is projected to release sometime in the fall of 2022, but Warzone 2 most likely won’t release until the following year. According to Jason Schreier of Bloomberg, who did a report in januaryWarzone 2 is apparently on track for a 2023 release. A later release also coincides with Warzone’s initial release, which came several months after 2019’s Modern Warfare.
Warzone currently supports both old and new gen consoles, but it’s unclear if Warzone 2 will continue to support old gen hardware. Journalist and industry insider Tom Henderson believes that Warzone 2 is being designed as a “completely new game for the best hardware“, which means current-gen consoles and PC only.
Warzone’s Verdansk map originally followed Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare post-launch story, so there’s a good chance we’ll see a continuation of the Modern Warfare 2 story in Warzone 2.
Few details are known about the story of Modern Warfare 2, but additional rumors from Tom Henderson suggest that the campaign will follow American soldiers going to war against Colombian drug cartels. Rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt, but at least we know that the iconic Task Force 141 from the Modern Warfare series will be involved in some capacity.
Gameplay, innovation and cosmetics.
While no details about the sequel have been released, Activision has teased that the new free-to-play Warzone experience will feature “groundbreaking innovations to be revealed later this year.” The publisher vaguely says that players can expect a “massive evolution” of the battle royale formula, and that the sequel will include an “entirely new play space” and a new sandbox mode.
This sequel is designed to be a clean slate for Warzone, but unfortunately, that also leaves players wondering whether or not their cosmetics will carry over to the new game. When asked in a recent interview with the Washington Post, the Warzone developers offered neither an answer nor confidence that the current cosmetics will be available in the sequel.
The developer previously admitted that the current version of Warzone has been bloated with content from three separate titles, which caused some of the issues for the Caldera buggy release in Vanguard Season 1. He also says that he is still working out how to deal with such a massive inventory. admin, so it might be some time before an announcement is made on whether or not cosmetic items will carry over to Warzone 2.
Call of Duty: Warzone also appears to be heading to mobile devices. The mobile Battle Royale codename is “Project Aurora” and according to Activision, the first playtest has already started.
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