In one of the biggest shadow drops ever, Activision has announced and released a new Call of Duty game in Call of Duty: Warzone. Warzone is a completely free title available to absolutely anyone, regardless of whether or not they’ve purchased the recently released, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Check out more about Call of Duty: Warzone below:
The World of Warzone: Battle Royale and Plunder
At launch, players can squad up in trios with their friends on Playstation® 4, Battle.net for PC, or Xbox One across two game modes: Battle Royale and Plunder.
In Battle Royale, fight to be the last squad standing while escaping the deadly gas in the swiftly closing circle with up to 150 players.
In Plunder, the race is on to collect the most in-match Cash by looting across the map, taking down enemies to steal their Cash, and completing in-match Contracts.
Warzone takes place in Verdansk, an expansive city with multiple named zones and well over 300 points of interest. Each zone features distinct landmarks like the Gorengard Lumber Yard or the Gora Dam; the zones take place across different environment types like cities and rural areas for unique engagements. Change up your drop location in each match to get a better lay of the land and take advantage of what Verdansk has to offer.
The Vehicles of Warzone
If you need to get somewhere fast in Warzone, the best method is a vehicle. There are five vehicles all with varying levels of protection, speed, seating, and off-roading capability. Each vehicle has a health meter and when it reaches zero, the vehicle explodes and flames out. Needlessly to say, if the health of your vehicle is depleting, bail out before the impending explosion.
Here’s an overview of the five vehicle types that are populated throughout the world in Warzone:
· ATV – two seater, provides minimal protection, good at offroading, fast.
· Tactical Rover – four seater, provides minimal protection, solidly fast, solid at off-roading.
· SUV – four seater, provides good protection, medium speed, not ideal for off-roading.
· Cargo Truck – holds the squad plus equipment, excellent protection, not for off-roading, slowest.
· Helicopter – four seater, decent coverage, flies.
The Mechanics of the Warzone
Warzone features some unique mechanics that keep each match interesting and give you plenty of strategies to try for a new experience every time you drop in.
Here’s a list of some of the new and game-changing mechanics players will find in a Warzone match:
The Gulag (only in Battle Royale)
Upon your first elimination, you will be taken as a “Prisoner of Warzone” and thrown into the Gulag. There you will await your fate and watch other prisoners fight to the death. When your turn is up, you’ll enter the Gulag and face-off against a single opponent in a 1v1 to earn the ultimate reward – redeployment. Win in the Gulag and earn redeployment back into Verdansk. Lose and hope that your squad completes Contracts and earns enough in-match Cash to redploy you.
Contracts are objective oriented tasks players can find and activate across Verdansk. A squad can activate one Contract at a time and completing it rewards you in-match Cash and other loot items. Multiple types of Contracts exist including Scavenger Contracts where you have to find and open a series of Supply Boxes and Recon Contacts where you must secure one location, similar to Call of Duty’s Domination mode. In addition to in-match Cash, Contracts can give you special rewards like the ability to see the next circle collapse location before it starts to close.
In Battle Royale where collecting in-match Cash isn’t the objective, Cash can be used to procure beneficial items at Buy Stations. Denoted on the Tac-Map with a shopping cart icon, head to a Buy Station to spend your in-match Cash. For varying prices, you can purchase Killstreaks, Redeploy Tokens to bring back fallen teammates, Self-Revive Kits, and more.
In Plunder, Buy Stations hold all of these items to help you gain an advantage over other teams, plus a unique game mode item – the Cash Deposit Balloon. Want to securely deposit your in-match Cash, away from the threat of enemy teams trying to kill and steal? Get a Cash Deposit Balloon, a portable Field Upgrade, that allows you to deposit Cash, from anywhere.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It comes as an 83-101GB download, but is also crossplay, so everyone is able to play together.