Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is coming to PC and consoles on November 16. During the Call of Duty: Next event on Thursday, Activision revealed the latest chapter, or expansion, of its free-to-play battle royale title Warzone. Billed as a “completely revamped experience,” Warzone 2.0 features a massive new map, a new Gulag mode, and other improvements. Additionally, the publisher confirmed the Warzone mobile game, which pits 120 players against each other in a battle for survival – will launch sometime in 2023.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
Like the previous entry, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will be free-to-play, with soldiers taking on the “biggest” battle royale map ever. Al Mazrah is a meticulously crafted arena, built from the ground up, featuring coastal towns, deserts, rocky peaks, and an entire city. Players may recognize this map from the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remake — launching on October 28 — playing a key role in the game’s campaign mode. Set in Western Asia, the map introduces combat on land, air and sea, presenting new challenges and exploration opportunities as you maneuver around enemies via motorboat or chopper. According to Activision, vehicles can also be customized with skins.
Over time, a suffocating storm slowly covers the Al Mazrah map. But unlike the original warzone, due to bad weather, the vapor wall will be irregular, resulting in many small safe zones/circles. This will force players to come out of their hiding places and think of a new strategy. Shops are also returning to the game, allowing players to bring back dead squadmates, buy equipment and load up on upgrades for their guns.
The Gulag is also changing, as Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 introduces 2v2 match-ups before being revived and returned to the game. Alternatively, players can seek out the AI jailers, who have the key to the prison cell and escape without a fight. Any item or gear you loot from a dungeon carries over to the main game upon respawning.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 launches November 16 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Battle.net.
Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
Like its mainline counterpart, Warzone Mobile will allow up to 120 online players to take on the map in each play session. Activision notes that the two new versions of Warzone will have some connections, such as social features (friends and chat) and cross-progression, enabling a shared battle pass system. Furthermore, the title is expected to host mobile-specific events, playlists and content, with “deep customization options”. As for the new Al Mazrah map, the Blog post Note that it won’t be available at launch.
Pre-registrations for Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile are now live on Android, ahead of a worldwide launch on Android and iOS devices in 2023.