Activision hosted its newest Call of Duty presentation on Thursday, the place the corporate revealed its upcoming plans for the sequence together with new details about Modern Warfare 2and the free-to-play battle royale sequel Warzone 2.0. Among an important bulletins was the discharge date for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, which shall be obtainable Nov. 16 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC (by way of Battle.web and Steam), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
To enable you make sense of all the opposite bulletins that Activision made throughout the occasion, listed below are the large bulletins from Call of Duty Next.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
Warzone 2.0 is an enormous new sequel to Call of Duty’s tremendously in style battle royale shooter. Warzone 2.0 will happen on a completely new map referred to as Al Mazrah that mixes desert fight with sprawling cities. Along with dozens of new areas and factors of curiosity to discover, Al Mazrah will even embody a brand new model of Warzone‘s Gulag, which would require gamers to battle their method out in 2v2 matches. The new Gulag features a few new mechanics, like a prowling warden and weapons scattered across the map.
The sport additionally introduces a brand new twist on the battle royale method with a number of circles throughout the map that may segregate teams of gamers earlier than finally pulling all of them again collectively for a number of climactic fights.
As with the unique sport, Warzone 2.0 will even embody all of the weapons from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which shall be launched on Oct. 26, and the 2 video games will characteristic cross-progression. The sport will even characteristic a brand new mode referred to as DMZ, which is able to activity gamers with getting into the battlefield, then extracting no matter gear they will.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer and Loadout 2.0
During the subsequent presentation, Infinity Ward revealed new info on Modern Warfare 2‘s multiplayer mode, and the way it differs from earlier Call of Duty entries.
One of Modern Warfare 2‘s standout new options is the Loadout 2.0 system, which builds on Infinity Ward’s weapon customization from 2019’s Modern Warfare by giving gamers extra methods to customise their weapon, grouping the arsenal collectively based mostly on their weapon platform. This system will even be half of Warzone 2.0giving gamers extra choices for customizing their gear.
Modern Warfare 2 will even replace Call of Duty’s multiplayer method in a spread of methods, with refined sprinting, swimming, and mantling. The sport additionally contains some bigger additions like third-person multiplayer playlists, the return of the cooperative Spec Ops mode, and AI gamers on sure extra-large maps and modes.
Infinity Ward additionally talked about a brand new mode referred to as Raids, however didn’t go into element about it throughout the presentation.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta
We already knew that Modern Warfare 2 had a beta on the best way, however throughout Call of Duty Next, Infinity Ward let gamers know some of the options that they may anticipate from the sport’s temporary testing interval.
Along with the sport’s common six-versus-six mode, the beta will even embody the Ground War mode, which is able to pit two groups of 32 gamers every towards one another and happen inside some of Warzone 2.0‘s factors of curiosity. The beta contains the Sarrif Bay Ground War map, and three core multiplayer maps: Valderas Museum, Farm 18, and Mercado Las Almas.
The beta will even embody some of Modern Warfare 2‘s new tactical modes like Knockout and Prisoner rescue which give groups restricted respawns. There’s additionally a brand new mode referred to as Invasion the place 32-player groups face off towards one another in a deathmatch, together with quite a few AI combatants.
The Modern Warfare 2 beta begins on Sept. 16 for PlayStation gamers who pre-ordered the sport and will roll out to different platforms later, together with Xbox and PC on Sept. 22.