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Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 map is the biggest battle royale map yet

Size matters a lot.

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Finally unveiled, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is expected to change things up as promised.

Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2, and Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile were all discussed in today’s Call of Duty Next. In addition to the announcement that Call of Duty will gain a third-person option when Modern Warfare 2 debuts later this year, we also got a new teaser for the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal. Additionally, Warzone 2.0 map announcement will excite fans of the battle royale genre in particular.

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Prior to the Call of Duty Next broadcast, an updated version of the map was released, which dates back to May. And now that we have proof that it’s named what it officially is and is right in front of us

Warzone 2.0 map 

The Warzone 2.0 map has been in development since 2020 and is a product of the studio’s philosophies and new technologies. Described as an “interesting mix of geography”, Al Mazrah is set in the desert but features “a mix of industrial areas, towns, a city and of course water,” with lots of “cool elevation.” There’s caves to explore, subterranean spaces, and it’s huge to boot. In fact, it’s the largest Call of Duty battle royale map made to date.

It sounds incredibly varied, and even has a water system so you can even swim between some POIs on the map. All of the multiplayer elements present in Modern Warfare will be in Warzone 2.0 thanks to the integration between the two games.

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One huge change on the way for Warzone 2.0, aside from the supersized map, is the circles. Instead of one giant circle that shrinks into a smaller and smaller play area, there’ll be multiple circles  that separate and rejoin, paving the way for plenty of chaos. 

Warzone 2.0 vehicles

Of course, there are vehicles to joyride as well; boats, tanks, helicopters – you name it. All of which have their own physics and handling, which makes for interesting gameplay:

“Some vehicles are heavier, some will slide more, have more traction, or less traction and as you’re driving them around and you’re encountering them and other squads of playing with them, you can choose to shoot off the tires to kind of impact the handling, you can have them – they react to explosive differently based on their weight.   

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“So, if you’re in a heavy armoured 4×4 and get hit by an RPG, it’s gonna kind of bounce a little bit, but not quite take the hit as a small sedan. You can also choose, with your squad, to be rolling into a POI and somebody jumps out on the roof, somebody leans out the window, and suddenly get yourself, a lot of firepower driving into the POI. 

“Of course, that vehicle needs to survive for quite some time in the map… if you want to keep using it to get from point to point. And vehicles will run out of gas – or at least most of them will – run out of gas and then you can bring them to a gas station to fill them up.”

You can also get your tires repaired at gas stations if they get damaged. 

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The launch date for Warzone 2.0 was also disclosed. It is scheduled to debut on November 16 on Wednesday. Just a few weeks have passed since the release of Modern Warfare 2 on Friday, October 28.

A new game release on Wednesday seems a little out of the ordinary. However, Warzone is a live service game, with updates released every Wednesday. Therefore, a dramatic in-game event will presumably be used to introduce it. Warzone 2.0 and Warzone don’t overlap, so it’s possible that the developers are simply delaying the sequel’s updates until Wednesday to make everyone’s workweek a little bit easier.

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