Prepare to fight
Call of Duty: Warzone 2, the much anticipated battle royale sequel, has finally been given a release date.
Warzone 2 (opens in new tab), which was announced during the Call of Duty Next livestream, will arrive on November 16. Only a few weeks after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 comes in October, that will put it in gamers’ hands.
It will debut along with the first season of multiplayer. Every seasonal update for Warzone 2 will be shared with the other Call of Duty games, similar to the first Warzone, thus a lot of the new features in Modern Warfare 2 will also be present in the battle royale.
Warzone 2 will make some major changes to the battle royale. For starters, it’ll introduce new map Al Mazrah – a mix of expansive desert, industrial areas, towns, and lots of water. Expect rocky peaks, subterranean caves, as well as claustrophobic corridors.
Some of the map’s points of interest include a fortress, observatory, an abandoned village, marshlands, an airport, and an empty metropolis. Rivers will connect all the major landmarks, with Warzone 2 leaning heavily into Call of Duty’s new aquatic features.
Vehicles are also getting spruced up. A new physics and handling model will mean they feel more authentic to drive, but also to destroy. You’ll be able to blow off tires to stall enemies, climb onto car roofs for a combat advantage, and lean out windows for extra firepower. You’ll have to look after them, though. Tires need to be repaired on the fly, and cars refueled if you want them to keep moving.
There have been some significant modifications, albeit not as many as the upcoming third-person mode for Modern Warfare 2.