Call of Duty: Warzone Announced: F2P, Cross-Platform Battle Royale with Up to 150 Players

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The Call of Duty franchise is dipping its feet further into the Battle Royale arena.

Activision has announced Warzone, a free-to-play title set in the world of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Up to 150 players can join in on its Battle Royale mode, which pits combatants against one another as they try to survive a deadly gas that’s enveloped the area. A second mode, Plunder, has players collecting cash by eliminating enemies and completing Contracts.

“Warzone takes place in Verdansk, an expansive city with multiple named zones and well over 300 points of interest,” writes Activision. “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.”

Players will be able to get around with an assortment of vehicles. There are five in total – the ATV, Tactical Rover, SUV, Cargo Truck, and Helicopter – all of which are destructible and have different stats.

  • 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.

Call of Duty: Warzone is free to play for everyone, but those who already own Modern Warfare can enjoy whatever they’ve earned immediately. They can also download the game a couple of hours earlier (8 AM PDT instead of 12 PM PDT).

Warzone launches tomorrow on March 10 for the PC (, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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