Activision held its final Call of Duty presentation on Thursday, where the company revealed its upcoming plans for the series, including new details about modern warfare 2and the free Battle Royale sequel Warzone 2.0. Among the most important announcements was the release date of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0which will be available on November 16 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC (via Battle.net and Steam), Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
To help you make sense of all the other announcements Activision made during the event, here are the big Call of Duty Next announcements.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
Warzone 2.0 is a massive new sequel to Call of Duty’s hugely popular battle royale shooter. Warzone 2.0 will take place on an all-new map called Al Mazrah that combines desert combat with sprawling cities. Along with dozens of new areas and points of interest to explore, Al Mazrah will also include a new version of war zone‘s Gulag, which will require players to battle their way through 2v2 matches. The new Gulag includes a few new mechanics, like a prowling guardian and weapons scattered around the map.
The game also introduces a new twist to the battle royale formula with multiple circles on the map that will separate groups of players before bringing them all together for a few climactic fights.
As with the original game, Warzone 2.0 will also include all the weapons of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, which will be released on October 26, and both games will feature cross-progression. The game will also feature a new mode called DMZ, which will require players to enter the battlefield and then extract with all the gear they can.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer and Loadout 2.0
During the Next presentation, Infinity Ward revealed new information about modern warfare 2the multiplayer mode of and how it differs from previous Call of Duty entries.
One of modern warfare 2The most notable new features are the Loadout 2.0 system, which builds on Infinity Ward’s weapon customization from 2019. modern warfare giving players more ways to customize their weapon, grouping the arsenal based on their weapon rig. This system will also be part of Warzone 2.0giving players more options to customize their gear.
modern warfare 2 will also update Call of Duty’s multiplayer formula in a variety of ways, with refined sprinting, swimming, and cloaking. The game also includes bigger additions such as third-person multiplayer playlists, the return of Spec Ops co-op mode, and AI players on select maps and extra-wide modes.
Infinity Ward also mentioned a new mode called Raids, but didn’t go into detail during the presentation.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta
We already knew modern warfare 2 had a beta on the way, but during Call of Duty Next, Infinity Ward let players know some of the features they could expect from the game’s brief testing period.
In addition to the game’s usual six-on-six mode, the beta will also include Ground War mode, which will pit two teams of 32 players against each other and take place in some of the Warzone 2.0points of interest. The beta includes the Sarrif Bay Ground War map and three main multiplayer maps: Valderas Museum, Farm 18, and Mercado Las Almas.
The beta will also include some of the modern warfare 2new tactical modes like Knockout and Prisoner rescue that give teams limited respawns. There’s also a new mode called Invasion where teams of 32 players battle it out in a deathmatch, along with plenty of AI fighters.
The modern warfare 2 The beta begins on September 16 for PlayStation players who pre-ordered the game and will roll out to other platforms later, including Xbox and PC on September 22.
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