Call of Duty Warzone will be cross platform and free-to-play according to the leaks … and will possibly be a Battle Royale.
Taken from Engadget … Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward is preparing to launch a brand-new battle royale mode called Warzone. Well, game might be more appropriate. It’s complicated, okay? The successor to Blackout, which shipped with last year’s Black Ops 4, was leaked last month and detailed further in a Video Games Chronicle (VGC) report. Now, we have an 11-minute breakdown courtesy of Chaos, a video game-focused YouTuber, based on a preview event at Infinity Ward’s offices. Or rather, we did: the video has now been pulled, suggesting it was put live by mistake ahead of an agreed embargo.
First and foremost, Warzone will be cross platform and free-to-play. That means you won’t need a copy of Modern Warfare, released last August, to dive in. According to Chaos, devout Call of Duty fans that purchased the last instalment will have access to exclusive character skins and customized weapons. It’s a huge shift for Activision, though, which used Blackout to push sales of Black Ops 4 and make up for the game’s missing campaign. Warzone, meanwhile, is clearly meant as a self-contained experience — just like Fortnite, PUBG and Apex Legends — that can grow the series’ fanbase and be monetized independently of Modern Warfare.