New alleged details have emerged on the battle royale sequel, claiming that it'll be more in line with Black Ops 4's Blackout than the original Warzone.
Infinity Ward has plenty on its plate right now. The studio is currently working on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which is due out later this year and is allegedly going to be revealed sometime in June. At the same time, however, a follow-up to Call of Duty: Warzone is also in the works at the studio, and new details on it may have emerged thanks to a recent leak.
First reported in a video by NerosCinema and then corroborated on Twitter by known insider Tom Henderson, it seems like Call of Duty: Warzone 2 – or whatever it ends up being called – will be quite different from its predecessor.
Allegedly, the game will be more similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode Blackout than it will be to the original Warzone, with Henderson also stating on Twitter, “The new Warzone 2 map looks more like Blackout than it does Warzone in terms of its layout.”
The new map, interestingly, will feature many locations from across the series, according to the leak, with one of them being Highrise from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The video claims, however, that Warzone’s Verdansk will also eventually return.
Other mechanics in the game will also allegedly be similar to Blackout. For instance, players will need to have a satchel equipped for armour. There will apparently also be a new inventory system in place, which will limit the number of weapons and equipment that a player can carry.
Warzone 2 will allegedly also make major changes to how loadouts are handled. Loadouts will be placed inside of points of interest scattered throughout the map called Strongholds. To get to the loadouts, players will have to complete objectives specific to that Stronghold, such as defusing a bomb, killing an AI enemy, and more.
It’s also been claimed that the game will feature a firing range, where players will be able to check the weapon stats for things such as damage, range, recoil, and more. Other details mentioned in the video are the return of pro perks, and weapons once again having five attachment slots instead of eight.
Of course, official details on Warzone 2 remain scant. Infinity Ward has confirmed that it’s being built on a new engine (same as Modern Warfare 2), while previous reports have claimed that it won’t be cross-gen and will release only for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.
Activision has said that Warzone 2 will be unveiled sometime later this year, so we’ll hopefully know more about the game in the not-too-distant future.