Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone
Released Mar. 10th, 2020
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Infinity Ward
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Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale video game released on March 10, 2020, for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is a part of the 2019 title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but does not require purchase of it. Warzone was developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software and published by Activision. Warzone allows online multiplayer combat among 150 players set in the fictional city of Verdansk, and features both cross-platform play and cross-platform progression between both games.

The game features two modes, Blood Money and Battle Royale and introduces a new in-game currency system called "Cash" which is used at "Buy Stations" in and around Verdansk. "Loadout" drops are an example of where Cash can be traded for limited access to players' custom classes (which are shared with Modern Warfare's standard modes). Players may also use Cash to purchase items such as "killstreaks" and gas masks. At launch, Warzone allowed a squad capacity of three. A solo mode was added to Warzone a week later on 17 March 2020.

On 20 March 2020, Activision announced that Warzone had surpassed over 30 million downloads in the first 10 days.


Warzone features three game modes: Battle Royale, BR Solos and Blood Money. While Battle Royale is a genre popularized by games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the "Blood Money" gameplay mode is related to the in-game currency mechanic and is unique to Warzone. It is the second main battle royale installment in the Call of Duty franchise, following the "Blackout" mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018). Warzone differs from Black Ops 4 by reducing reliance on equipable gadgets and instead encouraging the accumulation of a new in-game currency called Cash. Warzone supports up to 150 players in a single match, which exceeds the typical size of 100 players seen in other battle royale titles.

The battle royale mode is similar to other titles in the genre where players compete in a continuously shrinking map to be the last player remaining. Players parachute onto a large game map where they encounter other players. As the game progresses and players are eliminated, the playable area shrinks forcing the remaining players into tighter spaces. In Warzone, the non-playable areas become contaminated with a green gas that depletes health and eventually kills the player if they do not return to the safe playable area. Unlike other titles, Warzone introduces a new respawn mechanic, a greater emphasis on vehicles, and a new in-game currency mechanic. Parachuting is unrestricted, with the player being allowed to open and cut their parachute, an unlimited number times, while in air.

The Battle Royale solos mode is the same as the Battle Royale mode, with the exception that it is strictly for single player battle royale combat. This game mode allows only a single player to drop into the map as a solo team player. Players are unable to play with friends in this game mode.

Character death in Warzone does not necessarily translate to player defeat like in other titles. Instead, Warzone offers a respawn mechanic which players can take advantage of in various ways. Players who are killed are transported to the "Gulag", where they engage in one-on-one combat with another defeated player, with both players being given same weaponry. The winner of this combat is respawned into the game. Other methods of respawn are available using the in-game currency system. Players may use the in-game currency to purchase respawn tokens for themselves or for other players should they not be revived by the Gulag mechanic.

On top of that, there is a game mode called "Blood Money", where teams have to search for stacks of Cash scattered around the map to accumulate $1 million. Once found, the game goes into overtime, with all Cash sums doubled, and the team who has gathered the most money when the clock runs out is declared the winner. Players respawn automatically in this gamemode.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty:_Warzone