Call of Duty: Warzone Is Free-to-Play, Out Tomorrow

One of Activision’s worst kept secrets is ready to launch tomorrow, as the often data mined and leaked Call of Duty: Warzone is ready to deploy. The free-to-play battle royale mode has been talked about for months and PlayStation accidentally confirmed the mode late last week.

From Activision:

Call of Duty: Warzone is an all-new experience from the world of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, where up to 150 players can squad up with friends and drop into a massive online combat arena packed with non-stop action and endless fun. At launch, players will team up and fight as a trio across two epic modes, which includes a new take on the popular all-out survival Battle Royale mode with new and innovative ways to play, and an all-new original mode called Plunder, where teams battle to collect the most in-match Cash.

My takeaway is that playing in a match with 150 players is going to be hectic, but ultimately an exciting experience. If Infinity Ward is able to get this to work, I’m going to be spending time playing Warzone. However, Ground War has been really spotty for me since launch and as much as I like the bigger body count, there are underlying issues that need to be addressed.

Explore the immense city of Verdansk and, with two modes to play, experience a large-scale map, drop-in, armour up, loot for rewards, and battle your way to the top in this free-to-play experience for everyone.

There are some interesting new mechanics being added too, with Contracts (optional mini-missions available throughout the map and offer rare loot, XP and Cash) as well as The Gulag, an all-new way to earn a second chance at survival in Battle Royale. Upon being eliminated, players will be taken to the Gulag to face-off against another fallen player in a 1v1 winner-takes-all gunfight, for a chance to redeploy back into the match. You can even find self-reviving medkits that bring you back into the fray after you die or revive teammates with Squad Buyback.

In addition, Plunder is an all-new, battle mode that is a race to collect as much in-match Cash as possible by raiding Supply Boxes, eliminating opponents, completing Contracts or by controlling key Cash deposit locations throughout the map.

Call of Duty: Warzone offers a unified experience across console and PC and shares progression with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Those who own Modern Warfare and a Battle Pass can use their gear in Warzone and progression carries between the two.

Call of Duty: Warzone is free-to-play and available globally on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.