rumored battle royale mode called Warzone, including that there will be a version of Apex Legends’ “ping” system.As reported by GameSpot, Twitter user @CaptainBadfoot claimed they were playing the latest Call of Duty on the new Rust map when they were randomly put into this new Warzone lobby, complete with a “training” mode and other menus that hint at what’s to come.
Some of @CaptainBadfoot’s tweets are no longer live, but a video from Warzone reportedly including the previously mentioned “ping” feature from Apex Legends. There were also screens that confirmed a “Trios” variant of Warzone will be included that would have three players working together. There will also supposedly be options for solo, doubles, and quads.
Vehicles will also play a role in Warzone, with one image showing “ATVs, SUVs, helicopters, cargo trucks, and tactical rovers.” There will also be a revive system and “supply stations” that can be bought and air-dropped into matched, according to @CaptainBadfoot.This is hardly the first rumor of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s battle royale mode, as previous leaks have shown the new map would contain both Ground War maps and Spec Ops maps within its boundaries. Furthermore, it will allow for up to 200 players to compete for the victory.
A new feature, “Gulag”, was also leaked that allows eliminated players to battle others 1v1, with the victor getting to respawn.
Other rumors indicate the battle royale mode will live inside Modern Warfare, but will also be released as a free-to-play standalone game.
The recent launch of Season 2 only further hints at this new mode, as the opening cinematic features players jumping from a plane, and the Modern Warfare title screen now has a section titled “Classified.”
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