Warzone is a free to play Battle Royale game mode that connects both the Modern Warfare and Black Ops Call of Duty universes together for a new experience. Initially it was released as a free to play game mode under Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Then in July of 2020, Activision made Warzone it’s own game in the publisher’s library. Later that year, Treyarch released Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War on November 13th, 2020.
Then, Activision integrated both Black Ops and Modern Warfare universes together on December 16th, 2020 for one unified Call of Duty Warzone experience. Later in August of 2021, Call of Duty announced Vanguard and with it a new map for Warzone. They also revealed that COD Vanguard would be integrated with Warzone in the same way that the previous two Call of Duty titles are integrated. The biggest news is that Activision and Raven Studios plan to release their first anti-cheat software with the release of Vanguard.
The game mode has an extensive esports community and millions of dollars have been awarded to players across the world. Check out our section dedicated to Warzone esports for more information about tournaments, events, brackets, teams, streams, players, and stats.
Warzone Loadout and Class Options
One unique feature to Warzone is that you can build a class loadout and then retrieve it from inside the game. These loadouts can be purchased at buy boxes around the maps or sometimes they fall from the sky at random intervals in the match.
There are more weapons available in Warzone than any other Call of Duty title in history. Check out our dedicated section to Warzone weapons.
Warzone began with one very large map, Verdansk. Then, after the release of COD Black Ops Cold War Activision added a second map, Rebirth Island. A new map for Warzone was announced for later in 2021 after the release of COD Vanguard.
Verdansk was the first map released for Warzone. In addition to being a huge area to explore and conquer with your squad, trio, duo, or even by yourself, there are bunkers scattered all over the map. Check out our section dedicated to unlocking these bunkers.
Rebirth Island was the second map released for Warzone. It is a version of the popular Blackout map known as Alcatraz Island. It also came with it’s own version of a bunker with a yellow vault door. Check out our section dedicated to unlocking the Rebirth Island yellow door.
There are quite a few options for travel by vehicle when you don’t want to walk. You can also customize these vehicles’ skins, horns, radios, and other in game effects.
If you are looking for help learning how to be the best at Call of Duty Warzone you can utilize this Strategy Guide written by James Mattone on Call of Duty’s website.