Call of Duty Warzone 2: Platforms, Leaks, Release Window, Everything We Know

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is now in development and we have an early breakdown of everything there is to know. From the targeted release window to an early look at the new Battle Royale map, here are the first details.

Activision’s extremely popular CoD Battle Royale is about to become the biggest uproar ever. In addition to new annual titles in the franchise, war zone self is in line for a full-fledged sequel.

War Zone 2 is now in the works at Activision. While it’s still early days and details remain scarce, here’s a full rundown of everything we already know about the sequel.


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Call of Duty Warzone 2 release date

Although not yet confirmed, Internal Activision Blizzard Documents Leaked Online have pointed to Wednesday, November 16 as the release date for Warzone 2.

Despite first reports who claimed 2023 was more likely, Activision since confirmed the new Warzone experience is rolling out this calendar year. Now it seems that mid-November is the current target.

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Warzone launched in March 2020 during the Modern Warfare cycle.

This purported release falls just three weeks after Modern Warfare 2’s October 28 launch.

Call of Duty Warzone 2 Platforms

Warzone 2 will be released everywhere PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Battle.Net and Steam.

although first reports suggested that Warzone 2 would be a “completely new game for better hardware”, but that’s not quite the case. In addition to revealing Modern Warfare 2 on June 8, Activision clarified the future of its hit Battle Royale and confirmed that the upcoming sequel will be supported on both last-gen and current-gen hardware.

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Despite being a new Warzone era, older consoles are still kept in the mix.

Given this broad support, it’s unclear if there are newer systems in store for graphics or performance upgrades over last-generation players. From an increased frame rate to a much requested FOV sliderthere’s no telling what improvements might come with Warzone 2, if any.

This announcement has of course already been for a wave of recoil before we even see the game in action.

Call of Duty Warzone 2 Gameplay Details

As an all-new iteration, unlike Warzone’s regular updates, major gameplay changes are expected to be on the way. What exactly that will look like, however, remains unclear.

While only a few official details have been confirmed, perhaps the biggest change is a full progress reset. This means that everyone can start all over again when Warzone 2 comes out.

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It is currently unclear whether existing Vanguard, Cold War, or Modern Warfare (2019) weapons will carry over to Warzone 2.

Furthermore, we know for sure that Warzone 2 will be “built from the ground up” with an all-new engine. With a new “playground and new sandbox mode” to boot, technological innovations are expected across the board.

One of those innovations seems to be: swimming. While nothing new to the franchise as a whole, the ability to swim would be a first for this particular CoD BR.

Likewise, while several AI-powered enemies have appeared in the CoD franchise for many years, systems performed in whole new ways for Warzone 2. We are sure that both friendly and enemy AI will appear scattered across the battlefield in the upcoming BR sequel.

Warzone 2 leaks

Perhaps the biggest round of Warzone 2 leaks surfaced on May 17 via a YouTube upload by “NerosCinema.” From a new stock system to major movement changes, the YouTube rattled like a wide range of changes he was informed by a trusted source.

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Getting your own custom Loadout can be more of a hassle in Warzone 2, if leaks are right.

At the top of the list were major changes to Loadouts in Warzone 2, as the leaker claimed that custom classes should soon be earned through ‘Strongholds’. These Strongholds will reportedly appear on the Warzone 2 map and contain a mix of objectives that players must complete to earn a Loadout.

Then the source touched on a new inventory system that was supposedly on the way in Warzone 2. In the future, players may have access to a “bag system”, which offers more flexibility than before, allowing players to choose what they have with them.

In a similar way, Armor will also change in Warzone 2, according to the leaker. Instead of all players having access, teams will have to find Armor Satchels to equip even an Armor Plate in the sequel, if these claims are true.

Modern Warfare 2 Pro Perks

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Upgradeable Perks can return in Warzone 2.

Also arriving in Warzone 2 are Pro Benefits, according to new reports. This system first appeared in Modern Warfare 2 and allowed upgraded versions of certain Perks through a unique challenge system. Now it looks like these enhanced Perks will be available in Warzone 2.

At the moment it is not clear how exactly they can function. Pro perks may be available directly through your custom gear, or they may only be available through Strongholds on the map. We’ll have to wait and see how this turns out.

Warzone 2 map

Following early rumors, it’s now official that an all-new map is launching alongside Warzone 2. While we could still see Verdansk, Rebirth Island, and Caldera integrated into separate playlists over time, a new core BR map is the priority for launch.

This new format, takes place in Colombia, has seemingly been leaked in full, months after a possible launch. Each POI has appeared online, with a total of 18 different areas completing the map that takes heavily from Modern Warfare 2 (2009).

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Warzone 2 is reportedly launching with yet another brand new Battle Royale map.

On May 18, Tom Henderson claimed via eXputer that he was able to verify the entire layout of the Warzone 2 map. The BR map features a number of popular locations from the classic MW2, ranging from Highrise to Terminal.

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Below is a full rundown of all 18 POIs that are said to make up the next Warzone map.

Tom Henderson's Leaked Warzone 2 Map

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Tom Henderson’s map shows the location of each POI on the Warzone 2 map.

Believe the leaks, Call of Duty General Manager Johanna Faries agreed to the speculation during Summer Game Fest 2022. Faries indirectly confirmed his place on the map and addressed Highrise by name, supporting the idea of ​​inclusion in Warzone 2.

“There’s been some talk about maybe seeing Highrise and other elements,” she said. “We will definitely go into the details of Warzone 2.0.”

Henderson has also explained that a second map is now in development for Warzone 2 also. As with the first title, the above will reportedly serve as the BR core map, while a second addition arriving later will serve as a bite-sized BR offering similar to Rebirth Island.

This smaller map is currently in early development, according to Henderson, meaning we may not see it until late 2023.

Recent developer comments have also suggested that Verdansk will be making some sort of comeback in the near future. Targeting ‘certain platforms’, Activision’s Alex Summers confirmed the news during a livestream on April 17.

Although, of course, there’s no telling if this will mean a return of Verdansk to the regular Warzone. As far as we know, this could indicate Verdansk’s return in the coming warzone mobile release.

What will happen to the original Warzone?

While Warzone 2 is wipe the slate clean with all new systems, content and progression, the existing Warzone title will continue in some capacity as a “separate experience”.

None of your existing gear or cosmetics, such as Operators, Blueprints, or Weapon Skins, will be carried over to Warzone 2.

However, all of your current progress and unlocks from the past two years are still available in the original game. Though it’s unclear how much support it could get over time once Warzone 2 takes center stage.

Will Caldera and Rebirth remain the only two playable maps? Will new content and balance updates roll out in 2023 and beyond? These are all questions Activision will be sure to answer in the coming weeks.

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