The upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II game was released to a select few gamers yesterday who had their go at the various multiplayer games and of course, Warzone, its battle royale mode.
Fans were aware of the new Warzone map headed their way, but perhaps even greater news are the changes being made to aspects of the game play.
With the full release of the game coming on October 28, gamers will have ample time to prepare themselves for these game-changing additions, before we find out whether they are a resounding success or a definitive letdown.
New Map And The Return Of Terminal
Al Mazrah is the name of the new Warzone map, and the Middle East is the setting, following on from the previous maps, Verdansk (Ukraine), and Caldera (South Pacific).
While the vast majority of the map will be relatively unknown to players, it has been confirmed that the airport will replicate the legendary 'Terminal' map from Modern Warfare 2 (2009).
The usual areas such as a port, city, village, and quarry are all included as well.
This is probably the biggest change to the gameplay. No longer will loadouts be part of Warzone, instead players will have to find the best weapons available to them on the map.
This will add huge value to ground weapons, and and add diversity to the gameplay without players all running similar classes.
Instead a new loot system has been added, whereby players can pick up weapons and purchase attachments at buy stations. We imagine there will be an increase in buy stations and ground cash because of this.
Up To Four Simultaneous Circles
Instead of one giant circle closing in, the new Warzone will feature up to four smaller circles which will gradually close into one final one.
This will lead to team mates getting split up and mini-battles in the different circles.
Warzone 2.0 is here and a lot has changed.
- No Loadouts
- Circle can split into three groups then converge together
- proximity chat added
- gulag is now 2v2
- new map is named Al Mazrah and has MW2 terminal, high rise and Quarry
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Warzone will now feature proximity chat. This means that if you are playing through game chat, once you get close enough to an enemy player you will both be able to hear each other.
This will undoubtedly lead to some hilarious scenarios and a lot of back-and-forth abuse between rival gamers.
All-in-all, October 28 is set to be the biggest release date in Warzone history.