Looks like all the leaks regarding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's upcoming battle royale mode is true. YouTuber Chaos posted a video this morning after playing the battle royale mode at a preview event. The video's been removed, but you can check out the footage on one of the many other channels to which it's now been uploaded.
What's in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale leak?
If Chaos' leak is to be believed, then the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale mode will indeed be called Warzone. It'll support 150 players, but Chaos says there's a chance that 200 players will eventually be supported. You can play Warzone even if you don't have the base game and it'll be cross-platform. The gameplay is fast and frantic, with plenty of vehicles to transport you around the map as well as simplified loot mechanics.
The 1v1 Gulag leaked back in November also appears to be legit. When you die, you'll get a chance to come back via a 1v1 fight in the Gulag. After a certain point in the match, the Gulag becomes unavailable. Supposedly, your teammates will be able to "assist" you in the Gulag by spectating and tossing rocks at your opponent to stun them. All this plus the killstreak bonuses you've come to expect from a Call of Duty game.
What about the map?
Yup - seems like the map leaked back in November is real, too. According to Chaos, Infinity Ward said the map has been constructed by hand, which means you won't see a copy-paste building anywhere. Be that as it may, the Warzone map is built from previous Call of Duty maps, so you're seeing a mashup of Overgrown, Scrapyard, Terminal, and other fan-favorite locations. There will be new stuff, too, but you'll recognize a lot of the geography here.
Unlike in other battle royale games, every player in Warzone will start with a pistol, so you'll always have a weapon to fall back on. Chaos says the measures to make the playing field smaller happen quickly, so gas clouds and circles will rapidly bring in the boundaries and encourage conflict. According to Chaos, there's another game mode in the offing called Plunder, which will revolve around gathering currency. We'll have to wait and see if that's legit.
According to Twitter news platform CODTracker, Twitch ads showing off Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Warzone mode have started to appear. Looks like Activision won't be able to keep a lid on this one much longer, try as they might. We don't actually know when Warzone will launch, but given the frequency of leaks over the last few months, we reckon you can expect it pretty darn soon.
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