Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is back and Call of Duty: Warzone II is coming soon. In the next Battle Royale, deploy to Al-Mazrah, explore reimagined versions for the Shoot House, Shipment Multiplayer maps, and team up with other players to perform a Special Ops mission leading to the Raid episode.
Season 01 will launch on PlayStation on November 16th. Continue reading to see all the highlights from Modern Warfare II, Call of Duty Warzone 2.0.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 — New Map and Innovations
Your first map for Warzone 2.0 will be Al-Mazrah, a city located in the United Republic of Adal. You may have already explored some of its regions in Multiplayer maps like Al Bagra Fortress, Embassy, Zarqwa Hydroelectric, Taraq, Sariff Bay, and Sa’id.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 features a variety of new mechanics and features, including these highlights:
Loadouts are still available: Loadout Drops are used to deliver your Custom Loadouts later in the match. To purchase the Primary Weapon only from the created Loadouts, you can use cash at the in-match Buy Station.
Looting Mechanics Operators will be able to use a backpack system for storing their equipment and other items in the new DMZ Mode. Battle Royale will be using a simplified version.
The New Gulag is now open
Gulag 2v2 is an environment in which randomly paired Duos must work together to defeat the opposition. All players will receive a predefined Loadout with highly effective weaponry and gear placed toward the map’s center.
The Gulag Jailer will intervene in the middle of the match. The Gulag Jailer can be defeated and all four Gulag prisoners will be allowed to rejoin the match. Do you want to work together, or do you prefer the elimination victory?
In addition to the Gulag Jailer, there are two other places where players will run into AI combatants — Strongholds and Black Sites. Both can be identified on the in-game Tac Map.
Strongholds allows you to fight AI opponents and locate and dearm a bomb within a time limit. Black Sites present an even greater threat, but offer valuable in-match rewards and a permanent Weapon Blueprint reward. To access a Black Site, you’ll need the Black Site Key, given to the first squad to clear out an active Stronghold.
Additional Innovations: Aquatic Combat and New Vehicles and Fuel System.
Circle Collapse: There can be three collapsed circles in Battle Royale modes. These will eventually converge for the final showdown. You will need to adjust your strategies as the feature is random in every match.
Chat with your friends about proximity Have something to share? All chatter in-game can now be heard by the Comms.
Interrogation: Intel is key in squad-based games. You can uncover enemy locations by successfully destroying player-controlled enemies.
New Vehicles The Heavy Chopper is an aerial powerhouse that can hover without a pilot. Or, the all-electric GMC Hummer EEV supertruck can be used to provide a flexible means for the team to cover significant ground quickly.
New fuel system: No more unlimited fuel sources — all vehicles use fuel over time, and when it runs out, that vehicle is no longer usable. Gas Stations or Gas Cans can be used to fill up vehicles.
Gas stations can repair damage to the body and tires, which can help restore vehicle health. Operators can repair flat tires anywhere in the world, by simply interacting with individual tires.
Aquatic Combat Operators can use boats or breaststroke to navigate rivers and waterways as part of their overall strategy for victory. Remember: only Sidearms, melee weapons, and Throwing Knives can be used while you’re submerged.
The Shops A new version is available on the Buy Station. It includes a unique collection of items that can be purchased in limited quantities. These items can be viewed and purchased back by fallen squadmates via a new interface.
DMZ — A New Battle Royale Experience
In addition to traditional Warzone modes — Battle Royale Solos, Duos, Trios, and Quads — Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will launch with a brand-new experience known as DMZ.
DMZ is an open-world narrative-focused extraction mode that Operators can use to complete faction-based missions and engage with AI combatants or enemy Operators. They also have the freedom to search for valuable items while trying to escape.
Third-Person Playlists: You’ll be able to see the Battle Royale Weekly rotation from a different perspective when third-person Playlists are introduced later in Season 1. Modern Warfare II owners can get a taste of the third-person experience now through the game’s Multiplayer.
PlayStation Exclusive — Season 01 Combat Pack
For PlayStation Plus members, the Season 01 Combat Pack is free to use in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0/Modern Warfare II. Included in this Combat Pack are the “Oni Tactical” Operator Skin for Oni, the “Oni Revenger” SMG and “Oni Oracle” Pistol Weapon Blueprints, plus the “Sony Oni” Calling Card, “Welcome Death” Sticker, “Fractal Demon” Emblem, and the “Demon Fang” Charm.
Relaunch — Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will be launched on November 16. The original Call of Duty: Warzone is slated to relaunch under the name Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera. This is an entirely separate experience that will keep all player progression, Battle Pass content as well as Store Bundles and other in-game purchase.
Modern Warfare II Overview
Season 01 will bring two new Multiplayer maps, the competitive CDL Moshpit and more co-op focused Special Ops material.
Launch Shoot House Situated in the jungle south of Las Almas, Shoot House’s new home was built for training cartel hired guns with the same level of intensity as Mexican Special Forces Operators.
Shipment (Midseason) A new Shipment will be placed on a cargo vessel that is taking on water in storm-ridden parts of the Atlantic Ocean.
The CDL Moshpit makes it easy to be competitive The CDL Moshpit is a great place to practice your competitive skills before the official launch for Ranked Play in Modern Warfare II. The Playlist will use the Call of Duty League’s standard rules, restrictions, and map rotation across the three official game modes: Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and Control.
Special Ops — New Mission at Launch, Raid Episode 1 Mid-Season
Special Ops gets a new mission during Season 01 and Raids’ first episode.
High ground: To locate and extract vital enemy information from three hard drives, you must successfully destroy enemy communication servers. One operator will pilot an Attack Chopper to remove dangerous landmines. The other will work with AI allies in a Ground Assault Team, to penetrate buildings containing enemy equipment.
Raid Episode 1 Trios will continue the Modern Warfare II Campaign story with Raids. This challenge will include stealth, resource management and solving puzzles. Later in the season.
Season 01: General Overview
Battle Pass updated: You will have more agency than ever with the brand-new Battle Pass system. A multi-Sector map will replace the linear stream tiers of previous titles. Earned Battle Pass Tier Tokens can be used to unlock items on the map. Each map contains at least 20 sectors with five items each. Tokens can be used for unlocking adjacent Sectors and to earn more items within unlocked Sectors.
Season 01 offers four new weapons that can be used in Multiplayer and Special Ops. Two of them can be obtained free through the Battle Pass.
Victus XMR Sniper Rifle: Bolt-action, bolt-action sniper rifle that can hit hard with.50 ca BMG ammunition. The tungsten sabot-tipped bullets with tungsten sabot tips are powerful and fast, but they require accurate shots at long distances.
BAS-P SMG: The BAS-P’s modular frame and aggressive fire rate make it ideal for the experienced Operator who wishes to personalize their weapon. Subsonic ammo kills enemies skulls.
The Mid-Season offers two other weapons that can be obtained by purchasing a store bundle or completing a challenge to unlock weaponry:
Chimera Assault Rifle: The Chimera can be used in close-quarters combat because it has an integrated suppressor as well as slow, high-energy,.300 BLK cartridges. Subsonic Ammo conceals skulls from the enemy.
M13B Assault Rifle: The M13B has a short-stroke pistol design that allows for high fire rate and low recoil.
Zeus (Launch). Zosar Kalu, the eldest child of three, was born in South Niger Delta. While his parents pursued political ambitions, he helped to raise his younger siblings. After completing a year of military service, which saw him shadow a Nigerian Army Special Forces Battalion in the field, he enlisted to become a soldier and rose through the ranks.
After losing his family to local Al Qatala soldiers, Zeus established the “Thunder” Corps, a counterterrorism group dedicated to hunting AQ wherever they hide and bringing them to true justice. Purchase the Season 01 Battle Pass to unlock Zeus instantly
Klaus (Mid-Season): A member of Denmark’s Elite Special Forces, Klaus Fisker can almost be considered a living legend among Operators. His legend began at the Urzikstan border. There, he carried a wounded companion 18 miles to his nearest base.
Gaz (Midseason) Price’s right-hand man, Gaz became legend in 2019 when his valiancy during an attack on Piccadilly Circus grabbed the attention of the formidable SAS Bravo Team captain. He ultimately joined Price’s elite unit, known as Task Force 141.
Get Klaus and Gaz in Bundles for the Mid-Season Update
Squad Goals: Modern Warfare FC Kicks-Off In-Season
During the Modern Warfare FC event, you can sign three of the world’s greatest athletes to your Operator roster by picking up special, limited-time Bundles: the fearless Neymar Jr., who will debut on November 21; Paul Pogba, set to debut on November 25; and Leo Messi, who will complete the Operator hat trick on November 29.
In-season, more details will be available.
Persistent Prestige: You can earn a persistent Prestige Rank throughout the year by leveling up beyond Rank 55, instead of having it reset at each season’s end. Starting in Season 1, reaching Rank 56 unlocks Prestige 1. This will grant an Emblem, additional rewards like a Battle Pass Token, and a set of challenges — complete those challenges to unlock an exclusive Calling Card. To unlock more rewards, rank up as Prestige 5
C.O.D.E. Bowl, Call of Duty League Major to Kick off Mid-Season
This year’s C.O.D.E. Bowl will take place during the first Call of Duty League Major. It will take place just after the Season 01 midseason update, which takes places from December 15-18 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The first Call of Duty Challengers Open will be held at this event.
Visit the League’s official website for more information, including when tickets for the first Major will be on sale.
Call of Duty League Launch Pack, and Team Packs
We are celebrating the early return of the Call of Duty League during Season 01 with a special launch package for the 2023 season. We are also releasing Team Packs for all 12 of the League’s teams.
Season 1 of Modern Warfare II launches November 16
Purchase Modern Warfare II to get a premium Warzone 2.0 experience – access to 14 additional Operators to use across both games, as well as accelerated Weapon and Level Progression. You will receive bonus XP after each match in Warzone 2.0. This ensures that you can level up just as fast in both titles.
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