Along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II releasing later this year in October, Activision plans on releasing Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. The release of both games will mark a so-called “new era” in Call of Duty – or so Activision keeps saying. However, a “new era” might come with its downfalls. According to Activision, players who have spent countless hours in the current Warzone won’t be able to transfer their progression, purchase or any content from the current game to the new one when it launches.
In a blog post, Activision says that Warzone 2.0 is “an extension of the Modern Warfare II universe” and has new Modern Warfare II content and systems in place. The publisher continued to mention that the game also comes with its own set of content and unlockables. Of which, live outside of the current Warzone experience.
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Activision says that the current Warzone game will still continue to have its own experience which will include a continuation of player progression and inventories. However, that is limited to that current Warzone. The new Warzone 2.0 will be a fresh start for all players and everything they have done and spent money on will stay behind.
This is definitely quite a controversial move for the battle royale and players are not going to be happy. Warzone launched back in 2020 and players have put hundreds of hours into the free-to-play game since. It has marked the destination for multiple themed events, new seasonal content and even announcements for new Call of Duty games.
Activision says that the move to Warzone 2.0 is exciting but in order to deliver a new “state-of-the-art experience” this means leaving content and progression behind.
Some COD players seem to be happy about the news. This includes gamers who have put a lot of time into the game and claim they are ready to move on – away from bloated scores of weapons and cosmetics. Is the current Warzone too big? This might be the case and probably a major factor as to why Activision is leaving it behind.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will ship with some exciting new modes and a full sandbox. Activision says new Call of Duty games will now be built on one unified engine starting with Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0.
“The new, free-to-play battle royale Warzone also features the same technology powering Modern Warfare 2. So both titles leverage the Call of Duty engine that first debuted with Modern Warfare (2019), providing the most seamless and advanced Call of Duty experiences ever.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is expected to launch on 28 October for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC through Battle.Net and Steam. Catch up on the full reveal news here and you can check the pre-order pricing and details here.
Source: Activision Blog