Last year, one of the biggest hits of Black Ops 4 was the new ‘Blackout’ battle royale mode, which was basically a COD version of Fortnite and proved to be a genius idea.
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Everyone was pretty baffled then when the new Modern Warfare game released last November without a battle royale mode and with just the standard campaign + multiplayer mode included.
There was assurance that the battle royale mode was coming as a DLC extra in January 2020, but it looks like there were a few hiccups there and the mode was delayed. Not to worry though because it’s now set to go live within a few weeks and will also be completely free to download and play.
According to gaming website VGC, the sheer number of teasers, datamining, blanked out menu options, and the fact that one fan managed to glitch their way into the map suggests the release is right around the corner – ‘most likely’ Tuesday, 10 March 2020.
If you go to Atlas Superstore in a private match and become the COD caster you can explore the entire map. It is all low quality because you don’t see it in regular gameplay. I flew all the way up in the sky to get the overview 🙂 pic.twitter.com/QpiVaBd7Un
— Ryan B. (@PrestigeIsKey) February 12, 2020
The mode is set to be much bigger than Blackout with 200 players involved in a map that will be absolutely enormous.
Over on the Modern Warfare subreddit, notorious Call of Duty leaker Senescallo posted the massive map for the battle royale:
‘Warzone’ as the mode will be known offers solo, duos, and four-player matches, as well as private and public matches.
It also sounds like the respawn/revive system is getting a makeover. In Blackout all you had to do when downed was be revived by a nearby teammate, but in Modern Warfare’s battle royale once you are downed you enter the Gulag where you will have a 1v1 match with another downed soldier to determine who gets to re-enter the game. Players in the Gulag queue spectate the players currently fighting in the Gulag, with a countdown showing how long you have left before it’s your turn to fight.
There’s also rumours that killstreaks will be a part of the battle royale mode, which would go a long way to whittling down the 200 players involved in every game. Otherwise you’d be there all day, surely?
Not long to go then. Just try not to get too obsessed with the game, or you might end up like the gamer who lost his hot girlfriend because he wanted to enter the Call of Duty world championship… which he eventually lost. Ouch.