Call of Duty: Modern Warfare may have just gotten its Season 2 release, but it looks like the team over at Infinity Ward has another release planned soon. That’s right folks, it looks like Modern Warfare is getting its own Battle Royal mode, the most surprising thing? It’s apparently free to play.
Notice the branding: Call of Duty: Warzone. That's because it's free to play and will be available as a direct download if you haven't bought Modern Warfare. Just got confirmation that it's 100% free to play. https://t.co/SBn08SDL7m
MW’s Season 2 trailer showed off fan-favorite character Ghost, before panning out showing a massive battlefield littered with explosions and action, and now, a new tab labeled Classified has appeared in the main menu of Call of Duty Modern Warfare following the Season 2 update earlier today. Then the keyart above, originally leaked on the Call of Duty Subreddit, confirming the name of the standalone.
Believed to be titled Call of Duty: Warzone, the BR mode will most likely be built off of the existing Modern Warfare framework, those weapons, perks, and so on will spotlight a somewhat different approach to Battle Royal than 2018’s Black Ops 4.
Perhaps the most perplexing, is that with the impending announcement and release of yet another COD this year, why do this now? Personally, this feels like the best way to sustain a BR mode for the franchise, and if it’s free to play, there’s no reason that each COD can’t have it listed in the main menu, and launch the standalone title from there. This way, each annual entry in the series can focus on its own campaign/multiplayer and sustain this separately moving forward.
Call of Duty’s popularity, while waning a bit, is still staggering, selling in the hundreds of millions each year.