The mysterious new Call of Duty Warzone will be revealed next month on 15th September, as part of a presentation which publisher Activision has bombastically described as an “era-defining livestream franchise event”.
The livestream, dubbed Call of Duty Next, will also fully reveal the multiplayer mode featured in the upcoming Modern Warfare 2, and additionally feature Warzone on mobile.
But its Warzone 2.0, or whatever it ends up being called, that is the most intriguing part of this years Call of Duty offerings. This is the refreshed version of Activisions COD battle royale that we know wont carry over much of your progress – and sounds like it will be an entirely separate entity.
Activision has previously described the new Warzone as “an extension of the Modern Warfare 2 universe”, with new Modern Warfare 2 content, systems, progression and inventories.
Its due to launch later this year, soon after Modern Warfare 2 itself on 28th October.
The Warzone that exists today will meanwhile continue on as its own thing – so all that time and money you spent wont be wiped clean.
Clear your calendars September 15 for #CODNEXT – an era-defining, livestream franchise event.
+ More to come! pic.twitter.com/FTlSl7JryQ
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 7, 2022
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One thing Warzone 2.0 seems unlikely to include will be the Call of Duty dog skin which Activision has hastily-scrubbed following accusations its design was plagiarised from a popular fan concept.