Check out this guide detailing the Warzone: Battle Royale & Plunder mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (COD MW). Find out Warzone latest info, maps, what is Warzone, and more.
Table of Contents
Warzone - Useful Guides
Getting Started With Warzone
|Warzone Crossplay||Warzone Best Loadouts|
|Is Warzone Free?||How To Download|
|Is There Battle Pass?||Missions & Rewards|
|Operator Customization||Warzone Progression|
Before dropping into Verdansk, make sure that you're up to speed with the current intel on Warzone! Learn the ropes on how to download, how progression works, character customization, and more before even dropping into a match!
Warzone Guide & Gameplay Tips
|Battle Royale Guide||Plunder Mode Guide|
|Warzone Map Guide||Warzone Best Weapons|
|Buy Stations||Reviving & Redeploying|
Gain the upper hand by learning the different mechanics of Battle Royale and Plunder! Learn the ins and outs of the map, the best weapons, using buy stations, redeploying, and more!
Warzone - Release Date & News
Connection Failure Confirmed
Due to the release of the new Warzone Game Mode, there is a possibility that the servers are experiencing unprecedented traffic as the new game mode is free-to-play. The influx of new players may have placed an extremely high load on the game's servers making it difficult for players to connect.Check Out The Current Network Status!
Releases Alongside 1.17 Update
Warzone came with 1.17 update for CODMW. Check out details of changes in the table below.
1.17 Patch Changes
Fastest Download On March 10 8AM PDT
Warzone Battle Royale Mode will be available for download on March 10, 8 AM PDT for players owning a CODMW copy. For other players, it will be March 10, 12 PM PDT.
Warzone Is Free-To-Play
Warzone mode is free to play and does not require a CODMW copy to play. Those that own a copy of CODMW however will get shared progression and all Battle Pass & Item Shop linked with the base game.Check Out The Season 2 Update Summary Here!
Different Download Schedule For Non-Owners
CODMW owners will be able to download the game earlier than the Free version players by 4 hours. After that, everyone can download the Warzone.
Prepare For 20 ~ 80 GB Download
Depending on if you own CODMW or not, the download size will differ greatly. Around 22 GB is needed for game owners and 100 GB may be required for free players.
Download Size Chart
|CODMW Owners||18 ~ 22 GB|
|Free Version||83 ~ 101 GB|
Warzone Battle Royale Mode Leaks
First Leaked by Anonymous Developer on VGC
Mentioned by a report on VGC, an anonymous developer has revealed the supposed feature to come with the upcoming "Warzone" Battle Royale mode.
- Warzone will utilize a Battle Pass integrated progression system, and will unlock visual peripheral for your avatar.
- Supports up to 200 player in a single session.
- Will utilize player system based on Squads
- Ping System similar to those used in Apex Legend will be integrated.
- In-game currency called "Plunder" will make an appearance. This currency can be used to purchase equipment in various location of the map, but will be lost and looted upon the owner's death.
- "Plunder" currency can be carried across sessions with the use of "Bank". However, nearby players will be alerted when a player attempts to access a bank in map.
- Upon death, all players will be respawned at a jail. Players can then engage in an 1on1 duel with other prisoners for a chance to make a comeback to the Battle Royale
*Please note that this report is based on an unofficial, unconfirmed source and may differ from actual game features
Warzone Modes Explained
Confirmed: 150 Players Free-To-Play Free-For-All
Warzone is the newly added Free-To-Play content to CODMW, featuring a free-for-all gameplay experience in contrast to the team-versus based multiplayer or the single player campaign. It contains 2 modes for players to choose from. Official release says 150 players instead of 200, but the player count was mentioned to be expandable.All Campaign Missions Story List & Walkthrough
2 Modes: Battle Royale & Plunder
2 Modes are included in in Warzone: One is the Battle Royale where players fight to the last person/ team while escaping the gas for a win, and the Plunder mode where players fight over cash with the winner being the richest of them all.
Crossplay Enabled For All Players
Warzone will have the same platform crossplay function just like CODMW, meaning PC, XBOX ONE, and PS4 players can fight together in the same map & server. There is no separation for Free version players and CODMW owners as well.Warzone - Crossplay Guide
Progression Counts Towards CODMW
All Warzone progression will count towards CODMW, which may include weapons XP, ranks & challenges. Even items earned in battlepass can be used in Warzone!
Possible Shared Progression ListDoes Warzone Progression Count For CODMW?
Massive Never-Seen-Before Map Size
The map used for Warzone is huge in size, which also encompasses many iconic zones featuring different terrain & structures. Players can change their deployed zone each round to get a fresh outlook of the game.
Confirmed: Fight In A Gulag For A Second Chance
Players downed in the Battle Royale mode can now have another shot at the round - the first time they are killed, they will appear in the Gulag for a 1v1 fight against another player for the chance to respawn!Check Out How to Redeploy Here!
Earn Cash With Contracts To Redeploy Teammates
Teammates can be respawned if enough cash is paid for at the Buy Stations. Cash can be earned by finishing Contracts, which has different objectives like capturing a zone or killing certain players.Check Out Contracts Here!
Killstreaks Available For Use In Warzone!
The staple of the COD series, Killstreaks are available for use in Warzone! Purchase them at Buy Stations with cash and deploy them as you see fit to turn the tides of survival!All Killstreaks List
What Is Battle Royale?
Last Man Standing With A Twist
Image is from the Black Ops 4 Blackout Trailer
Battle Royale is a recent game mode popularized by games such as PUBG and Fortnite. The main goal of the game mode is to survive and the twist is that players must scramble and fight against each other for resources. There is a certain degree of randomness, making each Battle Royal match unique.
Implemented In Black Ops 4
Battle Royale was first implemented in a Call of Duty game in Black Ops 4 as the "Blackout" Game Mode. This makes it very likely for the developers to use that as a blueprint and have it in the current setting with COD:MW.
Season 2 Road Map Points To More Game Modes
The Season 2 Road Map revealed by Infinity Ward shows new content & modes expected to arrive in-season. Warzone appears to be the Game Mode promised to be delivered as part of the roadmap.Check Out The Season 2 Update Summary Here!
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Related Articles
Warzone GuideCheck Out The Warzone Guide Here!
|Warzone Information & Tips|
|Is War Zone Free?||How To Download|
|Is There Battle Pass?||Crossplay|
|Warzone Best Weapon||Warzone Best Loadouts|
|Operator Customization||Buy Stations|
|Multiplayer Game Mode Guides|
|Hardpoint||Search & Destroy|
|Free For All||Kill Confirmed|
|Capture the Flag||Deathmatch Domination|
Leveling GuideCheck out Beginner Tips Here!
Weapons & Equipment
|Best Weapons||All Weapons List|
|All Killstreak List||All Field Upgrades|
|All Tactical List||All Lethal List|
|All Perk List||All Attachments|