CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE

Call of Duty: Warzone was released on March 10, 2020 by Activision. The game was developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software. Call of Duty: Warzone is a battle royal shooter. At launch, Warzone only offered Trios, a squad capacity of three players. However, in free post launch content updates, Duos and Quads have all been added to the game.

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The game features two main modes, Plunder and Battle Royale. Call of Duty: Warzone introduces a new in-game currency system called “Cash” which is used at “Buy Stations” in and around Verdansk. “Loadout” drops are an example of where Cash can be traded for limited access to players’ custom classes (which are shared with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s standard modes). Players may also use Cash to purchase items such as “killstreaks” and gas masks. At launch, Warzone allowed a squad capacity of three. 

Warzone supports up to 150 players in a single match, which exceeds the typical size of 100 players seen in other battle royale titles. Some special events have bumped the player counts to 200.

The Battle Royale mode is similar to other titles in the genre where players compete in a continuously shrinking map to be the last player remaining. Players parachute onto a large game map where they encounter other players. As the game progresses and players are eliminated, the playable area shrinks forcing the remaining players into tighter spaces. 

Character death in Battle Royale does not necessarily translate to player defeat like in other titles. Instead, the mode offers a respawn options which players can take advantage of in various ways.

Players who are killed are transported to the “Gulag”, where they engage in one-on-one combat with another defeated player, with both players being given same weaponry. The winner of this combat is respawned into the game. Other methods of respawn are available using the in-game currency system. Players may use the in-game currency to purchase respawn tokens for themselves or for other players should they not be revived by the Gulag mechanic.

The game’s training session seems to be less intuitive compared to Battlefield or Medal of Honor etc. Even after 5 minutes some desired functions did not work as expected.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows 10 x64 or better
CPUIntel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
Memory8 GB or more
Hard Drive Space85 GB
Graphics HardwareGTX 760 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required
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