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CoD Warzone 2: Leaks, rumors, platforms & release window

Activision are reportedly developing Warzone 2, so here’s everything we know about the rumored sequel to CoD’s battle royale.

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There are reports that Activision are developing a sequel to Warzone, and here’s everything we know about Warzone 2, including all leaks, rumors, and the release window.

Call of Duty: Warzone has changed significantly since its March 2020 release, with the game receiving every weapon from Black Ops Cold War as well as Vanguard, Verdansk getting nuked, and the setting now taking place in the Pacific.

Now, it appears that Activision are looking at moving the battle royale title on further, with Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reporting that “a new iteration of Call of Duty Warzone” is in the works.

Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty: Warzone 2.

What is Call of Duty: Warzone 2?

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is the rumored sequel to CoD’s hit battle royale, where it’s reported to be “a completely new game” with “no past weapon integrations.”

Warzone’s sequel was first reported by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier and corroborated by well-known industry insider Tom Henderson. Henderson has called Warzone 2 a “clean slate,” meaning it’s a brand-new game without any content from previous CoD games.

Henderson said there’s no guarantee that it will be officially titled ‘Warzone 2’ though, this is just what it’s being called in these early stages. He explained that it’s possible Warzone 2 will just be called ‘Warzone’ and the original Warzone will be dubbed ‘Warzone Legacy.’

When could Warzone 2 release?

Schreier reported that Warzone 2 is on track for a 2023 release, which puts it at three years after Warzone’s original launch.

However, Tom Henderson has heard different. He explained on January 27 that: “It’s [Infinity Ward’s] Warzone map that is set to be a ‘clean slate’ for Warzone and was scheduled to release in Holiday 22.”

“This map was last mentioned to release in Holiday 22 just 6 weeks ago, indicating things are being shaken up if this is the ‘Warzone 2’ that was being referenced in the Bloomberg report,” he continued.

It sounds like Warzone 2 will be attached to 2022’s Modern Warfare II in the same way that the original Warzone was released alongside Modern Warfare (2019). But it remains to be seen whether this Holiday 2022 release date will be stuck to.

Warzone 2 platforms

According to Tom Henderson, Warzone 2 will only be on current-gen and PC, which means it will release on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC. However, he said there’s a “possibility” that it will also release on previous-gen consoles too.

While Warzone 2 will be a “completely new game for better hardware,” he said it’s possible that they will release a separate previous-gen version without cross-generation play. DICE did a similar thing with Battlefield 2042, where previous-gen consoles received a scaled-back version.

We would expect improved visuals, and maybe even the highly-requested FOV slider on next-gen consoles. He said that “it’s believed this move is to finally move over to current-gen hardware in the best way possible.”

Warzone 2 gameplay

We’re completely in the dark about what Warzone 2’s gameplay will be like, but Henderson said that it will be a “clean slate” which means “starting again, scrapping everything like weapons, operators etc.”

He said that “Warzone 2 is basically a new COD title,” and players should “look at it as a sequel.” This will likely mean everything is brand-new, including weapons, Operators, Perks, and Killstreaks.

Warzone 2 maps

At the time of writing, it’s there’s no official confirmation about the maps that players will be able to drop into when Warzone 2 finally launches. We could see some familiar locations or the game could arrive with an entirely new map.

The popular Verdansk map was removed from Warzone to make way for Caldera in December 2021. Raven Software explained why they can’t add it back to Warzone, but one dev from Activision claimed that it will return in 2023.

During an April 17 livestream, Activision’s Manager of Live Operations Alex Summer confirmed that they’re targeting “certain platforms” for Verdansk’s return alongside a “new, big map” for Warzone 2.0.

Of course, this doesn’t confirm that Verdansk’s return will be in the Warzone sequel. The mention of “certain platforms” could be hinting at its arrival in Warzone Mobile, which leaker GhostOfHope has previously claimed.

Will Warzone still exist after Warzone 2 releases?

According to Tom Henderson, the original Warzone will still be around after Warzone 2 releases.

He said that the “Original Warzone with MW, BOCW, and Vanguard still remains,” and “you keep all your progression, purchases etc.” He also understands that this ‘Warzone Legacy’ will still be supported.


For more Warzone content, check out our hub on Warzone Pacific Season 3 as well the best loadouts you can run in the updated Rebirth Island.

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Best Armaguerra 43 loadout for Warzone Season 3

The Armaguerra 43 is an extremely effective SMG, and here’s the best loadout for it in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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The Armaguerra 43 is an extremely effective SMG, and with the right attachments, Perks, and equipment you can make the best loadout for it in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

Warzone features a plethora of powerful SMGs that are ideal weapons for close-range combat, and while the Armaguerra 43 was nerfed shortly after its arrival in Season 2 Reloaded, it still remains a viable pick.

This weapon is a great choice because of its impressively fast fire rate and low recoil. If you want to make it perform even better then you’ll need to equip the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Here’s how you can make the best Armaguerra 43 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 3.

Best Warzone Armaguerra 43 loadout

Best Warzone Armaguerra 43 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: M1929 Silencer
  • Barrel: Botti 570mm Precisione
  • Optic: M38/Slate 2.5x Custom
  • Stock: Botti DA
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 72 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk 1: Hardscope
  • Perk 2: Quick

We’ll start off this Warzone loadout by equipping the M1929 Silencer muzzle, Botti 570mm Precisione barrel, and M1930 Strife Angled underbarrel to boost the weapon’s bullet velocity and recoil control while providing sound suppression.

The Stippled Grip will further improve the SMG’s accuracy and you can take advantage of this by equipping the M38/Slate 2.5x Custom optic to pick off enemies during medium-range engagements.

We picked the 8mm Kurz 72 Round Mags along with the Lengenthed ammo to ensure you have plenty of rounds to eliminate multiple enemies. The Hardscope perk will boost your accuracy after aiming down sights and Quick lets you sprint faster.

Best Warzone Armaguerra 43 Perks & equipment

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

You’ll need some protection from enemies throwing grenades and thermite during close-quarters combat, so we recommend equipping the E.O.D Perk to make you more resistant to explosive damage.

In the second slot, you’ll need Overkill so that you can pair the SMG with a Sniper Rifle like the ZRG 20mm for long-range combat. Amped will allow you to quickly switch between the two if an enemy team gets the drop on you.

This SMG forces you up close and personal with opponents, so a well-placed Throwing Knife is the perfect way to quickly remove an enemy from the equation, and a Stim will grant you a quick health boost.

How to unlock Armaguerra 43 in Warzone

The Armaguerra is unlocked via an in-game challenge, so all you have to do is score 10 hip-fire kills in 15 separate matches to add it to your arsenal.

If you own a copy of Vanguard, this should be a breeze in multiplayer matches, especially on small maps like the Shipment or Das Haus.

However, if you’re someone who only plays Warzone, it might be worth dropping in to Clash or Plunder to rack up some easy kills.

Best alternatives to the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone

Warzone is brimming with great SMGs, if you’re looking for an alternative to the Armaguerra 43 then the Owen Gun and Welgun are extremely viable picks for close-range combat encounters.

The MP40 is another great SMG that you can use to cause some mayhem in Warzone, thanks to its impressive damage and reliability at a variety of ranges.


For more Warzone content, take a look at how JGOD explains why Warzone’s Operation Monarch event “flopped” as well as this forgotten Warzone AR that outshines the STG44 in Season 3.

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Warzone players discover hilarious way to gain XP fast thanks to King Kong’s nuts

Operation Monarch has provided Warzone players with several ways to gain XP, and the latest involving Kong takes big cojones — literally.

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If you’re ready to get up close and personal with King Kong, you could snag yourself a ton of free Warzone XP quickly. Be warned though, this hilarious new method involves some monstrous family jewels.

We’ve already revealed that Warzone’s Operation Monarch LTM can be used to level up weapons quickly. However, a new trick discovered by Warzone players seems to provide loads of additional XP despite the questionable method involved.

Operation Monarch and its challenges are set to disappear on May 25, and if you’re brave enough, you’ll only have a few days to test out the method below.

While Operation Monarch received mixed reviews from the Warzone community, it hasn’t failed to provide laughs and downright wacky moments. Most streamers and top players did not care for the LTM, but most players seem to really enjoy interacting with Kong and Godzilla.

The latest example of this interaction appeared on the Warzone subreddit where a player shows off the reward for showing King Kong some admiration.

The player flies a chopper towards Kong’s giant cojones. This area is also known to be quite dangerous, as most of the time Kong will efficiently dispatch players who get too close.

If you’re lucky enough to sneak through his defenses and reach his blind spot, then you could be rewarded for your trouble. As the player describes in the post, it seems you can earn loads of XP that continue to pile on by “tickling Kong’s sack.”

While there’s no way of knowing if this will occur 100% of the time, or if it is the result of some strange glitch, it’s hard to deny that this is one of the most hilarious methods for gaining XP in Warzone we’ve ever seen.


For more Warzone Godzilla vs Kong content, check out how JGOD explains why Warzone’s Operation Monarch event “flopped”.

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Crazy Warzone bug makes Snoop Dogg Operator impossible to headshot

Warzone Pacific players have discovered a bizarre glitch that makes it impossible for them to headshot the Snoop Dogg Operator.

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Snoop Dogg’s arrival shook things up in Warzone Pacific, and players have now come across a strange glitch that makes it impossible to headshot the Operator.

Warzone Pacific players have encountered their fair share of bizarre glitches that have a variety of different effects on their gameplay, such as the infamous demon gun glitch that ruins the textures on weapons.

Now, a strange new bug has popped up in Warzone Pacific Season 3, as reports are coming in of Snoop Dogg’s head disappearing, preventing players from scoring headshots on the Operator.

Reddit user ‘ritorhymes’ highlighted this glitch in the Warzone Pacific subreddit, and the clip they posted showed the Snoop Dog Operator’s head disappearing after equipping the Top Break Pistol.

The head vanishes the second the player pulls out the weapon and then returns as soon as they equipped the shield. The bug occurred because the player had the Akimbo attachment equipped on the Top Break pistol.

Many players were amused by the glitch, and one user jokingly stated: “No one can headshot you if you don’t have a head.” Players with the Snoop Dogg Operator skin might take advantage of this to protect themselves from headshots in battle.

Since this glitch can give players an unfair advantage, it’s likely that we’ll see Raven Software patch it up in a future Warzone Pacific update. We’ll be sure to update you as soon as they implement a fix.

Until that happens, Warzone players are finding the situation humorous, as one commenter sarcastically wrote: “Snoop Dogg’s head was actually contracted for a T-Mobile commercial during this time. That’s probably it.”


For more Warzone content, check out JGOD’s explanation for why Warzone’s Operation Monarch “flopped” as well as our guide on how to get the Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint in Warzone.

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