Call of Duty: Warzone features one of the higher player counts in any Battle Royale mode so far. The game features 150 players.
Rumors for Call of Duty: Warzone and game files suggested there would be 200 players in the mode, but Infinity Ward confirmed during our visit that they have 150 player lobbies for Call of Duty: Warzone as that’s the number that is working best for the mode overall.
They want to focus on player experience versus hitting a higher number, so they’re set to launch with support for 150 players in Warzone in both Battle Royale and Plunder.
150 players works well in this large map in Warzone, which is a lot bigger than Black Ops 4’s Blackout map, which had around 100 player matches.
And with 150 players, there really is no screen taring or FPS drops experienced from our play testing session at the studio on a PlayStation 4 Pro, while Blackout did experience those. This seems to be the fact that the game I built on a new engine compared to Black Ops 4’s Blackout which offers better optimization overall for the game.
Whether Infinity Ward decides to adjust the player counts to higher numbers or lower is up in the air, as the studio said they would monitor player feedback to see how they should adjust and how the matches are feeling.
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