Yes, Call of Duty: Warzone is real.
Activision and Infinity Ward have officially announced Call of Duty: Warzone following all of the rumors and speculation over the last few weeks. We had a chance to visit Infinity Ward a few weeks back to get a first look at the game and go hands on with at the studio.
The new Call of Duty experience will be available starting March 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
And yes, Call of Duty: Warzone is free to play. For everyone. No purchase of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is required to play this game.
Call of Duty: Warzone features two modes to play: Plunder and Battle Royale.
Warzone features a massive map that is pieced together with the Ground War and Special Ops locations from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and is similar to what has been leaked through game files the past few months.
If you are someone who currently owns Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the Classified tab will be updated to be Warzone mode. If you are someone who does not own Modern Warfare, there will be a separate download for free to get Call of Duty: Warzone on your platform’s store starting Tuesday, March 10. Information on the release schedule is here.
This is Activision’s first free to play experience for consoles and PC. Call of Duty ventured into free to play in October 2019 with Call of Duty: Mobile, which has been extremely successful for the company. Now, they’re hoping they can replicate that success on consoles and PC with Call of Duty: Warzone.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a co-developed game between Infinity Ward and Raven Software and published by Activision.
We’ve posted some Battle Royale gameplay on our Twitter here.
We have extensive details on Call of Duty: Warzone on our site. Please check the Call of Duty: Warzone page here to see the latest information.
Best Kilo 141 loadouts to use in Warzone & Modern Warfare
The Kilo 141 is the META weapon in Warzone Season 6, so here’s the best attachments to maximize its potential in Warzone and Modern Warfare.
The Kilo 141 is the undisputed best Assault Rifle in Season 6 of Warzone, so here’s the best loadout to dominate Verdansk.
The Kilo 141 is favored for its incredible accuracy and damage potential at range. It’s in almost every competitive Warzone player’s kit, and was used by streamer Aydan to break the Solo vs Squads world-record with 60 kills.
Whether taking out snipers from far away or pushing enemies at medium-range, the Kilo 141 will excel. It’s the first Assault Rifle to unlock, which makes it accessible to any player picking up Warzone and Modern Warfare.
Here is the META loadout for the Kilo 141 in the battle royale, and the best setup for MW’s multiplayer.
- Monolothic Suppressor
- Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler Barrel
- VLK 3.0x Optic
- Commando Foregrip
- 60 Round Mags
This is the META Kilo 141 build which maximizes its range and accuracy in Warzone. The majority of competitive players and streamers use this setup simply because it’s the best.
The Monolithic Suppressor increases the weapon’s effective damage range and keeps you hidden from the mini-map. The benefit of this attachment means you can take out multiple enemies from medium-range before they even know where you are.
The Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler barrel further increases the Kilo’s effective distance, allowing it to deal a lot of damage in almost any situation. Combined with the VLK 3.0x Optic, you’ll have no trouble taking out snipers and extremely far-off targets.
The VLK optic provides the clearest view of enemies. This unobtrusive sight gives a decent amount of magnification and there’s even a hidden reduction to recoil when using this attachment, so your Kilo will be even more accurate.
The Commando Foregrip almost removes all recoil on the Kilo. Pulling down on your thumbstick or mouse to control the recoil will keep the weapon completely still. Hitting headshots and downing far away targets won’t be a problem.
It’s also worth putting on a 60 Round Magazine. Enemies in Warzone will usually have armor, and when facing a squad you want to get as many shots downrange as possible without having to reload. Also, with the prevalence of self-revive, it’s worth finishing off downed enemies before they can revive themselves.
Modern Warfare multiplayer
- G.I Mini Reflex
- FSS Close Quarters Stock
- Commando Foregrip
- 50 Round Mags
- Rubberized Grip Tape
The Kilo 141 is also well-suited for range in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer. Hang back and play as a dominant AR to clear and defend objectives and you’ll find this Kilo extremely effective.
The iron sights on the Kilo are quite obtrusive so it’s worth using a red dot sight. The G.I Mini Reflex is our personal favorite, but experiment and find the one that works best for you.
With multiplayer being faster paced than Warzone, the FFS Close Quarters Stock is a valuable attachment. This allows you to ADS quicker so you can quickly snap onto enemies in close quarters engagements.
- Read more: Modern Warfare’s Season 6 has been extended
The Commando Foregrip and Rubberized Grip Tape give you great control over the weapon. While using the Kilo 141’s range, accuracy is vital to beating out the other weapons on the map.
50 Round Mags will reduce the need to reload without slowing down the weapon as much as the 60 Round Mags. Being able to kill several enemies and still continuing to fire will allow you to stay on objectives longer, giving your team the upper hand.
Try out these Kilo 141 builds yourself and dominate Verdansk and Modern Warfare’s multiplayer.
Best Call of Duty: Warzone settings to boost PC FPS
High frames-per-second is one of the main benefits of playing Warzone on PC, so here’s how to get the best FPS from your system.
Having a high frame-per-second is one of the benefits PC players experience, so follow this settings guide to the get most FPS from your system.
While feeling smoother in general, having a higher frame rate will improve your reaction time and make moving enemies easier to shoot. This is why professional players and competitive streamers spend thousands of dollars on building extremely powerful PCs.
You don’t have to spend all that money, however. Apply these settings to Warzone and see a marked improvement in your FPS.
When changing your graphical settings in Warzone, you must balance how you want your game to look with how well it will run. Better graphics mean lower frames as its more intensive for your system to run. These settings prioritize your FPS, giving you a smoother experience in Verdansk.
While streamers you see have well over 100 FPS, a constant 60 is a solid benchmark to aim for. This will give you a smooth experience without dropping frames.
First, make sure your graphics drivers are up to date. This may seem obvious but if you’ve missed an update, you might not be getting the most out of your system. If you have an NVIDIA graphics card you can easily do this through the GeForce Experience App.
Now for the Warzone settings:
- Dismemberment & Gore Effects: Disabled
- Display Mode: Full Screen
- Screen Refresh Rate: 144Hz (change depending on your monitor)
- Render Resolution: 100% (Reducing will reduce your resolution below 1080p)
- V-Sync: Disabled
- NVIDIA Highlights: Disabled
- NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled + Boost
Details & Textures
- Texture Resolution: Low
- Texture Filter Anisotropic: Normal
- Particle Quality: High
- Tessellation: Disabled
- On-demand Texture Streaming: Disabled
- Streaming Quality: Low
Shadow & Lighting
- Shadow Map Resolution: Low
- Cache Spot Shadows: Enabled
- Cache Sun Shadows: Enabled
- Particle Lighting: Low
- DirectX Raytracing: Disabled
- Ambient Occlusion: Disabled
- Screen Space Reflection (SSR): Disabled
Post Processing Effects
- Anti-Aliasing: Off
- Depth of Field: Disabled
- Filmic Strength: 0.00
- World Motion Blur: Disabled
- Weapon Motion Blur: Disabled
- Film Grain: 0.00
No matter how powerful your system, you should always disable Motion Blur and Filmic effects. These unnecessary effects give more visual noise to your game, making it look worse for no reason.
While your game won’t look as good as with the standard settings, this will give your PC the best performance without severely dating the game’s graphics.
If your PC is really struggling, you can go even further by setting your texture resolution to ‘Very Low’ but weapons and camos will appear blurry and unrecognizable.
100 Thieves adds former COD pro Rated to Warzone roster
100 Thieves picks up former Call of Duty pro “Rated” for their competitive Warzone roster.
100 Theives have picked up Call of Duty pro Rhys “Rated” Price as a competitive Warzone player and creator. Rated joins the roster as the second pickup for the roster, next to pro Thomas “Tommey” Trewren.
With the announcement also comes a video of Rated formally announcing his signing with 100 Thieves. It begins with Rated reminiscing on the beginning of his Call of Duty career back in Modern Warfare 2, then he transitions into stating why he’s choosing Warzone over professional Call of Duty. Rated joins Tommey as the second player on the 100T Warzone roster.
” I still don’t think Call of Duty has reached its full potential. I think COD has the potential to be the biggest esport in the world.”
Rated continued in the interview, showing great hope and excitement for the future of his career and Call of Duty, stating that he always knew Call of Duty would reach a point where people will make a living off of it.
When talking about 100 Thieves specifically, Rated believes 100 Thieves will be the organization that will bring Call of Duty to its full potential in the esports scene. He was drawn to this team specifically because they are one of the most prestigious, globally recognized brands in esports.
Speaking of brand recognition, 100 Theives is full of top competitive talents and creators across the community. Owned by ex professional OpTic Call of Duty player Nadeshot, the team boasts personalities like CourageJD, NoahJ456, BrookeAB & Classify.
Among these personalities is a bulk of competitive gaming rosters in League of Legends, VALORANT, Fortnite, a slot in the Call of Duty league, and their Warzone team.
With 2 seasoned professional players under their belt, the 100 Theives Warzone team looks like its ready for some serious competition.
It will be interesting seeing how Rated applies his many years of talents to this Warzone team, and who else is picked up to play on the 100 Thieves Warzone team.
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