As Call of Duty: Warzone launch occurs on March 10, we wanted to make sure everyone knows when and how to download and play Call of Duty: Warzone.
There is two separate release times for Call of Duty: Warzone based on if you own or don’t own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Here’s the details you need to know ahead of launch:
IF YOU OWN MODERN WARFARE:
For those of you who own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare currently, Call of Duty: Warzone will be available to play starting at 8AM PT / 11AM ET / 3PM UK time on Tuesday, March 10.
Call of Duty: Warzone will be added to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with game update that will be around 18-23GB in size on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Once the new update goes live, Warzone will be available to play for everyone who owns Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
IF YOU DO NOT OWN MODERN WARFARE:
Call of Duty: Warzone is completely free to play for everyone – you don’t have to own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or any other Call of Duty game to play.
Call of Duty: Warzone will be available for FREE for everyone starting at 12PM PT / 3PM ET / 7PM UK time on Tuesday, March 10, a few hours after it goes live for Modern Warfare owners.
This is FREE on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Call of Duty: Warzone will be a 85-101GB download for those who don’t own Modern Warfare.
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 news.
Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 1 delayed
Some changes to the release of Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season One.
Activision and Treyarch have announced that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone Season 1 has been delayed.
The news comes as fans were eagerly awaiting information on what to expect with Season One, including many leaks over the last week highlighting some of the upcoming content.
The company has announced, however, that the new Season of content is being delayed.
Season One of Black Ops Cold War & Warzone will now begin on December 16.
Here’s the info from the Call of Duty blog:
An Unprecedented Amount of Free Warzone Content
Battle Royale is set to go beyond Verdansk: prepare to drop into a new Warzone map and mode at launch. Warzone’s arsenal gets even bigger with over 30 Black Ops Cold War base weapons, as well as Blueprint variants! Also, make sure you’re ready to face down fellow prisoners of Warzone in a new Gulag experience.
An Undeniable Offering of Black Ops Cold War Content
Prepare for an incredible amount of free content in Black Ops Cold War, including new Multiplayer maps, new and fan-favorite 6v6 modes and playlists, the return of 2v2 Gunfight with four new maps, and a massive new Fireteam map. This offering includes a battle through a sprawling luxury complex within the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. That’s right: the legendary Call of Duty: Black Ops II 6v6 map known as Raid will be ready to play in Black Ops Cold War at Season One launch.
Make room on your Gunsmith table for free-to-acquire weapons and prepare for new Zombies modes, Season Challenges, and the full cross-title launch of the Seasonal Prestige system, with up to 1,000 Season Levels to progress through!
It’s an unprecedented amount of free content and the teams are currently prepping for the biggest Season One launch week ever seen. For this to occur, we’re taking a few more days to finalize everything before unleashing this massive drop of new, free content to the community.
2XP + 2WXP Weekend and Free Bundles Incoming!
To thank you for your continued support and patience, and to help you level up before Season One, Treyarch will be enabling Double XP and Double Weapon XP in Black Ops Cold War from 10AM PT Saturday, Dec. 12 until the launch of Season One.
Two free bundles will also become available to all Black Ops Cold War players through a new Pre-Season offer! Simply log in between 10AM PT Dec. 8 and 11PM PT Dec. 15 to claim both bundles, including:
“Field Research” Bundle
· 1 Epic Operator Skin (Park)
· 1 Epic SMG Weapon Blueprint
· 1 Epic Reticle
· 1 Epic Calling Card
· 1 Rare Weapon Charm
· 1 Epic Operator Skin (Garcia)
· 1 Rare Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint
· 1 Epic Reticle
· 1 Epic Weapon Charm
Content Roll-out: Preparation for Season One Launch
Over the next week, expect additional communications on this channel, as well as the Treyarch blog, and across social media as we ensure you are updated as frequently as possible.
During this time, content updates for Black Ops Cold War, as well as Warzone and Modern Warfare are scheduled to occur. See below for details.
Black Ops Cold War Update: Dec. 8
The first of these is an update to Black Ops Cold War, which will be available to download on Tuesday, December 8. This update brings a host of quality-of-life improvements to Black Ops Cold War, and preparesplayers for new Season One game content integration, which becomes available December 16.
Between December 7 and December 16, expect lines of communication to be open as we preview numerous elements of Season One, showcasing the massive expansion of incoming content.
Black Ops Cold War Update (Dec. 15), Warzone Update (Dec. 16)
A pair of content updates will deliver Season One game content for players of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. For more information on the content of these updates, consult Treyarch’s Game Intel blogs for patch notes.
Once the second content update becomes available in Warzone, Season One will launch simultaneously across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
We want to thank you, the Call of Duty community, for your tremendous support and patience. We’re honored to serve the most passionate community around.
This is one of the first times Activision has delayed a massive post launch release.
The company announced in early November the now-delayed release date for Season One, and gave fans extensive info on Warzone’s integration.
Season One is expected to feature new 6v6 maps & modes, the return of 2v2 Gunfight mode, new Zombies modes, a new ‘Classified Warzone Experience,’ and more.
The season will also bring the first Battle Pass for Black Ops Cold War. The Battle Pass will feature a free and premium tier which will host a variety of cosmetic content for players to earn.
The start of Season One will also see Warzone’s full integration into Black Ops Cold War. Right now, Warzone remains tied to Modern Warfare. With Season One, progression systems will be synced and matched between Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Modern Warfare. The integration will also see Black Ops Cold War’s loadouts become available in Warzone.
More information on the content included with Season One is set to be announced soon.
Stay tuned for updates.
Call of Duty has generated over $3 billion in revenue in 2020
Call of Duty continues to see massive success in 2020.
Activision has announced some impressive new data on the Call of Duty franchise as 2020 continues to be a significant year for the company.
In a new press release, Activision has announced that Call of Duty has surpassed $3 billion in net bookings in the last 12 months alone, marking one of the highest year to date sales for the franchise.
Activision says over the last 12 months fan engagement and premium game sales of Call of Duty has reached an all time high, the highest in franchise history. The company says this is growth is in part thanks to the franchise’s new “shared ecosystem business model.”
Following the record-setting launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the Call of Duty franchise has surpassed over $3 billion in net bookings over the last 12 months with key performance metrics across engagement and premium game sales at all-time, franchise highs over the period.
Activision notes that over 200 million players have played Call of Duty in 2020 alone, across consoles, PC, and mobile. Revenue is also up 80% in 2020 compared to 2019 for the franchise.
The company has stated that November 2020 saw the most players online in the franchise and most hours played ever in the November month.
Across Call of Duty there is strong momentum. Year-to-date increases include net bookings up over 80% and units sold through up over 40% year over year. Over 200 million people have played Call of Duty this year.** On console and PC, the franchise has delivered the highest number of players in recorded history this year, as well as the biggest November ever for monthly players and hours played.
Activision confirms that Season One, set to begin this month, will ‘transform’ the experience with new, free content for all players to experience.
“The momentum over the last year across the Call of Duty ecosystem from free-to-play Warzoneas well as post-launch support of Modern Warfare, and now to Black Ops Cold War has been incredible,” said Byron Beede, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Call of Duty, Activision. “This is the next great chapter in Black Ops with an amazing campaign, an all-new zombies experience and of course, high-octane multiplayer. Launch is only the beginning. We are focused on building a continuous pipeline featuring a tremendous amount of free, post-launch content and events across the franchise.”
Warzone “will take on a new dimension” with its integration with Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare, Activision says. The company also has announced that Warzone has over 85 million players since its March 2020 launch.
Call of Duty players can look forward to the biggest series of post-launch free content, community events and ongoing support ever in Black Ops plus close integration across the ecosystem with Warzone. The free-to-play, free-for-everyone Warzone, which has surpassed more than 85 million players since its launch, will take on a new dimension as it integrates with both Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare. Season One, coming this month, features brand new content for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
Stay tuned for the latest news.
Aydan explains how BOCW’s Ghost can stop Warzone campers
Aydan feels that the Ghost perk in Warzone should be tinkered with to turn it into the ultimate anti-camper tool.
Call of Duty streamer, Aydan Conrad, believes that the Ghost perk in Black Ops Cold War is well handled. He feels it should be implemented into Warzone in order to discourage camping.
Avoiding detection is a valuable skill in Call of Duty multiplayer matches. Your chances of winning are increased if the enemy doesn’t see the attack coming. If you value a stealthy approach, then there’s a handy perk that can assist you.
The Ghost perk in Modern Warfare and Warzone makes you completely invisible to enemy UAVs and Heartbeat sensors. The Black Ops Cold War version has the same benefit but only when you’re moving. This makes campers detectable – even with the perk equipped.
Call of Duty streamer, Aydan Conrad, went on the CharlieIntel Podcast where he discussed what he thinks of the newest title in the franchise. He took the opportunity to go on record and say that he loves the way the Ghost perk functions in BOCW.
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In fact, he’s such a fan that he wants to see this integrated into Warzone. You can hear it from the man himself, below.
The former Fortnite pro and Warzone player has a lot of experience with Call of Duty titles and Battle Royale games. He made it clear that he prefers how the Ghost Perk works Black Ops Cold War and wants to see this implemented elsewhere.
(For mobile users, segment begins at 28:10)
“I really like how [Black Ops Cold War] has Ghost: it only works if you’re moving,” he said. “So if you’re camping in a corner, Ghost won’t work. I think that might be a great addition.”
He elaborated that this is because it gets annoying when someone is camping, and you can’t detect them – which is understandable since this tends to slow down the game while you play hide-n-seek with your opponent. Keeping them on the move would make the match much livelier.
Ayden isn’t the first player to complain against campers. A lot of Warzone fans would rejoice if this change were implemented. We may see Activision rework the Ghost perk this way since they already confirmed that Warzone would be integrated for Modern Warfare & Black Ops Cold War.
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