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How to start a Warzone Private match

You’re going to need a lot of friends.

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In the most recent update for Warzone, the ability to host private matches in Warzone has been added.

The long awaited Private Match feature is finally available in Warzone for all players. While the mode is only available currently in beta, it gives the ability for players to organize large Warzone lobbies and assign squads of players. This makes it a great tool for Warzone tournaments and streamers to engage with their community. Here’s how you can start one yourself.

How to Start a Private Match

Note: Each mode in Warzone (Plunder, BR) requires a certain amount of players to start a game. The required player counts per mode are as follows:

  • Core BR (Solo, Duo, Trios, Quads) – 50 Players Required To Start
  • Plunder – 30 Players Required To Start
  • Mini Royale – 24 Players Required To Start.

With that out of the way, here’s how you can start a server yourself.

  • 1. In the main Warzone menu, select the “Private Match, Practice Mode” option.
  • 2. Select “Warzone Private Match”
  • 3. Choose your desired mode under the BR or Plunder tab.
  • 4. Choose “Random” or “Select Squad”
  • 5. Invite players to participate, you can see which squad they are in through the “Change Squad” menu.

Unfortunately, a majority of players will not be able to experience this due to the high player requirement, so if you want to hop in a few private games, we recommend staying in tune to your favorite content creators/pages to see if they host any community lobbies.

While only in beta, this mode could be huge in the near-future for Warzone tournaments.

Previously, there wasn’t a way for prominent content creators to compete head to head in a single Warzone lobby, but now this feature changes things. Perhaps Warzone will become its own esport, as 100 Thieves have already announced their competitive Warzone team.