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Infinity Ward has ‘tons’ of plans for additional content for Call of Duty: Warzone

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Activision says the development teams at Infinity Ward and Raven Software have ‘tons’ of plans for post launch content for the new free to play Call of Duty: Warzone game.

Call of Duty: Warzone launched on March 10 for FREE for everyone on PS4, Xbox One, and PC with two modes, Battle Royale and Plunder.

Per a new press release, Activision says that they have extensive post launch plans for Call of Duty: Warzone including live events for the game.

“Warzone is more than a new era for Call of Duty, it’s a game-changer for players and fans. We’re delivering two incredible modes of play within this massive world that take the experience to a new level,” said Byron Beede, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Call of Duty, Activision. “The teams at Infinity Ward and Raven Software have created an amazing, free-to-play experience that’s accessible to all to jump in right away and have a blast. There’s a ton of content plans and live events to come that will continue to keep fans guessing and ready to experience new thrills.”

Call of Duty: Warzone is currently lined up with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in terms of Battle Pass Seasons and Item Shop content. It’s not clear if plans for additional Warzone content will be tied to releases for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as well.

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Activision files complaint over Warzone trademark dispute

Activision has filed a lawsuit to proceed with Warzone trademark registration following a dispute.

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Activision has filed a complaint this week in a California district court to end a dispute over the “Warzone” trademark.

The creator of a browser game, that is barely known, called Warzone.com apparently filed a trademark dispute against Activision for using “Warzone” as the name for their Call of Duty Battle Royale experience.

Fizzer, the creator of a browser game called Warzone, claims Activision should not be granted the trademark for Warzone because it has caused confusion over their own game. The dispute began in June 2020, when Activision filed a trademark for “Warzone” and “Call of Duty Warzone,” as first reported by PC Gamer.

In a lawsuit filed by Activision on April 8, 2021, Activision says that they are seeking declaratory relief because Warzone.com’s owners won’t stop attempting to halt their trademark usage of ‘Warzone.’ The lawsuit also says that Warzone.com’s owners stopped negotiating after declining the company’s counter offer sent at the end of March.

Activision also says they first filed trademark for Warzone in June 2020, with the browser game company only filing for the trademark in October 30, 2020. The browser based game has been available since 2017, but the company behind the game never filed a trademark for it until Activision’s Warzone became popular.

Defendant’s threats of litigation and active efforts to block Activision’s trademark registrations have created an actual and live controversy as to the parties’ respective rights to use or register trademarks that include the word “Warzone.” Because Activision’s use of the “Warzone” title is both protected by the First Amendment and unlikely to cause consumer confusion, Activision is entitled to a declaration that it has not infringed Defendant’s alleged trademark and is entitled to have its pending trademark applications mature to registration.

In the trademark filing in October 2020, the Warzone.com owner claimed that Activision’s trademark of Warzone “has already and will continue to result in the relevant consuming public being confused, mistaken or deceived” despite the fact that not many people have heard of the .com game.

Activision’s lawyers went off against the company in their latest filing stating that no one could compare Call of Duty Warzone to their “low budget” browser based game.

Activision’s filing says, “Call of Duty: Warzone could not be more different from Defendant’s game, a low-budget, niche virtual board game like Hasbro’s Risk. It is inconceivable that any member of the public could confuse the two products or believe that they are affiliated with or related to each other.”

Call of Duty: Warzone and Warzone have both been filed by Activision as “live” trademarks per the US Patent & Trademark’s office website. The two were registered on June 20, 2020 and are waiting to go live, per Activision’s new lawsuit.

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When does Warzone & Cold War Season 3 start? Season 2 end date

Warzone & Black Ops Cold War Season 2 has finally dropped, but when will they end, and when will Season 3 commence?

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We’re fast approaching the end of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 2, so when does Season 3 begin and what does it have in store?

Ever since the integration of Black Ops Cold War into Warzone, we’ve seen a vast number of additions and changes to both games. The subsequent updates have allowed Verdansk to expand with Rebirth Island, and even incorporate Zombies into Warzone.

Warzone Season 2 has also introduced some other pretty hefty changes to the games including some pretty interesting map changes to freshen things up, and also two new weapons from Black Ops Cold War, the FARA 83 Assault Rifle and the LC10 SMG, that could shift the meta.

We’re already hearing mumblings and murmurs of potential new content for the future though, with Warzone Season 3 spying a huge revamp in April. So we begin to wonder, how long will Season 2 actually last for, and when can we expect CoD to drop Season 3 of both Black Ops Cold War & Warzone?

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Warzone & Cold War Season 3 start date

Previous seasons of Modern Warfare and Warzone, before its numbered season reboot, usually lasted around 10 weeks, and this has proven to be the case for Warzone & Black Ops Cold War.

Season One officially began on December 16, 2020, with the newest season beginning on February 25, 2021. This is approximately a 10-week gap between both which is in keeping with type.

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The current Battle Pass has presented a set date it’s expected to end, and a new season usually starts shortly after last season’s Battle Pass has expired. With the information we currently have, we can expect Season 3 to begin on April 22, 2021.

This lines up with the confirmed season end date of April 21, given in the first Warzone nuke event teaser. It says the event will go live at 12 PM, as Verdansk will be completely overtaken by the undead.

Cold War Season 3 weapons

Call of Duty leakers have discovered some upcoming weapons in Warzone’s game files. Since these files are usually only added when weapons are in the final stage before release, we might see them arrive in Season 3.

Among them was a fast-firing burst Assault Rifle that could potentially be a Tactical Rifle like the M16 and AUG. Another weapon in the files seemed to be an SMG described with ‘spray,’ which probably means that it boasts a high fire rate.

The classic Ballistic Knife from the original Black Ops will also be arriving in Warzone and Cold War in the upcoming season. This projectile melee weapon has become a staple of the Call of Duty franchise, so it’s an exciting addition.

The data miners also stated that a new full-auto pistol and a Baseball Bat melee weapon might be joining the game in the Season 3 Reloaded update or in Season 4.

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Warzone & Cold War mid-Season 2 update

While we waited for Black Ops Cold x Warzone Season 3, Activision released a mid-Season update with a ton of new content on March 29 at 9PM PT.

This brought three new maps to the game’s multiplayer, with Golova for Fireteam, Mansion for Gunfight, and Miami Strike for 6v6. Also, for the Zombies fans out there, Sanatorium will be joining the roster of Ural Mountains maps available in the Outbreak game mode.

The ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle has also arrived, along with a load of weapon balancing in Cold War.

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1980s revamp leaked for Warzone Season 3

We got a first look at what the next evolution of Verdansk will be in a celebrity commercial that was posted to Twitter. It showed the map getting a 1980s makeover with a specific focus on a few key areas.

Stadium, Dam, Airport, and the surrounding forestry were the highlighted locations in the video, along with some changes in Downtown. Later, another possible teaser was discovered in Verdansk’s Superstore in the form of a poster for the 1980s Moscow Summer Olympics.

We expect more teasers for Season 3 to pop up around Verdansk and Cold War’s multiplayer, and the ones that have been found make Warzone’s 1980s overhaul seem all the more likely.

We’ve still a bit of time to go until Season 3 and Activision will be busy concentrating on making Season Two the best it can be. They have already rolled out large-scale ban waves to accounts that are found to be guilty of cheating.

Speculation will already be ongoing as to what we’ll see in Warzone Season 3, including a massive event that could change Warzone forever.

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First Warzone nuke event teaser drops with possible location & date

The first teaser for Warzone’s highly-anticipated Nuke event has dropped, including a possible start location and date.

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Treyarch have officially dropped the first teaser for the highly-anticipated Warzone nuke event that could destroy Verdansk, giving us a look at where it could start, and a date.

Warzone Season 2 is rapidly coming to its conclusion, with players excited at the possibility of some major changes to the battle royale and its map when Season 3 officially launches.

For weeks, leakers and dataminers have been discussing a possible Nuke event that could change Verdansk forever, however, Treyarch and Raven Software have remained tight-lipped about the possibility despite the anticipation.

That all changed on April 13, when Call of Duty League caster Joe ‘MerK’ DeLuca posted an image of a gift he received from the developers, which includes some major clues about what we can expect.

In the tweet, MerK showed off a special construction helmet he had been sent by Call of Duty, completely with Black Ops Cold War and Warzone on one side. On the other, a yellow warning sign with a gas mask sits above the phrase “Verdansk Dam.”

The package also include a message, which reads: “Once the hostiles reach here, we levee a guess that Verdansk is all but gone to the damned. April 21st 12PM.”

Not only does this give us the date of the event, but it confirms suspicions that the zombies who are running rampant across Verdansk will make their way all the way from the south of the map to the north, which will trigger the apparent demise of the area.

Hordes of the undead arrived at the start of Warzone Season 2, when a ship crashed into the shore near Prison, filled with zombies. Since then, the creatures have spread across Verdansk, taking over areas like Downtown and TV Station at different stages.

Many believe this event will lead to a brand-new Warzone map, although this remains unconfirmed. A sign spotted in Superstore on April 13 appears to confirm rumors that we could be heading to a 1980s-themed version of Verdansk, but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation on that.

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