A user on Xbox One loaded up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and during the loading screen appeared to have caused the game to showcase what the Classified mode is.
The mode is almost now confirmed to be called Warzone, but what’s more interesting about the menu listing is it reveals something about the mode: the mode will feature up to 200 players in a match, the highest for a BR currently.
Here’s the menu screen of Warzone, which is in German:
Translated via Google Translate, it says:
Plunge into a unique battle with up to 200 other players to leave the battle as the last survivor.
Here’s the video:
It’s still not clear when Activision plans to officially release the mode. We don’t expect it to be this week, but there’s no confirmed date as of now.
Original Verdansk map will not be playable again following Warzone nuke event
CoD: Warzone’s historic Season 2 nuke event means that the original version of Verdansk will never be playable ever again.
The destruction of Verdansk to rid the map of the Zombie invasion in Season 2 has caused some serious knock-on effects. It’s been confirmed that the original version of Verdansk will never be playable again in Warzone.
For weeks it was rumored that Raven Software was going to make some big changes to Warzone’s classic battle royale map, and that’s proven to be the case. Verdansk has been nuked, and it might sadden players to know that they will not be able to enjoy the first incarnation of Verdansk again.
After a year of players dropping into Verdansk, it did feel like the right time to shake things up and make some substantial changes to the map.
If you missed “The Destruction of Verdansk Part I”, players that took part were thrown into a normal game of Warzone, only, every POI was infected. The likes of Superstore and Train Station would have their respective radiation zones grow at an exponential rate.
If you died, you came back as a Zombie no matter what. Instead of the late-Season addition of temporarily turning into a Zombie, this version kept you infinitely spawning as one.
Whilst all this was going on, the “Level 4 containment protocol” warning was triggering, the containment levels were slowly rising, and the gas was closing in quicker than ever.
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Even with the return of Juggernaut suits, the mode’s goal of exfiling was impossible as no one was meant to escape. It was the end of Verdansk as we knew it.
But it seems like this will be the end of Verdansk, this version anyway, forever as Raven Software has confirmed with us that the setup of Verdansk we’ve grown to love over the last year will never be playable in any form again.
Players will now be playing on Verdansk ’84, which features updated POIs, new locales based on the Black Ops series, and more enhancements for the world.
Image credits: Activision
Is FOV slider coming to Warzone on consoles? Raven ‘aware’ of requests
Warzone devs have finally provided an update to players on the status of FOV sliders for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Raven Software has confirmed they are aware of requests from fans who are desperate for a field of view slider for Call of Duty: Warzone on consoles.
Having an enhanced field of view on Warzone can be a huge advantage to players, allowing them to see more of their surroundings, and giving them the ability to customize their game exactly how they want to.
Fans have been wanting a FOV slider support since the game’s original launch in March 2020, but the PC version of Warzone is the only one which has the feature so far. Unsurprisingly, these requests intensified when Black Ops Cold War launched with an FOV slider on console in November 2020.
During a press briefing with Raven Software, the studios’ Associate Creative Director, Amos Hodge, revealed that the studio has heard all of the fan requests for a FOV slider in Call of Duty: Warzone.
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Hodge stated that they have heard fan’s calls for FOV sliders and are actively looking at its implementation for consoles in the future. However, he stopped short of providing any release time frame, stating they ‘cannot share’ any timeline at this point.
What is a FOV slider?
An FOV slider allows players to change their field of view on the screen to see more surroundings. The default field of view on consoles is 80 in Call of Duty: Warzone, with your field enhancing as the number goes up, or shrinking as it goes down.
FOV Slider would allow you to increase that to see more of your surroundings – up to 120, with how it’s set in Black Ops Cold War. As you see in the image above, you get to see more of the map in the same view.
Why is FOV not already available on consoles?
One of the concerns behind bringing a field of view slider to Warzone is performance. Previously, Infinity Ward stated that performance and how it would run on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One would cause a lot of issues. FOV is currently available on Warzone’s PC version.
With an increase in FOV, an adverse effect happens where you start to see a dip in frame rate in games. And, with Warzone supporting 150 players on a large map, the FPS drop could become so significant that it affects actual gameplay. This has been one of the key reasons why it has not been implemented yet.
But Raven is investigating possible options and it’s implementation. It’s important to note that this feature could be limited just to the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but the studio declined to elaborate any further on the details of it.
Stay tuned for the latest updates on FOV sliders in Call of Duty: Warzone.
When will Warzone’s PS5 & Xbox Series X update release? Next-gen update in development
Warzone devs have confirmed that a PS5 & Xbox Series X update for the game is in development.
Players looking for an updated version of Call of Duty: Warzone on their PS5 or Xbox Series X|S are in luck.
While next-gen consoles released at the end of 2020, players who wanted to land in Verdansk and outlast their opponents had to do so on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the battle royale title.
That won’t be the case forever though, as Raven Software have confirmed that their team is hard at work on a next-gen update patch for Call of Duty: Warzone.
This patch will bring features to support the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, including support for the consoles’ SSD to allow for faster load times, along with 120HZ support.
Amos Hodge, studio’s Creative Director, told us during a press briefing that Warzone is a ‘live service’ game, and they focused on new content with the Season 3 update.
Season 3 update includes an overhauled Verdansk map, called Verdansk 84.
- Read More: Warzone Verdansk map officially nuked
Hodge informed us that Raven has a “dedicated technology team” within their studio working specifically on updating Call of Duty: Warzone’s engine and technology for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War supports both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game includes 120HZ support, ray-tracing, and SSD enhancements. It also supports the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller with its adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.
The studio also stated that are “investigating” the potential of a FOV slider for Warzone on consoles.
Raven did not provide us with a timeline for when to expect the next-gen update for Call of Duty: Warzone.
Image Credits: Sony / Activision
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