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Warzone 2 reportedly in development, set for 2023 launch

Activision are reportedly working on a stand-alone Warzone sequel, with the new battle royale set to launch in 2023

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New reports have claimed that Activision are currently developing Warzone 2, with the stand-alone sequel to Call of Duty’s battle royale set to release in 2023.

Activision release brand-new Call of Duty titles every year, with 2022’s game reportedly set to be a sequel to Modern Warfare. Since Warzone’s release in 2020, the game has received seasonal updates to coincide with the launch of the latest mainline game in the franchise, but this may not be the case in 2023.

According to reports, Activision are currently working on a sequel to Warzone, that could release alongside Treyarch’s expected 2023 Call of Duty entry.

Warzone Operators on an armored truck

According to a report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, Activision are currently working on a “new iteration” of Warzone, which will be a stand-alone. This is a marked change from today’s Warzone, which is built into 2019’s Modern Warfare, and runs on the same engine.

The information was included as part of Schreier’s report that Call of Duty’s next three releases will be available on PlayStation, following Microsoft’s blockbuster acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Industry insider Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 will only be available on “current-gen consoles and PC,” meaning you’ll need an Xbox Series X or PS5 to play. There will be “no past weapon integration” either, meaning all the guns you have now will be missing.

At the time of writing, nothing is known about what will be included in this new title. We could see some major updates to the gameplay mechanics, along with new weapons, events, and maps, but nothing has been confirmed.

The stand-alone sequel is set to be the biggest shift that Warzone has seen since its launch in 2020. More details about Warzone 2 will probably become available in the coming months.


For more Warzone content, check out our guide on how to level up guns fast in Warzone, as well as how to check the current Warzone server status.

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