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Warzone devs explain why game has limited playlists, says Duos coming soon

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In a recent interview with GamerGen (via CODTracker), Infinity Ward’s Narrative Lead, Taylor Kurosaki, and Raven Software’s Director, Amos Hodge spoke about many different aspects of Call of Duty: Warzone, including playlists.

One of the things that has happened with Warzone is the devs have been rotating playlists in and out versus keeping a standard set of playlists constantly, like MP does. Hodge says this resolves around the fact that the game has to matchmake 150 players per match, which becomes more challenging the more playlists options there are – especially in smaller regions of the world.

We’re trying to run this like it’s own product. If you look on Modern Warfare, they’re constantly rotating modes in and out…so we’re just trying to find our footing on that, what are the core modes and what we can rotate in and out. We want to keep players engaged, making new modes, we don’t want the game to get stale, but at the same time, we can’t have ten or fifteen playlist because people will start to get bad connections, we wouldn’t be able to matchmake – 150 players is a lot. We’re trying to find that balance between the core mode and what we can rotate in and out. When we put out a new mode, we really want to listen to the community – did they liked it, did they not liked it, which mode they prefer… A lot of our live activity is community driven.

Hodge confirms in the interview that Duos is in development and coming soon, but the studio is working on some bugs with the mode before they can release. They said that the teams have heard player feedback for the mode and are working on it.

AH: We had Duos on Plunder, but I’m not sure where Duos is, we got some bugs to work out with Duos. But we’re listening to the community – if you noticed, we launched with just Trios, then we added Solos, the we added Quads, so we will get to a place where we add Duos in the future. There’s just no exact time I can give you for now, but Duos is coming. You’ve already seen in Plunder, but there’s just thing we gotta figure out, find the right timing and everything else.

Kurosaki says the teams are still working to s the best standard modes for Warzone and what players are engage with the most in order to tweak the modes to better suit the community’s play styles.

TK: As Amos said, it’s a brand new game, it’s been out for a little over a month now. Unlike mature mode like core Multiplayer in Call of Duty, we’re trying to figure out what these core modes are. It’s funny – I know Amos is active on social medias, and I’m as well – when you add Quads, people are like “Where are the Trios?” And then you go to Trios and they go “Where are the Quads?” ! Everyone wants to play the game in a slightly different way, which is really cool and exciting, so we’re trying to figure out what the standard modes are, and what are the modes that works better as sort of a short time, mixing it up kind of situation. We’re listening and continually tweaking it, and like Amos said, we’re supporting this game full force. It’s been amazing to see the power of these two studios fully focused on this game right now.

There’s no set release date yet for Duos mode in Call of Duty: Warzone, so stay tuned for updates.

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All Rebirth Island updates in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded

Here are all the changes to the Rebirth Island map included in the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update patch.

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There is a plethora of brand-new content in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, and here are all the major changes to Rebirth Island after the arrival of this update.

The Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update features plenty of new content for the Call of Duty battle royale title, including the H4 Blixen SMG as well as an Underground Transit System.

You’ll also notice some major changes when dropping into the Rebirth Island, such as the addition of a brand-new mechanic. We’ll go over all the Rebirth Island updates in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.

Warzone Rebirth Island Occupation Scan in-game event

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The Call of Duty blog detailed all the new changes to Rebirth Island, and one of these is the new Occupation Scan in-game event that reveals your position to enemies in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded — unless you’re prone.

The radar towers on Rebirth Island can scan for players across the map. When you hop into Rebirth Resurgence, you’ll be alerted of Occupation Scan taking place at some point during the match.

When this happens, you’ll need to go prone in order to keep your position hidden from enemy minimaps. This effect has a short duration and so you just need to wait for it to pass before standing up again.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded Rebirth Island mystery event

Warzone Operators firing weapons

The Season 3 Reloaded blog post also hinted at the arrival of a Rebirth Island event that’s currently shrouded in mystery. It mentions that the radar towers have been hacked by hostile forces, and mercenary forces are currently stationed somewhere on the map.

It’s believed that these mercenaries are planning to attack the Alliance on Rebirth Island, so Operators will have to strike at the enemy base first. The blog post concludes with the promise of more details on extraction protocols and new assignments.

At the time of writing, it remains to be seen exactly when this event will take place. We might see it occur throughout the rest of Season 3, or it may arrive as part of the Warzone Pacific Season 4 update.


For more Warzone content, check out everything that you need to know about Warzone’s Champion of Caldera LTM and JGOD’s easiest loadout to dominate Warzone Season 3.

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Warzone Underground Transit System explained: All mine cart locations

The Underground Transit System has made its way to Warzone Season 3 Reloaded, and here’s where you can find all 14 mine cart locations.

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Here’s where to find all of the mine cart locations attached to the Underground Transit System following the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update.

Warzone players will discover a new way to travel across Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded. The midseason update will grant players access to the underground mine carts beneath Caldera’s surface.

With access to the mine carts following the Classified Arms Reloaded update, players will be able to travel from one POI to another incredibly quickly. This new method of instant transportation is called the Underground Transit System, and here is where you can find all of the mine carts.

Warzone Underground Transit System explained

Warzone underground transit System

In a Season 3 teaser, players got their first glimpse at the underground mine cart system beneath Caldera. Following the Season 3 Reloaded update, this system will finally come into play. This new tool is an instant way to get around the map for quick rotations or outmaneuvering your opponents.

Once you access one of the 14 Underground Transit locations, you must simply enter a hatch and interact with the mine cart to travel to your new destination. Once you are close to the cart, “the destination name will appear on your screen – After a few seconds of travel time, you’ll instantly appear at your destination.”

Interestingly enough, players can use the light and audio clues to discern if there’s an ambush waiting for them at their next destination. A green light indicates that the coast is clear, while any other colored light hints at danger. Evidently, if the indicator is off with no information to deliver, you cannot travel to that destination.

All Warzone Underground Transit System mine cart locations

Underground Transit System locations Warzone

As you can see from the image above, there are a total of 14 access points across the map. If you’re wondering what access points look like, you’ve likely seen one before. It turns out the Nebula 5 bunkers you’ve seen around the map for months now are the key to accessing seven of the points on the map.

Meanwhile, “the other seven access points are small hatches into the mine-cart hub area. Here, you can find a map of the system, with each hub location corresponding to a letter and number on your Tac Map.”

The Underground Transit System‘s access points will be viewable through your in-game map. They will be indicated on the Tac Map and minimap by a silver “vault door” symbol. Here are all of the mine cart locations across Caldera:

  • Arsenal
  • Docks
  • Runway
  • Ruins
  • Mines
  • Peak
  • Beachhead
  • Lagoon
  • Airfield
  • Fields
  • Sub Pen
  • Power Plant
  • Capital 
  • Resort

Almost every major POI across Caldera will have a mine cart access point. However, it is important to note that not all locations offer several destinations. Of the 14 access points, only Docks, Peak, Fields, Mines, Sub Pen, and Airfield offer multiple options when it comes to the destination.


For more Warzone content, check out how JGOD revealed the easiest loadout to dominate Warzone Season 3 with.

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Warzone Champion of Caldera LTM explained

Champion of Caldera is a brand-new LTM being introduced in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded. Here’s how it works.

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Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is bringing a brand-new LTM for players to enjoy called Champion of Caldera. Here’s everything you need to know about the mode.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is set to make a big impact when the update arrives. As well as a brand-new SMG, players will also be getting an Underground Transit System on Caldera, and a new LTM.

This new LTM is called Champion of Caldera, and for players who love to play aggressively and stay on the move, this may be the perfect mode for you.

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What is Warzone’s Champion of Caldera?

Champion of Caldera is a brand-new Warzone Pacific limited-time mode being introduced with the Season 3 Reloaded update.

The game mode will go live on May 25 when the update is released and will be available for all players as a great alternative to Resurgence Solos and Caldera Clash when it comes to leveling weapons and high-intensity matches.

Champion of Caldera ruleset

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Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded’s new LTM is a Solos mode that features 150 players on Caldera with a “Battle Royale-style fight for survival.” While the means of securing a victory are the same as a standard Battle Royale match, there are some huge twists that will make for some great gameplay opportunities.

For starters, there’s one zone and it’s constantly closing. This makes for some fast-paced gameplay, especially when it gets to the end of the game.

Players also drop into the map with their Custom Loadout, a Gas Mask, and a single Redeploy Extraction Token. This speeds the match up even more, as players don’t need to spend time looting and getting geared up to fight.

The loot pool is also different for this game mode, as players will find equipment that isn’t usually found in Loadouts and also more high rarity weapons. The Buy Station is also upgraded, giving players the chance to purchase powerful Killstreaks like the Advanced UAV, and even the Specialist Bonus for a hefty price.


There you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the new Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded LTM Champion of Caldera. For more, check out the three best Shotguns in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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