While Rockstar is busy churning out content for Red Dead Online, the rest of the gaming industry isn't resting either.
The latest high profile release is Activision's Call of Duty: Warzone, the publisher's take on the free-to-play battle royale genre. Attaching a name as big as Call of Duty to something as popular as battle royale was bound to make a big splash.
Most gamers don't stick to a single title, and we're guessing a lot of our readers are playing, or have at least tried out, Call of Duty: Warzone.
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Built on the same engine as the recent Modern Warfare remake and sharing many mechanics and assets, Warzone is essentially standalone DLC that you can play even if you don't own MW. This follows the model established by the hugely popular Fortnite, the original survival game release of which is practically forgotten.
If you're looking for a place with guides on all the crucial gameplay elements of Warzone, written to the same high standard as the multitude of in-depth guide we have about Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, visit DownSights, our site dedicated to the game. Alongside the guides, we'll be covering news and happenings in the community much like we do here.
What is Warzone, exactly?
Call of Duty: Warzone is a fully free-to-play first person shooter battle royale with a huge map that supports up to 150 players simultaneously. Players are grouped into squads of three much like Apex Legends, and so far there isn't any news of a solo mode. The goal is to eliminate all other teams and be the last men standing, while scouring the map for loot and completing contracts to gain in-game currency.
The game requires teamwork and coordination, and having some way to communicate with your squadmates is essential. Taking place in the fictional Verdansk, the large map has a number of distinct locations, many of which take inspiration from the most popular maps throughout the history of the franchise - with a number of easter eggs peppered throughout as well.
Alongside the traditional battle royale mode, the game also features Plunder. Taking place on the same map, also in teams of three, the goal of Plunder is very different. Instead of eliminating all other enemies, you need to collect the most cash. This can be done by looting, killing opponents, robbing banks or completing contracts. Players respawn automatically when killed in this mode, just with a little less money on them.
Between Battle Royale and Plunder, the huge map and countless weapons, Call of Duty: Warzone delivers a staggering amount of content, and if in-game hints (and standard industry practice) are to be believed, there's more content on the way. Warzone is intended to be a "live" game that evolves and improves dynamically over time.
You'll find all you need to know about the game, news about upcoming content and in-depth guides covering every facet and angle of gameplay necessary to dominate the opposition in Call of Duty: Warzone over at DownSights.