Launched in March 2020, Call of Duty: Warzone was one of the earlier entries in the now booming battle-royale genre. It rose to particular prominence during the pandemic-era lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.
Unlike the more playful examples such as Fortnite or Spellbreak, Warzone built itself upon CoD's pre-existing prowess for fast-paced combat, photo-realistic graphics, and nail-biting tension. While solo mode is available, compared to games like Fortnite or PUBG, Warzone has more of a focus on squads and it's especially popular with teams of friends who want to test their mettle against the world.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play first-person shooter built around Seasons. Gameplay centres around the huge and detailed maps of Verdansk (Seasons 1-6) and Warzone Pacific and CoD Vanguard's Caldera (Seasons 6 onwards). These maps are designed to facilitate various different types of combat, from CQB (close-quarter combat) in the storage areas to long distance sniping in the wide-open airport. Though as with any battle royale game, should players hope to win, they will have to be adaptive as they are forced into smaller, less familiar areas.
Call of Duty: Warzone - Key Features
Dynamic Seasons - With the changing of Seasons, new weapons are introduced as well as new maps, game-modes, and changes to the existing map. These help to keep the game fresh while keeping players guessing.
Extensive Customisation - As well as having the ability to unlock and purchase new character skins, the customisation of weaponry is one of Warzone's most powerful lures. A myriad selection of unlockable weaponry that can be customised thoroughly enables players to truly equip themselves with the weapons that suit them best.
Tense Gameplay - Perhaps more than any other battle-royale game, Warzone nails the gradual building of tension. From the early minutes of scavenging and meeting occasional foes, to the final epic battles of aerial bombardment, helicopters, and final stands.