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Call of Duty Warzone 2 details have allegedly leaked: ‘More like Blackout than the original’
Activision is set to reveal its new battle royale this year
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 details have allegedly leaked online, including plans to bring the battle royale closer to its predecessor, Black Ops 4’s Blackout.
YouTuber NeroCinema shared the details via a video published on Tuesday, which was corroborated by recognised insider Tom Henderson and partially matches with what VGC has heard from our own sources.
According to the video, the biggest revamp in Warzone 2 will be related to how it handles loadouts, the packages players can purchase that equip them with all their powerful gear and guns.
It’s claimed that Warzone 2 will make it more challenging to acquire your loadout by placing them inside new POIs called ‘strongholds’.
“There is going to be a number of them,” the video claims. “You infiltrate a building and do different things depending on the stronghold. Sometimes you have to defuse a bomb, kill AI, and then you’ll have access to your loadout.”
It’s claimed that Warzone 2 will adopt some features from Call of Duty’s first battle royale, Black Ops 4’s Blackout. That includes armour requiring a satchel to be equipped, rather than coming by default, and a new inventory system where you can only fit so many weapons and equipment in your bag.
As first reported by VGC last year, the new Warzone will launch alongside Modern Warfare 2 and include a new map filled with locations from that series. According to NeroCinema, one such POI is based on the multiplayer map Highrise.
Finally, the video claims that Warzone 2 will finally introduce a firing range, so players can properly test the damage and recoil of their custom weapons, rather than relying on expert YouTube videos to do it for them.
Activision has previously confirmed that the new Call of Duty: Warzone is in development and will be revealed later this year. VGC understands this year’s premium game, Modern Warfare 2, will be officially unveiled early next month.
As first reported by VGC back in September last year, Modern Warfare 2’s campaign will be centred around the drug war against Columbian cartels.
Sources said the single-player story is “a grittier take on Modern Warfare 2019’s campaign”, with more close-quarters combat, tricky decision making, and the classic Call of Duty set-piece moments fans have come to expect.
We also previously reported that Modern Warfare 2 will release alongside a brand new map for Warzone, the third such all-new arena to be launched for the battle royale spin-off.
As with Verdansk, which is based on Modern Warfare 2019, and Caldera, which launched shortly after last year’s Vanguard, the new MW2 Warzone map will be comprised of various classic points of interest, it was claimed.