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Footage claiming to show Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s new battle royale game mode, ‘Warzone’ has appeared online.
Players have reportedly been able to glitch into menus and sections of the battle royale mode since the release of the Season 2 update on Tuesday.
Although the footage only shows a small portion of the map, it does seemingly confirm a number of features such as killstreaks and gear that can be purchased with currency earned during matches.
This tallies with info released by Call of Duty dataminer Sensecallo last year, which claimed Warzone would feature support for up to 200 players and introduce a new twist on player respawns.
Players will reportedly be able to obtain respawn tokens which place downed teammates in the gulag with other defeated players. Imprisoned players then queue for a chance to respawn into battle by winning a 1v1 duel.
At some point during the match, the gulag will close and no longer be usable, thus preventing respawns, it’s claimed.
Modern Warfare’s battle royale mode will also reportedly include perks, player missions and support for solo, duo and quad team modes.
In a nod to Apex Legends, players will be able mark vehicles, locations, items, enemies and dangerous locations for teammates to see, according to the leak.
Modern Warfare’s Season 2 update introduces four new maps including an updated version of Modern Warfare 2’s Rust, Atlas Superstore, Gunfght map Bazaar and Ground War battleground Zhokov Boneyard.
Access to all 100 tiers of content will be available for 1,000 COD Points (about $10/£8.50), which will instantly unlock Modern Warfare 2’s Ghost as a new Operator. The Battle Pass and 20 tier skips will cost 2,400 COD Points.
During an earnings call on February 6, Activision Blizzard said 2020’s unannounced, premium Call of Duty game – rumoured to be Treyarch’s Black Ops 5 – is already generating a positive reaction among playtesters.
“The franchise has never been better positioned for growth and there’s more to come, including entirely new experiences within the Modern Warfare universe and then of course, in Q4 this year, a new premium Call of Duty release which is already generating excitement in our playtests,” claimed president and chief operating officer Coddy Johnson.