The long-awaited sequel to the battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone 2 finally has a release date.
Announced during the live stream of Call of Duty Next, Warzone 2 (opens in new tab) is scheduled to be released on November 16th. This will get it into the hands of players just weeks after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launches in October.
It will launch alongside its first multiplayer season. Like the original Warzone, each Warzone 2 seasonal update will be shared with the other Call of Duty titles, meaning many of the new features that appear in Modern Warfare 2 will also appear in the battle royale.
Warzone 2 will make some major changes to the battle royale. For starters, it will introduce the new Al Mazrah map – a mix of expansive desert, industrial areas, cities and lots of water. Expect rocky peaks, underground caverns, as well as claustrophobic corridors.
Some of the points of interest on the map include a fortress, observatory, an abandoned village, swamps, an airport, and an empty metropolis. Rivers will connect all the major landmarks, with Warzone 2 leaning heavily on Call of Duty’s new aquatic features.
Vehicles are also getting improvements. A new physics and handling model will make them feel more authentic to drive, but also to destroy. You’ll be able to pop tires to stop enemies, climb onto car roofs for combat advantage, and lean out of windows for extra firepower. You’ll have to take care of them, though. Tires need to be repaired quickly and cars refilled if you want them to keep moving.
It’s some big changes, though not as big as the new third-person mode coming to Modern Warfare 2.