Call of Duty Warzone COUNTDOWN LIVE: Latest News, Updates, Leaks And Rumours For The Modern Warfare Battle Royale
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Call of Duty Warzone COUNTDOWN LIVE: Latest News, Updates, Leaks And Rumours For The Modern Warfare Battle Royale

Chris Trout
10 March 2020

The Modern Warfare Battle Royale, also known as Call of Duty Warzone, launches tomorrow.

Modern Warfare's Battle Royale, also known as Call of Duty: Warzone is now LIVE for everyone!

Here's the latest news, updates, leaks and rumours.

Stadium Guide - 19:30 GMT

One of the major locations in Warzone is Stadium, here's our guide!

Warzone Is Now LIVE For EVERYONE - 19:00 GMT

Call of Duty: Warzone is now available for everyone!

Player Count Glitch - 17:30 GMT

A new player count glitch seems to have arisen from what seems to be a pretty flawless start to the Warzone mode.

If a lobby isn't full, the game will not start.

Modern Warfare: Patch Update 1.17 Notes - 16:25 GMT

A new patch update has gone live for Modern Warfare, bringing with it Call of Duty: Warzone, a big buff to the 725, Search and Rescue and a new Shotgun - the VLK Rogue.

XP Bonuses - 16:10 GMT

Download Issues - 16:00 GMT

Users are experiencing install difficulties that are not prompting the Warzone mode to show on the main menu screen.

It seems the update has corrupted game files and forcing a 90GB update.

Easter Eggs - 15:40 GMT

There are a bunch of easter eggs hidden around the map, we've listed a few.

Warzone Is Now LIVE For Modern Warfare Owners - 15:00 GMT

You can now download Call of Duty: Warzone if you own a copy of Modern Warfare - the download is roughly 18-22GB.

How To Download - 14:15 GMT

We're 45 minutes from Warzone! Here's how to download the game.

The Gulag - 13:05 GMT

The Gulag is probably the most unique concept to enter a Battle Royale, but it's not quite the same as the Gunfight map.

Tips And Tricks - 11:20 GMT

It may be a bit early, but we have fiercly been analysing the footage across YouTube and we've put together a few key tips and tricks.

Warzone Arrives TODAY! - 10:40 GMT

Are you excited for Warzone? If you can't wait, there is plenty of gameplay on YouTube.

Early Access - 21:20 GMT

Official Announcement and MORE - 18:30 GMT

Ooo boy. We finally have confirmation that Warzone will launch tomorrow, as well as an incredible new trailer.

There's also this lengthy blog post from Activision, as well as some interesting tidbits from CharlieINTEL.

According to them, the PS4 version of Warzone won't require PlayStation Plus, but if you do have it, you'll earn in-game goodies. Meanwhile, Xbox players will need Xbox Live Gold, and PC players will need a Battle.net account.

The site is also reporting that Private matches won't be supported at launch, but could come in the future. Other potential changes could be to the player count and squad sizes, leaving the door open to four-player squads making an appearance in time.

Oh, and parachutes don't auto-deploy – so you might find yourself leaving a match early if you aren't paying attention.

Training Facility Gameplay - 17:55 GMT

TheGamingRevolution has uploaded the training grounds gameplay that was previously taken down before it was officially announced that Warzone existed.

Riley Returns? - 17:50 GMT

The famous dog from Call of Duty: Ghosts appears to be making a return - if you watch the trailer from the 1 minute 18-second mark you can see him biting any enemy.

Will this be part of the killstreaks?

Warzone Map - 17:45 GMT

After so many leaks and so much speculation, we've got a confirmed map thanks to the Call of Duty Twitter!

call of duty warzone map

How Big Will Call of Duty Warzone Be? - 17:30 GMT

The download will be between 18-22GB big if you own Modern Warfare and will be 83-101GB if you do not own it.

Global Launch Times - 17:20 GMT

Call of Duty: Warzone Trailer - 17:05 GMT

Captured In The Gulag - 16:00 GMT

Check out this video of what happens when you die in the Call of Duty: Warzone Battle Royale and respawn in the Gulag.

Best Landing Spots - 15:45 GMT

We've been analysing the footage ALL day, we think we've got a rough idea of where we'll be landing and where the high traffic areas will be in this gigantic map!

Check out three spots we recommend you land when the game drops tomorrow

cod warzone landing spots

24 HOURS TO GO - 15:15 GMT

The countdown to Call of Duty: Warzon is ON!

The mystery Classified tab on the main menu screen of Modern Warfare is due to unlock tomorrow at 3pm GMT!

All Locations Revealed - 12:05 GMT

Here are all of the Call of Duty: Warzone locations:

  • Downtown
  • Park
  • Hospital
  • TV Station
  • Dam
  • Military Base
  • Quarry
  • Lumber
  • Stadium
  • Port
  • Hills
  • Promenade East
  • Promenade West
  • Airport
  • Boneyard
  • Superstore
  • Storage Town
  • Prison
  • Farmland

Solos and Duos for Warzone, plus FULL leaked gameplay? - 9th March 09:13

Oh my – after today's info, we don't see why Infinity Ward wouldn't just launch the game mode tomorrow.

Over on YouTube, Chaos has released a full REVIEW of the Battle Royale mode, including extensive gameplay and walkthroughs of the various systems in Warzone. Quick, watch it before it's removed!

The video has now been removed.

We'll be covering it in more detail shortly, but here are the bullet points: 

  • It'll be free-to-play, offering a Battle Royale mode alongside another, called Plunder
  • The 'circle' closing in is made up of green gas
  • There are 150 players split into trios (more on that in a second)
  • Every building is custom designed
  • You can purchase redeployment
  • There are multiple Gulags
  • Terminal, Scrapyard, Broadcast and Overgrown multiplayer maps can be found within the game mode

That isn't all, though, @Okami13_ on Twitter also confirmed that it looks like solos mode and duos have made the cut-off date for launch content.

If you're not a fan of trios, then this is good news

Modern Warfare 2?! - 8th March 11:00 GMT

This one may not be a Warzone update, but according to yesterdays Warzone information leaker, Okami13_, Not only is MW2 supposedly in development, but it's set to release this year

 

Squads Only? - 7th March 17:00 GMT

With a potential announcement or even launch being 3 days away, we look at sources like Twitter and Reddit for extra nuggets of info. Twitter user Okami13_, who has been right about leaks in the past, suggests that Warzone will be Squads only on release. What do you think? Tweet us and let us know!

Armour, Progressions And Modes - 12:00 GMT

TheGamingRevolution is at it again discussing more aspects of the Modern Warfare Battle Royale mode.

In his latest video, he talks about armour, level progression and modes.

  • Level progression caps at 155
  • Blood Money Mode - a mode with additional objectives and missions like GTA's Heist mode
  • Plunder can be used to buy XP, armour, items and more
  • There will be no uniform tiers

Leaker Declares 10th March Release Date - 10:15 GMT

@Okami13_ is a well-known leaker, who ended up leaking the 2v2 Gunfight Alpha for Modern Warfare last year and has made the point that the BR IS coming on the 10th March.

He also has gone one step further to say that the trailer is coming today OR Monday.

He then went one step further to say that Modern Warfare 2 Remastered will come THIS YEAR.

New Map Posted In r/CODWarzone 15:30 GMT

A new image of the full Modern Warfare Battle Royale map has been posted by Reddit user u/Senescallo into the CODWarzone Subreddit!

Although it may seem smaller it appears to be a zoomed out image rather than the map being smaller.

Dr. Disrespect Leaks Release Date? - 10.25 GMT

Dr. Disrespect may have leaked the BR date on his stream.

Apex Legends star Kraftyy asked when we may see the wingsuit make a return.

“I might bust it out next week", he replied "Just don’t forget this conversation gentlemen. Next week you’re going to see the wingsuit.”

This sent the chat into a frenzy thinking that he was referring to Warzone.

He clarified - “No, it’s not Warzone. No, it’s not confirmed. Jesus. That’s not what I’m saying, I didn’t mean that.”

Was it a slip of the tongue or an innocent joke? You can watch it here.

Warzone And Multiplayer Ranked Tied Together? - 4th March 10:20 GMT

According to Notorious leaker TheGamingRevolution, your "Warzone player rank is unified with your rank in Modern Warfare".

A strange decision as it meant to be a F2P standalone title and doesn't require the Modern Warfare game to play.

Have we gotten the rumours about it being F2P wrong? Is this outdated news? Or is it just for Modern Warfare players?

No BR Update, But There's A Playlist Update Coming - 18:05 GMT

There's no Battle Royale update this time (Tuesday 6pm is usually the big content update).

But there is a playlist update.

Modern Warfare Nominated For Five Baftas - 17:40 GMT

Modern Warfare has been nominated for FIVE bafta awards.

  • Animation
  • Audio Achievement
  • Multiplayer
  • Technical Achievement
  • Barry Sloane, performer in a leading role as Captain Price

Influencers Have Already Played? - 17:25 GMT

According to TheGamingRevolution, influencers have already gone to play the Warzone mode.

But it wasn't a recording event, they were only meant to play and give feedback.

It was also meant to release with Season 2, but it was delayed due to negative feedback.

It's expected an embargo will release on the 9th/10th March.

Training Ground Video Reinstated - 14:00 GMT

TheGamingRevolutions training ground video has been reinstated to YouTube!

Surely this means we're getting an announcement soon?

Announcement Tonight? - 3rd March 13:45 GMT

We're expecting an announcement about the Modern Warfare Battle Royale tonight!

Read everything we know about the game mode here.

Two New Videos Added To The Season 2 Playlist - 2nd March 11:25 GMT

Two new videos were added to the Season 2 playlist on YouTube, but were later deleted.

Potentially hinting at the fact the Battle Royale will be announced on the 3rd March, ahead of its supposed 10th March release.

Casual Friendly? - 12:00 GMT

Notorious Call of Duty leaker TheGamingRevolution is at it again, now hinting that automatic health regeneration is coming to the Battle Royale - a strange addition as no battle royale offers this and there are health packs within the game. Perhaps you only regenerate a certain amount of health or it could be a perk?

He also went on to say that the game, despite having an element of tactics, it is also quite casual friendly. This was reinforced by mentions that you can see gunfire on the mini-map, UAV swipes for the final circle as well as objective markers when completing bounty challenges/contracts.

He also stated that those that lose the 1v1 Gulag can be bought back into the game by their teammates!

In his most recent video he also listed two new teasers. The first is a Privet Blueprint, that says "Send them to the gulag with the Privet Pistol".

There's also a new gas mask charm.

You can see his new video here.

BR Easter Egg On Bazaar? - 26th February 10:00 GMT

In other news, @BattleRoyaleCOD are convinced that the Bazaar map has come with a new easter egg for the BR mode.

On one of the containers, there is an "empty map" with 03/03 written underneath - this contradicts what a lot of leaks have been saying about a release date, but it could be the date we get the mode revealed.

New Battle Royale Twitter Account - 11:15 GMT

A Twitter account just tweeted for the first time, concerning Warzone, and they are followed by a LARGE number of IW devs.

This potentially means that the teaser campaign is beginning, what do the 3 sirens mean? March 3rd? 3 days until content drop? 3 hours? Only time will tell!

Updated Main Menu Message - 25th February 11:00 GMT

After yesterday's update, a new piece of text can be found behind the 'Classified' menu that says "Transmission Incoming".

Although notorious leaker TheGamingRevolution is convinced the mode will launch on the 10th March, we could see an announcement arrive soon!

Gas Ring - 19th February 10:00 GMT

With the "blue ring" of other Battle Royales being replaced by a green gas cloud and referenced in the Season 2 intro cinematic, the game's store has now been updated with bundles discussing a "Toxic Event".

The Hazardous bundle is now in the store for 1,500 COD Points and includes weapon blueprints, a charm, and a Toxic Event emblem that looks an awful lot like what we've seen of the Battle Royale so far.

Check out the emblem below.

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