Although Warzone is progressing through Season 3, attention is already beginning to turn to later on in the year when COD 2021 releases across the globe and how it could integrate into the popular battle royale.
In its first quarterly conference call of 2021, Call of Duty publisher Activision has stated that the latest annual instalment will "integrate and enhance the existing Call of Duty ecosystem." While that does sound cryptic, it does imply that COD 2021 will be integrated into Warzone in a similar fashion to how Black Ops Cold War was embedded into the game.
Since its release in March 2020, Warzone has become a staple of the Call of Duty franchise, with over 100 million players dropping into Verdansk and Rebirth Island on a regular basis.
While COD 2021 will be integrated into Warzone, will the battle royale feature within the annual release in the same way as Modern Warfare and Cold War?
Will COD 2021 Have Warzone?
The short answer is yes. It is highly likely that Warzone will have its very own section within COD 2021, enabling players to switch back and forth from one game to another in a seamless process.
Considering the incredible popularity that the battle royale has amassed in such a short period of time, it's a logical decision for Sledgehammer Games to include Warzone in its upcoming release believed to be set in World War 2.
COD 2021 Warzone Integration
Black Ops Cold War's integration into Warzone wasn't exactly the smoothest of processes.
The additions to the weapon arsenal proved to be incredibly unbalanced, negatively impacting the existing metagame while numerous bugs and exploits emerged out of thin air, much to the annoyance of players that were craving a bug-free experience.
Hopefully, Activision has learned from the past integration to ensure COD 2021 is embedded into the battle royale with minimal impact. If COD 2021 is set in World War 2, perhaps we will see a brand-new map?! We will have to wait and see.