Warzone 2 private match - Can you play custom games?

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The idea of dropping into a Warzone 2 private match is an exciting one if you want to add some additional spice to the usual doses of battle royale action. Alongside creating some interesting custom modes, private matches are essential when it comes to hosting competitive Warzone 2 matches.

With Season Two a few weeks away and other battle royale titles enabling private matches for all players, many are wondering when Infinity Ward will implement the feature into the current Call of Duty battle royale. It appeared in the first Warzone, so where is it now?

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Before we reveal all the latest intel on a Warzone 2 private match, take a look at our guides showcasing the current Warzone 2 meta and all there is to know about upcoming Warzone 2 double XP events.

Does Warzone 2 have private matches?

At the time of writing, there are no private matches in Warzone 2. However, Activision reveals it plans on introducing them to the game at some point in 2023. An exact release date for the custom lobbies hasn't appeared yet.

As soon as we hear more intel, we'll update the guide with everything you need to know about the feature.

Warzone 2 private match player
Credit: Activision
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How to play a Warzone 2 private match

When Warzone 2 private matches launch, the chances of players wanting to jump into the action are high. Based on the first iteration of the battle royale, we expect the process to follow a similar path. Here's what you need to do to launch a Warzone 2 private match when the time comes:

  • Load Warzone 2 and select the Private Match option in the main menu.
  • Select the mode of your choice.
  • Invite your friends.
  • Start the game.

It's an incredibly straightforward process and with a wide variety of settings, you can create a unique Warzone 2 experience that warrants all-out chaos or a more competitive offering if you fancy dropping in for a chance to win thousands in prize money.

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Will Warzone 2 private matches get delayed?

Warzone 2 is no stranger to delays. There's still no sign of a combat record or player leaderboards leaving many thinking private matches could fall victim to the same fate.

So far, the plan for Infinity Ward and Activision is to introduce them in early 2023 and there's still plenty of time for the feature to arrive. However, recent delays and numerous bugs could influence its launch.

That's everything we know about the arrival of a Warzone 2 private match so far. Before you go, take a look at the best Warzone 2 AR and our guide containing the best Warzone 2 FOV settings to use.