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Warzone 2 gameplay confirms its next generation of battle royale

Activision has just offered us a boat-load of details about Warzone 2 ahead of launch and it's all proving that Warzone 2 is a truly next-gen battle royale game

Warzone 2 gameplay next-gen battle royale: two soldiers walking on a road

For those of you out there expecting a continuation of the Warzone you currently know and love from it’s sequel, you can think again – we have just been given our first look at Call of Duty Warzone 2 ahead of the newly-announced Warzone 2 release date and there’s a lot to look forward to. This is going to be an incredibly fresh battle royale experience and, arguably, a true next-gen take on the genre.

The first thing you need to know about is the way the circle is going to work in the next iteration of Warzone. Unlike the first Warzone game, the circle in Warzone 2 is actually going to split half-way through the game. What does this mean? Well, it means that the safe zone in Warzone 2 is going to split into several smaller circles, to intensify gameplay in the middle of the match, before coming back into a smaller final circle for an epic showdown against your rivals.

We know this sounds insane, and it is, but it’s going to be an experience you won’t want to miss out on.

In addition to this wild new circle behaviour, Call of Duty Warzone 2 developers have confirmed that there’s going to be contextual loot coming to Al Mazrah – which is going to be the biggest battle royale map from Call of Duty yet.

What does this mean? Well, it means that alongside changing supply crate locations, there’s also going to be universal loot spots across Al Mazrah. You’ll be able to find healing items in bathrooms – in medicine cupboards and the like – and there are going to be static supply stations offering the best loot for players dropping into the map.

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This is going to mean that you’ll be able to pick and plot your own ‘loot route’ (a term we’re coining) across Al Mazrah, and it’ll help you know where all the hot spots are.

In addition to all this, as if this wasn’t enough, we’re going to be getting some PvPvE experiences with Strongholds – which the Call of Duty devs are going to detail more at a later date – and a team-based Gulag with proximity chat (because that couldn’t go horribly wrong).

It looks like the DMZ mode is going to be a Warzone 2 game mode, not a Modern Warfare 2 mode, but more information on that is also expected at a later date. For now, Activision is just teasing us with Warzone 2 – which could very-well become the best battle royale game out there when it launches.