The long-awaited Modern Warfare 2 release date might be on the horizon, but we really can’t wait to jump into Warzone 2 – a new release that could very well be the best battle royale game out there when it drops. With our first taste of the Warzone 2 map Al Mazrah coming during the MW2 beta, hopes are high for this next iteration of the popular free-to-play shooter. However, according to Call of Duty whiz JGOD, it looks like things are going to feel quite a bit slower than they did in Warzone – and we’re not just talking about the new movement speed mechanics.
Taking to Twitter to share his findings with the world, JGOD has spent some time taking a look at the pacing of Warzone 2 games – based on his access to the alpha test during COD NEXT – in comparison to the current pacing of Warzone and found that the former’s games are going to drag on almost five minutes more than before.
We know that at a glance this doesn’t sound like too much time, especially when you consider the fact that battle royale games can go on for well over 20 minutes at a time. However, that’s over half an average TDM match and, when you look at JGOD’s breakdown, it really puts things into perspective.
As you can see in his tweet below, JGOD has discovered that – as things stand – the first circle in Warzone 2 is going to be over a minute longer than the first circle in Raven Software’s battle royale.
In addition to this, the Gulag is going to close over four minutes later than before – which means you’ll have more than enough time to die and respawn in the latter stages of a game. When you look at all the individual timings of each circle closing – and the speed in which they close – JGOD has estimated that a game of Warzone could take almost half an hour – as opposed to 25 minutes or less.
So, while the Warzone 2 gameplay confirms its’ the next generation of battle royale games, we have to decide whether this slower pacing is the way forward when it comes to the genre. Without some hands-on gameplay, it’s hard to say. But, we’ll have to wait for the Warzone 2 release date for that. While we wait, check out these seven Warzone 2 changes you probably don’t know about yet. It’s going to be so much more than a new map and some slower circles.