The Warzone 2 release date has finally been confirmed to be coming in 2022 (although not immediately alongside October’s Modern Warfare 2), and a burning question about the battle royale sequel has also finally been answered.
Players have long wondered whether their collection of cosmetics and their progress in the current Warzone game will carry over, or whether the new game will be a clean slate. Well, it appears that it’s going to be the latter.
“The new version of Warzone will reboot player progression and inventories, meaning players’ current skins and weapon blueprints will not transfer to the new game,” The Washington Post reports. It also shares a statement it has obtained from Activision, which reads: “In order to fully deliver this state-of-the-art experience, Warzone 2.0 will feature new Modern Warfare 2 content and systems with brand new progression and inventories. Today’s Warzone will continue on as a separate experience that will include a continuation of player progression and inventories within that Warzone experience. We can’t wait to share more details soon.”
While you can currently use any of the content you’ve earned across the last three Call of Duty titles (Modern Warfare 2019, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard) in Warzone, that is where they will remain. You can still access them and play with them on the current game, but it’ll be a fresh start on Warzone 2.
As this topic has been brought up a few times since Warzone 2 was initially announced, players have seemed somewhat split. Some acknowledge that for Warzone 2 to be a new and improved experience on that shiny new engine, the old assets of the original Warzone need to be left behind. Others, however, believe that cosmetics they have forked out for should not just be abandoned and should be honoured by carrying over into the new title.
While Modern Warfare 2 is the game in the spotlight right now, that hasn’t stopped this sizeable bit of Warzone 2 news from slipping through the net as well. As the battle royale will be built on the same engine as MW2, it’s likely to share the new movement mechanics and the new Gunsmith system, but this is yet to be officially confirmed by Activision.