With Season 5 of Call of Duty: Warzone rolling out today, the game’s official Twitter also announced that the 75 million player landmark has been reached. The free-to-play battle royale has been a hugely popular part of Modern Warfare, and its continued success and longevity may explain why we’re yet to hear a peep on this year’s instalment.
The game hit 60 million players back in May, and adding another 15 million in less than three months highlights the upwards trajectory Warzone still appears to be on. Developers Infinity Ward will be hoping that the freshly launched Season 5 continues to attract new players to the game, as well as keeping a tight grip on their already sizable audience. Our set of Call of Duty: Warzone tips should help guide you to victory.
Season 5’s update includes significant changes to Warzone’s map, allowing you to rappel up building exteriors, opening up the stadium roof and redesigning the train and train station. It also brings new weapons and Operatives, along with additions to Modern Warfare’s maps and game modes.
Warzone is the second attempt Call of Duty has made at the battle royale genre, after 2018’s Blackout, which was part of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. There, it was part of the base game and replaced the campaign mode, which caught some fans on the hop. Despite being well received for what it was, it didn’t enjoy the success Warzone has.
Over 75 million #Warzone players.
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— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 4, 2020
While Warzone is technically part of last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it does not require you to purchase the main game and is instead offered as a free, standalone title which shares seasonal updates with Modern Warfare. This has helped its popularity massively, as evidenced by the 75 million players in the game, and could help direct Call of Duty’s future strategies.
Taylor Kurosaki, studio narrative director at Infinity Ward, has already spoken about viewing Warzone as a “through line” connecting all the different branches of Call of Duty together, so expect Warzone to continuously evolve as future instalments of Call of Duty release.