Call of Duty Next's Big News and Call of Duty Worldzone 2.0

Call of Duty Next's Big News and Call of Duty Worldzone 2.0 ...

Activision held its latest Call of Duty presentation on Thursday, where the company revealed future plans for the series, including new information about Modern Warfare 2, and the free-to-play battle royale sequel Warzone 2.0. Among the most significant announcements was the release date for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, which will be available on November 16 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC (via Battle.net and Steam), and Xbox Series X.

Here are a few of Activision's most significant announcements from Call of Duty Next to help you sort through all the other decisions made during the event.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

The sequel to Call of Duty's famous battle royale shooter will take place on a completely new map called Al Mazrah, which features desert combat with large cities. Along with dozens of new attractions and areas to explore, Al Mazrah will also include a new version of Warzones Gulag, which will require players to battle their way out in 2v2 matches.

With multiple circles across the map, the game adds a new twist to the battle royale formula, which will separate players before returning them together for a few brief fights.

Warzone 2.0 will include all of the weapons from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which will be released on October 26, and the two games will feature cross-progression. Players will also be required to enter the battlefield then extracting whatever gear they can.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer and Loadout 2.0

Infinity Ward revealed further information about the multiplayer mode in Modern Warfare 2 and how it differs from previous Call of Duty versions.

The Loadout 2.0 system, which builds on Infinity Wards weapon customization from 2019. Modern Warfare, will also be included in Warzone 2.0, giving players more options for personalizing their gear.

Modern Warfare 2 will update the Call of Duty multiplayer formula in a number of ways, including refined sprinting, swimming, and mantling. There are also some minor improvements, including the return of the cooperative Spec Ops mode, and AI players on certain extra-large maps and modes.

During the talk, Infinity Ward discussed a new mode called Raids, but did not elaborate on it.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta

Infinity Ward let players know some of the features that they might expect from the game's brief testing period.

The beta will also include the Ground War mode, which will pit two teams of 32 players against each other in some of Warzone 2.0's most famous locations. Valderas Museum, Farm 18, and Mercado Las Almas are three core multiplayer maps.

Modern Warfare 2's new tactical modes, such as Knockout and Prisoner rescue, will be included in the beta, as well as a new deathmatch in which 32-player teams face off against each other in a deathmatch.

The Modern Warfare 2 beta will launch on September 16 for PlayStation customers who pre-ordered the game, and will be released on other platforms later on, including Xbox and PC on September 22.