• Here’s How Call Of Duty: Warzone Works In A Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War World

    Since the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, we’ve been wondering — just how would the new game work with Call of Duty: Warzone, the free-to-play battle royale offering injected with tons of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trappings? As of today, we finally have a good idea on how integration is going to work. The result is that Warzone essentially stays its own game, and will be direct fed from both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War, in terms of player progression. Yep, it’s pretty wild. Activision breaks it all down in a lengthy blog post today, but lets go over the important points here.

    Players are already used to working on progression in both Modern Warfare and Warzone at the same time. With the launch of Black Ops Cold War, you have a unified progression path that you can feed into across all three titles. This image makes it simple to visualize. While your rank will be reset in the name of this unified progression path, don’t worry — everything you’ve unlocked stays unlocked.

    Think that’s cool? You haven’t seen anything yet. Here’s where things get really interesting. You’ll be able to use weapons from both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War in the Warzone, making it a massive overall armory to draw from. This means you’ll have access to everything you’ve unlocked as primaries and secondaries in both games on deck, including blueprint configurations and attachments. This means for some weapons that are staples in Call of Duty and shooters in general like the AK, you may have two different versions (one from each game) to draw upon! While both armories feed into Warzone which is quite exciting, you won’t be able to take arsenals from Modern Warfare to Black Ops Cold War or vice versa. Oh well!

    Next up, Operators. We’ve all got our favorites unlocked, right? Well don’t worry, you don’t have to give up Price. All of the current operator roster remains, plus any operators you unlock in Modern Warfare or Black Ops Cold War. It’s going to be a real crowded cast in the Warzone, and I can’t wait to see Russell Adlers take on Prices in battle for the ultimate Warzone badass. 

    New battle pass and seasonal content begins on December 10, and will be tied to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The Call of Duty suite offers cross-gen and cross-platform play. Check out some of our multiplayer experiences with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War here.

  • New Battlefield Game Expected To Hit Holiday 2021

    During today’s fiscal year 2021 Q2 Electronic Arts report, the company revealed that a new Battlefield game is on the way, and it’s actually not that far away. According to prepare remarks in the EA report, the next game in the Battlefield franchise arrives holiday season next year — and we’ll have much more information about it next spring.

    From the prepared remarks portion of the earnings report from Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson: “DICE is creating our next Battlefield game with never-before-seen scale. The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the team to deliver on a true next-gen vision for the franchise. We have hands-on play testing underway internally, and the team’s been getting very positive feedback on the game as we’ve begun to engage our community.”

    Game Informer scored the previous title, Battlefield 5, with a solid 8. “Battlefield V is a good, if safe game that feels more iterative than innovative. Its legacy will likely be defined by how steady and interesting the stream of new content is moving forward.” Check out the entire review here.

    What form the next Battlefield game takes is a great question, especially since it seems that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is attempting to eat some of Battlefield’s lunch with its new Combined Arms offerings, allowing players to do battle with a deluge of vehicles on the sea, in the air, and on the ground.

    One big question as we look to next year and the new Battlefield experience — is this the moment where Battlefield goes big time battle royale alongside a traditional title? Battlefield V’sFirestorm attempted this to some extent, but there may still be room for another giant-size battle free-to-play battle royale out there. Some may think that the F2P battle royale scene is finally too bloated with massive games like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and of course the highly relevant more direct competitor Call of Duty: Warzone, but the success of the latter has inevitably come up in plenty of conversation over at EA and DICE.

    What do you expect to see in the next Battlefield title? A return to form? Something brave and bold? A free-to-play battle royale experience as a standalone entity alongside a traditional entry? Let us know in the comments! 

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