Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 gets release date and new third-person mode

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 finally gets a release date. Furthermore, there’s also going to be a new third-person mode.

This week, the closed beta kicks off for PlayStation gamers that pre-ordered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. However, PC and Xbox gamers will join in on the multiplayer beta fun next week.

Furthermore, along with the launch of the Modern Warfare 2 beta, is the release date of the free-to-play, Call of Duty Warzone 2.0. In fact, the new version of the popular Warzone is releasing about two weeks after the launch of Modern Warfare 2, the sequel to the 2019 reboot.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 release date

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Confirming previous rumours, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 releases on November 16th, much sooner than its predecessor. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot launched on October 25th, 2019.

However, the first iteration of Warzone didn’t arrive until March 10th, 2020. So at least we won’t be waiting very long for 2.0 to arrive.

Furthermore, unlike the first Call of Duty Warzone, Warzone 2.0 will share the same engine as the Modern Warfare 2 reboot. Hopefully, this should hopefully mean that there’ll be more continuity between the two games.

What’s new in Warzone 2.0?

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As the title of this article states, there will be a new third-person mode for Warzone. Players will have a choice of the series’ traditional first-person, as well as the third-person viewpoint. The new perspective will also be playable via Modern Warfare 2 playlists, a nod to the OG MW2 of 2009.

Warzone’s new location is the desert map called Al Mazrah. Additionally, AI soldiers will patrol loot on the map, adding an extra layer of challenge for real-world players. So not only will Warzone 2.0 feature PvP, but it will also have simultaneous PvE of sorts.

There will also be a new sandbox mode called DMZ, which is apparently Call of Duty’s take on Escape from Tarkov, a game considered to be a hardcore shooter.

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Call of Duty Warzone Mobile

Activision Blizzard has confirmed that Call of Duty Warzone Mobile will feature cross-progression as well as shared social features with its PC and console counterparts.

Modern Warfare 2 beta

Further details were also revealed for the Modern Warfare 2 beta. Ground War will be a focus of the beta with 32v32 battles taking place on the Sariff Bay map. The beta will also offer more traditional 6v6 matches taking place on the Valderas Museum, Farm 18 and Mercado Las Almas maps.

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  • September 16th to 17th for those that pre-ordered the game on PlayStation.
  • September 18th to 20th is open for all those that play on PlayStation.


  • September 22nd to 23rd for all that pre-ordered the game on PC, PlayStation and Xbox.
  • September 24th to 26th is open to all those that play on available platforms.
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You will not need an active PlayStation Plus subscription to access the beta. Unfortunately, Xbox players will require an active Xbox Live subscription.  No online subscription is required for PC; however, you will need a or Steam account.

IS THE Call of Duty MW2 beta CROSS-PLAY?

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Yes, the beta is cross-play and cross-progression enabled, which is why the code is tied to an Activision account.

Are you looking forward to Warzone 2.0 and will you be taking part in the multiplayer beta? Let us know across our social media channels. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released for PC, PlayStation and Xbox on October 28th, 2022.

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