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Call of Duty: Warzone to feature 200 player lobbies in the future

Published: 11/Mar/2020 19:55 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 15:32

by Bill Cooney

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Infinity Ward has confirmed they’re planning on increasing the amount of players Call of Duty: Warzone can support to 200, a number we first saw in leaks leading up to the game’s launch.

Some of the first leaks for Warzone dropped back in February, and 200 player-count lobbies was one of the features that was supposedly coming.

That number seemed to be a bit off the mark at release though, with matches only supporting up to 150 players. But it seems developers intend to increase that number going forward.

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The current maximum player count in Warzone lobbies is 150, but we could see that increase soon.

Patrick Kelly, Studio Head at Infinity Ward, told USA TODAY in an interview that they have 200 player lobbies working in the studio, and are currently playtesting the higher player count.

“We brought a number of twists to battle royale,” Kelly told USA TODAY. “I do think the world you play in is going to be undeniably unique. For one thing, we are initially going to roll out with 150 players, when you are typically seeing 60 to 100. Actually, I can tell you we are already playing with 200 players. We are going to release that a little bit later.”

With 150 players battling it out on a single map, Warzone is already one of the largest battle royales on the market, at least based on player count.

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Players will have to compete against even more opponents for loot and cash in Warzone, the only question is when.

Kelly said devs would be upping the player count to 200 “a little bit later” which doesn’t really give us an exact timeframe for when the update could happen, unfortunately.

But the fact it’s already being playtested is a good sign that players could see lobby numbers go up sooner, rather than later.

So far though, Warzone seems to be faring pretty well for itself on Twitch, with big names like Dr Disrespect, summit1g, shroud, and more all giving the game a go and (mostly) positive reviews on release.

Only time will tell whether or not Warzone will be able to keep players around for the long haul, but offering 200 player lobbies – something no other major battle royale does – surely can’t hurt.

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NICKMERCS showcases CR-56 AMAX loadout as it replaces DMR in Warzone meta

Published: 15/Jan/2021 12:15

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has got a solid CR56 Amax loadout for Call of Duty Warzone following the recent nerfs to the DMR. In fact, he’s hinted at the assault rifle being the best gun in the game. 

Following on from the recent nerfs to the DMR, Warzone players have been trying out a few different weapons to see what sticks and what can help them dominate on Verdansk and Rebirth Island. 

For the most part, the MAC-10 and Diamatti’s have stuck around – seeing as they deal some serious damage, but if players who want range have to use assault rifles, for the most part. 

Some have gone back to the M4, and others the Kilo 141, but NICKMERCS is using the Amax (otherwise known as the Galil) and has got a nice class that deals some damage in the battle royale. 

AMAX assault rifle
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The AMAX is currently one of the most powerful weapons in the game.

The FaZe Clan member revealed the loadout in his newest video – hinting at it possibly being the best gun in Warzone now that the DMR has been nerfed quite a bit. 

“The AMAX, it’s damage, accuracy, range – this is a gun that has been in the mix for a long time now, and everyone is going back to it,” Nick noted, adding that he’s “got some work” to do with it though, as he and the weapon don’t quite see eye-to-eye.

As for what he’s using, the Twitch star has a nice set up that buffs the assault rifle’s accuracy and range quite a bit, with control getting an ever so slight buff. However, the trade-off is that you lose a fair bit of mobility.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags

The loadout is actually one we’ve got in our list of best Amax classes for Warzone, so if you want something a little different – perhaps with a touch more mobility – you can check that out here

Obviously, if everyone starts using the gun again and it becomes an issue, then, it could suffer the same fate as the DMR, but until then, it’s worth seeing if it works for you.