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How to play Call of Duty: Warzone for free without Modern Warfare

Published: 9/Mar/2020 17:12

by Joe O'Brien

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Modern Warfare’s battle royale mode, Warzone, has finally been officially revealed, and here’s how you can play it for free.

Warzone has been a poorly-kept secret for quite some time, with plenty of leaks hinting at the upcoming battle royale for the latest iteration of Call of Duty. Now, the game mode has finally been officially revealed, and is set to be released on March 10.

With the popularity of Black Ops 4’s Blackout, fans have been eagerly awaiting a Modern Warfare edition since the game launched in October 2019, but Infinity Ward had been unwilling to confirm that such a mode was even in the works.

It looks like Warzone might be worth the wait, however, as it’s shaping up to be an even more ambitious take on battle royale than Blackout. The new mode will offer an enormous map hosting 150 players per game, with rumors suggesting that number may even be increased to 200 in the future, and the whole map has been uniquely designed – every building is different.

There’s more good news for battle royale fans though – you’ll be able to play Warzone for free, regardless of whether you own Modern Warfare or not.

Modern Warfare Warzone dam

How to play Warzone for free

Anyone who already owns Modern Warfare will of course be able to jump into Warzone immediately, with the battle royale being added as a mode that can be reached from the main Modern Warfare menu.

If you don’t have Modern Warfare, however, you’ll still be able to play Warzone without needing to buy the main game. The BR will be available as a stand-alone game completely for free, which can be downloaded as a separate client.

For those who try out Warzone for free and want to unlock the full Modern Warfare game, it will be possible to upgrade directly from the Warzone client.

The game is playable cross-platform, meaning you’ll be able to play with friends whether they’re on Xbox One, PS4 or PC. There are currently three playlists – solos, duos, and trios. Infinity Ward have yet to confirm whether a four-player Squads mode will be added.

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How to watch $25K Mutineers Pro-Am Warzone event: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 20:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are hosting the Elite Gamer Pro-Am Warzone tournament featuring big-name pros and content creators battling it out for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that, today, culminates with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that players in the United States got the chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which featured their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for today’s main event.

Warzone Florida Mutineers
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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

When is the Mutineers’ Elite Gamer Championship?

The competition is taking place on Tuesday, October 27, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM UK and expected to last at least several hours.

It’s being streamed live on the Florida Mutineers’ official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

Elite Gamer Warzone tourney teams & bracket

There are a total of 18 teams competing in this competition – ten that were invited and another eight that qualified via that four qualifier tournaments held throughout October.

The ten invited teams feature a mix of Warzone “pros” and high-profile amateur players, including the likes of athletes, musicians, and other celebrity figures.

Invited teams:

  • Antwuan Woods & Splack (play-in)
  • Seth Curry & LGTN (play-in)
  • LEGIQN & ZLaner (play-in)
  • MerK & Maven (play-in)
  • Symfuhny & Tfue
  • FaZe Bloo & Clutchbelk
  • Pamaj & Skyz
  • Karma & Stukawaki
  • Super Duper Kyle & ScummN
  • Might Mouse & BigDaddyRyyy

Qualified teams:

  • Tommey & Aydan (Qualifier #1)
  • aHTracT- & Dezmond (Qualifier #2)
  • GunsWorld & Djmas23(Qualifier #3)
  • PaceSetter & GangstazSalute88(Qualifier #4)
  • Kekoa & RussDaddy (Qualifier #5)
  • SloppyHarry & Unifyz(Qualifier #6)
  • Immude & Cinco (Qualifier #7)
  • Falnets & Shmelt (Qualifier #8)

Bracket:

Mutineers Warzone bracket
Florida Mutineers
The starting bracket for the Florida Mutineer’s Pro-Am Warzone tournament.

Format, rules, prizing

This is a single-elimination duos tournament that uses the popular bot-race format, meaning that teams matched up in the bracket must queue into a public quads lobby together. So, while they’re technically teammates in-game, they’re opponents for the purposes of the event.

All matches are best-of-three, with the combined number of kills between each pair of players counting as their score. The duo that gets more eliminations in a single game of Warzone is considered the victor of that game, and the first to win two of those advances in the bracket.

As for the prizing, $15,000 of the $25,000 goes to the champion team, $5,000 to the second-place duo, and another $5,000 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment.