Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 roadmap: New modes, maps & weapons revealed

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Warzone 2 is just around the corner, and Activision has provided its most significant information drop to date. Here is everything you need to know about the Warzone 2 Season 1 roadmap, and the Modern Warfare Season 1 roadmap.

Modern Warfare 2 smashed records with the biggest entertainment launch of 2022. If that’s any indication, Warzone 2 is set to break the internet. In June, Activision announced Warzone had passed over 125 million collective players since the game’s launch in 2020.

Warzone 2 builds off a tremendous foundation and introduces new innovations. We already know the battle royale was built from the ground up using an entirely different engine on a new map. Warzone 2 also introduces AI and swimming into the battle royale, as well as a new DMZ mode.

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Here’s everything coming in Warzone 2 Season 1, as well as all the new additions in Modern Warfare Season 2.

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Warzone 2 introduces several new vehicles to the battlefield.

When does Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 1 start?

The Warzone 2 Season 1 roadmap launches on November 16. Players can pre-load Warzone 2 on November 14 at 10 a.m. PT.

The Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 roadmap will kick off at the same time for anyone that’s picked up the game.

Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 2 roadmap

Check out this handy infographic from Activision Blizzard’s blog post:

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Warzone 2 releases worldwide on November 16.

As you can imagine, there will be a whole new Battle Pass to complete, but there’s also the new Zeus Operator and two new weapons — the BAS-P SMG, and the Victus XMR Sniper Rifle. These can all be earned through the Battle Pass.

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Football fans can buy Paul Pogba, Neymar Jr, and Lionel Messi Operators from the in-game store. Naturally, there are plenty more bundles to pick up, and new Operators Klaus and Gaz will come to the game during the season.

What’s in the Warzone 2 Season 1 roadmap?

Here are some key features mentioned in Activision’s latest blog.

Circle Collapse

There may not be only one safe zone — in Battle Royale modes, there can be up to three circles within the collapse, which will ultimately remerge for the final showdown. Prepare to adjust your strategies accordingly, as this feature is randomized in each match.

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Proximity Chat

Got something to say? Comms are now open, so any in-game chatter can be picked up by any other squad. This can open up new ways to tackle engagements . . . or mess with enemies who are holed up inside buildings.


In squad-based DMZ modes, as well as special Battle Royale playlists, you have the choice to join up with enemy Operators and form a larger squad.

Interrogation (Battle Royale and DMZ only)

In squad-based modes, intel is everything. Reveal enemy locations by successfully shaking down player-controlled enemies while they are downed.

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Players can also expect underwater combat, overhauled Buy Stations, and a third-person playlist.

For a look at all the new vehicles, be sure to check out our guide.

What’s in the Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 roadmap?

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We’re excited to find out what Modern Warfare 2’s Raid will be like.

Modern Warfare 2 will be getting plenty of new content, too.

New map – Shoothouse (6v6)

This map will go live at the start of the season, and Shipment (6v6) will be added at some point during the season, too.

Co-op Mission – High Ground

As per Activision’s description:

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“Successfully find and destroy enemy communication servers to locate and extract three hard drives with vital enemy intel. One Operator will be tasked with piloting an Attack Chopper to clear out dangerous land mines, while the other works with AI allies as part of a Ground Assault Team to infiltrate the buildings that contain enemy equipment.”

New mode – Raid

As per Activision:

“Continuing the story of the Modern Warfare II Campaign, Raids will be the ultimate challenge for Trios with a mix of stealth, all-out action, and puzzle-solving objectives.”

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