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Will Call of Duty: Warzone ever get Duos and Squads modes?

Published: 13/Mar/2020 18:29 Updated: 17/Mar/2020 19:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty’s newest battle royale, Warzone, currently only features Trios, and players are wondering if and when they’ll see more options added.

After months of hype and anticipation, Warzone finally launched on March 10, as Activision unveiled their second run at the battle royale genre following Blackout, which released in 2018.

A week later, Infinity Ward also introduced Solos, the first post-launch addition to the BR, but fans are wondering if they’ll ever get Duos and Squads on top of the two playlists already available.

Speaking with USA TODAY, Infinity Ward Studio Head, Patrick Kelly, explained that they launched with Trios because that’s what consistently worked for them during the testing phases, so they were most comfortable and confident with that.

However, he more than left the door open for other playlists to be added in the future, revealing that the developers have been internally testing four-, and even up to five-player team sizes.

“I can tell you we have four- and five-player squads we are already playing with,” he said. “But we want to launch with something we know works really well and we have tested to the nines and then play around with these different team sizes.”

Infinity WardThe only way to play Call of Duty: Warzone currently is Trios.

That could come when Infinity Ward up the play-count of Warzone to 200 players, which Kelly also revealed in his interview with USA TODAY. The current max number of users in each match is set to 150.

“We brought a number of twists to battle royale,” he said. “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.”

While the details for these upcoming releases remain murky, we could see IW implement a system in which the four- or five-player squads playlist would be played with 200-player lobbies, while the 150 could be reserved for the current trios format, or even smaller teams if the devs decide to release those as well.

Infinity WardInfinity Ward have confirmed that 200-player lobbies are coming soon to Call of Duty: Warzone.

What about Duos?

While IW have already added Solos and revealed that other team sizes are coming soon, whether or not there will ever be a Duos playlist remains a mystery. IW have said that “there’s a ton of content plans and live events to come,” but, so far, there’s been virtually no mention of a two-player mode.

Of course, there’s technically a way to queue into lobbies with one other teammate – all you have to do is turn off squad fills in the pre-game screen and you won’t be automatically paired with additional players.

However, that’s not exactly Duos, since you’re still going up against teams that are mostly three players each.

Infinity WardYou can queue into Call of Duty: Warzone by yourself or with one other teammate by turning off the squad fill option.

Of course, Warzone is not the first battle royale to release with only a Trios playlist; Apex Legends, to this day, still only features three-player team sizes and Respawn Entertainment have yet to add Solos or Duos on a permanent basis.

Call of Duty fans will hope that Infinity Ward act much faster in that regard than Respawn, but so far, no timetables have been provided for the changes that have been teased and hinted at.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this as more information becomes available.

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Warzone & Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Battle Pass: All tiers & rewards

Published: 25/Feb/2021 5:38

by Albert Petrosyan

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With Season 2 of both Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone now live, we’ve got the complete rundown on every single item in the new Battle Pass.

The Battle Pass has become a key part of every new season in Call of Duty over the past year-plus, and Season 2 of Cold War and Warzone is no exception.

Once again, players have 100 Tiers to level up through to unlock all the fresh new content, including Operator skins, weapon blueprints, charms, watches, XP tokens, CoD Points, and more.

As usual, the S2 Battle Pass has both a paid and free version; the former gives players access to every single reward while the latter allows fans to still unlock some of the items without paying a dime, such as the two new guns. Everything you need to know about the BP can be found below.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Price & bundle

There are two options for the premium (paid) version of the Battle Pass. The first is to just buy the barebones version, which costs 1,000 CoD Points and unlocks only the items available at Tier 0.

However, for those who want a nice head start, there is also a Battle Pass Bundle that can be purchased for 2,400 CP, and it includes 20 instant Tier Skips, unlocking everything between Tier 0-20.

It’s also always worth pointing out that completing the full BP grants you a total return of 1,300 CP, which means you get all your Points back plus an extra 300. This technically means you can buy a BP once and always get enough CP back to buy future Passes as well.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: New guns

FARA 83 in Season 2
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The FARA 83 assault rifle can be unlocked by reaching Tier 15 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

There are two new weapons released at the launch of Season 2: the FARA 83 assault rifle and LC-10 SMG. As usual, both of these are completely free for players to unlock; all you have to do is reach the necessary Tiers in the BP by grinding the game.

The FARA is available at Tier 15, while the LC-10 gets unlocked by reaching Tier 31.

LC-10 SMG in Season 2
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The brand new LC-10 SMG is available at Tier 31 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Free items

In addition to the FARA 83 and LC10, there are a few other rewards that can be obtained through the S2 BP without having to purchase it:

  • FARA 83 Assault Rifle: Tier 15
  • LC-10 SMG: Tier 31
  • Three War Track Packs
    • Black Ops 2 Mixtape: Tier 44
    • Rock Pack II: Tier 72
    • Pop Rock: Tier 94
  • Glade Ripper LMG Blueprint: Tier 21
  • Dragon Idol SMG: Tier 55
  • 300 CoD Points
  • And more

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Tier 100

Tier 100 is usually reserved for the most prestigious cosmetic items in the entire Battle Pass and S2 follows that trend as well. Reaching the final Tier unlocks two high-end cosmetics:

  • Warlord Naga Operator Skin: Naga is the new Operator in Season 2, and this skin features him wearing a ceremonial mask and a gold-trimmed leather jacket to show off his warlord status. Tier 100 also unlocks two Operator Missions for Naga.
  • Poison Dart Legendary LC-10 Blueprint: With the brand new LC-10 being one of two featured weapons in the BP, the final tier unlocks a special camo for it that has a green-and-black amphibian design to it.
Tier 100 in Season 2 Battle Pass
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Unlock this Naga skin & LC-10 Blueprint by reaching Tier 100 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Reactive Blueprints

A brand new type of cosmetic is introduced in Season 2: the ultra-rarity Reactive Weapon Blueprints. These function the same as regular blueprints, in the sense that they’re for a specific weapon and have pre-set attachments, but they feature a “reactive” design that changes with the more kills you get.

The Battle Pass contains one such item, the Vulture Exo, which has a “pulsating green energy across the skeleton of a bird that wraps around the entire weapon.” As you get kills with the gun, the color of the energy goes from green to blue to orange and finally, red. Vulture Exo gets unlocked at Tier 95 of the paid BP.

While this is the only Reactive Blueprint in the Battle Pass, Activision has confirmed that one for the AK-74u, called the “Z-74u,” will be available as part of the Maxis Operator Bundle, which will go on sale during the second week of Season 2.

In addition to the Z-74u, the bundle also contains the new Samantha Maxis Operator, a finishing move, and several other cosmetic items.

Maxis Operator Bundle in Season 2
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A Reactive Blueprint for the AK-74u is available in the Maxis Operator Bundle.

Below is a full rundown on all 100 Tiers in the Season 2 Battle Pass.

Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Battle Pass: all tiers & rewards

Free Rewards, Tiers 1-5

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Free Rewards and Tiers 1-5.

Tiers 1-9

 

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 1-9.

Tiers 10-18

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 10-18.

Tiers 19-27

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 19-27.

Tiers 28-36

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 28-36.

Tiers 37-45

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 37-45.

Tiers 48-54

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 48-54.

Tiers 55-63

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 55-63.

Tiers 64-72

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 64-72.

Tiers 73-81

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 73-81.

Tiers 82-90

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 82-90.

Tiers 91-99

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 91-99.

Tiers 95-100

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 95-100.