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Call of Duty Warzone 2022: Updates, System Requirements, and Mobile Version

Call of Duty: Warzone has established itself as of the most prominent battle royale games since releasing on March 10, 2020. It is a free-to-play battle royale developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software, with Activision acting as the publisher.


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Warzone is part of the franchise's 2019 title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. However, the battle royale does not require the purchase of the campaign and multiplayer. Warzone is the second battle royale in the Call of Duty franchise, following the Blackout mode from the 2018 title Black Ops 4.

Call of Duty: Warzone Gameplay

Warzone hosts online multiplayer combat amongst up to 150 players in a match. This is significantly higher than the maximum player count of other titles in the genre. The players jump into a huge map called Verdansk, a fictional city roughly based on Donetsk, Ukraine.

Warzone features two main game modes, including Battle Royale and Plunder. While the game only featured BR Trios initially, Infinity Ward added the Solo, Duos, and Quads modes to their battle royale in post-launch updates.

Infinity Ward introduced a new in-game currency mechanic called Cash. Warzone's gameplay centers on searching supply boxes for weapons and Cash. Players can use their Cash at Buy Stations to buy back fallen teammates, Loadout drops, in-game Equipment, Field Upgrades, Killstreaks, etc.

They can also complete contracts that award instant in-game rewards, including loot, Cash, XP, and more. Moreover, Warzone implemented a new respawn mechanic. Once a player gets killed, they’ll find themselves in the Gulag. Here they must win a 1v1 round against another player to redeploy automatically. Otherwise, they will have to wait for their squadmates to purchase redeployment for them.

The BR mode's gameplay is similar to other titles in the genre. Players jump out of a plane and land somewhere on Verdansk, armed with only a handgun. Once on the ground, they begin searching for weapons to fight off the rest of the players in the match and become the last man/squad standing as the playable zone constantly keeps shrinking.

Meanwhile, "Plunder" is a game mode entirely unique to Warzone and is based on the in-game currency. In this new mode, players have to gather the most Cash scattered around the map before time runs out.

Besides these two main game modes, Warzone has seen several other exciting limited-time modes since its launch. Some of those modes include BR Buy Backs, Blood Money, Warzone Rumble, Mini Royale, Juggernaut Royale, Armored Royale, and Zombies Royale.

Important game settings and setup for COD: Warzone

In multiplayer games, success depends on a combination of skill and hardware performance. So enacting the following changes may improve your overall gameplay experience.

  • Crossplay: This will allow players to game with people across a plethora of platforms. As such, differences in setups and performance can make or break the experience. So choose as per your preference.

  • Automatic Sprint: Warzone offers three settings for sprinting. Disabled, which leads to the character only sprinting when the button is pressed. Automatic Sprint, which makes the character immediately start sprinting upon movement. And Automatic Tactical Sprint, which does the same for tactical sprinting as the automatic sprint option. Players should choose according to their play styles.

  • Sensitivity: Jumping right into the gameplay without adjusting your sensitivity can cost you. As gameplay can be greatly improved and made to feel more responsive by adjusting this feature. Especially for players who use different sensitivity settings for each game.

  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: This lets players immediately switch to their secondary weapon when their beginning weapon is depleted. It can be a boon in intense gunfights.

  • Square Mini Map: This is a lifesaver. Players who have the round mini map equipped have a limited area visible to them. The square map expands this. And it has no drawbacks.

Story of COD: Warzone

The in-game terrorist organisation Al-Qatala took a death blow after the events of Spec Ops. However, they struck the critical weakness of the armistice, its structure made up of opposing enemy factions. After an incident downs important cargo containing a chemical weapon, another faction war erupts between the Allegiance and Coalition members for ownership of the weapon.

With the Armistice in disarray Al-Qatala takes advantage of the situation and smuggles a nuclear weapon into Verdansk. The conflict escalated into an all-out war and not even Captain Price's trusted operators can handle it on their own.

2022 updates for COD:Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone is set to receive a flood of post launch content in 2022. The Season 2 Reloaded package includes new modes, operators, and more. Rebirth island's altered alongside several points of interest, and a whole new POI called Dock is introduced.

The weekly playlists would also feature Payload, Blood Money, and a Resurgence solos mode. Additionally, the Rebirth Reinforced Event will feature Weapon Trade Stations and offer rewards to the entire community. New weapons such as the Armaguerra 43 SMG would tear across the battlefield alongside the fresh Snoop Dogg operator.

Some Tips and Tricks for COD: Warzone season 2

As Warzone continues to be a colossal hit amongst the fanbase, players are always stepping up their game. Here are some easy tips that may improve your experience with the title.

  • Check the map before dropping: It may sound unimportant, but this step can determine how the rest of your playthrough would go. From checking for the shrinking circle to determining where you would encounter most resistance. This is an essential step.

  • Drop faster: There's a nifty trick to hastening your arrival on the battlefield. Players can deploy their parachute upon dropping from the plane, however, they can cut the chord to drop faster and re-deploy the chute before landing. As many times as they like.

  • Don't sit on cash: There are no bonuses in BR games for hoarding your cash. Its worth is only measurable in terms of how well you use it in the round. Ensure you use it on the Buy Stations to give yourself an edge as opposed to lugging it around.

Warzone on mobile

TechRadar pointed out two key pieces of evidence that indicate a mobile port of Call of Duty: Warzone coming in the future.

In May 2020, Activision's CEO confirmed the company was working on publishing more mobile games. The community was quick to emphasize the plural "games", suggesting Warzone Mobile could be on the way.

Meanwhile, the second hint is from Reddit, with the creation of the r/WarzoneMobile sub-Reddit. The community lead for the COD Mobile team is the moderator for it, and the forum seems official rather than fan-created.

The first post in r/Warzone Mobile was from the community lead. It detailed a job listing intended for a Call of Duty: Warzone mobile port. Activision hiring team members for developing the mobile port strongly points to the game being on its way.
Call of Duty posted a blog post in March 2022 asking for people to join their growing, award-winning team of mobile veterans and emerging talent on an ambitious mission to bring Warzone to gamers on the go. But the blog post was not very indicative of a potential release date.

Call of Duty: Warzone download

Within two months of release, Warzone downloads reached the 60 million mark. Since then, the game has continued growing and has become one of the most popular battle royales in the gaming market.

Warzone is available to download for free on PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC. For those who already own Modern Warfare, downloading the battle royale is straightforward. Warzone is available as an option between multiplayer and Spec Ops upon entering the main menu.

Meanwhile, non-owners on consoles can visit their respective digital stores and search for "Warzone". Those on Desktop require installing Blizzard's app and registering to play the game. Warzone will appear in the games list as an option on the left side. Since the BR includes many Modern Warfare assets, its file size is between 83-101 GB.


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Call of Duty: Warzone Free Multiplayer Weekends

Throughout the life span of Call of Duty: Warzone, Infinity Ward and Activision have rolled out Free Multiplayer Weekends. During this particular time span, free-to-play Warzone users get free access to the multiplayer content exclusive to Modern Warfare.

Usually, a special playlist becomes available within the standalone battle royale, Warzone. The last such Free Multiplayer Weekend was in early August 2020, as part of Modern Warfare Season Five.


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Call of Duty: Warzone System Requirements

Operating System- Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit

Processor- Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300

Memory- 8GB RAM

Video- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950

Video Memory- 2GB

Hard Drive Space- 175GB

Direct X- DirectX 12.0 compatible system

Network- Broadband Internet connection

Sound Card- DirectX Compatible


Operating System- Windows® 10 64-bit latest update

Processor- Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor

Memory- 12GB RAM

Video- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580

Video Memory- 4GB

Hard Drive Space- 175GB

Direct X- DirectX 12.0 compatible system

Network- Broadband Internet connection

Sound Card- DirectX Compatible


ReleaseMarch 10, 2020
DeveloperInfinity Ward, Raven Software
Spin-OffsCall of Duty series, part of Modern Warfare
Platform(s)PS4, Xbox One, and PC
Genre(s)Battle royale, first-person shooter