Call of Duty Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone 2021: 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.

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.


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Call of Duty: Warzone Gameplay

Warzone hosts online multiplayer combat among 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.

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.
However, it also implies that the mobile version is far from complete, and fans would probably wait until 2021 and even beyond for anything concrete.

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 batter 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.

Call of Duty: Warzone Free Multiplayer Weekends


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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.

Call of Duty: Warzone System Requirements


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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