Call of Duty: Warzone is Activision's recent foray into the increasingly popular battle royale genre. Up to 150 players can compete against one another in the ruins of the city of Verdansk. Although the free-to-play shooter shares a setting with 2019's main series titles Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, players do not have to purchase Modern Warfare in order to play Warzone.

This weekend, Activision hopes to entice Warzone players to give Modern Warfare a try. From Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m. PDT through Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PDT, visitors to Warzone's in-game lobby will be granted access to a limited free version of Modern Warfare's multiplayer mode.

Two maps will be available to try for free: Atlas Superstore and Shoot House. Atlas Superstore is an abandoned shopping center in the ruined city of Verdansk (which also serves as Warzone's setting) and is a large map that can support 10v10 battles. The smaller, obstacle-filled Shoot House, designed as a training course for soldiers, encourages stealthy gameplay and intense confrontations in 6v6 matches. These maps can be played in Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, and Headquarters modes. The Modern Warfare maps can be accessed through the Warzone lobby, via the "Stocked Up/Locked Down" playlist. More information can be found on Activision's official blog here.

Best of all, if anyone who takes advantage of this opportunity who then chooses to purchase a copy of Modern Warfare, all progress that they make over the weekend will be carried over into the game. Even if you're completely new to Modern Warfare, this weekend is truly the perfect time to give this award-winning shooter a try. Liven up your weekend spent "sheltered in place" with some fast-paced multiplayer fun!

Both Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare are available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.