As per a report from Polygon, Infinity Ward has confirmed that with the rollout of Warzone 2.0 later this year, content from the original battle royale will not carry over to the new title. This means no player progress or inventories from the current game will be accessible in the sequel. The developers announced the news following the world reveal trailer for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II on June 8.
Additionally, the team at Infinity Ward released a statement for Warzone 2.0 (the new title’s placeholder name for the time being). They said the sequel will come with “new technology, new features, and new gameplay that work seamlessly together.”
“Warzone 2.0 will feature new Modern Warfare 2 content and systems with brand new progression and inventories,” the statement continues. For now, the current Warzone “will continue on as a separate experience that will include a continuation of player progression and inventories within that Warzone experience.” The developers closed the statement by adding that they would “share more details soon.”
Infinity Ward thus appear to be starting fresh with Warzone. Existing players of the popular battle royale can enjoy the benefits of the current game until the launch of Warzone 2.0, wherein they’ll have to start from the ground up. At the same time, the developers will make the switch over to one unified engine for all future Call Of Duty games.
Along with an updated Warzone, there is also Warzone: Mobile, a version of the game designed for smartphones and touchscreen devices. The studio has yet to provide any details on the title, such as gameplay, integration with Warzone 2.0, or an official release date.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II will launch on October 28th, 2022. Warzone 2.0 will launch at an unspecified date between October 28th and the end of 2022. Early access to Modern Warfare II’s Open Beta is available now through pre-orders. For more on all things Call of Duty, stay tuned right here at GameLuster.