Call of Duty: Warzone
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Call of Duty: Warzone reaches new heights in battle royale by ditching backpacks and throwing me in a Gulag.
Call of Duty: Warzone's beta remains thoroughly enjoyable even in spite of the serious concessions to depth made in the name of instant gratification.
Warzone trades the complexity and tension of other battle royale games for streamlined, constant action with some great new twists – and it works
Call of Duty: Warzone adapts common battle royale tropes but puts its own spin on them to create a distinct entry in the genre.
Having played Fortnite, Apex Legends, PUBG, and other battle royales extensively, I can safely say Call of Duty: Warzone does a lot of things that really make me happy.
Listen: Warzone is, like its skull-masked, kevlar-tucking “operators”, entirely solid. It bloody well should be, given its pedigree. But there is remarkably little interesting here – aside from flourishes like the sinister gulag section – to command our attention.
With all the different battle royale games on the market, all seeming to offer the same experiences, Warzone might give the most realistic, precise, and investing performance of them all, but it will need to stay innovative. Sounds of ricocheting bullets, footsteps of the enemy, and a highly detailed world keep it a cut above its competition. I easily found this to be one of my favorite battle royale games to date.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a top tier battle royale game, putting its emphasis on action and fun over looting and inventory management.
In this season Infinity Ward shows really exemplary support for Modern Warfare 2019, interest in multiplayer does not fall and the game surprises with a variety of activities and content. There is really nothing to find fault with. Call of Duty: Warzone was definitely a success, especially considering free access for any player.
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With Call of Duty Warzone, Infinity Ward firmly took hold of battle royale and confidently said: "This is how you do it." And then they kept going and made Plunder. And they wrapped it all in a package with a brilliant launch model, tearing down barriers of entry and making access to Warzone as seamless as possible for players new and old. Warzone blends Call of Duty and battle royale until you can't find the lines between the two; familiar ideas polished to a new industry standard for both.