Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's battle royale mode, entitled Warzone, may be releasing in March.
As reported by Video Games Chronicle, Warzone will release sometime in early March. Since Modern Warfare updates are usually dropped on Tuesdays, that means that Warzone may release on either March 3rd or March 10th. According to sources, the mode will instantly unlock for all owners of Modern Warfare when it releases. It will also be released as stand alone game for free, though players will be given the option to "upgrade" to the full version of Modern Warfare. Warzone and Modern Warfare will likely share a progression system, with cosmetic unlocks also being available in the battle royale mode. VGC's sources state that official marketing plans for Warzone will start this week, when invited North American content creators will visit the mode's studio to play the mode ahead of a future announcement.
Data files in Modern Warfare's game files have given us a hint at what to expect from Warzone when it releases. The mode will supposedly support up to 200 players in a single match, and will have a squad-based player system. The mode will make use of the franchise's Killstreak system, and will feature Plunder, an in-game currency that can be used to purchase gear from various locations during a match. Plunder can be earned by defeating enemies and completing missions. However, those who are holding Plunder when they are killed will drop the currency for others to loot. Warzone will feature a twist on the battle royale genre. When players are defeated, they can be sent to the Gulag. Once there, they can compete for the chance to come back to the battle royale.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Season 2 began last week. A good bit content was released when the season started, including new maps, weapons, multiplayer modes, and a new Operator. As the season progresses, more content will be released, including more maps, Operators, modes, and more.