Call of Duty: Warzone (Series) Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @EamonGaudio and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Call of Duty: Warzone is a large online shooting game. It's played with 150 other players with teams in squads of 1 to 4 players. As with other battle royale games, the map on which you play shrinks to great intense finale shot downs. This, combined with the popular Call of Duty franchise makes the game popular.

There are two main game modes, Battle Royal and Plunder, but also limited time events that incorporate new game modes.
Battle Royal has 150 players battling to be the last squad standing. The map gets smaller in playable area throughout the duration of the game. If players die they have a chance to respawn for free by winning in the Gulag: a one on one fight with random weapons. Players can be bought back into the game if squamates have collected enough cash. If all squad members die and lose the Gulag they are eliminated from the match.

Plunder is similar but instead of being the last squad standing, squads are racing to collect the most cash as possible. Once any team reaches 1 million cash collected a two minute bonus round starts. The squad with the most cash at the end of the two minutes wins the game. Squads gain cash by killing other team, completing contracts, and searching for cash around the map. Plunder has no Gulag and squads keep respawning throughout the whole match.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 10/03/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: @InfinityWard

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes around 45 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 150 players online. Squads of 1 to 4 players for each game mode. Each game mode has its own limit for players in a squad. There is a toggle option, squad fill, which will add player(s) to your squad depending on the squad size for the selected game mode. There are limited time game mode events that change up the total amount of players in an game and per squad.

Cross-Play: Call of Duty: Warzone has cross-platform and cross-generation play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC. You can tie your profile, progression, and statistics to an Activision account and switch between platforms without losing in-game progress.

CostsCosts

Call of Duty: Warzone

Xbox One Free
PS4 Free
PC Free
 
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. Warzone is free to play requiring no subscription for PC and PlayStation but requires Xbox Live to play.

Warzone in-game purchases and battle pass are shared with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Similarly, you can buy cosmetic packs with COD Points (CP) which is bought with real money. There is a free Battle Pass that will reward up to 200 CP and cosmetic items. The Battle Pass has a premium level that cost 1000 CP with more cosmetic items and rewards up to 1300 CP.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 18 due to depictions of graphic violence towards human-like characters. Violence involves the use of a wide array of weapons, from guns through to rocket launchers and explosives. When characters are shot, they react realistically with some blood splatter. A cut scene shows an enemy character's throat being cut, in slow motion, resulting in sight of blood spray from the wound.

ESRB MATURE 17+ with blood and gore, drug reference, intense violence, strong language, and suggestive themes. Players use machine guns, shotguns, sniper rifles, and explosives to kill enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and blood-splatter effects. A handful of attacks result in dismemberment. The game includes multiplayer badges that depict illustrations of marijuana leaves and smoking; other illustrations depict close-up angles of partially exposed cleavage and buttocks. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.

In addition to the official rating, parents should note that when you kill another player in the game you hear their voice for a second before it is cut off. This amplifies the likelihood of swearing and bad language being heard during play. You can turn of voice and text chat via the menu. You can also disable Gore and Dismemberment. Also,


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


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