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Call of Duty: Warzone (2020) 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.

Our examiner, Eamon Gaudio, first checked Call of Duty: Warzone 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 150-player online game. 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-Platform: 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.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes around 45 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 due to depictions of graphic violence towards human-like characters. This game contains depictions of graphic violence towards human-like characters, inflicted using firearms, explosives and other weapons such as knives. Blood appears when characters are hit. If a character comes into contact with a rotating helicopter propeller their body explodes into multiple bloody chunks, leaving behind bloodied limbs. In addition, if a character is shot in the head with a powerful weapon their head explodes, leaving behind a bloody neck stump. Their headless body will then limply fall to the floor where it will remain.

The game also contains infrequent use of strong language ('*!@?*'). There is also infrequent depiction of illegal drugs. Some calling cards and emblems have marijuana themes such as cannabis leaves and images of people and skeletons smoking.
 
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.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong violence.
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 off voice and text chat via the menu. You can also disable Gore and Dismemberment. Also,

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need a good sense of direction, quick wits and fast reactions. Understanding how best to achieve the missions also helps, as does having the resilience to not mind when you lose and keep pushing ahead even if you are behind.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 13 years old as minimum age. Game is available to individuals aged 13 or older. If you are under 18 years of age, you and your parent or guardian must review this Agreement and the Privacy Policy together.
 

CostsCosts

Call of Duty: Warzone

Steam Store PC Free
XBox Store Xbox X|S Free
PlayStation Store PS5 Free
Steam Store PC Free
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, 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. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/03/2020, updated in 2022

Price: Free

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (150 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting and Traversal

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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