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Call of Duty 'Warzone' battle royale details allegedly leak, launches March 10 (update)

Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Image credit: Activision)

What you need to know

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an incredibly popular first-person shooter from Activision.
  • Images of a mode called "Warzone" are floating around.
  • This appears to be the game's long-awaited battle royale mode.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare costs $60 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Updated March 9, 2020: Warzone will launch on March 10 and seems like it's free to play for everyone.

It's no secret that Infinity Ward has been developing a battle royale mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. However, it looks like it's called "Warzone."

According to a report by MSPoweruser, "players of the newly-updated version of Modern Warfare have been able to glitch their way through the recently added Classified menu... Players will be able to run a training course, host a squad for teams, and matchmake into a random squad... Warzone was also recently leaked through an accidentally released promotional image which was promptly deleted."

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The promotional image has surfaced again and it seems like the title is a standalone free-to-play experience. Twitter user "Nibellion" summarized what was revealed about Warzone. Firstly, as expected, it supports cross-play just like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Secondly, it'll be a last-person-standing or last-team-standing experience. Lastly, classic maps have been integrated to the larger map so you'll recognize familiar areas. More details are provided in the tweet.

As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt. For all we know, it could be red herring designed to throw us off course. Now that the cat is out of the bag, so to speak, let's hope that Activision officially announces the mode and gives us a concrete release date. It's expected to launch tomorrow because there's a countdown timer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare right now.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.