Infinity Ward has confirmed a key detail about Call of Duty: Warzone. Production director Paul Haile stated on Twitter that players will not need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play the battle royale game.
That’s not a huge surprise, as many other free-to-play battle royale games, including Fortnite and Apex Legends, also do not require paid subscriptions to PlayStation Plus. It’s a different case on Xbox One, as Fortnite and Apex Legends do require Xbox Live Gold. Whether or not this will also be the case for Warzone is unknown at this stage, but all should become clear soon.
Seeing a lot of people asking… You don’t need PS+ to play Warzone on Playstation.
— Paul Haile (@Tyrael) March 10, 2020
Warzone is Call of Duty’s second battle royale offering, following Blackout for Black Ops 4. It’s a different situation this time around, however, as Activision is offering Warzone as a completely free, standalone game whereas Blackout was only available for people who bought Black Ops 4.
Warzone features two main modes, Battle Royale and Plunder. The battle royale mode features 50 teams of three (there is no solo option available) fighting until only one squad remains. In addition to a bigger player count than its competitors, Warzone features a unique redeployment feature where players can 1v1 in a gulag for a chance to return to the battlefield.
The Plunder mode, meanwhile, is basically a race to collect the most cash by looting, stealing it from other players, and completing mid-match objectives.
Warzone launches on Wednesday, March 10 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. People who own Modern Warfare will get in starting at 8 AM PT, and everyone else can download the standalone free-to-play game client and start playing four hours later.
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