5 things we want to see in CoD: Warzone Year 2
Call of Duty: Warzone has hit its one-year anniversary, and although we don’t know what the future holds, we’ve put together the top five things we’d like to see in Warzone’s second year.
Call of Duty: Warzone released on March 10, 2020, and took the world by storm. Over the course of its first year, we’ve seen Cold War be revealed in a live event, Zombies invade Verdansk, and Black Ops Cold War and Warzone fully integrate – bringing over all Cold War weapons and Operators, and tied progression for the first time.
No doubt Raven Software and Activision have plenty of exciting things planned for Warzone’s second year. In anticipation, we’ve put together a wishlist of the top five things we’d like to see in Warzone Year 2.
5. Frequent weapon balance changes
Warzone has generally been very good at shifting the meta between seasons. However, when some guns wildly shine over the rest, it feels like there are only a few viable weapons in the game.
Soon after the integration between Cold War and Warzone, the DMR 14 and the Diamattis rendered every other weapon useless. It was a long couple of weeks waiting for those weapons to be nerfed so we could use other guns.
To combat this, we’d like to see weapons frequently changed as the seasons progress. Some weapons are completely unviable in Warzone, so having these underpowered weapons rise to the top of the pack would keep Warzone exciting and fresh.
4. More Black Ops Cold War content
Black Ops Cold War has a plethora of Scorestreaks and Field Upgrades that would be greatly suited for Warzone. We’ve been using the Cluster Strike and Airstrike for a year now, so it would be refreshing to overhaul the available items.
Preventing pushes in the final circle with the Napalm Strike, or taking out enemy UAVs and Scorestreaks with an Air Patrol would really shake up gameplay.
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Devs could also swap out the more ‘broken’ Field Upgrades in Warzone, Stopping Power Rounds and Dead Silence, for any of those from Black Ops Cold War. This would take away one of Warzone’s more frustrating elements, while simultaneously giving players new toys to play with.
3. New Warzone map and frequent changes to it
It’s all-but-confirmed that at some point over the course of Warzone Year 2, we’ll be playing battle royale in the Ural Mountains. We can’t ignore the fact a new map is the breath of life Warzone needs, but it’s a given that it will be coming.
What we’d like to see, once Warzone has shifted to this new map, is frequent changes to it. Fortnite and Apex Legends keep their maps fresh by frequently changing, adding, and removing locations. While Verdansk has changed somewhat over its first year, the community would greatly appreciate more of these additions.
Swapping out less-visited locations for classic maps, or giving areas overhauls through live events would keep Warzone alive and exciting.
2. Next-gen version of Warzone for consoles
Unfortunately, the console version of Warzone puts players at a significant hardware disadvantage compared to those who play on modern PCs. They can’t adjust graphics settings, reach high FPS, or use the long-requested FOV slider.
However, the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 could easily output high framerates and stunning visuals in Warzone. It would be a crime for Warzone not to take advantage of the power behind these consoles, so we’d like to see a new version of CoD’s battle royale that uses the new consoles advanced hardware.
With a next-gen version of Warzone for consoles, we’d like to see:
- Updated visuals
- High frame rate
- FOV Slider
Black Ops Cold War has a FOV slider on consoles, so it’s logical that Warzone should have one too. It’s highly likely a next-gen version of Warzone is in the works, and with these features, console and PC players will be on a far more even playing field.
1. More live events inside Warzone
Fortnite has expertly pulled off live events which bring the whole community together, and many players want to see something similar in Call of Duty.
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Black Ops Cold War’s reveal inside Warzone was a highlight of Year 1, and if Warzone were to have more events such as this, there would be even more reason for veteran and causal Warzone players to return to the game.
Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare all have a connected story. Seasons ending with live events that progress this story would be a great time for the community to stop shooting at each other for a minute and come together to enjoy the latest Warzone developments.
With the nuking of Verdansk being leaked, we can expect an insane live event to say farewell to the original Warzone map. Hopefully, this live-event will be a success, and Activision feels it’s worth putting more of these in the game.
To summarize, we’d like to see Raven Software and Activision really take advantage of everything that makes Warzone great. At the end of Year 1, Call of Duty’s battle royale is in a great place, but if we could see these five things inside Warzone Year 2, the game would be even better.
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