'Call of Duty' is taking on 'Fortnite' with a 150-player battle royale game - here's what it's like playing 'Warzone'
- In a surprise move, a 'Call of Duty' game was released this week: 'Call of Duty: Warzone.'
- The new game is a 'Call of Duty' take on the battle royale concept popularized by 'Fortnite.' Its twist: 150 players instead of 100.
- More than just an increase in player count, 'Warzone' is a unique, fascinating battle royale experience that's clearly aimed at 'Call of Duty' fans.
- The game is available now, for free, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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Watch out, 'Fortnite' - the 10,000-pound gorilla that is 'Call of Duty' just got its own battle royale game.
On Tuesday, 'Call of Duty: Warzone' arrived on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It's a 150-person, squad-based version of the battle royale game type popularized by 'Fortnite' and 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.'
The game is absolutely massive and - even more important - absolutely free. Here's what it's all about:
"Call of Duty: Warzone" is all about scale. From the enlarged player count to the massive map, everything about "Warzone" is huge.
"Warzone" feels like a virtual war zone.
"Warzone" adds a brilliant new detail to the initial drop: The names of each area are superimposed above them, like word clouds.
In "Warzone," when you die, you're not really dead.
Instead of a circle closing in, you're running from an ever-encroaching wall of poisonous gas in "Warzone."
"Warzone" adds an entirely new system to the concept of battle royale with Buy Stations.
If you've ever played and enjoyed a "Call of Duty" multiplayer game, "Warzone" is right up your alley.
BONUS: Regardless of what platform you're playing "Warzone" on, you can play with your friends on other platforms.
"Call of Duty: Warzone" is available for free on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Check out the launch trailer here:
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