Activision and Treyarch finally revealed a few more details about the interplay between Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Warzone and Modern Warfare. In addition, there was a clear reference to the new Warzone map.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

In a detailed Blog post Activision and Treyarch explain how the Warzone integration in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will look like and how Modern Warfare is integrated there. The post reveals details about character and weapon progress, the battle pass, the prestige system and also suggests a new map.

Black Ops Cold War will be released on November 13, 2020, the "new" Warzone will follow with the first season on December 10, 2020. The roadmap also reveals that the popular Gunfight mode in Cold War and that the well-known map Nuketown '84 will be available a few days after the release. Perhaps the most important detail can be found on the right edge of the picture.

The "new" Warzone island

The last line of the “Classified Warzone Experience” field gives the crucial clue. It says there "Eniya Island"what on the whole probably "Vozrozhdeniya Island" or "Rebirth Island" is called. Black Ops 1 connoisseurs may remember their visit to this island in the "Rebirth" mission. The map excerpt you can see fits in, the real Vozrozhdeniya Island is actually in the Aral Sea and was a Soviet test laboratory for biological weapons.

However, the developers continue to speak of Verdansk as a game world for Warzone, so the island could perhaps be an addition to the existing map. But one line says "The Cold War continues to heat up in Verdansk and beyond". The island could also be part of a whole new map.

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CoD Black Ops – Cold War: All grenades – primary & tactical equipment at a glance

3 Play a progression system

Let's start with the simple part: Operators from MW and Cold War can be used in Warzone, including their skins, finishing moves, and so on. However, you cannot switch from one multiplayer to the other.

It is the same with weapons. All weapons from MW and Cold War can be used in Warzone, but not in the other multiplayer. The game shows which of the two games the weapon comes from, there are no restrictions on blueprint and camos. At the start of the 1st season, perks, killstreaks, and field equipment from MW are still available in Warzone.

The progression system enables you Gaining experience in all three gamesSo no matter what you play, you first level from 1 to 55 in the "Military Ranks" (there is a reset in all games for Season 1) and then the seasonal ranks. Nevertheless, Cold War gets a prestige system, which has not yet been explained in more detail. The "Officer Progression" is now called "Season Levels".

The first Battle Pass contains content for Cold War and Warzone, but can be leveled in all three games. The assumption is that there will be no new MW content in the 1st season.

In the end, it will probably only take a little getting used to to understand what can be used in which game. The return of the Gunifght mode in Cold War should certainly please many players and so one question remains on Warzone. The number of weapons for Warzone should be enormous, plus there are perks, killstreaks and field equipment from two games which, by the way, have to be completely different due to the differences in the "time-to-kill". How do the developers intend to balance this?

Daniel Hartmann
Daniel Hartmann, GIGA expert for FPS, e-sports, streaming culture and Mass Effect.

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