Fans are hoping for the release of a new Call of Duty Modern Warfare Battle Royale mode in 2020. But so far, there has been no word of its launch as part of Modern Warfare Season 2 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. There were some hopes that it would be coming in February, following Season 2 being delayed until February 11. However, Activision has said nothing on its plan for Call of Duty Battle Royale, which suggests it won’t be arriving this week.
But that doesn’t mean the rumours are false and there isn’t something special being cooked up.
Other reports suggest that Raven Software is working on some kind of standalone edition of Battle Royale that will fit in with Modern Warfare somehow.
And this would lineup with something Coddy Johnson, President and Chief Operating Officer, said during a recent earnings report.
“So across console, PC, mobile and e-sports, the Call of Duty franchise has never been better positioned for growth and there is more to come, including entirely new experiences within the Modern Warfare universe,” Johnson said.
“And then, of course, in Q4 of this year, a new premium Call of Duty release, which is already generating excitement in our play tests.
“Finally, across the Activision portfolio, we are honoured to see the team is focused on high-quality world-class content recognized by the industry, the 2019 game rewards.”
This shouldn’t be taken as a confirmation that a Battle Royale mode is coming but it certainly doesn’t rule it out.
Activision also teased that Call of Duty fans could expect some “surprises” as part of future Modern Warfare updates.
Rob Kostich, Activision’s president, made these comments during the same investors call.
Kostich said there was a “great pipeline of new content” in the works for Modern Warfare and that Activision is in it for “the long haul”.
Battle Royale wasn’t specifically mentioned, but it could be the “surprise” the Activision bigwig referred to.
While it doesn’t look like Call of Duty Modern Warfare Battle Royale will be appearing this week, we do know what will be.
Activision has confirmed that Season 2 of Modern Warfare will see the return of Ghost, as well as more Multiplayer experiences, including new maps, modes, and an all-new Battle Pass.
Players can also earn rewards by climbing through the Season 2 ranks with more ribbons to earn, new challenges to complete, and new missions for both Multiplayer and Special Ops.
And there something extra being planned on PS4, with special exclusive content launching as part of Season 2. This will include a new Special Ops survival map and a weapon blueprint, which won’t be available on Xbox One or PC until October 2020.
Details on both can be found below, direct from Activision:
Azhir Cave (Survival) – Enter the desert wasteland of Azhir Cave to battle waves of opponents. The layout of Azhir Cave gives players different ways to experience the match and fight for Survival. Take to the cave to smoke out enemies, set traps, and block and control entry points. Or, players can find the high ground on the southwest of the map near the Coalition spawn in Multiplayer and try and funnel enemies to the valley below for easier eliminations. Discover the new ways to experience Azhir Cave while battling in Survival.
Weapon Blueprint: Lucky Strike – A Legendary LMG Blueprint can be earned through an exclusive mission. Similar to Season One’s Jack Frosty Blueprint, navigate to the Missions tab in Barracks and activate the Lucky Strike mission. Complete each step of a multi-step challenges to earn XP along the way to adding the Lucky Strike to your arsenal.