Season 5 is coming soon and Call of Duty: Warzone will continue to add content from annual Call of Duty entries in the future, developer Infinity Ward has confirmed. The free-to-play Battle royale will update over time and be tied to new items in the Call of Duty series. Instead of moving from Warzone to a new battle royale game like we did with Blackout, we’ll be playing Warzone from here onwards. Your progress won’t be reset when the game is released.
In an interview with GamesRadar, Infinity Ward’s director of design, Geoff Smith explained that Warzone has always been designed as a stand-alone product and can be changed over the course of the series’ latest entries.
“Although Warzone has a very strong attachment to Modern Warfare, it was originally designed as a game of its own,”; explains Smith. “As the game continues to be updated from time to time, it will evolve and become tied to other games in the Call of Duty universe.”
The next Call of Duty has yet to be officially revealed, although rumors suggest it will be another entry in the ongoing Black Ops sub-series that will take place during the Cold War. Call of Duty games are often revealed much earlier the year they release, suggesting Activision is trying a new way of marketing its next game, perhaps using Warzone as a platform.
Season 5 of Warzone is coming later this week, with a preload for the major patch already available to PS4 players. The new season will finally open the stadium to explore, as well as introduce a new train in Verdansk that will allow players to board it as it travels across the map.
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