Call Of Duty: Warzone Will Change As New Games In The Series Arrive

The free-to-play battle royale will persist as its own product and adapt according to annual Call of Duty releases, Infinity Ward confirms.

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Season 5 is about to launch, and Call of Duty: Warzone will continue to add in content from future annual Call of Duty entries, developer Infinity Ward has confirmed. The free-to-play battle royale will be updated over time and become tied to new entries in the Call of Duty series. Instead of moving from Warzone to a new battle royale game like we did with Blackout, we will be playing Warzone from here on out. Your progress won't have to be reset when a new game releases.

In an interview with GamesRadar, Infinity Ward design director Geoff Smith explained that Warzone was always designed as a self-contained product and one that could be altered around the progression of the series' latest entries.

"Although Warzone is very closely tied to Modern Warfare, it was designed from the beginning as its own game," explained Smith. "As the game continues to be updated over 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 official revealed, although numerous rumors indicate that it will be another entry in the on-going Black Ops sub-series that will take place during the Cold War. Call of Duty games are usually revealed much earlier in the year they release in, suggesting Activision is attempting a new method of marketing its next title, perhaps using Warzone as a platform.

Season 5 of Warzone is set to launch later this week, with a pre-load for the massive patch already live for PS4 players. The new season will finally open the stadium for exploration, as well as introduce a new train in Verdansk that will allow players to board it as it makes its way all over the map.

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