WITH the latest Call of Duty game on the horizon, the franchise’s battle royale mode Warzone is getting a major weapons update this week.
New guns that feature in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will be added to Warzone on Friday to mark its release across the globe.
Weapons and other content from the game will continue to be added to Warzone until US game publisher Activision merges the two titles on December 10.
A message of the day sent out to Warzone players last week stated that weapons unlocked in Black Ops Cold War would be available for use starting November 13, when the game launches worldwide.
“Warzone will host host the largest weapons arsenal ever seen in Call of Duty,” the message read.
Apparently, the guns newly available to players on Warzone will include any they’ve unlocked in Black Ops Cold War.
Those include Call of Duty classics like the M16, AK-74u and RPD.
That does mean, however, that in order to use them you’ll have to buy a copy of Black Ops Cold War and unlock the weapons in multiplayer.
Warzone players were slightly confused after Activision sent out its message of the day.
Previously, the company had hinted that guns from Black Ops Cold War would only be available in Warzone from December 10.
That’s when Warzone merges with Black Ops Cold War, and is also when the new title’s first season of multiplayer is due to launch.
Activision now appears to have U-turned on that decision in order to bring the update in line with Black Ops Cold War’s release.
The publisher recently announced that the new game, Warzone, and its predecessor, Modern Warfare, will feature a synchronized online system.
The system will track weapon and player progression across all three titles.
Player rank will reset on December 10 in Warzone and Modern Warfare to line up with Black Ops Cold War’s first season.
Black Ops Cold War is the latest game in the hugely popular war sim series.
It hits shelves in November and plays out at the height of nuclear tensions between the US and Soviet Russia.
The storyline follows the real-world events of the Cold War – such as the Vietnam War – but will dramatise some elements.
The Cold War was a period of major tension between the USA and Soviet Union, but wasn’t an outright war in the conventional sense.
Instead, both nations supported “proxy wars” – regional conflicts used to gain global influence.
The period is generally said to have run from 1947 through to 1991 – when the Soviet Union was dissolved.
Black Ops Cold War is out on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X and PS5.
In other news, Sony recently confirmed that more PS5 pre-orders are on the way.
The next-gen machine sold out within minutes when pre-orders launched on September 17.
And, a PlayStation fan has created an “all black” PS5 that disappointed gamers think looks much better than the real thing.
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