*The following game review was written by Allan Cater*
With 15 million players and counting, Call Of Duty: War Zone could possibly be the best battle royal to come out yet. Whether it’s the great use of the contract system or being able to use a kill streak in a battle royal, you’re always sure to want to load up that next match without the constant need to build (yes, that’s right Fortnite sucks).
One of the features in this FREE TO PLAY game is, as said, a contract system which means around the map – which features 150 players – there are many challenges like BOUNTY KILLER to see an enemy or RECON to see the next “circle”, and even more. These contracts, while have their own specific missions, also drop you cash which can be spent on Loadout drops or Kill Streaks! We all know what kill streaks are: having the ability to call in a UAV or a precision airstrike, if you’re playing as Trio, it gives you the ultimate edge to grab that win. Loadout drops speak for itself: throw a flare and wait for your class to land.
The second thing I wanted to address is the respawn system sending you to the gulag, the old time favourite prison, where soap once rescued price in the old Modern Warfare games to fight a 1v1: the winner gets a respawn and the loser – well unless you’re playing in a trio (where you’re team can buy you back) – rage quit. Having this second chance to get back in the game expands play time and gives you that fight for honour.
The third best thing that I’m sure we’ll all agree is that it’s a stand alone free-to-play, so what that means is you can play it without needing the Modern Warfare game, as long as you’re on PS4 or Xbox One (XBox Live Required).
I’m sure everyone appreciates a good game but with cross-play included, it doesn’t matter what side you’re on now. Players of the XBox, PlayStation and PC friends can come together in one team for unlimited battles!
Warzone includes “plunder” a second fast paced mode where the winner is the one who carries the most money – hold onto your hard cash and camp or fly round the map stealing from enemies and depositing your earned money into helicopter pickups.
Now a short word on the map and game-play itself: As said, featuring 150 players, I’m sure you realise how large the map is. The map itself is a combination of multiplayer maps which the Co-Op mission maps use to build a scaled version of its own little country, from its impressive city to the laid back countryside meaning you’re always having to be tactical while playing, being weary of snipers and campers round every corner. . .
Obviously with a map so large we have the inclusion of vehicles: from helicopters to SUV with cargo trucks and quad bikes, there will be anything you need to escape the ongoing closing circle of gas or to run away from a battle you can’t win – just remember in battle royals you don’t have to fight everyone, you just have to survive.
How can Warzone improve? Of course being in beta mode the game still can make many improvements from minor bugs and glitches to well check out my activity feed when I went for my first win with the lag. A major disappointment is the lack of Split-screen play meaning you’re unable to play on the same console if you’re having a game night with my friends. Apart from the minor things you would expect with a free COD game, Warzone is a great attachment to the Modern War reboot and, in my opinion: just adds more content to what I’d call the saviour of Call Of Duty and I just can’t wait to see what comes next!