It was the March 10, 2020 when Activision published on all platforms Call of Duty: Warzone. Not the first big experiment in this market for the American giant, but a real media phenomenon that helped bring the Call of Duty franchise back to the top of the world rankings.
Well before that date, in fact, Activision had already experienced the battle royale genre in other titles and other forms. At first it was Treyarch, on Black Ops 4, who gave life to an important battle royale experience called Blackoutinitially of great impact but which was lost in the following months due to post-launch support that certainly did not shine for consistency and content, despite the excellent idea of using the island of Alcatraz as a secondary setting.
Then, in 2019, the launch of Call of Duty: Mobilea sensational experience on smartphones and tablets that brought the pure and raw spirit of the series to the mobile market, seasoned with a new battle royale with some interesting dynamics.
It is however with Warzone that comes the success for Call of Duty in the Royal Battles, with a game co-developed by Infinity Ward and Raven that quickly climbed the charts of the most played titles and that is still an absolute phenomenon for Activision that, as it was natural to think, prepares to support the battle royale for many more years.
Exactly one year has passed since that March 10, 2020 in which we experienced the breezes for the first time to explore and survive Verdansk, and Warzone has, at least in part, evolved. New modes, new features, new small areas strategically positioned on Verdansk, some of which are particularly interesting for the lore of the series and which seem to prepare for a very important upheaval that will materialize, according to rumors, by the end of April and Season 2. We will see, for the moment there are no official details about it yet, but what is certain today is that Warzone was an incredible surprise for the COD franchise in terms of response and community involvement.
Waiting to know what the future of Warzone will be, even in the immediate future, we would like to know what you think of this first year of Activision’s battle royale, also wondering what you liked and what you would have gladly changed. Don’t skimp on the details!