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Johanna Faries, the general manager of Call of Duty, made the announcement today at Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest.
“It’s an amazing time for Call of Duty,” she said. “We are experiencing such transformational growth” with the over 100 million downloads for Call of Duty: Warzone and 500 million downloads for Call of Duty: Mobile.
Among the big changes for Warzone are new operators and weapons and a hijacked Gulag. The narrative will get an update as well with a nasty-looking villain who calls himself “Death.” He brings down a satellite as the Cold War becomes hot.
The changes are coming soon after Activision Blizzard launched its Season 3 update on April 22. It might seem soon for another season to debut, but this is a time when the competition is getting hotter. Yesterday, Electronic Arts announced its new Battlefield 2042 title coming this October.
Black Ops: Cold War’s multiplayer will get new multiplayer items and new maps like Hijacked, Collateral, and Amsterdam. Hijacked takes place aboard a luxury yacht, and it was one of my favorite Call of Duty maps of all time.
Zombies will also get expanded content with big giant monsters and a train coming to run over a bunch of the shambling dead.
The World Series of Warzone will take place on June 22 and June 23 with a new kind of Call of Duty esports event. That will feature competitions where 150 players battle it out on the Verdansk map for a big prize pool.
The World Series of Warzone will broadcast exclusively on Twitch in partnership with Twitch Rivals. This custom-lobby event will include some of the biggest streamers in Call of Duty and Twitch, including big-name captains: Nadeshot, TimtheTatMan, Swagg, DanDangler and Aydan.
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