Call of Duty: Warzone’s follow-up is in development at Infinity Ward, and while Activision will be unveiling the battle royale shooter in full sometime later this year, quite a few details on it have become available over the last couple of weeks thanks to leaks from insiders. Recently, known insider Tom Henderson leaked details on the game’s map and new features like its Strongholds, and now, another new report published by him on Exputer has spoken about other new mechanics as well.
One that catches the eye in particular is interrogations. According to Henderson, Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will feature an interrogations mechanic similar to Rainbow Six Siege. Built as an extension of the existing executions mechanic, interrogations will allegedly see players approaching downed enemies and, in a process that, in its current state, takes about six seconds, make them reveal the locations of their teammates on your minimap as you deliver the killing blow.
Another feature mentioned by Henderson is armour vests, which was mentioned in another recent leak as well. Similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode Blackout, Warzone 2 will supposedly equip armour plates, which will require you to have an armour vest equipped first. As per the report, armour vests will come across three total tiers, with each tier allowing you to equip an additional plate. Vests will not sustain damage, but plates will, and similar to the current Warzone, players will need to replenish those upon taking hits.
An inventory system similar to Blackout is also allegedly featured, though in a more expanded form, with comparisons drawn to Escape from Tarkov. Equipped bags will present grid-style inventories in which players will be tasked with placing and fitting weapons and items, higher tiers of bags, killstreaks, and more. There’s a chance that the same bag system is used in Modern Warfare 2’s PvPvE mode DMZ as well, though Henderson isn’t entirely sure about that point in particular.
Of course, even with Henderson’s track record of accurate leaks (especially when it comes to Call of Duty), these details should be taken with a grain of salt for now, as is the case with any and all unverified information coming from unofficial channels. As mentioned, Activision has said Warzone 2 will be officially unveiled later in the year, so we should know sooner rather than later how much of this is accurate, and whether some of these details have changed mid-development.