Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play online first person shooter developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software and published by Activision.
Its main game mode is battle royale.
In its newest defense against Sony's statements, Microsoft has claimed that Call of Duty players aren't that special, and don't do much to drive platform adoption.
Xbox has apparently offered Sony a long-term deal, offering to continue bringing Call of Duty to PlayStation for at least 10 years.
The battle royale shooter will go offline on November 16 upon the launch of Warzone 2.0, before relaunching as Warzone Caldera later in the month.
Xbox hopes to treat Call of Duty like Minecraft and bring it to as many platforms as possible, including the Nintendo Switch.
Going by Microsoft's statement against UK's Competition and Markets Authority, it could be a while before we see Call of Duty games on Xbox or PC Game Pass.
Prominent insider Tom Henderson says that the free-to-play battle royale shooter will be renamed to "Warzone Caldera".
Activision has revealed that Q2 2022 saw a dip in the monthly active users, as well as general revenue for the company's games.
"Call of Duty is overly entrenched, so that no rival – no matter how relevant – can catch up," Sony tells regulatory bodies in relation to Microsoft's looming acquisition of Activision.
Since launching in 2020, Call of Duty: Warzone has had over 125 million players. Over 3,000 people are working on the franchise currently.
New leak claims that the battle royale shooter will also bring back armour vests and an expanded version of Blackout's inventory system.
Known insider Tom Henderson has revealed potential new details on Warzone 2's map, its POIs, Strongholds, and more.
New alleged details have emerged on the battle royale sequel, claiming that it'll be more in line with Black Ops 4's Blackout than the original Warzone.
The new arrives with a ton of weapon changes, adjustment, bug fixes, and some preparation for the upcoming Operation Monarch crossover event.
Activision attributes the steep drop-off to lower player engagement in Call of Duty: Warzone and relatively lower sales for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
The upcoming battle royale sequel has been "built from the ground-up" and will feature 'groundbreaking innovations", the publisher says.
Activision announces Operation Monarch for Call of Duty: Warzone, bringing Godzilla and King Kong into the shooter.
A new report claims that even though Call of Duty is rumoured to skip its 2023 release, it could go back to that schedule the following year, with Sledgehammer having started pre-production on a new i...
The new season for Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard is officially live for PC and consoles, bringing in plenty of fixes and new content.
Activision recently announced that Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is in development, but it seems a mobile version of the battle royale experience might be in the works as well.
Infinity Ward co-studio head Patrick Kelly has confirmed that all games in the series going forward will run on the same engine.
Both games are "designed together from the ground-up" and will use a new engine, with the Warzone sequel being billed as "a massive evolution of battle royale."
Improvements will be made to movement, bugs, performance and streaming, connectivity, and much more.
Activision's earnings report confirms that year-on-year sales for the Call of Duty franchise are down, with Vanguard selling fewer units than previous titles.
Activision Blizzard's Q4 earnings report has revealed that the next Call of Duty will be developed by Infinity Ward, as per leaks.
A full-fledged sequel to the free-to-play battle royale shooter is allegedly in the works, and will release for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC.
A Bloomberg report states that contractual obligations will see Activision releasing at least three new Call of Duty games on PlayStation despite its impending acquisition by Xbox.
The upcoming mid-season update for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone will feature a crossover with the Japanese anime Attack on Titan, celebrating its final season's release.
The Call of Duty publisher heads to court against the cheat providers EngineOwning, seeking "exemplary and punitive damages."
A new kernel-level driver will be added to Warzone's anti-cheat system that will give the game access to all running applications on your system.
The new map for the free-to-play battle royale shooter is available now, and brings with it the beginning of a new season.
Nearly the entire QA team that is responsible for supporting Call of Duty: Warzone is protesting what it says are "arbitrary" layoffs.
At least 12 of Raven Software's employees have been laid off following a change of staffing partner, even after being promised raises beforehand.
Vanguard owners will receive 24 hour early access to the new Caldera map in Warzone, allowing them to start playing on December 8th.
Cheaters found constantly violating the security policy can find themselves banned from playing past, present and future Call of Duty titles.
An Activision executive decided to give a little taste of what the upcoming Warzone map will look like on his official Twitter.
Vanguard is available now for consoles and PC, while Warzone's big new map update will launch for all platforms on December 2.
Call of Duty's latest anti-cheat Ricochet is already in the hands of cheaters, not long after its recent reveal and announcement.
The company puts cheaters in their aim with the new kernel-based system that will launch alongside Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War and Warzone's Season 6 update drops October 7, and brings a plethora of changes to the games.
Out later this, the new map offers various new points of interest and uses the same tech and engine as Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Following reports earlier this year claiming the same, it's now been confirmed that Activision has now got all of its studios on Call of Duty detail.
A notable insider has claimed that a new Call of Duty anti-cheat has been in the works for an year now, and Warzone will receive an update soon.
Despite the current PR turmoil of Activision, the company's President/COO has confirmed that Call of Duty is on track as always.
A recent analysis report by VGC outlines how Raven Software has grown massively since the release of Call of Duty: Warzone last year.
Sledgehammer Games' Call of Duty game for 2021 is allegedly going to be revealed soon, and if last year's reveal is any indication, it will come via Warzone.
A new Portnova skin featuring black overalls will be added to Warzone in a forthcoming update, which has already started drawing controversies.
Activision has just pulled down a promotional video for an ML-powered cheating software that claims to work on consoles as well.
A new texture pack for Call of Duty: Warzone aims to improve visuals for resolutions of 1440p and above for the newer consoles.
Raven also removed the trucks earlier in an attempt to fix the bug The developer is also looking into problems with certain QBZ blueprints.
The free-to-play battle royale shooter added support for 120 FPS on Xbox Series X last year, and now finally adds it on PS5 as well.
Collateral, Amsterdam and Hijacked are all coming to Black Ops Cold War. Meanwhile, all kinds of terrors invade the Warzone map on June 17th.
A World War 2 map will be launching for Call of Duty: Warzone alongside the next game. It's rumored to be the largest yet with new vehicles.
Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be revealed during the Summer Games Fest Kickoff Live Event, which is scheduled for this Thursday.
Activision's anti-toxicity update shows that several hundred-thousand accounts were banned for toxic behavior based on player reports.
Also releases more details on Season 3.
80's heroes for an 80's map.
Raven says they know where the trouble spots are.
"There has not been a reduction in personnel recently at the studio," the company says.
This follows reported lay-offs at Toys for Bob.
Supporting 100 million players is a lot of work.
It will include faster loading times and 120 Hz support.
The free-to-play battle royale shooter continue to see great success.
A new season for the popular shooter starts April 22.
Most likely in reference to the upcoming map.
A brief glimpse at the alleged map overhaul.
Another leak details a major upcoming mode for the free-to-play shooter.
Get a look at the new Operator, weapons, and more.
The second second seems packed with a lot of new content.
A large-scale Zombies mode, called Outbreak, seems to be imminent.
A cinematic trailer shows teasers for what is to come.
Plenty of hints to be discovered in the battle royale game.
Activision's shooter franchise is one of the most successful entertainment properties of all time.
Premium and free to play titles in the franchise propelled it to new heights.
Following feedback, Raven Software has taken bigger steps to curb the weapon's power.
However, players feel that the nerfs just aren't enough.
These changes will only apply to Warzone.
The old crew is all now here.
The seasonal update was originally scheduled for December 10.
Over 200 million people played Call of Duty in that period.
Performance is significantly better on Microsoft's console.
A art lead at the studio says that Warzone will continue on current engine.
Some details still aren't clear, however.
Activision CEO credits free to play experiences for increased monthly player numbers.
The event includes crossovers with Saw, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and more.
Could the battle royale game be coming to your phone soon enough?
Activision have confirmed the exact timing for tomorrow's reveal.
The gas could be a reference to Nova6.
Know your history.
Expect Warzone to continuously change to fall more in line with new Call of Duty releases over time.
Several new multiplayer maps, Warzone changes, and more incoming.
The mode will be live until Tuesday of next week.
Going to need a bigger plane indeed.
Something for both sides of the fence.
A slip up may reveal the modes are coming soon.
Take a spin on the other side.
New content will go live at 11 PM PDT.
They delayed season might be arriving soon, according to datamined files.
The official Twitter states "now is not the time."
We aren't done with COD updates this year just yet.
The main character from the franchise could be the next Operator.
Playing battle royale like your grandpappy used to.
Upgrades to the premium Modern Warfare experience are also "above" initial expectations.
Activision's free to play battle royale hits a new milestone in just two months.
The game will serve as a through-line to the various sub-series.
Infinity Ward's Taylor Kurosaki says Warzone will be "around for quite some time."
Standard bounties are also back.
The removal of Bounties has gone unmentioned in the recent update's patch notes.
For those who haven't jumped into Modern Warfare, this is for you.
The title saw a 159 percent increase in monthly active users from month-to-month.
New measures will see more reporting options and cheaters being put together.
It will fit in the "macro" established in Modern Warfare, as per narrative director Taylor Kurosaki.
And yes, only for Plunder mode.
Watch some others go at in the battle royale game.
Infinity Ward is watching.
Scopes and Scatter Guns limits weapon usage to sniper rifles and shotguns in the battle royale mode.
That's a lot of shooting, boys.
That was quick.
The mode seemingly got leaked accidently.
New weapons and vehicles along with Quads also revealed for Warzone.
The next round of content is coming soon.
However, only two maps - Atlas Superstore and Shoothouse - are available till April 6th.
Double XP, double weapon XP, and double tier progression will be available till April 6th.
The update was to bring new modes and a new Operator.
The 725 Shotgun, EBR-14, Deagle, and MK2 Carbine will be dropping soon.
The battle royale shooter is showing no signs of slowing down.
150 players go in, only one comes out.
The new battle royale release is off to a blazing start.
Call of Duty: Warzone changes and streamlines its battle royale mechanics and turns it into a fun experience.
Bigger squads are also planned.
It seems the new mode is a big success.
Those who don't own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are looking at heftier downloads.
Out today, the free to play battle royale shooter has some unique systems and mechanics.
The two games will have a unified progression.
The free to play, 150-player battle royale title is getting a sudden release.
Bounties, the Gulag, vehicles and much more revealed in new footage.
The battle royale mode is probably right around the corner.
The much anticipated mode is coming soon.
Battle royale could be returning to Call of Duty very soon.
A glitch could show the massive map for the rumored mode.
Could dataminers have discovered the mode?
Apparently, it will also be downloadable as an individual game.
The developer says it wants to keep the focus on the old school multiplayer experiences.
Specialists also allegedly won't be returning.