Call of Duty is getting a ‘new Warzone experience’ in 2022

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Activision on Friday announced is working on two big Call of Duty initiatives for 2022. The first one is a sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the other one is a “new Warzone experience,” both of them will be designed together from the ground-up,” a blog post revealed.   

It is still up in the air if the new WarZone experience is full-on sequel or a major update in the seam of Fortnite’s massive chapter changes, and the company didn’t immediately give a response to a request for comment seeking for clarification. However, Activision is promising and coming out with some big things. You can expect “a massive evolution of battle royale with all-new playspace and a new sandbox mode​,” the blog says, and a new engine that powers “both the new Call of Duty game release and Warzone.” Development of the new Call of Duty game and this new Warzone experience will be led by Infinity Ward, the studio that made Modern WarfareInfinite WarfareGhosts, and other Call of Duty titles (including the original).

Activision also made announcement on the changes following how it will improve the current Warzone experience, which has been recently in the past weeks criticized due to bugs, exploits and the influence of cheaters. This was after the company came under a California’s lawsuit against the company that alleged it fostered a workplace culture of harassment and discrimination and after labor protests and unionization efforts from workers at Call of Duty support studio Raven Software.

On Friday, news from Washington Post on Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick shows details of lawsuits he’s involved in.

In January, Microsoft announced its intent to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. While Call of Duty would certainly be a valuable Xbox-exclusive property, statements from Microsoft since the acquisition news suggest the company plans to keep Call of Duty and other Activision Blizzard games on multiple platforms.