When does Call of Duty: Warzone release?

It's time to get excited.

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Battle royale has quickly become one of the most sought after genres in video gaming over the last few years. But Epic Games and Respawn Entertainment aren’t the only companies cashing in on the craze. 

Infinity Ward, the developer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, is rumored to be creating a battle royale adaptation of its own. And data miners have been revealing a ton of information ahead of its potential release. 

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Warzone, the unofficial name of the battle royale, is expected to arrive sometime during the second season of Modern Warfare.

Unlike Black Ops 4’s take on the genre, Warzone is anticipated to be a free-to-play standalone game mode in Modern Warfare. It’s set to have most of the same guns, as well as the same look and feel of the game, but it’ll feature a large scale map that’s bigger and (maybe) better than anything seen before in Call of Duty.

Infinity Ward has yet to officially reveal Warzone, but it’s hinted at its release. A mysterious trailer for the game appeared in early February and the main menu for Call of Duty now includes a fifth option called “Classified.”

Release date

Warzone will be released tomorrow, March 10. Modern Warfare players can start playing Warzone tomorrow at 10am CT. Everyone else will have to wait to try out the game at 2pm CT.

You don’t need to own Modern Warfare to play Warzone, but it’ll be a much larger download file for those who don’t have the latest Call of Duty title. Warzone will be a 83 to 101 GB download file for new, free-to-play users. For Modern Warfare owners, however, the Warzone file will be 18 to 22 GB.