While the game may be squads only when it launches tomorrow, players will at least have the choice between two different Call of Duty: Warzone game modes. In addition to a more traditional Battle Royale experience, players will be able to try out Plunder; a new take on the battle royale mode which requires players to loot cash strewn across the map.
The Two Call of Duty: Warzone Game Modes
Call of Duty: Warzone, which launches tomorrow as a free-to-play battle royale mode attached to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, offers players two different experiences. (At least at launch; more game modes coming post-launch is very likely, given Activision’s track record.) The first of these is, quite simply, “Battle Royale”. Indeed, this mode should be extremely familiar to anybody who’s ever played a battle royale game before. 150 players air-drop into the game’s Verdansk map and the squads must eliminate one another while fleeing a deadly ring of gas. The last squad standing at the end wins.
Plunder, however, is something which should be a more original experience for battle royale fans. This alternate mode, which is available to play from launch, also features 150 players in squads. However, instead of simply eliminating enemies, players must compete to loot “Cash” found scattered across Verdansk. Eliminated players drop any Cash they had, allowing you to steal it, and furthermore, you can even complete in-match Contracts in order to earn bonus Cash.
This Cash resource actually features in the standard Battle Royale mode at well, it simply isn’t the objective. Instead, you can use Cash to buy Killstreaks, Redeploy Tokens (to respawn fallen squadmates), Self-Revive Kits, and other boons. You’ll be able to spend Cash on these items at “Buy Stations” which can be found around the map. In Plunder, however, you’ll want to hoard your Cash to win. While you can still spend it on items at a Buy Station, you can also get a unique item called the Cash Deposit Balloon. This allows you to deposit your Cash from any location, making sure that another player can’t steal it.