Warzone Season 2: Release Date, Gulag Changes & Everything We Know

Warzone Season 2: Release Date, Gulag Changes & Everything We Know
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


26th Jan 2023 11:21

Change is coming with Warzone 2 Season 2. In the time since its release, there's no denying that Warzone 2 has gotten a bit stagnant. But from what we're hearing from Raven Software, Season 2 may be just what Warzone 2 needs to reinvigorate it. If that sounds exciting, let's review all the changes coming to Warzone 2 in Season 2.

Warzone 2 Season 2 Changes: Release Date

The release date for Warzone 2 Season 2 is currently set for February 15, 2023. That's a couple of weeks after we expected to see a new season for Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2. However, Infinity Ward previously announced a delay to the new season.

In a post from the developer, a statement reads that "Our studio teams have been making several changes based on what we have heard from our player community". Naturally, the Call of Duty community has had plenty of critical feedback for Warzone 2. It sounds like much of that is to be acted upon in the upcoming season.

Warzone 2 Season 2 Changes: Classic Gulags

To the relief of Warzone 2 players all around, Season 2 will rid Warzone 2 of the 2v2 Gulag. No longer will you need to rely on a random partner to hold their own weight while you struggle to take on two enemies at once. Now, escaping the Gulag and getting back into the action will rest on a straight-up 1v1 engagement.

Warzone 2 Season 2 Changes: Resurgence And A Brand-New Small Map

Perhaps the most heavily demanded change to Warzone 2 is for a Warzone 2 Rebirth or Resurgence playlist. Players fell in love with the frantic, fast-paced action that Rebirth and Resurgence offered in the original Warzone, so the move to Al Mazrah left many players yearning.

Well, Raven Software has confirmed that Warzone 2 Season 2 will introduce a brand-new Warzone 2 Resurgence map and the return of Resurgence to Warzone.

Warzone 2 Season 2 Changes: Cash And Price Balancing

The lack of Cash available in Al Mazrah has left the Warzone 2 community strapped for money. And with the ludicrously high prices of goods at Buy Stations, players are struggling to purchase even the most basic necessities.

To alleviate this issue, Raven Software announced some balance adjustments coming in Warzone 2 Season 2. In the coming season, there'll be more Cash in Battle Royale, and the prices at Buy Stations will be more reasonable.

Warzone 2 Season 2 Changes: Looting Adjustments

Another welcome change coming to Warzone 2 Season 2 is adjustments to how looting works. Infinity Ward tried to shake things up in Warzone 2 by making players navigate through loot containers and backpacks to extract the loot they want. This proved to be unnecessarily complicated and not well-received by many in the community.

In Season 2, Raven Software is reverting this change, announcing that loot from player eliminations and all loot containers will now pop floating loot out onto the floor. No more scrambling through containers and backpacks to find what you're looking for!

Warzone 2 Season 2 Changes: Quality Of Life Updates

Infinity Ward is adding several new features that will make the lives of Warzone 2 players much easier:

  • Option to queue for another match instantly after finishing one.
  • 2-plate vests are a thing of the past as all players now all start with a 3-plate vest.
  • Players can now charge through doors while replenishing their armour plates.
  • Buy stations now have static spawns instead of random spawns - they'll always be in the same place.
  • A bug with game audio is now fixed so enemy footsteps should be much easier to hear.

From the looks of these changes, Warzone 2 Season 2 is shaping up to be exactly what Warzone 2 needs. Look for these revisions and more to arrive with Warzone 2 Season 2 when it releases on February 15, 2023.

It's about time Warzone 2 received the treatment it deserves! Because apparently, Warzone 2 player counts are plummeting.

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