Call of Duty Warzone ‘Classic Battle Royale’ Mode Explained

Call of Duty Warzone features two main modes, Plunder and Battle Royale. Every so often, Infinity Ward puts a spin on those modes with brand new variants. In addition to Blood Money Quads, there’s also another playlist on the horizon during the week beginning May 18.

As confirmed via a new Activision Blog post, Classic Battle Royale is coming to Call of Duty Warzone later this week. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know regarding this new playlist.

What is Classic BR in Warzone?

Classic Battle Royale strips back normal Battle Royale to bare-bones. In this brand new variant, there’s no Buy Stations, Contracts, and Gulag.

Since this is the case, you will not be able to buy back your teammates neither can you fight for your chance to spawn back into Verdansk. You cannot earn an influx of cash from the Contracts since they are no longer available, although that isn’t too much of a major deal as there aren’t any Buy Stations on the map either.

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The circle will be ever-collapsing, Activision has confirmed. That said, you might want to grab a vehicle or always be on the lookout for that green gas. A Gas Mask might come in handy too if you’re lucky enough to find one!

Warzone Classic BR Tips

Although we’re not sure about the ins and outs of this mode since it’s currently unavailable, we have compiled a few tips which should help you out.

  • Always keep an eye out for the circle.
  • Be more cautious. There are no second chances this time around!
  • Try not to loot too much. There aren’t any Buy Stations, so cash isn’t available.

In a sense, this stripped-back version of Battle Royale follows a similar concept to other titles on the market, such as PUBG. Features such as the Gulag are what makes Modern Warfare Warzone unique, but it’s going to be very exciting to see how this new mode plays out nonetheless.

Classic BR is a limited-time mode in Call of Duty Warzone, although it’s unclear if it will come at the expense of normal Battle Royale or whether they will be available in tandem with each other. Unfortunately, it’s unclear in terms of how this new playlist will be available – whether it will be Solos, Trios, or Quads.

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