As with any other Call of Duty release, Call of Duty: Warzone is expected to plan ahead, outlining a general schedule for DLC releases. However, it seems that the planning of Call of Duty: Warzone goes a bit further.
This is not the first time that future content has been announced, as Activision confirmed that future seasons would include content that has “never been done before” within the Battle Royale game. While the Call of Duty: Warzone nuclear event was likely one of the items referenced, there seems to be even more reason to be optimistic. In a Washington Post interview with Infinity Ward studio heads Patrick Kelly and Dave Stohl, it was confirmed that the future of Call of Duty: Warzone is already known.
While the interview is primarily focused on celebrating the 100 million player milestone for Call of Duty: Warzone, and confirming that Infinity Ward is still involved in the progression of the story, the highlight is how much is planned for the game. According to Kelly, there are “broad features” planned “for several years into the future,” and although these broad features were not specified, knowing that they are in place is reassuring. With Activision stating that Call of Duty: Warzone integration and support will continue to be a focus for years to come, this comment supports the claim.
A more specific detail confirms that the content for Season 6 of Call of Duty: Warzone is in the works. This is particularly impressive given the fact that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 3 isn’t even available yet, and the new update is due out tomorrow. While planning a season or two in advance is expected, Three Seasons shows a serious approach to the evolving narrative of Call of Duty: Warzone. With a clear sense of direction, fans have good reason to be excited.
As for what the “broad strokes” might be, Kelly and Stohl are probably referring to major events in history like Hunt for Adler. Clearly, there is a plan in place for the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War narrative chapter, and the fates of the characters involved are likely already known. While not all the little Easter egg events, vehicle additions, and game modes are likely to be decided, the major story and map changes are likely to be decided. While it remains to be seen whether fans will approve of these changes and additions, there is clearly a lot on the way.
With Season 6 of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone already planned, it may not be long before the strategy for Call of Duty 2021 begins. Featuring a new Call of Duty: Warzone map rumored to debut next year as well, things are certainly starting to look interesting.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Fountain: Washington Post