Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is slowly turning back into Warzone 1


Infinity Ward is hitting backspace on some of the most interesting changes it made to Call of Duty: Warzone 2 (opens in new tab). Starting in season 2, key adjustments to the gulag, loot system, and in-game economy will roll back to how they worked in Warzone 1.

It’s a little unusual for Warzone 2 to be losing features that make it distinct from the original so soon after launch, but to some dissatisfied Warzone players, the news is a relief. Thin rumors (opens in new tab) of underperforming player counts over the winter break have quickly stoked a narrative that Warzone 2 is dying (opens in new tab), despite the fact it continues to be played by hundreds of thousands daily. Following a two-week delay of Warzone 2’s second season, an uninspiring season 1 update, and disruptive crashes that have persisted since November, the loudest corners of the Call of Duty fanbase are starting to turn (opens in new tab) on the free-to-play battle royale.