Call of Duty YouTuber NerosCinema claims to have received a ton of information about Warzone 2, including a new way to get your Loadout, huge loot and armor changes, and more.
After months of leaks and rumors, a sequel to Call of Duty: Warzone was officially confirmed back in February. Referred to as ‘Warzone 2’ for the time being, all the devs have revealed so far is that it’ll be “disruptive” and a “massive evolution of Battle Royale.”
However, as we approach Modern Warfare 2’s official reveal, there have been a ton of leaks surrounding MW2 and Warzone 2. The latest set of leaks come from CoD YouTuber NerosCinema, who has a source that claims to have played the game early.
While we advise taking this information with a grain of salt, insiders such as Tom Henderson have corroborated that “a lot of this is true.” Here’s everything NerosCinema leaked for Warzone 2, including Loadout system changes, a looting overhaul, and the new map.
While NerosCinema‘s source claims loadouts are still part of Warzone 2, the way that you get your hands on them appears to have completely changed.
Apparently, Loadout Drops will now be locked behind ‘Strongholds’ where players need to complete objectives such as defusing a bomb and killing AI to access their loadout. However, some believe that the source might actually be talking about the Escape from Tarkov-inspired ‘DMZ’ mode.
Nero’s source reportedly said that ground loot will remain much the same with weapons already having all of their attachments, but they’ll just be limited to five.
From these leaks, Nero believes that Warzone 2 will be more like Black Ops 4’s Blackout than the original Warzone was. Similar to Blackout, you won’t spawn in with any armor and you’ll need to find a satchel to equip plates.
There will reportedly also be a “bag system” for inventory management. Similar to other battle royales such as PUBG and Apex Legends, this bag will only allow you to hold so much loot in your inventory, and you’ll need to manage what you want to carry.
This bag can carry things like Killstreaks and even a third weapon, so you can have your two main weapons and a third for backup. However, carrying large items like weapons will take up “the vast majority of the bag.”
Also, Pro Perks will reportedly “return in some capacity.” Pro Perks featured in 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, where players could complete a set of challenges to add more features to their Perks, such as Commando Pro removing fall damage. This also leads Nero to believe they’ll be in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer as well.
Warzone 2 will reportedly launch with a brand-new map that features High Rise from the original Modern Warfare 2. Plus, lining up with a previous leak from TheGhostOfHope, a fully functional firing range should also arrive.
Nero’s source claimed that this new firing range will show damage numbers when you shoot targets, so you know exactly how much damage your weapon is dealing at each range.
As a side note, the source also claimed that while sliding existed in the build they played, slide canceling was impossible. Slide canceling has long been a controversial topic, where players can cancel a slide to reset their tactical sprint and break cameras. It remains to be seen whether the mechanic will be completely scrapped or just isn’t present in an early build.
Industry insider Tom Henderson claims that its new map “looks more like Blackout” than it does Warzone’s Verdansk and Caldera.
Although Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s Blackout never reached the same level of popularity as Warzone, it’s still looked back on fondly by its players. Many preferred the more traditional battle royale mechanics, and the map is looked back on particularly fondly.
Unlike Verdansk’s skyscrapers and Caldera’s thick jungles and steep cliffs, Blackout’s map was far more flat and open with distinguishable areas that featured classic maps.
While leaks have indicated that the upcoming Warzone 2’s map will be set in central America, industry insider Tom Henderson claims that the sequel’s map is more like Blackout than Warzone.
Activision confirmed back in February that they were developing a sequel to Warzone alongside Modern Warfare 2. Very little is known about the next CoD battle royale, but there’s been a ton of leaks surrounding it.
It was initially suggested that Warzone 2’s map would be set in the desert, then insider TheGhostOfHope claimed that the map would be inspired by Medellín, Colombia.
Not long after YouTuber NerosCinema leaked that Warzone 2 would be more like Blackout than the original Warzone was, with new Loadout mechanics and an inventory system, Tom Henderson said the map will resemble Blackout as well.
“The new Warzone 2 map looks more like Blackout than it does Warzone in terms of its layout,” tweeted Henderson on May 18.
With Henderson paying particular attention to its layout, it’s possible we’ll see the map divided up into more distinct regions with the POIs being built around classic maps from the Modern Warfare franchise — High Rise has been leaked for the new map, after all.
We’re likely months out from any official reveal for Warzone 2 and its map, but if these new leaks are to be believed, Blackout fans should have a lot to look forward to with Warzone’s sequel.
Of course, all of these leaks need to be taken with a large pinch of salt. Assuming they’re true in the first place, internal plans could change and all of this information could be inaccurate by the time Warzone 2 releases.