Season 5 Warzone: The battle royale free to play from Activision in partnership with Raven Software and Infinity Ward, the Call of Duty Warzone is going through one of the most delicate moments since its release in March 2020. A series of cases involving hackers, aimbots, wallhackers and harassment scandals within Activision itself has its fans questioning the future the game will have. And, to apparently give gamers an incentive to continue consuming their product, developers will be able to include FOV (Field of View Adjustment) for next-gen console games.
Since the launch of Warzone, console gamers have always asked on social networks for a position from developers in relation to FOV, which until then is a tool that only exists on the PC. Precisely for not having this tool, players said they were at a disadvantage compared to computer players.
Infinity Ward, in the first months of the battle royale, claimed that the lack of FOV in consoles was directly linked to the performance of consoles that would go downhill, but now, with the new generation of consoles like Xbox Series S/X and Playstation 5 everything can change now from the release of the fifth season of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone on August 12th, points to one of the best known blogs in the community, Modern Warzone.
According to the blog, the beginning of the speculation came from a tweet by user @BreadisModding who noticed a trend in Raven Software's seasonal patch note domains on tinyurl. This is harmless enough, but upon closer inspection, you can clearly see that the domain that tinyurl redirects actually reads “call-of-duty-bocw-warzone-season-five-patch-notes-next-gen-launch".
Besides FOV on next-gen consoles, what else do you speculate for Season 5 Warzone?
It's long been a complaint from next-gen console owners that Warzone offered almost no advantage over its predecessors. Recently, Xbox Series X and PS5 owners received patches that allowed them to run the game at 120fps, but the console's new power was still not being used to its full capacity.
In May, Raven Software Creative Director Amos Hodge spoke with Charlie Intel about the studio's progress on a next-gen update for Warzone. Among the main things, it seemed to be a priority to increase the loading speeds, utilizing the SSD of the new consoles, as well as the full 120Hz support. However, there was still the imminent question about the biggest advantage a Warzone player can have , and this could be the FOV.
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More about Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software and published by Activision. Released March 10, 2020 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game is part of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) title, but does not require purchase. Warzone allows 150-player online multiplayer combat in the fictional city of Verdansk, which is loosely based on the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. It features a cross-platform progression between the two games.
Warzone was released for free as part of the 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game on March 10, 2020, following a series of glitches and leaks the previous month. The game's existence was leaked a month earlier by a post on Reddit, and a software glitch in the same month briefly allowed players to view an earlier version of the battle map. On March 8, 2020, two days before release, YouTube streamer Chaos posted an 11-minute video claiming to feature Warzone gameplay. The video was removed and, on March 9, Activision officially announced that the game would be released on March 10th.
On December 16, 2020, Warzone received a major content update, with the integration of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which added all of the game's weapons, accessories and skins to Warzone. Plus new maps and game modes. As before in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, all post-launch content is free, with only cosmetic store items purchasable through microtransactions. The Battle Pass system has been unified between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, with no need to purchase the game for progression. In addition to the Battle Pass, the XP system has been integrated between the three games, making it possible to level up the player regardless of which player is playing.