Call of Duty: Warzone has officially been revealed. The standalone battle royale game hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 10, and it’s free to play for everyone, so you don’t need to own a copy of Modern Warfare to download it. If you do have the 2019 shooter, however, you’ll be able to carry your progress between the two.
As Activision detailed in a lengthy blog post, Warzone has “unified progression” with Modern Warfare. That means content you’ve unlocked in Modern Warfare–including Operators, weapons, and Battle Pass items–can be used in Warzone, and any progress that you make in the battle royale game will carry over into Modern Warfare.
If you don’t yet own a copy of Modern Warfare but do pick it up down the line, all the progress and items you’ve earned in Warzone will be rewarded to you in Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer and Special Ops modes. Like Modern Warfare, Warzone also supports cross-play, meaning you can play with other players across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can read more details on Activision’s website.
Warzone isn’t the first time the Call of Duty series has dabbled in the battle royale genre; 2018’s Black Ops 4 received its own battle royale mode called Blackout. Warzone, however, is more ambitious, supporting up to 150 players and offering different two game types: Battle Royale and Plunder. The former mode is a more traditional take on the genre, while the latter is a race to collect the most cash.
Both of Warzone’s modes take place on a massive map called Verdansk. The game also introduces some interesting new mechanics like The Gulag, where you’ll be sent the first time you’re eliminated and have a chance to earn redeployment by facing off against another eliminated player in a 1v1 battle. You can check out some Call of Duty: Warzone screenshots here for a better look at the game.
In addition to those details, Activision has confirmed Warzone’s release times. If you own Modern Warfare, you’ll be able to jump into the battle royale game beginning at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, while all other players will be able to download it starting 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. For MW players, the download will weigh between 18-22 GB, but it’ll be significantly larger for everyone else.