Activision released the first major addition to Call of Duty: Warzone today. Solos mode allows you to brave the cutthroat battlefield of Verdansk on your own, without the backing of two teammates.
Solos is available to all players as of today, with a few minor gameplay changes that let you deploy alone.
When it was released back on the 10th of March, Warzone featured a battle royale mode and Plunder, both of which were designed with three player teams in mind. You had the option to disable squad-filling which would leave you without teammates, however this put you at a clear and obvious disadvantage compared to everyone else who dropped in with a squad. Solos allows you to play alone without it being a handicap.
Take Verdansk on by yourself.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 17, 2020
TOP GAMEPLAY HIGHLIGHTS
Solos mode is more akin to traditional battle royale games, as grouping players into teams is the exception rather than the rule - though over the years, most popular battle royale titles added team modes. A few adjustments to Call of Duty: Warzone's mechanics was in order to make Solos work, but they are minor.
In Solos, the Bounty Contract doesn't subsequently assign the three members of an enemy squad as targets, since there are no enemy squads. Instead, the three targets are mostly randomly chosen opponents.
The addition of Solos is bound to attract even more players to the game who may have been put off by the obligatory co-op angle. A wholly different playstyle is in order when playing Warzone solo and the importance of communication is reduced to zero. This new mode adds even more playability to Warzone, so let's all do our part in stopping COVID-19 by staying home, hunkering down in front of the screen and dropping into Verdansk!