It is official, the long-awaited private Warzone matches are here.
Infinity Ward has posted the patch notes for the upcoming 1.29 update that is scheduled to go live across all platforms at 11 PM PDT on November 9, 2020. This update is available for pre-load on PS4, but Xbox and PC users will need to wait for the update to go live in order to download it.
Tonight's update for #ModernWarfare and #Warzone will begin rolling out across all platforms at 11PM PDT. In the meantime, click the link to see playlist update changes, information on PC texture streaming, general fixes, and more. https://t.co/N0kTYtz3vW
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) November 10, 2020
Easily the most exciting thing in the patch notes is of course the new private Warzone match option. That's right, you can now host private Warzone matches. The feature is in beta at launch, and includes three variants:
- Battle Royale - Minimum 50 players required to start the game (Squad variant also available)
- Plunder - Minimum 30 players required to start the game (Squad variant also available)
- Mini Battle Royale - 24 players required
Thanks to the new private Warzone match hosting feature, Battle Royale mode is now surely on Call of Duty's competitive radar. It will be very interesting to see how it will all pan out in competitive Call of Duty.
TOP GAMEPLAY HIGHLIGHTS
In addition to the private match feature, another huge improvement within the patch concerns the game's graphics on PC. The new update offers high-resolution textures as packs that will now be downloaded while playing the game, using "On-Demand Textures Streaming". PC players can access this feature under Options, under the Graphics tab, in the Details & Textures section.
You can find full patch notes here.