Infinity Ward has confirmed that one of Call of Duty: Warzone 2‘s less popular changes is getting reverted in the upcoming Season 2 update. Al Mazarh is downsizing the Gulag for a more traditional Warzone 1 experience.
The battle royale’s sequel originally overhauled the Gulag from a 1v1 arena to a larger 2v2 fight, which also included the additional threat of the minigun wielding “Jailer” NPC opponent. Al Mazarh’s Gulag has been poorly received for forcing players to team up with another random player, as the matchups are often randoms, AFK players, or pairings who lack any communication.
1v1’s are back in Battle Royale.
Gulag updates are coming in Season 02. We’ll be sharing more details about this in next week’s studio blog.@RavenSoftware
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) January 19, 2023
Now, Infinity Ward has tweeted to announce that 1v1 fights are coming back with Gulag changes being made in the Season 2 update. It’s uncertain if the return to smaller fights will also remove the Jailer and his minigun, but the developer says more details will be revealed in a blog post next week.
This news comes a day after Activision confirmed Season 2 of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 is being delayed by two weeks. Originally set for February 1, Season 2 will now be launching on February 15, giving the developers more time to implement changes based on player feedback. A brand-new smaller Warzone map and Resurgence mode are also arriving alongside the 1v1 Gulag for Season 2.
The last major update for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 arrived back in December with the start of Season 1 Reloaded. The mid-season content included the Chimera assault rifle, Shipment multiplayer map, a new DMZ location, and Call of Duty’s first-ever Raid.
Season 2 will add a brand-new battle pass, more weapons, and the next Raid episode. Make sure to check out our breakdown of all the rumors and leaks surrounding Season 2 of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, including the season’s potentially leaked Japanese theme and return of the Ronin operator.
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