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Call of Duty: Warzone FAQ

An overview of the new Warzone game mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Warzone is the new massive combat arena within Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, completely free for all players across all available platforms. Explore an immense battleground with two new modes to play – a Battle Royale mode and Plunder, an all-new frenetic fight for cold-hard Cash – and experience the signature Modern Warfare gameplay with up to 150 players. Drop in, armor up, loot for rewards, and battle your way to the top.


1. How do I play Warzone?

Warzone can be played in one of two ways:

For Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ownersWarzone appears as another game mode option in the Main Menu between Multiplayer and Co-Op.

For players who don’t own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: A version of Modern Warfare that provides access to only the Warzone portion can be downloaded separately from Modern Warfare as a free-to-play experience on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, or the App (PC).

2. On which platforms is Warzone available?

Warzone can be played on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

3. Is PlayStation Plus a requirement to play?


4. Is Xbox Live Gold a requirement to play?


5. What are the PC system requirements for Warzone?

The minimum system requirements are:

  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 175GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Learn more about the recommended system requirements for the game, including for Ray Tracing and RTX.

6. Can I play Warzone on PC using a controller?

Yes. Follow these steps to set up a controller on your PC:

  1. Plug in your controller of choice.
  2. Enter the in-game Options menu.
  3. Navigate to the General tab.
  4. Switch the Input Device setting from Keyboard & Mouse to Controller.

7. Can I play Warzone on a console using a keyboard and mouse?

Yes. Plug a keyboard and mouse into your console. Your console should automatically detect these new input devices.

If the keyboard and mouse aren't detected:

  1. Enter the in-game Options menu.
  2. Navigate to the General tab.
  3. Switch the Input Device setting from Controller to Keyboard & Mouse.

8. Does Warzone offer cross-platform support?

Yes. To make crossplay possible, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare requires players to log in to an Activision/Call of Duty account. If you don't have an Activision/Call of Duty account, you can create a free one here or in the game when you connect online for the first time.

Your Activision/Call of Duty account comes with a unique Activision ID, which is how you'll appear in game and how you and your friends can identify each other.

Learn more about Managing an Activision/Call of Duty account.

9. What are my crossplay options? Can I disable it?

Crossplay is enabled by default in Warzone and must remain enabled to play on Xbox One and PC.

On PlayStation 4, you can choose to disable Crossplay if you only want to play with other PlayStation 4 players.

  1. Go to the Options menu.
  2. Navigate to the Account tab.
  3. Toggle the Crossplay option to Disabled.

When playing with Crossplay enabled, use the Account tab to enable or disable text and voice chat with players on other platforms.

10. How do I add my friends?

Head to the Social menu to manage your friends. Friends appear in one of two categories: Activision friends and friends on your current platform.

Follow these steps to invite friends from other platforms:

  1. Select Social from the main menu.
  2. Select Invite Friends while on the Friends tab.
  3. Select Enter Activision Account to send invite.
  4. Enter your friend's Activision ID (ex: PlayerName#1234567).

Please note: Some older Activision IDs do not include numbers after the PlayerName.

You can also use this space to add players you recently played with to your Friends list.

  1. Go to the Friends tab in the Social menu.
  2. Select Invite Friends.
  3. Scroll through the list of Recently met Activision players and select the friend you want to add.

11. A friend invited me. Where do I go to accept the invitation?

  1. Go to the Friends tab in the Social menu.
  2. Select Invite Friends.
  3. Navigate to the Friend Request tab.

Your invites will be under Received Requests. You'll also see the requests you've sent to other players.

12. How do I start a Party?

Follow these steps if you'd like to be a Party Leader.

  1. Go to the Party tab in the Social menu.
  2. Select Manage Party.
  3. Navigate to the Invite Players tab.
  4. Choose the players you want to invite from your list of friends.

Return to the Party tab in the Social menu and select Party Settings to adjust your Party's privacy settings.

13. Do I need Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to play Warzone?

No. Warzone is a free-to-play mode. However, players who already own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will automatically receive Warzone for free within their game.

14. What are the benefits of purchasing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?

  • Unlock the full experience of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with all progress and items from Warzone carried over.
  • Play through a gritty and compelling Campaign and tactical Co-Op modes to gain more context into why your Operators are fighting in Verdansk.
  • Experience a world-class Multiplayer with dozens of game modes and maps, including those that are right from the Warzone experience.
  • Learn about the Killstreaks and Field Upgrades you can find in Warzone through Multiplayer, as they become earnable in-game rewards during gameplay.

15. Is everything I unlock in Warzone accessible in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?

Yes. Progress is also saved across platforms; progress is stored on your Activision/Call of Duty account, not your platform account. That means your progression carries with you no matter which platform you play on as long as the platforms are linked to the same Activision/Call of Duty account.

Cross-progression includes XP and Weapon XP, items you've earned or unlocked through gameplay, Battle Pass progress, Campaign progress, and Missions and Challenges you've completed.

Cross-progression does not include Call of Duty Points (COD Points, CP), however. You can only spend COD Points on the platform on which they were purchased, but items you purchase with COD Points are shared across all linked platforms.

Please note: If you choose to link a platform account to another Activision/Call of Duty account, your progress will not carry over.

16. Does owning Modern Warfare give a player an unfair advantage?

No. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare owners and Warzone free-to-play owners have the same amount of access to progression, Loadouts, Store items, the Battle Pass, and everything within Warzone. Although Call of Duty: Modern Warfare offers Multiplayer and Co-Op, two ways that one could train for WarzoneCall of Duty: Modern Warfare owners do not have an unfair advantage against Warzone free-to-play owners.