Call of Duty Modern Warfare is about to get Fortnite-style 'Battle Royale' mode, leaks reveal

CALL of Duty: Modern Warfare is apparently getting a new game mode that takes a leaf out of Fortnite's book.

Warzone, rumoured for launch next month, will see players fight to be the last man standing in Battle Royale-style skirmishes.

Fortnite's own Battle Royale mode helped make the game a huge success and it seems Infinity Ward, the studio behind Modern Warfare, is following suit.

Excitement over a rumoured Call of Duty (CoD) Battle Royale update has been rumbling on for months but reached fever pitch last week when Infinity Ward teased a new large-scale mode.

Shortly afterwards, alleged details and imagery of Warzone's massive map, apparently pulled from the game's code, leaked on Reddit.

Now, new details about the hotly-anticipated mode have been revealed courtesy of the Video Games Chronicle (VGC).

Citing inside sources, the publication said Warzone will be free to play and release in "early March".

As Infinity Ward tends to drop updates on Tuesdays, March 10 would seem a safe bet for release.

"When its release date arrives, Warzone will instantly unlock for all owners of Modern Warfare via a currently greyed-out menu item," VGC said.

"The battle royale mode will also be released as a standalone game for free, with the option for players to purchase an ‘upgrade’ to the full version of Modern Warfare."

Previous leaks have suggested Warzone will support up to 200 players.

You'll be dropped onto a massive battlefield where you'll fight to be the last one alive – either with a team, or as a lone wolf.

Its map will be easily recognisable to CoD veterans, as it's apparently been stitched together using elements from a host of the franchise's classic maps.

Of course, Infinity Ward hasn't even confirmed Warzone exists yet, so take all rumours with a pinch of salt for now.

Last week, Infinity Ward launched Modern Warfare's content-jammed Second Season.

Call of Duty "seasons" are linked to the game's ranked system, which lets players progress through ranks by competing against each other.

It's an excuse to do a soft "reset" on the experience, and introduce new content.

Players were treated new maps, weapons, Operators and more.

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Sony recently confirmed the PS5 release date as coming before Christmas 2020.

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