It appears Activision has bigger plans for Call of Duty: Warzone this year, as the free-to-play battle royale is coming to the Call of Duty League. The top executive of Activision’s professional gaming division teased Warzone will be added to pro competitions in the future.
Johanna Faries, the top executive in question, revealed to ScreenRant that Warzone was for sure coming to the Call of Duty League. Faries also stated that the company isn’t ready to talk about specifics regarding how it will work.
“There are [plans to bring Warzone to Call of Duty League], and we’re excited to announce those plans in the coming weeks and months,” Faries said. “We’ve been closely monitoring the introduction and the wild popularity of Warzone since last spring. We did bring in Warzone related content with our pros last season, but we’ve taken the off-season to think bigger about what a more structured investment could look like. There are really exciting things to come as early as this season.”
The second Call of Duty League season begins in February with Black Ops Cold War. Of course, all matches will be played online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a set of changes for this year’s competition.
Warzone brought in 85 million players for its first year, and has been making plenty of money for Activision with its numerous microtransactions.