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.