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Call of Duty Warzone’s ‘Temporary’ 200-Player Bloodbath is Annoying

Call of Duty Warzone’s ‘Temporary’ 200-Player Bloodbath is Annoying

Call of Duty Warzone just got an update that makes it possible for 200-players to play together, but it’s only temporary for some reason.


June 30, 2020 10:13 AM UTC

  • Call of Duty Warzone just received an update that adds 200-player matches.
  • The new addition is only temporary, according to an image in Activision’s blog post.
  • This mode really should just become a permanent addition to the game already.

Call of Duty Warzone Season 4 is here. With it comes a whole spate of new content. One of those new features is a massive 200-player battle mode.

Combat in Warzone is sure to be even more hectic than ever before. The only issue is that for some reason, Activision has decided to make this a limited-time feature.

If 200-player battles are possible in Call of Duty Warzone, why on earth are they only a temporary addition?

Call of Duty Warzone - 200 Player ModeCall of Duty Warzone - 200 Player Mode
The ‘limited-time mode’ part at the top of this image from Activision’s blog is what causes all of this confusion. Is there any good reason why this mode needs to be limited-time at all? | Source: Activision Blog

Call of Duty Warzone Should Just Keep 200-Player Battles

200-player battles being added to Warzone post-launch is an excellent move. It wasn’t so long ago that having this sort of player count was considered a selling point for an entire game. Now it can be added after the fact.

If it’s possible to add this number of players in a single match, it seems crazy to take that away again. Why would they not want Warzone to have as many features as possible?

It’s not even like Activision will be able to sell it on as DLC or in-game purchases afterward, either. Once someone has been given away for free, it becomes incredibly difficult to sell it later.

Is This Just a Marketing Ploy?

The only way this time limit makes sense is if Activision is using it as a ploy to pull in new players. I imagine that many gamers may flock to Call of Duty Warzone after hearing this news.

If that is the case, then the time limit is a load of rubbish. It’ll create some decent FOMO and draw in players. Then they’ll take it away for a few months and bring it back again in another temporary event.

We can probably expect that cycle for the rest of Warzone’s lifespan primarily if it works and draws in large numbers of players. If it doesn’t work, they might not bother removing it at all. Only time will tell.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of

William Worrall @mizushinzui

William Worrall is a professional writer based out of the UK who has been writing about video and tabletop games for over a decade and has covered industry events such as EGX and UKGE. Contact him at:

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