Call of Duty: Warzone to stick with existing engine for Black Ops Cold War integration

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Call of Duty: Warzone will stick with its existing engine for the upcoming Black Ops Cold War integration, an Activision employee has said.

In a post on ResetEra, a user called ShutterMunster, who is verified on the site as an Activision art lead, stepped in to say "there will not be an engine shift for Warzone". Eurogamer has asked Activision for comment.

There had been speculation about whether Warzone would move over to the engine powering Black Ops Cold War after Activision confirmed Cold War's integration with Warzone kicks off in December 2020.

Treyarch's Black Ops Cold War has a different look and feel compared to Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare, with its own mechanics, animations, weapon balancing, time to kill and soldier movement.

How much of Black Ops Cold War will be felt in Warzone remains to be seen, but we do know all new Black Ops Cold War weapons and operators you unlock will be usable in both Black Ops (as you'd expect) and Warzone. Content within the Black Ops battle pass, as well as new Black Ops store content, will also work across Black Ops and Warzone.

Modern Warfare players can continue to use their Modern Warfare content in Warzone when Black Ops launches, too. Players can choose either their Black Ops loadout or their Modern Warfare loadout for Warzone, Activision has said.

Infinity Ward and Raven Software's free-to-download battle royale is currently balanced for Modern Warfare loadouts, so it'll be interesting to see how the game is affected by having Black Ops Cold War loadouts thrown into the mix.

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