The Warzone 2 experience may have alienated many regular groups of Warzone 1 players. Will they return for Season 2?


While Warzone 2 had been hotly anticipated by fans of the Call of Duty franchise and original Warzone players, it has not been spared from an outpouring of criticism for new game mechanics that have changed the flow of the game. A few of the most impactful changes has been the size of the launch map, Al Mazrah and the short time-to-kill (TTK). While some of these ‘negative’ features may be removed with the Season 2 update it’s yet to be seen whether alienated players will return in droves.

The biggest change that original Warzone players are looking forward to is the return of Resurgence for fast-paced gameplay. We don’t know much yet about the to-be-released Resurgence map, only that it will be a part of Season 2. Even the Season 2 launch of Resurgence is not without speculation as it may not launch at the beginning of the season but rather mid-cycle during Season 2 Reloaded.

“Yes, I know resurgence is coming back in February but if they keep the same movement mechanics that currently exist in WZ2, it will not be the same…”

There are many users like /u/Due_Abbreviations554, but there are also those who have rather enjoyed the Warzone 2 experience:

Here’s hoping that Warzone 2 will bring back the laughter, joy, and social bonding that Warzone delivered in its heyday. As you can see, Warzone really shines most when played with friends and we completely agree with these Redditors that without your core group of friends, it’s just not as enjoyable. If you’re looking to find a steady group of teammates then check out our Top 5 LFG Apps article to find out how to can start teaming up today.

Will players move to Apex Legends given the negative feedback Warzone 2 has received from community?


It’s no secret that many Warzone fans aren’t happy with how Warzone 2 was rolled out. This outcry from loyal players has prompted Activision to quickly follow-up with major changes in Season 2 of Warzone 2, with many seeing this as a reversal to Warzone 1 mechanics (in a good way).

However, will Warzone 1 players return in droves or has the damage already been done? One title that has been gaining in popularity while Activision figures out what they want Warzone 2 to become is Apex Legends. Taking a look at the data available through Steam, we see that while Warzone has been losing players, Apex Legends has been gaining:

  • Warzone 2 averaged 105K players in the last 30 days, a -41% drop
  • Apex Legends averaged 198K players in the last 30 days, a +16% gain

Image via Steamcharts

Couple this with popular streamers, like DrDisrespect claiming that Apex Legends is a better Battle Royale, players must be wondering what this means for the future of Warzone 2.

“There’s so many different elements in the game that require a sense of brains to make a decision and to execute the decision. That’s why I like Apex. You could feel intelligent design behind the game“, explains DrDisrespect in a recent YouTube video.

Looking to play some duos or trios this weekend? has one of the largest communities of Warzone players on our mobile app. Download the app today and share your favorite loadouts in the feed to get feedback from other community members. You can share clips to show your custom loadouts in action and find yourself some new followers. While you’re there, try the Team Up feature to form new squads and check out each member’s performance stats.

You can also test out your loadouts in competitive play with Z League’s Warzone tournaments. All of Z League’s tournaments leverage proprietary skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) algorithms to ensure that you’re always placed in a division with similarly-skilled players.