“We’ve got a job to do.” – CIA Special Officer Russell Adler, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
If you’ve read the previous guide chapter, you should know the basics of playing Warzone. Now let’s get you in a game.
From the main menu, hover over to the Warzone column – in between Black Ops Cold War on the left and Modern Warfare™ on the right – and select it. If you have the full Call of Duty: Modern Warfare experience, you can also pick the Campaign, Multiplayer, or Co-Op modes as well. If you own Black Ops Cold War, you may also select its game mode options and be cross-launched into the game directly from Warzone.
Once you select Warzone, you’ll be taken to the Pre-Game Lobby, which normally has seven submenus: Play, Weapons, Operators, Challenges, Battle Pass, Barracks, and Store. At certain times during seasons, a Seasonal Event submenu appears between “Play” and “Weapons.”
This section of the guide details all seven of those menus, and more, in detail, here’s a quick summary of what they are and what we’ll cover:
Play: This is where you choose a game mode.
Seasonal Events: This is the home page for limited-time missions, which will appear right next to the Play submenu.
While technically not a menu on the tab itself, this section also covers the Social menu, where you can add friends, invite them to games, create Regiments, and more.
Weapons – This is where you edit your Loadout (found in a Loadout Drop, or as standard in Plunder), select a watch, customize your vehicles, and view your Armory. This section also details strategies for everything that is included with a Loadout Drop – weapons, perks, and equipment – most of which is also available as in-game loot.
Operators – This is where you choose an operator. This is your in-game avatar that you can customize with skins, quips, and Finishing Moves.
Challenges – This is where you check your Daily Challenge progress, and swap active challenges with those in your Reserves.
Barracks – This is where you can customize your Identity and see your Rank Progression and Records, including your current Prestige progress.
Battle Pass – This is where the Battle Pass system, a tiered content system that has a free tiers and tiers that require purchase of the Battle Pass. Visit this menu to see your current progress within the Battle Pass system. Whenever you have a gold diamond icon next to the name of the menu, there is something new for you to see here.
Store – This is where you can purchase bundles, Call of Duty League™ team packs, and upgrade to the full Modern Warfare and/or Black Ops Cold War experience. Anything you can get in the Store – which may overlap with what you could get in the Battle Pass – will be covered here, including Watches and Vehicle Customization options. Like the Battle Pass, a gold diamond icon will appear next to here if there is something new in the Store for you.
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