Activision-owned studio Sledgehammer Games aided in the development of Call of Duty's new battle royale mode Warzone.
As revealed on Twitter (below), a software engineer – Josh Caratelli – for the developer claimed: "we've put a lot of hard work into this." The battle royale mode was teased in February.
The team has a long history with the Call of Duty franchise. Most notably, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: WWII.
However, the studio provided support in the development of the most recent title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Due to it having already been involved with the title, it's unsurprising the Australian team aided with the new battle royale mode. Sledgehammer Games opened an office in Melbourne in September 2019.
Modern Warfare is not the first game in the series to feature the popular mode. In 2018, Black Ops 4 featured the Blackout battle royale. The latest title became the franchise's most-played multiplayer game for six years. On top of this, five million digital copies were sold in its launch month in October 2019.
Earlier this week, it was hinted that a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remastered could drop in 2020. Last month, the Call of Duty movie was put on hold – it will be until all parties agree on a direction to go in.
Hello! Very excited! We've all put a lot of hard work into this.— Josh Caratelli (@josh_caratelli) March 10, 2020
No I will not be taking questions - you'll just have to check it out yourselves for F R E E tomorrow! :)#Warzone #ModernWarfare https://t.co/hyQu2p6aKg