Call of Duty: Warzone is free for everyone on PlayStation

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'Call of Duty: Warzone' will be free to play for everyone on PlayStation whether they have a PS Plus subscription or not.

The new battle royale mode from developers Activision launches at 3pm GMT today for existing Modern Warfare players and promises 150-player action on a sprawling new map.

Those coming to Warzone without an existing account on Modern Warfare, however, will have to wait until 7pm GMT to start their downloads.

Activision's blog describes Warzone as 'a massive new combat experience where up to 150 players take the role of a veteran Tier 1 Operator and drop in to the dense and sprawling world of Verdansk.

'Warzone is a game-changer packed with non-stop and endless action that’s free-to-play and free-for-everyone!'

While a PS Plus subscription isn't required to play Warzone, existing subscribers will get the bonus of an exclusive and free 'Call of Duty: Warzone' Combat Pack at the Playstation Store.

Xbox One users will have to have an existing Xbox Live Gold membership to play and those hoping to play on PC will have to activate a Battle.net account to join the fray.

As announced via the official Call of Duty Twitter account, the patch for current Modern Warfare owners will be 15-22 GB, while new players just looking to play Warzone will face a whopping estimated 80 - 100 GB download.

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Activision have confirmed a series of new mechanics coming to their multiplayer experience in Warzone including being taken prisoner in the Gulag and objectives across the map in the form of Contracts.

Read the full details here.

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