How Many Players Are in Call of Duty: Warzone?

Call of Duty Warzone

Wondering how many players are in one match of Call of Duty: Warzone, the game’s battle royale mode? Here’s everything you need to know.

With the recent Call of Duty: Warzone update, Battle Royale Quads now has 200 players. However, Solos, Duos, and Trios still remain capped at 150 players.

The increase in player count for Quads is noticeable. It’s essentially an additional 12 teams to contend with. You’ll feel Verdansk is busier, and that you’re encountering enemy teams more often.

One of the elements that is so attractive about battle royale is the flexibility it affords players in terms of their playstyle. If you want to play it stealthy, and hide out in the woods until the very last second, that’s a perfectly valid strategy. However, if you wish to carve a bloody path through enemy teams, that’s also valid. Call of Duty: Warzone is particularly good in this regard because its Gulag and “buy back” system allow players a second or even third bite of the apple, and you can adapt your strategy within the space of one game (as opposed to a game like PUBG, where you might die in the first ten seconds, then have to wait for another game, uncertain whether you should change your tactic or whether you were just unlucky).

However, the increase to 200 players puts more pressure on the opening segment of the game. Even dropping feels more dangerous. It’s harder than ever to find a space on the map where you aren’t dropping amidst clouds of other players. Whether you see this as a good thing or a bad thing depends on your play style. It certainly means the games start with a bang. As someone who takes a while to “warm up” their COD muscles, it may take me a few weeks to adjust to this more frenetic gameplay.

Joseph Sale is a novelist, creator of dark twines and a gamer. He loves RPGs, open worlds and survival horrors (the latter of which he used to play in an old shed in his back garden - because apparently Resident Evil wasn't atmospheric enough). He looks out for games with a strong narrative; he's a great believer the very best games long outlive their console, and those are the classics he holds on to.