23 Jul 2021 1:34 PM +00:00

Warzone's new Payload mode aims to transcend game's battle royale roots

The Season 4 Reloaded update for Warzone is finally live, and Raven Software has added a big limited-time mode called Payload.

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What is this new game mode all about, and why is Payload a big deal for Warzone? Here's everything you need to know about it.

Latest - How to Play Payload Mode in Warzone Now

Now that the Warzone Season 4 Reloaded update has been live for a little while, you can jump into the new Payload mode in Warzone.

This wasn't the case initailly as it didnt appear as a playable mode straight away.

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The Payload game mode on Warzone is limited-time so be sure to make the most of it whilst it's around.

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Payload Mode Explained

Warzone is finally getting a dedicated, objective-based game mode and it looks like the first step in Raven Software's quest to keep Warzone alive going forwards. The battle royale format is tried, tested, and tired. Warzone just isn't quite landing the same shots as its "competition" and fans are getting more and more frustrated.

Thankfully, it looks like Raven Software is going to try something new with Warzone through their new Payload mode. Whether it comes off, or crashes and burns, it's a good sign from the development team.

Payload is similar to WWII's War Mode in the sense it pits two teams of 20 against one another in a "race against time" escorting Objective Vehicles across certain areas of the map.

" Payload pits two teams of 20 players against each other in a race against time for crucial intel, as these vehicles carry satellite parts that could help shift the balance of the war between Perseus and NATO.
" If the attacking team escorts all vehicles across all Checkpoints within the time limit, they win the match. The defending team can not only pick attackers off the payload vehicles to slow them down, but also buy and build obstacles to stall these vehicles on the tracks."

It sounds intriguing and we're hoping it takes off. Verdansk is a pretty big place and there's so much you can do with it.

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When Does Season 4 Reloaded Come Out?

Warzone's next title update released on July 15th. However, you can preload and preinstall the update ahead of time if you want to jump into the update as soon as possible.

You should be able to start pre-downloading the Season 4 Reloaded update for Warzone from 09:00 PST / 12:00 EST / 17:00 BST on July 14th. This might only give you a day to sort things out, but it should help if you want to be ready for the update.

In addition to this, the Warzone update is going to take up a bit of space. Here's everything you need to know about the download size for the Season 4 Reloaded update.

You might need a bit more than this to account for the Update Copying Process Warzone and Black Ops Cold War utilises.

  • PlayStation 5: 8.9 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 8.9 GB
  • Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 9.2 GB
  • Xbox One: 9.2 GB
  • PC: 9.2 GB (Warzone Only) / 10.4 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
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It might say you need additional space, but this won't be used by the update and should still be free when you are finished.