5th Canaltech Prize: Call of Duty Warzone is the most popular multiplayer of 2021

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The audience of Canaltech elected Call of Duty: Warzone as the best multiplayer game of 2021. It is the result of the 5th Canaltech Prizewhich selects the best brands, products and services of the year.

The Royal Battle of activision won 33.55% of the popular vote, continuing its reign in the prize: last year, the game was chosen as the Best PC game of 2021also in the popular vote.

It’s one of the best battle royale that players can find on the market today. Launched in 2020, the game pits 150 different people against each other until there’s only one – or team – left, while the map shrinks in size over time. The gameplay is first-person, and the fights are extremely frenetic: you can use weapons, grenades and various vehicles to try to guarantee victory.

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But after all, what war zone bring so special? Why is it the favorite of gamers? We will attempt to answer these questions below.

A great Call of Duty. It’s free!

Warzone’s latest update, December 2021, added an unprecedented coastal region to the game (Picture: Disclosure/Activision)

First, we must remember that Call of Duty is one of the most powerful and influential franchises in the market. The first game was released in 2003 and since then it’s been common to see a major franchise release every year or two selling out at top dollar (the most recent, Avant-gardecan reach R$ 439, for example).

So the idea of ​​having a free battle royale – which owes nothing to other big budget games – is great. The game managed to stand out even in a market already dominated by other games of the same genre, such as fortnite and PUBG: Battlegroundsbecoming the favorite among the players of the Canaltech.

What makes Call of Duty so special

In addition to ultra-realistic graphics and frenetic gameplay, war zone It has a few differences that set it apart from other battle royale games. The first is the contract system: these are short missions, spread over the map, which guarantee a good amount of money to buy better equipment. Among the main challenges, dominating a specific area of ​​the map, killing a certain player or looting several item chests, for example.

The second is the “Gulag”: when you die in the match, you are transported to a special area to face another player, in a 1v1 match, with limited equipment. The winner of the duel gets a second chance at the battle royale and is therefore reborn on the main map of the match.

Upon death, players can earn a chance to join the game in the ‘Gulag’ (Picture: Disclosure/Activision)

The third point is that the game is just plain fun. You and your team can fly over the map with a helicopter or… blow up a helicopter full of enemies, drive tanks and run over other players, find bunkers with valuable items and more. Another important detail is crossplay: Xbox players can play with PlayStation players, PC players and vice versa.

In 2021, Activision has also integrated the main releases of the series of Call of Duty with war zone. So when news arrives in the multiplayer mode of Avant-gardelike weapons, vehicles, maps, and the Battle Pass, the same news is also coming to the battle royale.

And speaking of content, that’s a lot! The game often hosts themed events and new Operators inspired by famous pop culture franchises. On Halloween, the game won Ghostface, from Panicand Frank the Rabbit, from Donnie Darko. It also had content Rambo, The judge and hard to killfor example.

Call of Duty: Warzone is available for free for consoles and PC. A the mobile version is on the waybut no release date has been announced.

To check all the winners of the 5th edition of the Canaltech Prizeyou just need to access the prize website, click here.

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