Season 2 of Warzone 2.0 is bringing back the 1v1 Gulag

We missed you, 1v1

Warzone 2.0 brought about a whole host of changes to Call of Duty‘s beloved battle royale mode, but the most divisive of them all has to be the new version of the Gulag, which changed from a 1v1 fight to a 2v2 with the introduction of the sequel. As if it wasn’t already hard enough contending with two enemies instead of one, especially if you have a teammate who is AFK, uncooperative, etc., they also added a Jailer with a minigun for you to contend with, too. It’s clear to me why this was one of the least popular changes that came along with Warzone 2.0.

Thankfully we won’t have to put up with it for very much longer, though, because Infinity Ward has announced on Twitter that they’re reverting the Gulag back to its former 1v1 glory. This change is scheduled to be implemented along with the Season 2 update for both Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare II, which we learned yesterday has been delayed by two weeks. I guess this gives us yet another reason to look forward to the game’s second season, along with bug fixes, a new Raid episode, and new game modes, just to name a few of the upcoming features.

Season 2 is officially dropping on February 15, as per a tweet from the Call of Duty Twitter account yesterday, so we only have to deal with the 2v2 shenanigans for a little while longer. It’s nice that they wanted to branch out and try something new to keep things feeling fresh, but unfortunately, this turned out to be more of a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” situation.

Noelle Warner
Features Editor - After a few years of working in game development, Noelle joined the Destructoid team in 2021. She particularly loves interactive storytelling and cuddling with her cats!