Warzone Private Matches Are Here
Private Matches have been added to Call of Duty: Warzone as of title update 1.29. The private match lobbies have been in the game files since the launch of Warzone, and are a welcome addition to Warzone.
Whether you’re looking to run a tournament, play with friends privately, or complete easter eggs, you can do it all in private matches of Warzone, but there is one catch.
Private Match Game Modes and Minimum Player Requirements
Private Warzone Matches are here, however they are only in a beta state at the moment. Each mode requires a minimum number of players to launch.
- BR – 50 Players Required to Start (Solos, Duos, Trios, Squads)
- Plunder – 30 Players Required to Start
- Mini BR – 24 Players Required to Start (Trios)
Activision has asked anyone who participates in private lobbies to share any bugs or feedback with them!
We know that not everyone has 24 friends available to play to meet the minimum requirements, but this mode seems to be more for large community events and tournaments. However, there are several ways you can find a private warzone lobby to get in yourself!
We will be running custom lobbies all week long leading up to the release of Black Ops Cold War on friday, if you’d like in be sure to join our discord and leave us your Activision ID. We will be live on our twitch channel daily with custom lobbies.
Custom Warzone Rules Coming After Beta
Many professional Call of Duty and Warzone players have voiced their concerns with private lobbies and how they will affect the player base for Warzone. Some are concerned that it will further split the player base, while others believe it will kill the competitive scene of Warzone in it’s current state.
I don’t think private matches for Warzone will ever work unless SEVERAL things are banned (i.e. recon contracts, RPGs, a lot of equipment, etc). And even then, I’m pretty sure most viewers would rather watch kill races/2v2 quads than a camp fest until zone 5
— NRG HusKerrs (@HusKerrs) November 10, 2020
The good news is that we are currently in the “beta” version of custom lobbies, and based on previous evidence from the game files, a lot more customization options are coming.
These customizations include:
- Circle Speed
- Circle Starting Size
- Number of Lives
- Max Health
- Health Regeneration
- Weapon Mounting (Enabled or Disabled)
- Allow Revives
- Show Enemy Death Location
- Downed Health
- Downed Revived Health
- Downed Bleedout Timer
- Downed Revive Time
- Downed Give Up Time
This just a list of the most recent customization option we’ve seen in game. It’s worth nothing that these may not all make it into the final release of Warzone private matches, but these are just a few of the customization options we’ve seen.
You can see them all in the video posted above from a few weeks ago.