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How to play the Warzone 2 Resurgence mode

Call of Duty Warzone 2 Resurgence is here. This new version of the respawn-focused battle royale mode features a brand new map in Ashika Island.

Call of Duty Warzone 2 has launched its second season. This new season comes with a slew of new features and changes for players to enjoy. Easily the most significant change is the release of the Resurgence mode. The Warzone 2 Resurgence mode makes its debut in the battle royale sequel, complete with a new location to visit.

Warzone 2 Resurgence mode: How it works

Players might recognize the Resurgence game mode from the original Call of Duty Warzone. However, when Warzone 2 came out in 2022, the popular game mode was nowhere to be seen. The same was said for the first season of Warzone 2 where Resurgence wasn’t available for players to check out.

Thankfully, Season 2 changed everything with the long-awaited release of Resurgence. It works exactly the same as it did in the previous Call of Duty battle royale title. The idea is to offer players a smaller-scale battle royale experience that is less focused on surviving for as long as you can with your single life.

Instead, the focus of the Resurgence game mode is to offer players unlimited respawns, so long as one teammate lives. For the vast majority of the match, anyone who dies can come back after a timer runs out. The only catch is that one person on the team has to live the whole time. If that player can get eliminations, it can even reduce the time for others to return.

Resurgence also takes place on a smaller map separate from that of the standard Al Mazrah battle royale location. This also includes far fewer players in the entire lobby, which might be appealing to those who are overwhelmed by the 150 players in regular battle royale.

Warzone 2 Resurgence launches with a plethora of modes for players to check out. There are solos, duos, trios, and quads versions you can pick between.

How to win Resurgence matches

For those looking to win a Resurgence match, it functions quite differently from the regular battle royale game modes. With the unlimited respawns for most of the match, this means that it is more about planning ahead and getting the best loot possible. This is also an elimination-focused game mode since the smaller map and player pool encourages more fights.

While you do have respawns for most of the match, the final segment of the match sees respawns disabled. At this point, every person alive is on their final life. The last team or player standing after this segment is said and done is the winner of it all.

What you want to do is try and get the best loot possible by searching and taking out other players. Take advantage of the respawns to get aggressive early and equipped for the final part of the match. The goal is to be tricked out in gear and weapons so that you are fully prepared to dominate the final part of the match in hopes of winning.

Ashika Island map explained

Image via Activision
Image via Activision

The Warzone 2 Resurgence map takes place on the new Ashika Island map. This new location fully replaces the Rebirth Island location from the original Warzone. Despite being brand new to Warzone 2, Ashika Island still has some familiar locales for players to check out.

The island location in Japan features a wonderfully familiar map location known as Tsuki Castle. This is the same classic multiplayer map, Castle, from World at War and Vanguard. It returns in this battle royale game, being the centerpiece of the entire gorgeous island. In addition to that, there are other major points of interest for you to land and loot at, including the following:

  • Oganikku Farms
  • Residential
  • Town Center
  • Shipwreck
  • Beach Club
  • Port Ashika

It seems that the Warzone 2 Resurgence mode is a permanent addition to the game, so players don’t have to worry about it leaving after this season.

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