Warzone 2 Gulag changes explained

Everything you need to know about the Warzone 2 Gulag, including match stipulations, how the Jailer works, and what you can keep if you somehow escape

Warzone 2 Gulag: a soldier hiding behind a concrete barrier while another soldier looks for him from behind a van.

Want to know about the new Warzone 2 Gulag? One of the key features of the original Call of Duty Warzone is what happens when you bite the bullet. Instead of being immediately eliminated like in most battle royale games, you’re thrown into a small map with one other player and tasked with fighting with them to the death. If you succeed, you return to the action, but failure will result in a game over.

A blog post on the Call of Duty website details many different mechanics in the FPS game. This includes the brand new Al Mazrah Warzone 2 map and the changes to the Warzone 2 Gulag. Key differences, such as the fact it’s a 2v2 match taking place in a multi-level arena, will affect how you will play this ruthless mini-game and what equipment you have on you when you return to the battlefield. Here’s everything you need to know about the Gulag.

Warzone Gulag 2 changes

The main difference between the Gulag between Warzone and Warzone 2 is that fights are now 2v2. So if your team wins, you given a second chance and spawn back into Al MAzrah.

In addition to the starting loadout, players can also pick up highly effective weapons and gear in the centre of the Gulag. To give you a fighting chance when you respawn, any weapons you pick up in the Gulag come with you when you escape.

You will also find the Jailer, an AI-controlled character with more health than the operators, in the centre of the map. He is wielding a minigun, making him a pretty formidable opponent. Should you kill him and grab his key to escape the confines of the Gulag, all four prisoners will return to the map. This presents players with a choice of either talking to the other players using Warzone 2 proximity chat to agree to kill the Jailer together or betraying their rivals and gunning them down while they’re distracted.

If all players take too long to eliminate the other team or the Jailer, all four operators will lose and be permanently eliminated from the match.

That’s all we know for now about the Warzone 2 Gulag. There’s plenty more to learn about the battle royale game, particularly when it comes to the brand new Warzone 2 DMZ mode, which takes its inspiration from the exfil format popularised by Escape From Tarkov. We also have a full list of the best Warzone 2 loadout drops, so you can continue to dominate the ever-shrinking battlefield.