Buy Back Warzone Mode Returns - Game Mode Explained

Standard Battle Royale has been removed in place of Buy Back!

By Kyle Knight

August 27, 2021

After the new weekly playlist update went live in Warzone, fans were shocked to discover that the standard Battle Royale mode had been removed in favor of Battle Royale Buy Back.

The Buy Back mode isn’t new and has featured a few times before, but if you missed out on the popular mode previously, here’s everything you need to know.

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Warzone Weekly Playlist Update

On Thursday, August 26th, a brand new Playlist Update went live in Warzone. As mentioned previously, this update completely removed the standard Battle Royale mode.

Included in the Warzone update was:

  • Verdansk – Buy Backs – Solos, Duos, Trios, Quads
  • Verdansk – Payload
  • Verdansk – Plunder – Quads

But with new additions meant the removal of some popular modes:

  • Verdansk – BR – Solos, Duos, Trios, Quads
  • Verdansk – King Slayer
  • Verdansk – Plunder – Trios

Black Ops Cold War also received some new game modes in the Weekly Playlist Update. More details on Cold War’s new modes can be found at the link below.

  • MORE: Warzone & Cold War Playlist Update Today (August 26) – Patch Notes

But, what exactly is Battle Royale Buy Back? And when will players be able to jump back into the standard Battle Royale mode that we’re all used to?

What Is Buy Back In Warzone? Game Mode Explained

Buy Back in Warzone is incredibly similar to the standard Battle Royale mode, but with an added twist.

Warzone was the first Battle Royale game to include a ‘Gulag’, which allows players to get a second chance at redeployment if they can win a 1v1 match. However, Buy Back completely eliminates the Gulag and allows players to redeploy if they or their teammate have enough cash in their inventory when they die.

Although that’s the only change in the mode, it completely changes the way that Warzone is played. The mode incentivizes collecting cash and doing contracts as they now serve a bit more of a purpose.

Completing contracts rewards players with cash, which is vital in the Buy Back mode. This means that the game is generally filled with fewer campers, making for a much more intense game.

Plus, the Gulag isn’t to everyone’s liking, so being able to redeploy without having to 1v1 someone will appeal to a lot of players.

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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