Warzone Stimulus Mode: Everything You Need to Know

Stimulus Mode changes how you respawn in Battle Royale.
Stimulus Mode changes how you respawn in Battle Royale. / Photo by Infinity War

Warzone received a surprise playlist update earlier today, with the normal Battle Royale Solos replaced with a new mode called Stimulus. Here's what you need to know about the new mode.

Warzone Stimulus Mode: Everything You Need to Know

Stimulus is like normal battle royale, but with one key difference: no Gulag. Instead, you'll respawn if you have enough cash on you when you die.

The twist changes the fundamental way you go about Battle Royale, making you decide on spending money for gear or saving it for a respawn. Do you want to cash out for a shiny build, or do you want to save your money in case you get killed?

Respawns cost $4,500, but you lose half your cash when you die. You'll need $9,000 in your pocket if you want a second chance. You'll have to weigh if that second chance is worth the expense of gear that keeps you alive.

The mode seems like an experiment to see where Infinity Ward should take Battle Royale. We'll see how the game reacts to this resource oriented mechanic, as players love the Gulag mechanic.

Helicopters also return in this update, after being removed to examine a bug where you could fly under the map and shoot people from below.