Plunder mode in MW3 Warzone was a popular game mode that allowed players to collect cash and deposit it in designated locations. However, in Warzone Season One, Plunder mode was removed from the game and replaced by two new modes: Rotation Resurgence and Slay Ride Resurgence.
This article will explain what Plunder mode was, what changes were made to Warzone Season One, and why Plunder mode was replaced.
What is Plunder in Warzone?
A new game mode called “Plunder mode” was added to MW3 Warzone, the third game in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series. In Plunder mode, players had to get cash in a number of ways, such as by stealing, killing enemies, finishing quests, or finding supply boxes. The goal was to gather as much cash as possible and put it in certain places, like banks, helicopters, or balloons. The game is won by the team that has the most cash at the end of the match or by the team that gets to a certain amount of cash first. Players in Plunder mode could use their own custom loadouts and had access to more cars and weapons than in regular Battle Royale mode. They could also respawn as many times as they wanted.
Changes to Warzone Season One
Warzone Season One was a major update that was released on December 16, 2023. It brought many changes to the game, such as:
- Movement changes: The movement speed and mechanics were tweaked to make the game more realistic and balanced. For example, the sprint speed was reduced, the slide cancel was nerfed, and the jump height was lowered.
- Perk changes: The perks were rebalanced to make them more useful and diverse. For example, the Ghost perk no longer hid players from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors, the Overkill perk no longer allowed players to carry two primary weapons, and the EOD perk no longer reduced explosive damage.
- New perks added: Three new perks were added to the game, namely: High Alert, which alerted players when they were being aimed at by enemies; Restock, which replenished lethal and tactical equipment over time; and Amped, which increased weapon swap speed and rocket launcher reload speed.
Plunder Changes in Warzone Season One
Along with the general changes to the game, Warzone Season One also brought some specific changes to the Plunder mode, such as:
The lockdown feature, which prevented players from respawning or depositing cash after a certain time, was removed from the game. This made the matches more dynamic and unpredictable, as players could continue to collect and deposit cash until the end of the game.
This was a new mode that replaced the Plunder mode in the Verdansk map. In this mode, players had to collect cash and deposit it in designated locations, similar to the Plunder mode. However, the twist was that the map was divided into five zones, and each zone had a different respawn rule. For example, in the Downtown zone, players could only respawn if they had a teammate alive in the same zone; in the Airport zone, players could only respawn if they had enough cash in their inventory; and in the Military Base zone, players could only respawn if they had completed a contract in the same zone. The zones would rotate every few minutes, forcing players to adapt to different situations and strategies.
Slay Ride Resurgence
This was another new mode that replaced the Plunder mode in the Rebirth Island map. In this mode, players had to collect cash and deposit it in designated locations, similar to the Plunder mode. However, the twist was that the map was decorated with festive elements, such as snow, lights, and presents. The presents contained random loot, such as weapons, cash, or killstreaks. The mode also featured a special vehicle, the Slay Ride, which was a modified truck with a mounted minigun and a festive horn. The Slay Ride could be used to transport cash, kill enemies, or create chaos.