Warzone Season 1 Reloaded scheduled to launch on January 17 brings a lot of new stuff and one of the most impactful feature was the cover exfil. Covert Exfil allows a team to exfil the match by calling a helicopter. The purpose of this feature is to allow players to escape the match with the weapons case.
The way cover exfil works is at the beginning of every match there will be a weapons case that players can search for in a limited space. Once a team holds the weapons case, their location is exposed to all the other teams. Exfilling with the weapons case rewards the team with exciting gear. Exfilling does not count as a win; instead has it’s own stats count.
Covert exfils can be purchased from Buy Stations scattered throughout the game. In a game, the maximum number of Covert Exfills allowed are five and they come at a hefty cost.
The community did not respond well to this feature and in response, Raven Software has decide to scrap the feature for standard Battle Royale. Here is what they said on Trello:
“Over the last few days, we’ve seen your feedback about the Covert Exfil feature and have decided not to launch it in standard Battle Royale with Season 1 Reloaded next week. We believe that Covert Exfil and the gameplay loop it provides, paired with the Weapons Case, will make for an exciting addition to Warzone. That said, we’ll instead launch both of these features in an upcoming dedicated mode. We’re looking forward to the new challenges that these features will provide and to your continued feedback once the mode is available.”
While we understand the devs have to work hard to innovate the game and bring new features, cancelling Cover Exfil may be for the best. Warzone is flourishing and experimenting now could harm the game. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.