How does Circle Collapse work in Warzone 2?

Circle Collapse or Safe Zone is one of the key elements of any Battle Royale game, including Call of Duty: Warzone. For Warzone 2, the developers have reworked how this mechanic works in addition to changing the flow of looting, vehicles, and core gameplay. Let’s see how the new safe zone structure works in Warzone 2.

New Circle Collapse in Call of Duty Warzone 2

You can easily interpret from the images above how the new circle collapse will work. In the first phase, the positioning of the first circle is marked on the map when you get out of the plane and try to get to your preferred landing spot. The second phase of collapsing the circle is where you see a real shift from the traditional Battle Royale formula.


Instead of closing more into a smaller circle, the safe zone is divided into several small areas separated from each other. The split can result in between two and four safe zones to play in. Thereafter, these individual circles continue to shrink until they eventually converge into a single safe zone as the match draws to a close, as shown in the fourth image.

Obviously, this change is quite drastic and you will have to get used to it. This will change the way players approach positioning and relocating in Warzone. It can also create instances where all teams are concentrated in two circles while the third is left empty or with one team. Anyway, Warzone 2 is a new game and it’s good to see some changes, we’ll just have to wait and see how things pan out.

Stay tuned to ps4games for more Call of Duty content. In the meantime, check out our articles on All Vehicles and Customization Options in the Modern Warfare 2 Beta and All Levels of Progression and Unlocks in the Modern Warfare 2 Beta.