Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Interrogation Mechanic Explained


Call of Duty: Warzone 2 possesses a bunch of exciting new game mechanics, and the interrogation system is one of its most useful and engaging.

The recent release of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has led to a plethora of fans flocking to the new free-to-play battle royale experience. While much of the title will feel familiar to fans of the original, a huge amount of fresh content has been added to bulk up the sequel.

Players will become more familiar with these changes as Call of Duty: Warzone 2 progresses through its life, but it is important for fans to familiarize themselves with some bigger new ideas to gain an edge over their opponents. One of the more useful mechanics added to Warzone 2 is interrogation, which can be leveraged to gain a huge combat advantage over enemy players.

The New Dynamics of Call of Duty: Warzone 2

Many fans have noted different pacing and overall dynamics in Warzone 2 compared to its popular predecessor Warzone from 2020. Perhaps as a result of the more grounded realism that Warzone 2’s game engine centers, many have characterized the title as slower paced, more tactical, and much more methodical. This is inherently controversial, with fans being somewhat split between the high-octane gameplay of the first Warzone and the more strategic elements of Warzone 2. To make up for this rift, there are a variety of new elements that work with this slower pacing.

For example, proximity chat is now available in Warzone 2, with players now being able to openly talk and listen to enemy players when getting close. While this has predictably already led to some goofy moments in standard gameplay, other mechanics surrounding proximity chat serve to heighten this experience further. One of these new mechanics is interrogations.

What Interrogations Add in Call of Duty: Warzone 2

Interrogations in Warzone 2 can only be carried out during team-based playlists, adding to the higher level of chaos that these particular modes often foster. In Warzone 2, players can interrogate enemies by approaching a downed, hostile player and holding the relevant button prompt, leading to an animation in which the incapacitated enemy is threatened until they reveal new information.

A successful interrogation will temporarily reveal the locations of that downed enemy’s surviving teammates, pinging them on the interrogator’s mini-map. Given how close-quarters and tense that team fights can be in Warzone 2, this information might become absolutely invaluable in the heat of the moment, making interrogations a very commendable new mechanic. These interactions are only made more comical with the presence of proximity chat, with downed players pleading not to be interrogated as the attacking players can potentially roleplay a real interrogation.

Many have noticed this mechanic is likely inspired by Fortnite, which introduced an essentially identical mechanic long before the launch of Warzone 2. It appears that Warzone 2 has been greatly inspired by Fortnite in many aspects, with the intense success of the latter understandably capturing a lot of attention throughout the industry. With the slower pace of Warzone 2, being able to gain fairly instant locational knowledge of a hostile’s teammates is a massive tactical bonus, adding to the layered strategy of the title.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.


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