MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded party queuing explained

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Party queuing is a new feature coming to both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 in Season 2 Reloaded. We’ve put together a breakdown of what you need to know, and how to use it.

Call of Duty fans have been anxiously awaiting the roll out of the mid-season Reloaded update in both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 2. New content is set to grace both games, including a brand new core 6v6 map in Modern Warfare 2 — Himmelmatt Expo.

In addition, all Squad sizes will be made available for Resurgence map Ashika Island in Warzone 2, and they’ll be sticking around to the end of the season. Three new party game modes are also set to arrive in MW2: Drop Zone, All or Nothing and One in the Chamber.

And though all this extra content will be the biggest draw for players hopping into MW2 and Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded, an extra social feature is set to arrive that’ll streamline parties — party queuing.

What is party queuing in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2?

Party queuing is a new social feature added to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 in the Season 2 Reloaded update. It allows players to automatically join a friend’s party once they are finished with their active match.

Once the option to party queue has been selected, you’ll wait in the hangar bay pre-match lobby until the friend you’re waiting on is done with their match. You’ll then automatically join their lobby for the next match.

While queuing, voice and text chat will be available with players currently in a match, and with all queued players in the in-game channel member list.

How does party queuing work in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2?

Players can access the party queuing feature via the in-game social menu. It works in a similar way to inviting friends to a party of channel.

Activision has noted that party queuing can cause the current squad to be ineligible to re-queue for a playlist if the new party size exceeds the match’s maximum party count. When this happens, you may need to switch to a game mode that suits the new party size.