With Warzone 2 on the horizon, many players are wondering exactly what the fate of the original Call of Duty Warzone will be. While some suspected that the game would be taken offline permanently, Activision has given us some answers to ease our suspicions.
If you're asking these same questions and want to know what the future holds for the original Warzone, then we have you covered. Below we'll be discussing whether Warzone will be shutting down and what we can expect over the next few months from Warzone.
Is Warzone Caldera Shutting Down
Cutting straight to the point regarding the fan's concerns over the fate of Warzone, Activision responded to them in a recent blog post about Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. Simply put, the arrival of the sequel does not imply the end of the original Warzone.
Instead, Call of Duty: Warzone will be renamed Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera and will remain playable after a brief hiatus. Activision states that the relaunch strategy for the first game is included in the launch strategy for Warzone 2.0.
When Will Warzone Caldera Be Released
On the 16th of November, at around 11 am EST, Warzone will shut down as the fifth Call of Duty: Vanguard season of the game comes to an end as well. Warzone 2.0 will then go live and be accessible to all players for free a short while later at 1 pm EST.
Warzone 2.0 will then become the company's primary focus as they work to ensure a smooth launch and that the game's "free-to-play ecosystem is running effectively." The original Warzone will be put back online under its new name after a brief break for the Thanksgiving holiday and is scheduled to launch on the 28th of November.
This comes as a huge relief to many players since the cosmetic items that players unlocked or bought for the original Warzone won't transfer over to Warzone 2.0. According to Activision, this is taking place "as a result of a combination of community feedback, technical constraints, and a need to simplify Warzone 2's release to create a seamless player experience moving forward."
All purchases, battle pass content, and progression in Warzone Caldera are exclusive to that game. Nothing in Warzone 2.0 will be compatible with the first game. Players' double XP tokens from the first Warzone as well as any battle passes or store bundles, won't transfer over. Additionally, there won't be an in-game store, but any COD Points players have will transfer to Warzone 2.0.
So for right now, that's everything you need to know about the upcoming release of Warzone 2.0 and the temporary shutdown and return of Warzone Caldera.
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