For those that might be living under a rock, Call of Duty Warzone has been severed into two different portions since last fall: the original game and the newer ‘2.0’ that arrived in November as part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Noted, this latter adaptation includes cross-buy with the upcoming mobile version planned to roll out later down the line.
However, the same could not be said for the current version of the battle royale. Earlier in 2022, Activision & Infinity Ward confirmed any purchases of the game would remain in the original Warzone. So for fans that engaged heavily for years with the original game is stuck on Caldera until transitioning to the new title.
Well, that time is coming short, Activision revealed. In a new blog post on Thursday, Activision announced that Caldera is to be officially decommissioned starting this September. “As of September 21, 2023, Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera will shut down, as our teams focus on future Call of Duty content including the current Warzone free-to-play experience.
“We all have had incredible Warzone experiences across the Call of Duty franchise since its first launch, including those in Warzone Caldera. For those players who haven’t jumped over to the current Warzone activities, expect a vast amount of gameplay choices across three Battle Royale maps (including Season 04’s new map Vondel), as well as Ranked Play, the DMZ Beta featuring five different Extraction Zones, BlackCell offerings, and more.
“Players should prepare for even more Warzone content across consoles and PC, as well as a new era of Battle Royale on the go with the launch of Call of Duty®: Warzone™ Mobile, which includes a shared Battle Pass and cross-progression. The Call of Duty team and Studios look forward to sharing more details soon.
“Regarding purchased content in Warzone Caldera – from Modern Warfare® (2019), Black Ops Cold War, or Vanguard – that will continue to be accessible in those specific games. Please note that the Warzone Caldera shut down has no impact to current Warzone gameplay, inventory, or player progression in Al Mazrah or the other available maps, and we look forward to continuing with you in that new Warzone experience.”
What is your thoughts on the recent decision from Activision?