In a surprising move, Activision Blizzard has announced the discontinuation of Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera, the updated version of the popular battle royale game. The decision comes as a shock to many players who have been enjoying the revamped experience. Warzone Caldera, which was initially removed but brought back under a new name, will be taken offline on September 21, 2023. Unfortunately, all progression, inventory items, and services will expire on that day, signalling the end of an era for Warzone fans.
As #Warzone moves ahead with exciting new experiences to come, Warzone Caldera will shut down on Sept 21.— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) June 22, 2023
All Caldera gameplay, player progression, inventories and online services will expire on that date. Learn more👉 https://t.co/BmN8sEOlZ7 pic.twitter.com/MH83AkeHUl
The original version of Warzone was released as part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) before becoming a standalone game. Over time, it became interconnected with Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard. However, players can rest assured that the closure of Warzone Caldera will not impact the traditional multiplayer modes of these Call of Duty titles, providing some solace for those who prefer the classic multiplayer experience.
In their official announcement, Activision Blizzard expressed their focus on future Call of Duty content, including the current Warzone free-to-play experience. They assured players to prepare for more Warzone content across consoles and PC, hinting at an exciting roadmap for the franchise. Additionally, the company revealed plans for the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile, which will feature a shared Battle Pass and cross-progression, allowing players to continue their journey seamlessly across different platforms.
As the news of Warzone Caldera’s closure spreads, a leak for the upcoming 2023 Call of Duty game has surfaced online, sparking speculation and anticipation among fans. While details about the leak remain scarce, it adds to the excitement surrounding the future of the franchise. Furthermore, players can enjoy a special treat this weekend as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is available to play for free, providing a nostalgic trip down memory lane for longtime fans of the series.
Although the end of Warzone Caldera may disappoint some players, Activision Blizzard’s strategic decision to focus on upcoming Call of Duty projects suggests a bright future for the franchise. Fans can look forward to more thrilling experiences in the world of Warzone, as well as the highly anticipated release of Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile, bringing the battle royale action to mobile devices. Stay tuned for further updates from the Call of Duty team and studios as they unveil more exciting details about their upcoming ventures.