It is hard to imagine that a video game as big as Warzone could disappear. We are talking about the 2019 game mode that brought the battle royale to the call of duty franchise and that he stood up to a Fortnite that seemed like it was never going to have a competition up to it. But it is happening: Activision is going to shut down Warzone or Warzone 1 forever… and it will do so in 2023.
He closure of the original Warzone It is something that has been rumored since the announcement of Warzone 2.0. It was strange that it was not done during the launch of the latter, since keeping both divided the community… although, on the other hand, they offered possibilities when it came to choosing where to play. However, keeping the original delivery alive is a effort, time and resources that the company does not want to continue investing.
As Warzone continues with exciting new experiences, Warzone Caldera will close on September 21, 2023. Caldera gameplay, player progress, inventories, and online services will expire on that date. – Official Activision Blog.
On September 21, 2023 we will say goodbye to Warzone. And how will this affect Call of Duty? This is good news for developers. RavenSoftware, because now they can focus completely on Warzone 2.0. As for the community, it loses Warzone Caldera as it already happened with Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep.
As for content purchased in Modern Warfare (2019), Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard’s Warzone Caldera, it will continue to be accessible in those specific games. – Official Activision Blog.
It is important to note that the disappearance of warzone cauldron it will not affect Warzone 2.0 in any way. The only pity about all this is that we lose the original experience as happened with Overwatch after the release of Overwatch 2. It would be great if Activision permanently integrated all the content of the first installment (maps mainly) in the second, although it will be more complicated with the paid cosmetic items.
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