With Warzone 2.0 due to launch next week, Infinity Ward and Activision have finally confirmed exactly what will happen to Call of Duty: Warzone, which will relaunch with a new Caldera name after going offline for several days. The downtime is so that Raven Software can focus all of their resources on the successful launch of Warzone 2.0.
When will Call of Duty: Warzone go offline?
The Warzone servers will go down at approximately 8 AM PT on November 16. This is the same time that Call of Duty: Vanguard Season Five will end. A couple of hours later, Warzone 2.0 will launch but the original battle royale experience will remain offline for a while. Warzone will relaunch as Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera at approximately 10 AM PT on November 28, meaning the game will be offline for 12 days.
After the relaunch, Warzone Caldera will be a completely separate experience to Warzone 2.0. Players will be faced with a “standard battle royale playlist” and there will be a few changes:
- Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep will be removed from the game
- Warzone Caldera will not have an in-game store
- Players will still be able to access their player progression, cross-progression for XP and Weapon XP, inventories, Battle Pass content, weapons, Store Bundles, and other purchases from Modern Warfare, Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard. These can’t be used in Warzone 2.0.
- Players will not be able to access content from Modern Warfare II or Warzone 2.0.
- There will be 2XP and 2WXP Tokens but these cannot be transferred to Warzone 2.0.
Those who want to move on to Warzone 2.0 instead will be “gifted a few items to use”, although these weren’t specified.