The servers of the first Call of Duty: Warzone are about to close, so its days are numbered.
In 2020, the Call of Duty series joined the Battle Royale craze and frenzy with Warzone. This new free-to-play title quickly became one of the most popular and a genre staple.
Warzone, over time, saw multiple updates that changed the core experience and added new content, such as maps and weapons. Now, this experience has given way to its sequel in 2022. Unfortunately, for all fans of the original Warzone, it will soon cease to be permanently accessible.
Changes in Warzone
With the debut of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 at the end of last year, the franchise’s first Battle Royale was renamed Warzone Caldera. The game’s developers named it after the last map that debuted alongside CoD: Vanguard in 2021. Although this title stopped receiving updates and patches, players could get together to live a classic experience with their friends.
CoD: Warzone Caldera to close its servers
The game developers have informed us that in September 2023, CoD: Warzone Caldera will close its servers for good. Unfortunately, the free-to-play game says goodbye for good this year; now its creators are devoting all their attention to the sequel, which arrived shortly after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. All this information has been revealed on Activision’s official blog, where the game’s developers comment on the closure of the servers.
According to the information, Caldera will close the servers on September 21, 2023. Now Warzone developers are moving forward with new and exciting adventures.
On September 21, all online servers, progress, and player inventories will be lost. Activision’s team assures that all developer workers will concentrate on the upcoming Call of Duty content, including the free Warzone experience.
On the other hand, Activision’s statement reports that all skins and cosmetic items from Warzone the Cauldron will not be transferable to Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
Fortunately, the game developers guarantee that players will still be able to equip and use them in the games they came from: Vanguard, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare (2019).
As #Warzone moves ahead with exciting new experiences to come, Warzone Caldera will shut down on Sept 21.
All Caldera gameplay, player progression, inventories and online services will expire on that date. Learn more👉 https://t.co/BmN8sEOlZ7 pic.twitter.com/MH83AkeHUl
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) June 22, 2023
The company also hinted that Season 4 and beyond will see many new features added to the Battle Royale sequel. Ranked matches, the Vondel map, BlackCell offers, and more can be found in the new content.
In closing, Activision thanks the Call of Duty players community and the team who worked hours to make CoD: Warzone an amazing place to play with friends.