Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera to Shut Down in September

Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera will end operations on September 21, 2023. The focus will shift to future Call of Duty content, including the ongoing free-to-play Warzone experience.
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Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera will cease its operations on September 21, 2023. This development comes as part of the strategic redirection of resources by the teams involved towards the development of future Call of Duty content, particularly the ongoing 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,” the team statement read. As focus shifts, players who haven’t explored current Warzone activities can look forward to an array of gameplay options. These include three Battle Royale maps (including Season 04’s new map Vondel), as well as Ranked Play, the DMZ Beta with five different Extraction Zones, BlackCell offerings, and more.

The team promises more Warzone content for console and PC players in the future. The advent of Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile also signals a new era of Battle Royale gaming on mobile platforms, complete with a shared Battle Pass and cross-progression capabilities. More details about these developments will be shared by the Call of Duty team and Studios in due course.

As for the content that players purchased in Warzone Caldera – from Modern Warfare (2019), Black Ops Cold War, or Vanguard – this will remain accessible within the respective games. The statement further clarified, “Please note that the Warzone Caldera shut down has no impact on 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.”

The statement concluded with a note of appreciation: “Thank you to the Call of Duty community and to our developers for making Call of Duty: Warzone an amazing place to play together.”

Source: Call of Duty Blog

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.


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