As you may have already guessed from its name, Warzone Caldera is Infinity Ward’s solution for fans of the original multiplayer game who aren’t quite ready to make the switch over to Warzone 2. Given that the sequel is irrevocably tied to the systems developed in Modern Warfare 2, moving into Warzone 2 Season 1 and beyond necessitates leaving all your progress behind and starting afresh.
Thankfully, the best free PC game preserves everything you unlocked in the original Warzone, including weapons, battle pass content, and premium purchases made in Modern Warfare (2019), Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard. Without further ado, here’s the full lowdown on Warzone Caldera, including its release date.
Warzone Caldera release date
The Warzone Caldera release date is November 28, 2022. Players can access the battle royale game on Battle.net by downloading the latest update for Modern Warfare 2019.
Warzone Rebirth Island
Warzone Caldera only supports the titular map at launch. Activision has not mentioned whether Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep are going to return to the game any time soon. If you’re partial to smaller maps, Infinity Ward suggests keeping an eye on upcoming plans for Warzone 2’s future seasons – so be sure to check out all the Warzone 2 Season 2 speculation we have for the moment.
Warzone Caldera Store
While Warzone Caldera won’t have an in-game store, COD Points will be transferrable between all games, so you can continue using this currency to purchase cosmetics and other in-game content. However, just as you can’t take any of this content into Warzone 2 or Modern Warfare 2, you also can’t transfer XP tokens between games.
That’s the full scoop on Warzone Caldera. If you’re a long-time fan of the original Warzone that’s planning on diving into Warzone 2, your first port of call should be our guides detailing the best guns in Warzone 2, along with the best loadout drops, to get up to speed with how the meta has changed between games. It’s also worth checking out the changes to the Warzone 2 Gulag, as well as new features like interrogations and proximity chat, that are liable to shake up moment-to-moment gameplay.