Call of Duty Warzone Caldera release date, progression, and more

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Warzone Caldera is a slight change to the first iteration of Warzone as the focus switches to the launch of Warzone 2. While several players plan on making the jump to Call of Duty's latest battle royale offering, the option to drop into Caldera is remaining.

Rather than scrapping it altogether, the servers will stay on for those wanting to continue playing on the Pacific island. In addition to a slight name change, there are plenty of other modifications on their way.

Ahead of its launch, take a look at our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 guns to use along with the best Caldera landing spots.

What is Warzone Caldera?

Warzone Caldera is the new name for the first version of Warzone. Players can carry on dropping onto the island even when Warzone 2 is the primary focus which is great news for those waiting to see if the new game is worth playing.

It's a stripped version of Warzone, with certain features disappearing altogether so Raven Software continues maintaining the game so it runs as smoothly as possible.

Warzone Caldera release date

Warzone Caldera is set to launch on November 28 after a brief period of downtime starting on November 16. Once Warzone 2 is up and running, the Warzone Caldera servers will switch on again and players can drop into the action once more.

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Warzone Caldera progression

Warzone Caldera continues using the same progression system as Vanguard, 2019's Modern Warfare, and Black Ops Cold War. All level progression, battle pass progression, and weapon XP carries over between the titles but won't feature any Warzone 2 content.

You'll also have access to all your cosmetic items which is great news for those not wanting to part ways with their collection.

Does Warzone Caldera have Rebirth Island?

For fans of smaller maps, it's bad news. Warzone Caldera will not feature Rebirth Island or Fortune's Keep in any capacity. The only playable map is Caldera which is far from popular in comparison to Verdansk.

Activision says fans of small maps will see a new battleground arrive during the Warzone 2 cycle.

Warzone Caldera playlists


During the Pacific era, there were plenty of playlists and modes for players to jump into but this isn't the case in Warzone Caldera. Activision says players can expect a standard battle royale playlists meaning these are the only modes available to play:

  • Solos
  • Duos
  • Trios
  • Quads

It's not much but it's to be expected with Raven Software lending its expertise to Warzone 2.

That's all there is to know about Warzone Caldera. Once more information appears, we'll update the guide with the latest intel. In the meantime, check out our Warzone 2 page for all the latest news, leaks, and guides on Call of Duty's brand-new battle royale experience.

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