Warzone Pacific Map and Season 1 Release Date Set for December

by in Call of Duty | Oct, 28th 2021

Warzone is about to enter a new era of content and style with the upcoming release of Call of Duty Vanguard. The World War II-set mainline Call of Duty game will launch a new title and season for the battle royale game, beginning with the Warzone Pacific release date. 

Warzone Pacific Release Date Announced

The new name for Call of Duty Warzone will be Warzone Pacific when it launches before the end of the year. This new version of the battle royale game will feature a new map, new weapons, a brand new connection with Vanguard, and more on the Warzone Pacific release date. 

At this time, the Warzone Pacific release date is set for December 2, 2021, just before the end of the year. Almost a month after the launch of Vanguard, players will be able to enjoy that game invading Warzone with lots of crossover content, equipment, loadouts, and more. 

Before the Warzone Pacific release date, this will also mean that we will see the end of Warzone as we know it. The Modern Warfare-themed map, Verdansk, will be coming to an end for now and will pave the way for the Pacific version of the battle royale title. 

In addition, there is the new Ricochet anti-cheat software that will drop alongside the release of the first Warzone Pacific season. This kernel-level driver system for PC will be there to monitor that platform heavily and, hopefully, rid the game of a lot of the problems it has recently had. 

This Will Start the First Vanguard-Themed Season

With the Warzone Pacific release date, the game will officially change its title and launch the first season with Vanguard. At this point, all of the weapons, operators, and progression from that game will cross over into Warzone, much like what happened with Modern Warfare and Cold War before it. 

Warzone Pacific will continue to be the cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-generation game that you have known it to be. For many who hear about the end of Verdansk, it might be concerning what else could be leaving Warzone with the start of this new era. 

Fortunately, there is little else that will be leaving the game other than the Verdansk map. Everything you have collected and used over the past year and a half will remain in Warzone. This means all of the weapons, loadouts, progression, operators, and other cosmetic items you have collected. 

This even includes everything from Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare 2019 that will remain in Warzone Pacific, letting you continue to use your favorite weapons on the new map if you would like to. Or, you can opt to try out the new Vanguard-specific weapons, like the Bar and STG. 

New Caldera Map Will Release

The centerpoint of the Warzone Pacific release date, however, is the new Caldera map. This Pacific island map will replace Verdansk and is found to be pretty similar in size to it. Featuring over 200 points of interest (both large and small), it is a massive, detailed island to explore and fight across. 

Caldera has a very different feel to Verdansk and will feature its unique aspects, like the sunny, warm, and beautiful beaches that are a nice change of pace from the sometimes relatively monotone and boring visual look of the current battle royale map. 

Furthermore, there are gameplay changes, too, as dogfighting will be a major element of this new Caldera map. Players can take to the skies in planes from the World War II era or use the anti-air guns on the ground to take the pilots down.

Warzone Pacific will have a lot of content in it, including store bundles that will be new and related to Vanguard and some recycling of the legacy bundles from its time connected to Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War. 

New Vanguard-Themed Modes in Warzone Pacific

As such, there will be a lot to see and do in Warzone Pacific that can be quite overwhelming. To help with this, there are new Vanguard-themed modes in the battle royale title to help players enjoy only the new content and nothing else from the past of Warzone. 

Vanguard Royale and Vanguard Plunder will add to the regular pool of modes, offering a stripped-down take on the Caldera map that will only feature the armaments from Vanguard. You can still play as the operators from past games, but you will only fight using the mechanics of Vanguard here. 

If you want to check out Warzone Pacific and the Caldera a little early before its release date of December 2, you can have 24 hours of early access to the new version of the game if you own Vanguard then. Vanguard users will have 24 hours to play around in Caldera before it becomes available to everyone else. 

Rebirth Island Will Remain

While it will be called Warzone Pacific, that does not mean that it will leave out the other parts of the previous Warzone, besides Verdansk. As mentioned, it will still be connected to Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War, sharing progression across all four games. 

Like before, the new season will mean that your rank will be reset across all four games. You will have the seasonal prestige system back while retaining all of the content you have earned over the past seasons. And this even includes another map for players to check out. 

While Verdansk is gone, Warzone Pacific is big enough for two islands, meaning that you will be able to check out Caldera if you want something new and Rebirth Island, too, if you want a bit of nostalgia from this Black Ops-centric location. Everything will restart once more with the launch of Warzone Pacific on December 2, 2021. 


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