Call of Duty Warzone 1.0 will not be shut down when Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is being released. It will be renamed to Warzone Caldera instead.
Warzone 2.0 launches next week November 16th, and will operate side-by-side Warzone Caldera.
As Activision says in a new blog post, Warzone will not be shut down even if Warzone 2.0 takes over. Instead, the game will be renamed Warzone Caldera, with a relaunch date set for November 28.
The old battle royale experience will remain a separate thing, and will have no connection to Warzone 2.0 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. According to Activision, this distinction is something fans have been asking for. Furthermore, it became necessary due to technical limitations.
Warzone 2.0 introduces the new map Al Mazrah, where 150 players will once again fight to become the king of the pile. Alongside the map, other changes also await, such as the ability to swim and a separate third-person mode.
In addition to the battle royale part, Warzone 2.0 also gets what Activision calls DMZ – a separate mode inspired by Escape from Tarkov. Here, players must collect weapons and other equipment in a world full of both AI and other players. When the looting is done, you have to get to an extraction point, to be able to use the equipment for the next excursion.
Warzone 2.0 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.