Activision is about to release a sequel for its free-to-play battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone. Since the new game launch is on the horizon, they plan to shut down the first game of the series for 12 days starting November 16. According to the developer and publisher company, shutting down the first game for a short time is essential to keep the new game stable and ensure everyone gets a flawless experience.
The latest patch notes from the Call of Duty blog say Call of Duty: Warzone will go offline on November 16, and the game’s developer, Raven Software, expected the servers to go online again on November 28.
Besides announcing Call of Duty: Warzone shut down for 12 days, Activision also confirmed that the cosmetics in the first game will not carry the sequel. So, players will not be able to transfer their items and stats from the first game to the second game.
This announcement also revealed the release date of the new Battle Royale from Activision, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. In this regard, Season 01 of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will officially begin on November 16 as part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Season 01.
Call of Duty: Warzone Returns to the Caldera Map
The announcement also says that Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will not replace Call of Duty: Warzone. The first game will be renamed Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera as of November 28. COD: Warzone Caldera will be a completely different game. It will be unrelated to Call of Duty: Warzone 2 in terms of progression, content, and updates, but COD Points can be transferred to both games.
Unfortunately, the first game will not include Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep, although Activision says fans of these maps “can expect exciting developments for the second game in the coming seasons.”
The good thing in this shut down period is all players will be able to access Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 for free during the period when Call of Duty: Warzone is offline.
SOURCE: Call of Duty Blog