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What will happen to Warzone after Warzone 2 releases? Progression, new name, more

A brand-new Warzone experiences after Modern Warfare 2, so here’s what’s happening to the original Warzone when that happens.

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Price, Kingsley and Woods in Warzone Caldera

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 arrives later in 2022 as a completely separate experience from the original Warzone, being connected to Warzone 2 instead. But what does that mean for the original Warzone? Here’s everything we know.

Following the success of Black Ops 4’s Blackout and the battle royale genre as a whole, Infinity Ward launched Call of Duty: Warzone as an extension of Modern Warfare in March 2020. Warzone has since been integrated with both Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard since, but that’s soon coming to an end.

Modern Warfare 2 arrives on October 28, and it’s bringing a brand-new battle royale dubbed ‘Warzone 2.0,’ a sequel to the original Warzone and a completely separate experience. But what does that mean for Warzone Pacific after Season 5 concludes? Here’s a breakdown of everything we know.

Will Warzone still be supported after Warzone 2 releases?

Activision are still to clarify the extent of Warzone’s support after Warzone 2 releases, but they stated back in June that “today’s Warzone will continue as a separate experience that will include a continuation of player progression and inventories within that Warzone experience.”

So, even though Warzone 2.0 will be the main game, you’ll still be able to drop back into Caldera, Fortune’s Keep, and Rebirth Island with all of the weapons and Operators you’ve purchased and unlocked over the past three years.

Insider Tom Henderson said on September 9 that “it looks like original Warzone will continue to receive updates and DLC,” but there’s been nothing to officially confirm this yet.

What will Warzone be called after Warzone 2 releases?

It’d be rather confusing if there were two separate games called Warzone at the same time, and leaks have indicated that the original game will be called either “Warzone Legacy” or “Warzone Caldera” after Warzone 2 releases.

Data miners found references to the game being called Warzone Legacy, but more recently, Tom Henderson reported that it’ll be called Warzone Caldera. Either way, it sounds like Warzone will be getting a name change, perhaps meaning that Warzone 2.0 will simply be called ‘Warzone.’

We should learn much more about Warzone 2 and the future of the original battle royale at the Call of Duty Next event which also shows off Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, reveals Warzone Mobile, and might even announce the heavily leaked DMZ mode.

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