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Warzone Pacific changes: Dead Silence nerf, Heartbeat Sensors, Kali Sticks, more

Some major Warzone Pacific Season 1 changes are coming with the launch of Caldera on December 8. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Warzone Pacific Season 1 is set to bring some significant changes to the table. Here are some of the most important updates and additions players can expect on December 8.

As eager Call of Duty fans anticipate the groundbreaking launch of Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone Pacific, Activision has released some brand new patch notes for players to sift through.

It’s safe to say that players will be diving into a completely different Warzone experience than what they are used to. With many changes to dissect here are some of the highlights that you won’t want to miss.

Warzone Pacific Season 1 changes

Post-Gulag weapons & equipment

Caldera will deliver a more forgiving Gulag experience. Previously, winning your Gulag gunfight meant dropping back into Verdansk with a pistol in hand. Warzone Pacific is making it so players drop back in with the loadout used to win their Gulag. In other words, players will have access to at least one weapon, if not two, and possibly any equipment that remains after the duel.

Players familiar with the Iron Trials ’84 Warzone game mode will already be accustomed to this new gameplay mechanic.

Equipment balancing & Loadout Drop purchase

Several elements are being tuned prior to Caldera’s launch. Most of these elements correspond to player loadouts. For starters Stopping Power Rounds have been completely removed from the game as a Field Upgrade. In addition, the Dead Silence Field Upgrade is receiving a considerable nerf.

Raven Software has also promised to reduce the effectiveness of Stun Grenades, Heartbeat Sensors, and dual-wield melee weapons. These components were all widely used at one point in the Warzone cycle. It makes sense to pinpoint overpowered elements for players to start Caldera on even footing.

Another massively important change to note is the inability to call in a Loadout Drop from a Buy Station prior to the Loadout Drop event falling across the map. This will have a huge impact on strategy as many high-level players aim to purchase their Loadout Drop as quickly as possible in order to get a head start on the competition. That will no longer be possible. Also, when playing the Vanguard Royale playlist, Loadouts can only contain Vanguard weapons.

Alongside the nerf to some overpowered equipment, players can expect a buff to equipment that has gotten less love over the years. For starters, most equipment will deal more damage. Secondly, the Snapshot Grenade is receiving an increase in effective range. Stim equipment will now provide a momentary boost to movement speed and the Decoy Grenade will pack rubber bullets that deal a small amount of damage to enemies.

Gas Mask buff

One of Warzone’s most prominent complaints is finally getting a fix. It seems as though Gas Masks will no longer interrupt the majority of your actions in Caldera.

In the past, the animation of removing or applying a mask has left players vulnerable when engaged in a gunfight. This change will also make plating within gas a more fluid experience.

Walk through water

Players will be able to take to the water in Caldera. Although Operators still cannot swim in deep waters, shallow areas such as the Lagoon will inhibit players to swim through water. Players walking in water will be harder to track even when the Tracker Perk is equipped.

Furthermore, crouching in water will give you the effects of Cold Blooded. Lastly, when fire-based equipment makes contact with water, layers of smoke will appear. Each of these elements adds a new layer of strategy when traversing the map.


These are the major changes expected on December 8. Warzone players sure have a lot to get used to. This transition period will be an exciting one, stay tuned for more Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone Pacific: Caldera news before its release.

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When is Warzone Pacific Season 2? Season 1 end date

Here’s everything we know about Warzone Pacific’s Season 2 update, including its release date and expected content.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific will soon be receiving another massive content drop with Season 2, so here’s everything we know including its release date and content.

Warzone underwent a major change with the Pacific update, receiving all of Vanguard’s weapons on an entirely new map – Caldera. Now that the Festive Fervor event is over and the mid-season update is live, players are looking forward to what’s next.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Warzone Pacific Season 2 update, including its release date, time, and the content we expect to see.

Warzone Pacific Season 1 end date

We’ve now had the mid-season update for Warzone Pacific Season 1, with the season set to end on February 1, 2022. However, with the start date for Season 2 delayed, the Season 1 Battle Pass may be extended to coincide with the start of the new season.

Once we know exactly when the Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass expires, we’ll update this section but be sure to unlock as many tiers as you can for the time being.

Warzone Pacific Season 2 release date & time

An announcement from the Call of Duty Twitter page has revealed that Warzone Pacific Season 2 has been delayed from February 1, 2022, to February 14, 2022.

Large Warzone updates are usually set live at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT, but Raven Software will confirm it nearer to the time.

What’s included in Warzone Pacific Season 2?

Neither Activision nor Raven Software has revealed what will be included in Season 2, but previous seasons can give us an educated guess.

Here’s everything we expect to arrive in Warzone Pacific Season 2:

  • New weapons
  • New Operators
  • Minor map changes
  • New game modes
  • Themed-event with challenges & rewards
  • Significant weapon balance updates & bug fixes

Of course, this is currently just speculation, but these are all usually included in a new Warzone season’s content drop.


Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, as Activision and Raven Software will soon reveal what they have in store for Season 2 and beyond!

Be sure to check out everything we know about CoD 2022 in the meantime, which is expected to be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare.

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How much money does Warzone make?

Call of Duty: Warzone is one of the most popular battle royale games out there, so how much money does it bring in?

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Microsoft is set to acquire Call of Duty’s publisher Activision Blizzard for a whopping $70 billion, so how much money does Warzone bring in?

It’s no secret that Warzone is a money-making machine for publisher Activision Blizzard (soon to be Microsoft). Free-to-play battle royale games have remained as popular as ever, and Call of Duty: Warzone is one of the biggest there is.

With a new Battle Pass each season and an in-game store full of cosmetics such as Operator skins and weapon Blueprints, Warzone more than makes up for its free-to-play model.

Microsoft announced that they’re set to buy Activision Blizzard for almost $70 billion which begs the question, just how much money does Call of Duty: Warzone make?

How much money has Warzone made?

There’s no way of knowing how much money Warzone has made overall, but it’s reportedly somewhere in the region of $4 billion across 2020 and 2021.

SuperData, a now-shutdown game market intelligence company, reported that Warzone and Modern Warfare made around $1.93 billion in 2020, and NetBet estimates that Warzone makes around $1.9 billion a year. This puts Warzone’s total earnings across 2020 and 2021 at around $4 billion US Dollars.

Fortnite reportedly makes Epic Games a similar amount, bringing in around $1.8 billion a year, and $4.9 million a day.

How much money does Warzone make in a day?

NetBet breaks down Warzone’s earnings even further, reporting that Warzone makes Activision $5.2 million a day, which is over $3,600 a minute.

Social media can give the impression that Warzone is “dying” because of its numerous bugs and glitches, but the numbers tell a completely different story. Players are still purchasing a ton of CoD Points and cosmetic bundles, earning Activision around $60 a second.

This doesn’t even bring Vanguard, Cold War, and CoD: Mobile sales, which will likely bring the amount to be staggeringly higher.


For more Call of Duty, you can check out everything we know about CoD 2022, and whether CoD will stay on PlayStation after Microsoft takes over.

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Warzone hackers bring flying cars to Caldera

Warzone’s infamous flying car exploit is back with a vengeance as hackers revived the hated cheat and brought it to Caldera.

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After first appearing in Verdansk, hackers have brought flying cars to Warzone Pacific with an exploit that is being dubbed the “Harry Potter glitch.”

Although the RICOCHET anti-cheat has weeded out a significant number of hackers, running into players who abuse cheats in Warzone can still occur from time to time. The latest exploit that is running rampant across Warzone Pacific is one that gives vehicles the ability to fly.

Warzone players will be familiar with this particular exploit as it first appeared in Verdansk before players moved to Caldera. Now the flying cars are back to frustrate players who are simply trying to enjoy Warzone as intended.

After clips of hackers with damage disabled warmed the hearts of Warzone players earlier in the week, it seems the balance has been restored as hackers have found a way to score a point for their team.

To make matters worse, the flying car cheat looks much easier to control this time around. In the previous installment control over the flying vehicle seemed to be an issue but in Caldera, this isn’t the case.

As seen in the video above, a squad of players can easily take down targets from the advantageous position granted by the flying car. When combined with cheats for aiming, the flying car becomes an unstoppable force that makes hackers impossible to kill.

This is the latest issue that is currently making the game unplayable for Warzone players. Luckily, Raven Software were quick to act to remove the previous iteration of flying cars from Warzone.

Although Raven has yet to respond to the new version of this classic exploit, hopefully, a quick fix is in the works so players won’t have to look to the sky in frustration much longer.


For more Warzone Pacific news check out how to turn off crossplay in Vanguard & Warzone Pacific.

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