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Warzone Pacific dev responds to concerns over Caldera loadout drop changes

One of the Warzone Pacific developers has responded to player complaints about the loadout drop changes in Caldera.

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Warzone Pacific’s new Caldera map brought some major changes to player loadout drops which have proved controversial, and now one of the developers has explained how the new system will work.

There is a ton of anticipation for Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone Pacific. The developers have made some major changes to player loadout drops ahead of the new Caldera map’s launch.

Stopping Power Rounds have been completely removed from the game as a Field Upgrade and the Dead Silence Field Upgrade is receiving a considerable nerf. Players are also unable to call in a loadout drop right away.

Now, one of the Warzone Pacific devs has explained these changes.

One of the changes is that Warzone players won’t be able to call in a loadout drop from a Buy Station prior to the loadout drop event falling across the map. This led to criticism from many players including FaZe star Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson.

Swagg described the loadout changes as “wack” before elaborating that there’s no point in leveling up guns if you can barely use them. “If it’s like the flashback event then the loadout event didn’t happen until the 3rd circle,” he stated.

This led to a response from Warzone creative designer, Ted Timmins, who is one of the developers behind the Pacific. He explained that players will be able to access loadouts at the end of the first circle.

“Operation: Flashback was just the test bed for the functionality that proved successful – but to your point, it needed to still be early enough in the gameplay loop to allow for improved strategy and planning,” Timmins explained.

The reasoning behind this decision was to encourage players to plan their strategies better during the early stages of a match. Despite this, many players in the replies were still disappointed in these new limitations.

“This was the worst part of operation flashback,” replied one user. “I hope this change gets reverted back quickly once people realize it’s not an innovation, it’s a limitation.”

We don’t know yet if the developers will revert these changes in response to player complaints. At the time of writing, it seems that the loadout drop limitations in Caldera are here to stay.


For more Warzone content, check out the full Warzone Pacific roadmap for all of the new changes that will be coming with the Caldera map.

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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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