With the imminent release of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, the first battle royale is taking a short break. To focus on maintaining the sequel’s stability, Activision has taken Warzone offline for his 12 days to make sure the cosmetics don’t carry over to the new game.
In the latest Call of Duty blog, patch notes outline how the studio will handle its next big release over the holidays. On November 16th at 8am PT, Call of Duty: Warzone servers will be temporarily offline and developer Raven Software will be back in service on his November 28th at 10am PT. I estimate that.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 launches November 16th at 10am PT as part of Modern Warfare 2 Season 01. The downtime will allow Raven Software developers to “focus on making sure the new Warzone 2.0 free-to-play ecosystem is up and running. Effectively.”
The blog also says this will give it time to observe the upcoming US holidays and make sure everything is “perfectly stable” for both games.
The original Warzone was later rebooted as Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera, allowing players to check out the 2.0 release for free during the hiatus. There is also
All Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 progression rewards
However, item bonuses end there, and player cosmetics don’t carry over from the original Warzone. Caldera reboot is still considered a separate game, and a modern Warfare II progression similar to Warzone 2.0. It has nothing to do with Weapon XP, Inventory, Battle Pass content, Weapons, and Store Bundles are only available in Caldera. Activision explains that this is due to the culmination of several glitches in the patch notes.
“This is the result of a combination of community feedback, technical limitations, and the need to simplify the next modern Warzone to move forward with a seamless player experience.”
The first Battle Royale will no longer have an in-game store, but COD Points can be transferred to Warzone 2.0. Unfortunately, the 2XP and 2WXP token useful buffs are also non-transferable between games.
For more on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, check out our breakdown of all the new features in the shooter.
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