Warzone Caldera Is Shutting Down on September 21st
It’s farewell to subjectively the worst map in the history of Call of Duty: Warzone. It has been confirmed by Activision that on September 21st, after almost two years online, Caldera will be shut down for good. It was stressed that ‘all Caldera gameplay, player progression, inventories, and online services will expire on that date.’
It’s part of the agenda to ‘move ahead with exciting new experiences’, which likely includes the introduction of an all-new Warzone map with Modern Warfare III, which is expected to launch later this year, as per our earlier reports.
Did You Like Caldera?
Everyone was heartbroken when Verdansk was promptly removed from the face of the Earth in 2021. By way of a replacement for the OG Warzone map, Caldera was introduced, a tropical, exotic location with beachside villages, a dormant volcano, and far too much foliage. It was never truly appreciated – at least until Warzone 2.0 was released in November 2022 and people found something new to hate in Al Mazrah.
It’ll have no impact on the current version of Warzone, nor will it impact anything on any other Call of Duty title – Warzone Mobile will still launch with a low-res version of Verdansk, and Al Mazrah will continue chugging along. But, from the 21st of September onwards, players can bid farewell to fast-paced, hyperactive levels of movement – and actual slide-cancelling.
Bizarrely, comments on the Twitter post announcing the shutdown of Warzone Caldera were mostly in defence of the map that was once touted as being the devastation of Call of Duty: Warzone. It’s strange how times change, right?