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Warzone 2: What Will Happen With Original Warzone?

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Olivier Dumont Updated on by

Roughly a week from today, Warzone 2 will launch and fans everywhere will finally be able to try out the new Call of Duty battle royale experience that’s been in the works for quite some time.

From a brand new map to a variety of new features that will bring the gameplay a whole different level of depth, there’s a lot to look forward to in Warzone 2 and the anticipation has continued to climb to new heights.

However, with Warzone 2 just about a week away from launch, fans have been wondering what will happen to the original Warzone upon Warzone 2’s arrival?

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So many players have spent hours on end leveling up guns and unlocking cool operators relating to the game mode, and some might not want to make the transition to the new battle royal experience.

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Not to worry. We’re here to help shed light on the details you are looking for. So without another moment to spare, let’s check out what we know about the original Warzone’s status come the launch of Warzone 2 on November 16th, 2022.

Is The Original Warzone Shutting Down?

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Courtesy of Activision

Upon the release of Warzone 2, the original Warzone will still co-exist alongside the new battle royal mode as its own separate experience. How much support and or updates the original Warzone will receive once Warzone 2 launches, has not been clarified by AcTivision just yet.

That said, Raven did state that ‘Warzone Season 5 Reloaded’ would be the final major update for the original game mode. With Warzone 2 likely to demand a lot more attention from AcTivision, the original Warzone will likely take a major backseat to the new battle royale mode, which could diminish the enjoyable gaming experience it once offered.

To add to it, Call of Duty did announce that the original Warzone will be called ‘Warzone Caldera‘ come November 16th. This official change indicates that Warzone 2 could eventually become the new and only Warzone. For now, both Warzone modes will be available to play on come November 16th, though each’s experience and engagement will differ drastically.

Original Warzone: No Rebirth & Fortune’s Keep?

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Courtesy of Activision

The biggest change set to take place for the original Warzone, is the removal of both Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep. Once Warzone 2 launches on November 16th, both mini battle royal game modes will no longer be featured in the original Warzone.

This will greatly impact the attraction of the original Warzone considering how popular both Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep were for the fans.

Call of Duty has not announced or confirmed anything regarding whether these maps will make an appearance on Warzone 2. But with their likely departure from the original Warzone, it certainly begs the question what AcTivision will do with these enjoyable game modes moving forward.