Call of Duty: Warzone’s new Pacific map debuts on December 2, a little less than a month after Call of Duty: Vanguard launches on November 5.
Activision released Call of Duty’s new content roadmap on Thursday, laying out the important dates that will lay the groundwork for transitioning players from Verdansk to the sandy shores of Caldera. Several new images of Caldera were also revealed.
It’s all laid out in Call of Duty’s colossal blog, but here are the highlights you need to know.
October 28 (console) and November 2 (PC): Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-loading begins. If you’re worried that your hard drive will choke on yet another Call of Duty install, the good news is that Vanguard will be 30% to 50% smaller than previous games’ install sizes. Still sounds like a good chunk of storage space, though.
November 5: Call of Duty: Vanguard launches on consoles and PC. That includes the campaign, multiplayer, and zombies modes. This is also when Call of Duty’s new kernel-level anti-cheat program “Ricochet” will begin server-side implementation. Warzone’s Ricochet implementation begins on December 2.
November 5 to December 2: Preseason in Vanguard. This includes a new Vanguard map on November 17.
November 18: Call of Duty: Warzone’s Operation: Flashback event begins. This is described as an “encore” limited-time event that celebrates Verdansk’s 18 months of service. Players can earn a unique emblem just for participating and an animated calling card for winning their match.
November 24: You can unlock the “secrets of the Pacific” and get intel on the Caldera map by completing Warzone and Vanguard multiplayer challenges.
November 30 and December 1: The “Last Hours of Verdansk” event. Activision is teasing the event saying “bombs away,” suggesting we’ll see a fairly destructive wiping of the slate before Caldera goes lives. Considering they’ve already nuked Verdansk once, one wonders how much bigger the bombs can get.
December 2: Call of Duty Season One begins in Vanguard and Warzone. Vanguard players will receive access to new multiplayer maps, 24 hours of exclusive access to Warzone, and Warzone launches the new Pacific map Caldera. Players will also be able to purchase a new battle pass and will receive two free “functional” weapons.
Vanguard will also see some integration in Call of Duty: Black Ops’ and vice versa. All operators and calling cards from Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare will transfer to Warzone, including cross-progression and seasonal prestige.
Certain weapons from Black Ops and Modern Warfare will be integrated into certain Warzone playlists. This currently includes Rebirth Island playlists like Resurgence and Mini Royales, along with regular Battle Royale and Plunder modes. All of the 150+ weapons unlocked in previous seasons will integrate with Warzone Pacific as well.
A bevy of new images of Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map was also revealed. Check out the gallery below for a look at the mountainous heights and sandy depths we’ll be visiting for our next battle royale win. Activision says it’ll feature more than 200 points of interest for players to discover.
Don’t forget to check out our massive Call of Duty: Vanguard preview coverage. We recently got a behind-the-scenes look at Vanguard’s campaign, plus a look at how God of War composer Bear McCreary is bringing his signature musical style to Call of Duty’s firefights.
Source: IGN Video Games All