Activision is shutting down the original Call of Duty Warzone as the publisher starts to focus its efforts on the new Warzone 2.0 experience.
Call of Duty Warzone will shut down on 21 September. After which, all player progression, inventories and online service for the game will expire. Activision assures players that the closure of Call of Duty Warzone won’t have any effect on Warzone 2.0.
All purchases in Call of Duty Warzone Caldera from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard will continue to be accessible in those games. This means any cross-purchases you made in terms of skins and cosmetics won’t be going anywhere. You just won’t be able to use them in Call of Duty Warzone because the game won’t be available.
In a statement, Activision has thanked players for all the support and time in the original Warzone. The publisher has promised to continue supporting Warzone 2.0 as its main focus going forward and teased exciting content ahead.
“We all have had incredible Warzone experiences across the Call of Duty franchise since its first launch, including those in Warzone Caldera. For those players who haven’t jumped over to the current Warzone activities, expect a vast amount of gameplay choices across three Battle Royale maps (including Season 04’s new map Vondel), as well as Ranked Play, the DMZ Beta featuring five different Extraction Zones, BlackCell offerings, and more. Players should prepare for even more Warzone content across consoles and PC, as well as a new era of Battle Royale on the go with the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile, which includes a shared Battle Pass and cross-progression. The Call of Duty team and Studios look forward to sharing more details soon.”
You have until 21 September to play the original Call of Duty Warzone.