Fans of Call of Duty: Warzone won’t be pleased to hear this news – the anticipated launch of the Pacific map and Vanguard Season 1 has been delayed by a week.
As it stands, Call of Duty: Vanguard is currently in its preseason stage. The inaugural season was originally scheduled to start on December 2nd bringing with it an entirely new Pacific themed map for Warzone. However, Activision has decided to push this start date back by six days until December 8th.
The announcement was made just before the weekend on the official Call of Duty Twitter account. All of the same content will be included in the new season – it’s just coming a little later than we’d anticipated.
It’s worth noting that while the official season start date is December 8th, that’s only for owners of Call of Duty: Vanguard. Those players are being granted a day’s early access to the new Warzone Pacific map ‘Caldera’. The new map will be released for everyone else on December 9th.
Why the delay?
It’s unclear as to why Activision has decided to delay the release of the new Warzone map. The company is currently embroiled in controversy as it was recently discovered that its CEO was aware of deep-rooted workplace toxicity for years. It could be that the company is pushing back its new content drops to stay out of the limelight a little longer. However, the new release date does put Warzone squarely up against the Halo Infinite campaign which is also releasing on December 8th.
The new season of Vanguard is expected to bring with it a whole new battle pass for players to unlock. New maps, modes, weapons and gear are also promised, as is a significant update to Zombies. Hopefully we’ll finally see some story content appear in that mode. Still on the fence about picking up Call of Duty: Vanguard? Give our review a read. We’ve also compiled a comprehensive list of guides and tips to help you get started.
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