Call Of Duty Postpones Vanguard And Warzone Season 2
It's been a huge week for Call of Duty, but away from confirmation that the blockbuster franchise will soon fall under Microsoft's umbrella, not all of the headlines can be given a positive spin. Namely, the upcoming Vanguard and Warzone Season 2 has been delayed.
Since the release of Vanguard last November, the 18th entry in the long-running Call of Duty franchise has faced a myriad of problems. Alongside critiques that Sledgehammer Games has delivered another World War II shooter, glitches, bugs, and hackers are worse than ever.
Is Call Of Duty: Vanguard Season 2 Delayed?
Just like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and all the rest deliver regular updates that overhaul content, all eyes were on the upcoming Season 2 to do the same. We recently saw Verdansk make way for Caldera with the Warzone Pacific update, but we're still expecting the standard second season to merge closer with Vanguard.
Although Vanguard and Warzone Season 2 was supposed to roll out on February 2, a Call of Duty blog post confirmed it's moving from its original release. Now, Season 2 will parachute into the trenches on February 14. Well, that's one way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Why Has Call Of Duty: Vanguard Season 2 Been Delayed?
It might not come as a surprise, but the company confirms the delay is to do with ongoing issues in both titles. The post reads, "Currently, our community is experiencing issues across Call of Duty: Vanguard Warzone Pacific, and Modern Warfare. We feel your frustrations and hear you loud and clear."
Apparently, devs will use this extra time to "deliver updates, including optimizations to gameplay, game balancing (including weapon and equipment balancing), to fix game stability and bugs, and to ensure an overall level of polish to improve the experience for players across Vanguard, Warzone Pacific, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare."
The team is reportedly listening to the community - well, it's shouting loud enough. Alongside quality of life improvements, balancing, mechanics, and the core gameplay loop are going back to the shop for a little work. Remembering that Caldera was delayed by a full week in December, we question why Call of Duty even bothers putting release dates in the calendar these days.