OG Warzone Faces Massive Downtime When Warzone 2 Launches

OG Warzone Faces Massive Downtime When Warzone 2 Launches
Raven Software | Infinity Ward

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Joseph Kime


10th Nov 2022 10:36

The end of Warzone is coming, so brace yourselves. It's sad to say goodbye to the game that has carried the name of Call of Duty stronger than the last few years of mainline titles, and even though it had its fair share of problems with bugs, fans aren't quite ready to let go.

Moving to a sequel would be nerve-wracking at the best of times, but with some long-time fans being unsure about what we've seen of Warzone 2.0 so far, the changeover could be a little bumpy. Especially as the original game is going to be suffering some serious downtime.

How Long Will Call Of Duty: Warzone Be Down For?

OG Warzone Faces Massive Downtime When Warzone 2 Launches
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Though it was originally planned for both Warzone and Warzone 2.0 to coexist, it looks like we're going to be subjected to a severe lack as the first game undergoes some serious downtime.

Raven Software will be making Warzone totally inaccessible for 12 whole days during the launch of Warzone 2.0. This was outlined in an official Call of Duty blog post, which confirmed the servers will go down at 8am PT on November 16. The original Call of Duty: Warzone servers will (hopefully) be back on November 28 at 10am PT.

It's said that this downtime is to help roll out Warzone 2.0 and make sure that the game is running efficiently - but it has still left fans feeling pretty confused and left out in the cold. The original game will relaunch after the downtime as Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera, and though fans are frustrated, the game staff have probably deserved a break. Players have been pretty vicious to devs, so let's just let them enjoy Thanksgiving, yeah?

Will Warzone Run Alongside Warzone 2.0?

Although there are sure to be complaints that the OG has to lie low, at least all our attention will be on Warzone 2.0. But isn't that the point? With just one battle royale to play, the servers are sure to be pushed to breaking point, so it will be interesting to see how Infinity Ward will cope with the added pressure.

It's an unprecedented change of plans, but we're sure that it'll be okay. There's a whole new Warzone experience to soak in for those who are sick of Caldera. Who knows, maybe without the option to return to comfort, players will be able to actually play the next era of Warzone before enacting judgement. That'll make a nice change.

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