Tributes Pour In After Call Of Duty Warzone Delivers Last Major Update

Tributes Pour In After Call Of Duty Warzone Delivers Last Major Update
Images via Raven Software

Written by 

Joseph Kime


30th Sep 2022 09:43

The dawn of the final day is here. The end is nigh. Even though we knew that Warzone would come to something of an end when Warzone 2.0 showed up, we always assumed the sequel was in the future and never just around the corner. But now, it's actually happening, and we're not sure we're ready for it.

To be fair, we're not confident that Raven Software or Infinity Ward are ready for the death of the OG Warzone. It's a big transition and one that could endanger Call of Duty's battle royale offerings on the world stage if it all goes awry. And now, as players are getting ready to say goodbye, they're taking to the internet to pay their respects.

Warzone Is Nearly Over - And Fans Are Gutted

Players are taking to Twitter to say a fond farewell to the game they remember, as Warzone prepares to step into a brand-new era.

Warzone content creator IceManIsaac has led the charge, replying to a video that the Call of Duty Twitter account has shared. This is the "final transmission" from Butcher, indicating the last major update for the game. "Thanks for the memories," he says, as fans rally behind him.

"2020 WZ was definitely peak," says one Twitter user. "When Cold War was introduced, some things were horrible and some were good but it generally went down from there." "The end of an era," says another. "I just wish we could re-live the 2020 Warzone experience, one last time." But not everyone is so sad to leave the game behind.


Warzone Players Are Looking To The Future

It looks like the problems have taken a toll on others, as there are plenty on Twitter who are glad to see the first game go. Namely, the news that the Fortune's Keep and Rebirth Island maps are being removed from Warzone means there isn't much drawing us back right now. One disgruntled gamer grumbled, "If only Raven put half the effort to make a nice looking cinematic as they did to QoL and bug fixes." 

The end of Warzone is certainly bringing out mixed reactions - but we have to admit that for all of its problems, it's kept us nicely entertained for years now. What would COVID-19 be without jumping down into Verdansk for some sweaty shooting? Godspeed, Warzone - we'll see you at the gates.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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