Warzone players are campaigning for their classic Operators back

Warzone players are campaigning for their classic Operators back
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


24th Nov 2023 17:10

It's a win for Modern Warfare 3, as players have celebrated the Carry Forward feature that allows you to bring over weapons, Operators, and camos from MW2. However, Warzone players have been left out, as Operators they paid for in older versions are no longer accessible.

Warzone 2.0 makes games worth of content unavailable

I know this is a weird idea, but i want the 2019 Operators to be re-integrated in Warzone 2.0 and played them once again, even i don't played the latest COD series. | I would like to include Cold War operators BTW, just like the MWII Carryover but for Warzone 2.0 only.
byu/snitchpogi12 inCODWarzone

Warzone 2.0 is the current version of the C0D battle royale, which replaced the standard Warzone when MW2 launched at the end of 2022. Warzone was still playable under the name of Warzone Caldera, but this was then shut down in September 2023 leaving only 2.0 available. 

While it makes sense to move to the more popular version and stop supporting the one with fewer players, this has left many Warzone fans stuck without Operators they've owned since 2019. Worse yet, there's no way to carry them over into 2.0. 

This was highlighted in a post on the CODWarzone subreddit, where u/snitchpogi12 suggested that the classic 2019 Operators should be carried over into Warzone 2.0. 

"I want the 2019 Operators to be re-integrated in Warzone 2.0", the post begins before continuing," I would like to include the Cold War Operators btw, just like the MWII Carryover but for Warzone 2.0 only."

Players boycotting paid skins until their Operators are returned

Call of Duty Warzone original Operators
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As you would expect, many in the Reddit threat are in agreement with the OP, and expressing their frustration with having content they've either paid or had to grind for - permanently locked off from being used.

One user responded, "The permanent deletion of those Operators (whom I and friends all bought bundles for) is the reason why I (and those same friends) are not buying any bundles this time around." 

It sparks a relevant conversation about permanence and preservation in gaming, as more and more content that people pay to own is made outright unavailable to them for seemingly no reason. 

Other users echoed the same sentiment, with one stating, "I got robbed as well, not buying sh*t anymore on COD," and another agreeing, "I'd like that too, and I don't plan on spending anymore money in Warzone til that happens."

Activision hasn't responded yet and hasn't announced any plans to make older content available in Warzone 2.0, but it could be a chance to claim back some goodwill from the community after the poor reception of MW3.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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