Everything To Know About Call Of Duty: Warzone’s Caldera Map

Call of Duty: War­zone is head­ing to the Pacif­ic on Decem­ber 8th along with Van­guard’s Sea­son 1, and Activi­sion has released a bunch of new infor­ma­tion on Caldera map. This includes a video and a map lay­out show­ing Calder­a’s points of interest.

Caldera will be a brand-new map for War­zone, the first since the game launched in March of 2020. Play­ers can expect a com­plete change of scenery with the Pacif­ic Island set­ting, with a vol­cano, water­falls, and caves to explore. There are also indus­tri­al areas, like an air­port, beach resort, and docks. The Caldera map is revealed to have 15 main points of interest.

Van­guard will be inte­grat­ed on Decem­ber 8th when Caldera launch­es in War­zone, so expect all of Van­guard’s weapons and oper­a­tors in the bat­tle royale. This includes the core 38 weapons from Van­guard and the two free weapons arriv­ing with the Sea­son 1 bat­tle pass.

War­zone Pacif­ic will also fea­ture a new Van­guard Royale playlist in addi­tion to stan­dard bat­tle royale. Van­guard Royale is War­zone’s new dog­fight­ing mode that will allow play­ers to expe­ri­ence aer­i­al com­bat. Van­guard Royale will only fea­ture load­outs and oper­a­tors from Call of Duty: Vanguard.

War­zone’s small­er Rebirth Island map will remain as a sec­ondary map to Caldera. Play­ers can use all their Mod­ern War­fare and Black Ops Cold War weapons for both Rebirth Island and stan­dard modes on Caldera.

The Gulag will be part of Caldera, but any play­ers who wins their Gulag will drop back in the match with the weapon load­out giv­en to them dur­ing their 1v1 duel.

Oth­er adjust­ments are com­ing with the intro­duc­tion of Caldera, includ­ing a nerf to the Dead Silence field upgrade, a buff to lethal equip­ment, and gas mask changes. The gas mask ani­ma­tion caused many unwant­ed deaths, as the gas would force oper­a­tors to auto­mat­i­cal­ly put it on or take it off. Activi­sion states the mask will not inter­rupt as many oper­a­tor actions as it once did, mak­ing it eas­i­er to use. Plat­ing up or reload­ing a weapon while flee­ing the gas got sim­i­lar treat­ment as the gas mask.

Everything To Know About Call Of Duty: Warzone's Caldera Map
Caldera vol­cano peak

Weapons and equip­ment like the Kali Stick melee weapons and the Heart­beat Sen­sor have been slight­ly nerfed. Stop­ping Pow­er has been com­plete­ly removed from the Warzone.

Play­ers still won’t be able to swim in Warzone–as it does­n’t fea­ture the swim­ming mechanic–so that’s kind of sil­ly con­sid­er­ing they made the new map an island. How­ev­er, walk­ing through the water does have its perks. Walk­ing through it will make it hard­er for oper­a­tors with Track­er to see your foot­steps. Crouch­ing in knee-high water will give the effect of Cold-Blood­ed perk, pre­vent­ing detec­tion from ther­mal scopes and ene­my equipment.

Everything To Know About Call Of Duty: Warzone's Caldera Map

War­zone’s Pacif­ic will have new Con­tracts for play­ers to com­plete, includ­ing the Sup­ply Drop Con­tract. This con­tract air­lifts a valu­able crate onto the map for any­one to take, but only has its exact loca­tion revealed by the con­tract­ed squad. Big Game Boun­ty tar­gets the oper­a­tor with the high­est kill count. A vague third Con­tract is list­ed as the Top Secret Contract. 

Every­one who owns Call of Duty: Van­guard will get a 24-hour head start to play Caldera. All oth­er War­zone play­ers will have to wait until Decem­ber 9th to get a look at the new War­zone Pacif­ic update. 

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