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Activision to sunset the original Call of Duty: Warzone

The free-to-play shooter will go offline on September 21, three years after launching

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Activision Blizzard will shut down the first Call of Duty: Warzone on September 21.

The free-to-play battle royale was originally launched in 2020. Following the launch of Warzone 2.0, the original was renamed Warzone Caldera.

The development will cease for Caldera as teams shift to focus on content for the current Warzone.

In the announcement, Activision said, "Regarding purchased content in Warzone Caldera – from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, or Vanguard – that will continue to be accessible in those specific games."

"Please note that the Warzone Caldera shutdown has no impact to current Warzone gameplay, inventory, or player progression in Al Mazrah or the other available maps."

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Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.