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The last week of Verdansk in Call of Duty: Warzone is upon the community. Caldera and Warzone Pacific are launching later this week, on Dec. 8 for Vanguard owners and Dec. 9 for everyone else. This is the largest update Warzone has undergone, bringing a new integration with Vanguard and an entirely new map. To ensure the game is ready for an update of this caliber, Raven Software will shut the Warzone servers shortly before the update goes live.
The server shutdown in Warzone will be preceded by a new playlist update. This will introduce the “Last Hours of Verdansk” playlist, which is players’ last chance to enjoy the map that started it all in Warzone. That update goes live on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. PT. The timeframe that’s slightly more pressing, though, is when the servers will shut down in Warzone.
The Warzone server shutdown
According to the official Warzone Trello Board, the server shut down is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. PT. This means no players will be able to access Warzone, as the developers need the time to ensure that the Pacific update launches smoothly. The servers will undoubtedly be flooded with players wanting to experience the new Caldera map as soon as the Pacific update goes live.
Players can expect the server shut down to only last for around 12 hours. The Season 1 update is mainly for Vanguard, but it also signifies when Caldera is live for all players. Season 1 will introduce new content in Vanguard and Warzone, including two weapons, a lineup of Operators, a fresh Battle Pass and reset progression. That update is set to release on December 9 at 9 a.m. PT.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.