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Vanguard Owners Must Play Game to Unlock Early Access to Caldera – Warzone Pacific

If you’re a Warzone fan looking to get early access to Caldera, you’d better play Vanguard!

The wait is almost over and Warzone’s new map is almost upon us. Right now we’re about to get early access to Caldera and we couldn’t be more excited.

But in order to play the new Pacific map early, you’ll need to be a Vanguard fan. And just owning the game isn’t going to cut it.

Already, we’re getting an idea of exactly what the best landing spot will be in Caldera on launch day.

Warzone Pacific Map Caldera

And whether you’re early access eligible or not, here are the Vanguard guns you should be leveling for Warzone Pacific!

Why Can’t I Play Caldera After Buying Vanguard?

If you can’t access Caldera even though you’ve bought Call of Duty Vanguard, don’t forget to play the game.

Although it seems like the only requirement for Caldera early access in Warzone is owning Vanguard, there’s another step.

It appears that fans must also play Vanguard in order to make themselves eligible for early access to Warzone Pacific. According to Activision’s Ashley Wise, simply owning Vanguard will not get you access to Caldera early.

To play Caldera on December 8, you’ll need to play Vanguard too, at least for a while. We imagine that simply booting up the game would be sufficient but it couldn’t hurt to hop into online play while you wait for the map to go live.

And if you’re coming back to Warzone for the new map, there’s something you should know. Warzone Pacific is bringing these huge changes to loadouts, gas masks, Gulag, Dead Silence, and more!

We’ve also got an excellent breakdown of the Caldera vs Verdansk map comparison for you to check out here.

And now every location and POI in Caldera is finally revealed, allowing us to see the full map in all its beauty.

Sadly though, it’s not just Verdansk that we’re saying goodbye to in the new Warzone update.

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Comments 8


Gregory Gillespie

Thursday 9th of December 2021

Thays fucking bull shit BITCH

Kevin griffin

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

When I go to play war zone it takes me to the store to buy Moderen warfare. I have Vanguard do I need moderen warfare too?


Wednesday 8th of December 2021

I own vanguard, and have leveled up several guns to gold. When I launch warzone however it says that I don’t own vanguard and can order the trial? What can I do to fix this? I can’t play the new caldera map consistently (I played one game then was booted from the server and unable to get back). Help?!

Brian Robb

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

It's not live till6 pm uk time

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

still not working.....own and plated game...

Brian Robb

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

Still 2 hours and 40 min to go for it to go live