It’s not a great time to be a fan of Call of Duty: Warzone. The move to the Pacific and the island of Caldera hasn’t been plain-sailing and hope now rests on the delayed Season 2 to get the battle royale back on track.
Warzone Pacific is not having its best moment. The battle royale has been plagued with issues since Verdansk was vaulted and Caldera was put in its place.
To be fair, some of the criticism is unwarranted. The Pacific island of Caldera is a better map than it’s given credit for and the new RICOCHET anti-cheat system has been effective in keeping lobbies free of hackers.
However, there is still plenty to dislike. For instance, the atrocious implementation of CoD: Vanguard’s arsenal, bringing with it bloom recoil. A big no-no for a competitive FPS.
Then, there are the bugs. Things have improved since launch but there are still numerous performance and stability issues on the Xbox consoles and plenty of game-breaking glitches. Even the Attack of the Titans caught flak for looking like they came from a “dollar store”.
And with no major scheduled updates left for Season 1, attention now goes to the recently delayed Season 2.
The developers at Raven Software are giving themselves two extra weeks as they attempt to “fix game stability and bugs, and to ensure an overall level of polish.”
With enthusiasm for the game clearly waning, they will need to smash it out the park to get the game back on track.
When Does Warzone Pacific Season 2 Come Out?
Warzone Pacific Season 2 was originally scheduled to come out on February 2 but the developers have delayed it for two weeks as they attempt to fix the issues affecting Vanguard, Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare.
That makes the new scheduled start time for Warzone Season 2 Pacific – Monday, February 14.
Players can expect a new Battle Pass, new weapons, Prestige levels and rewards, new events, and (hopefully) a large number of bug and stability fixes.
Less likely – but still in the realms of possibility – are changes to the Caldera map. A couple of new POIs – bringing some diversity to the map – would be a change welcomed by a good portion of the player base.
But make no mistake, this update will be about bringing the game to the standard that the player base expects.
On download size, nothing is known yet. The initial Season 1 update was a big one for players, coming in at approx. 40 GB for console players and 65 GB for PC.
Season 1.5 (Reloaded) was smaller, clocking in at between 4.8 – 8 GB. We suspect Warzone Pacific Season 2 to be of a similar size.
One of the most anticipated aspects of any season is the new guns. And that isn’t going to change with Warzone Pacific Season 2.
Though what those weapons might be is a guessing game at the moment.
It hasn’t been long since Vanguard’s arsenal was added to the title, alongside the three Season 1 additions and the Welgun Submachine Gun that came with Season 1 Reloaded.
With confirmed issues around the game’s weapons, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see fewer weapons added this time around.
Some fans are desperate for more modern weapons, with many hoping that this year’s Modern Warfare 2 will also signal a Warzone 2.0. Could Raven Software use the delay to radically change the direction of Warzone Pacific?
No matter what direction the developers go in, what everyone can agree on is how the weapons should arrive – in working order.
There can be no more bloom – dialed down or not – and glitches that make your gun invisible and impossible to aim – have to go.
Warzone Pacific Season 2 Battle Pass
Warzone Pacific Season 2 will bring a brand new Battle Pass to the game with new Operators, perks, and weapons to unlock.
There will be 100 tiers of rewards to unlock and it will cost 1000 COD Points ($10) but don’t worry if you don’t have (or want) to spend money as there is both a free and premium track.
Like the Season 1 Battle Pass, there will be cross-progression across Vanguard and Warzone. This feature allows you to level up the Battle Pass no matter what game you are playing.
We’ll continue to update this page with more Warzone Pacific Season 2 info as it becomes available. So, check back with us for the season trailer, patch notes, map changes, and much more!
In other news, Microsoft Gaming CEO, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that Call of Duty will remain on the PlayStation – but for how long?
With Season 2 delayed two weeks, why not try the fast weapon level-up method while it lasts in Warzone Pacific? Be quick, before they patch it out!
And finally, what are you hoping for in Warzone Pacific Season 2? We put together 5 things we NEED to see in the next big update. Give it a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments!