Yes, Warzone 1 can still be played after being re-released as Warzone Caldera on April 20, 2020, and it quickly became a hit in the gaming industry. It rapidly gained a large fan following, and since it was released during the lockdown, its popularity surged. Soon after, Warzone 2 was launched, and the former was re-published with the new name Warzone Caldera.
Activision just informed the Call of Duty player base via their official Twitter handle that the servers of Warzone Caldera would go down in the second half of September 2023. However, operators will be able to enjoy the game till then.
Can You Still Play Warzone 1?
Warzone 1, Call of Duty's first battle royale shooter, went down on November 16, 2022, the same day the latest iteration was published. The game was re-released on November 28, 2022, with the new name Warzone Caldera and currently, it can still be accessed and played to your heart's content.
Warzone 1's player advancement, cosmetics, battle pass content, and other elements were carried over to Caldera. Former gamers were pleased since their hard-earned achievements and valuables were preserved. However, it will not be secure for much longer as the game will shut down shortly, and everything relating to the title will be wiped and no longer accessible.
According to Activision, Warzone Caldera will be formally closed down on September 21, 2023; after that, you will not be able to access the game anymore. You have fewer than three months to enjoy the game, relive your Warzone days, and treasure your memories with the title.
Rumour has it that with the release of the next Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare 3, the developers decided to shut down one of its BR to increase the forthcoming title's popularity and overall sales. The title does not necessitate two BRs, which divides the fans and reduces player intake.
Inventory status of Warzone 1
In Warzone Caldera, Warzone participants received all of their in-game items. However, after the title gets shut down on September 21, you can no longer access any of the inventory, including weapon skins, Operator skins, other cosmetics, and so on. All of your inventory will be wiped, and there is no way to keep the inventories in-game or move them to newer titles.
When Is Warzone 1 Coming Back?
Once the servers go offline on September 21, 2023, Activision will most likely never bring it back on. The current active battle royale title of the franchise is Warzone 2, which is expected to have a long life cycle. As such, the chances of Warzone 1, or as it is currently known, Warzone Caldera, coming back after it goes offline is almost zero.