Warzone Pacific Caldera preload: When can you download the Season 1 update?

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Warzone Pacific Season 1 will bring some of the biggest changes ever to Call of Duty's battle royale, including an all-new map, Caldera, over 40 new weapons, changes to the Gulag, and even insane skirmishes. fighter.

The changes coming to Warzone are of such magnitude that they even warranted the official renaming of the battle royale, which is now called Warzone Pacific, to highlight the new era of Warzone, which takes place in the theater. of the Pacific in World War II.



And as we say goodbye to Verdansk, the sheer scale of new content has the entire community extremely excited as tens of millions of players can't wait to dive straight into Caldera and begin exploring the exotic island.

The new Caldera map is huge and the update will be too. (Photo: Activision)

Unfortunately, if you're a veteran Warzone player, you know that Warzone has a "big" problem, and by big we mean its size (it's no shame!) Since its release, Warzone has been infamous for its size huge. . Even now, when the file size issues are somewhat alleviated, the game still requires close to 90 GB of free space.

Now imagine a new update that will basically install a new game. Yeah, that's probably going to be huge. But don't worry, because you'll probably be able to preload the update and get the game ready for the official start of Season 1.

What is the Warzone Pacific Season 1 update preload time?

All Warzone players will likely be able to download the update on Tuesday evening, December 7, European time. (Photo: Activision)

While Activision hasn't revealed specific details on when we'll be able to preload Warzone Pacific Season 1 content, we can guess based on the start dates.



Warzone Pacific and Vanguard Season 1 begins Wednesday, December 8 for all Call of Duty: Vanguard owners, while Warzone Season 1 for other players will be available a day later on Thursday, December 9.

Based on this, our estimate is that the update file will be available on Tuesday evening European time before the release of Season 1 for Vanguard owners.

When Warzone Pacific becomes available to everyone, the update will already be installed. (Photo: Activision)

When available, your Battle.net client (or Xbox/PC) will automatically download the update on which the game will be unavailable for a few maintenance hours. Once the servers are back online, Season 473 will begin for Vanguard owners and they will have exclusive 1-hour access to the new Caldera map, while everyone else will only be able to play the Rebirth Island map.


And the next day, all Warzone Pacific players who don't own Vanguard will automatically have access to Caldera and other new content without needing to update the game, as they did the day before.


So there you have it, now you know when you can preload the Warzone Pacific Season 1 update.

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