Warzone Pacific Release Time: Caldera Early Access available right now

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Looking for a little getaway this holiday period? Caldera could be the perfect destination for you! Here's the latest on what's happening in Warzone over the next few days and what time the Warzone Pacific update is available.

LATEST - Server downtime is over!

Warzone's Pacific update is now available and Caldera's Early Access period has started - it's an hour early!

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Call of Duty has shared the following post with a few tips and tricks for players jumping in. You should check them out before you boot up Warzone and dive into Caldera.

EVENT TIMELINE - When are things happening?

It's safe to say that there's a lot going on in Warzone over the next few days - Call of Duty has cleared a lot up about when to expect title updates and Warzone server downtime and we have compiled a timeline of events below...

"Last Hours of Verdansk" playlist - End / Server Downtime - Start

  • 21:00 PST - December 7th
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  • 00:00 EST - December 8th
  • 05:00 GMT - December 8th

Server Downtime - End / Warzone Pacific Update & Caldera Early Access- Start

  • 09:00 PST - December 8th
  • 12:00 EST - December 8th
  • 17:00 GMT - December 8th

Caldera General Access - Start

  • 09:00 PST - December 9th
  • 12:00 EST - December 9th
  • 17:00 GMT - December 9th

New teasers showcase Battle Pass content

Caldera is on the way and instead of confirming any details about preloading the update, Call of Duty has opted to tease some of the Vanguard Season One Battle Pass content.

As you can see below, it looks like we're getting at least two new Weapon Blueprints - one for the NZ-41 - and an Operator skin for an as-of-yet unreleased Operator.

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The icon of the running figure could also be representative of the changes coming to Dead Silence or hint that a new perk is going to be added to Warzone in the Pacific update.

RELEASE TIME - It's here before you know it

For an update as major as the Warzone Pacific update, there really hasn't been a long build-up to it - all things considered. The Warzone Pacific update is due to be released on December 8th at the following times:

  • 09:00 - PST
  • 12:00 - EST
  • 17:00 - GMT

Following this, Caldera is going to be released at the same time of day on December 9th - with any luck. If you own Vanguard and played a handful of games, you can actually get Early Access to Caldera from the launch of the Warzone Pacific update.

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If not, that 24 hours is going to be all about Rebirth Island. Verdansk is going for good.

It's worth noting that the 24 hour period of Rebirth Island availability is going to be the last time you'll be able to jump into Warzone's smaller map for a long time - it's due back in Season One, but it's not going to be available alongside Caldera like it has been for Verdansk and Verdansk '84.

Preload Details & Download Size

At the moment, Call of Duty has failed to provide any details on either of these points. That being said, based on previous updates, we should see preloading available at least three days before the update is due to be released - so, on December 4th.

In addition to this, the download itself is going to be quite a big one. With Caldera fully replacing Verdansk, it's not going to be a huge expansion to the application itself - but there is the whole set of Vanguard weapons and Operators coming.

With any luck, Vanguard's Texture-Streaming technology will be in play to reduce the download size - but only time will tell...