The Call of Duty audience isn’t happy right now since both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific are plagued by many bugs, balance issues, and gameplay flaws. Activision has promised solutions as patience wears thin, and they’ve even gone so far as to postpone the games’ Season 2 content to focus on what needs to be done. Here’s what a new blog post on the Call of Duty website promises…
To date, we’ve deployed a number of updates, but more needs to be done. For this reason, we have decided to reschedule the start of Season Two across Warzone Pacific and Vanguard to February 14. We will use this additional development time to deliver updates, including optimizations to gameplay, game balancing (including weapon and equipment balancing), to fix game stability and bugs, and to ensure an overall level of polish to improve the experience for players across Vanguard, Warzone Pacific, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare.
Upcoming implementations will address several concerns raised by the community and other quality-of-life improvements. Adjusting the core gameplay loop, mechanics, and balance is a continuing and important focus. Fixes will apply to your platform of choice — two generations of consoles and PC — as well as gameplay in general across all five systems.
Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone will have an additional two weeks of testing. Season 2 seems unlikely to be postponed a second time therefore, I’m crossing my fingers it’s true.
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Now available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Call of Duty: Warzone has now become available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 with backward compatibility on Xbox Series X/S, as well as the PlayStation 5. Season 2 premieres on February 14, as previously announced.