Warzone players have claimed that Caldera is “slowly dying” following the Season 2 Reloaded update, with consistent criticism of the Pacific setting now coupled with renewed affection for Rebirth Reinforced.
It’s been months since Caldera replaced Verdansk as Warzone’s battle royale base environment, swapping out the Ukrainian-inspired suburbs for a sun-kissed Pacific island that’s home to jungles and military bases.
Despite the expectations that predicted Caldera’s release, many consider it inferior to its predecessor, pointing to the overall flow and some “confusing” decisions by Raven.
This appears to have been cemented by Season 2’s Reloaded update, which reworked a number of Rebirth Island POIs to create Rebirth Reinforced, a map that now features heavily in the game’s playlist menu.
Notifying these changes and encouraging players to jump into Rebirth, Redditor WolfHoundJP asked if it proves that Caldera is “dying slowly,” a sentiment some players have expressed in recent weeks.
Attached to the question was an image showing the overwhelming majority of the playlists featured by Warzone, encouraging players to check out Rebirth Island as opposed to Caldera.
A common response has been that Rebirth Island is simply the theme of the recent Rebirth Reinforced event and Raven with its changed POIs wants to encourage players to stop by. However, others countered by asking why the battle royale’s main map wasn’t the focus of content.
Plenty also welcomed the Rebirth focus while criticizing Caldera. A said, “I absolutely can’t stand Caldera. I liked the old map better than Rebirth. But I can’t see anything about this new one. I have a $3,000 PC and I can’t see a damn thing. I refuse to play on Caldera and since it’s out I’ve spent maybe 2 hours on it. It’s frankly awful.”
Luckily, the changes to Rebirth Island have been well received by the majority of the player base. That means fans who aren’t happy with Caldera can invest their time ahead of the Warzone sequel, which is expected to release in late 2022.
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