Call of Duty

How to Get Early Access to Warzone Pacific

"Lush forests and rocky crags. White sand beaches and mysterious ruins. And a dormant volcano that towers over the 200-plus points of interest."
"Lush forests and rocky crags. White sand beaches and mysterious ruins. And a dormant volcano that towers over the 200-plus points of interest." / Photo courtesy of Activision

How to get early access to Warzone Pacific is something that many are wondering about now that the countdown to the end of Season 6 and Verdansk is upon us.

This holiday season, Warzone is set to see a major overhaul when Season 1 launches, from a new Battle Pass system to Vanguard integration, two new free functional weapons, the Ricochet Anti-Cheat’s Kernel-Level Driver rollout, and the brand-new Caldera map. For those looking to dive into the next era of the COD battle royale as soon as possible, here's a breakdown of how to get early access to Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific.

How to Get Early Access to Warzone Pacific

To be able to have early access to Warzone Pacific and the flagship map Caldera on Dec. 2, 2021, players will simply need to own Call of Duty: Vanguard.

At the launch of Caldera on Dec. 2, owners of Call of Duty: Vanguard will have 24 hours of exclusive access to the new Warzone Pacific map. Simply by owning Vanguard on any platform, players will be able to participate in a 24-hour Caldera exclusive access event and experience the new map a day before anybody else.

During that time, the Rebirth Island playlists will remain open for all those without Vanguard until Caldera and Warzone Pacific are opened up to all on Dec. 3.

With dense forests, sandy beaches, mysterious ruins and a dormant volcano, Activision say that the only true similarity between Caldera and Verdansk is its scale. Caldera is said to be roughly the same size as Verdansk when it replaces it in Season One.

Caldera is being built on the same tech and engine as Call of Duty: Vanguard, as Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games look to make the integration between the two titles as seamless as possible for newer armaments.

The Warzone Pacific Season One update will indeed honor players' progression from Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare as those with previously earned Warzone content can use what they’ve acquired after Vanguard’s integration in the same format as when BOCW came to Warzone.

Warzone Pacific will also continue to fully support optimized cross-play, cross-progression and cross-gen support, as well as be free to play.