Warzone Champion of Caldera Mode: What is it?

"A single, continuously closing circle. One winner."
"A single, continuously closing circle. One winner." / Image courtesy of Activision

Champion of Caldera is a new limited-time mode that has just landed with the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 Reloaded.

Noting how this year has really catered to solo Warzone players thus far with the previous releases of Rebirth Resurgence Solos and Caldera Clash, Raven Software expressed its desire to keep the momentum going with another high-intensity limited-time mode in Champion of Caldera. Here's everything you need to know about the brand-new Champion of Caldera mode in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 Reloaded.

What is the Champion of Caldera Mode in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded?

Champion of Caldera is essentially the same as the base solo battle royale mode in that players are still looking to be the last one standing on the island.

Where Champion of Caldera differs, however, is that there is a single, continuously closing circle. Additionally, all players drop in with their Custom Loadout, a Gas Mask and a single Redeploy Extraction Token.

The item pool is also slightly altered to emphasize equipment not normally found in Loadouts, as well as yield more Epic-to-Legendary rarity weapons. Players can collect Cash to visit an upgraded Buy Station, which features the Advanced UAV and even the Specialist Bonus for a hefty fee.

Perhaps the biggest change of all is that kills in this game mode immediately refill player health, equipment and ammo, incentivizing players to play aggressively and eliminate the competition directly to have the best chance at victory.

Lastly, Champion of Caldera initially launched with 150 players per lobby. However, due to reports of server instability, that number has since been dropped to 120, matching the adjustment made to the base Caldera Battle Royale Modes at the start of Season 3 Reloaded.

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