The Season Two launch of Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific and Vanguard has been delayed from Feb. 2 to Feb. 14., Activision and co. announced Wednesday afternoon.
In an "ongoing commitment to improving your gameplay experience," the Call of Duty collective of studios released a blog post explaining their decision to spend more time polishing up Season Two.
Citing that with the COD community continuing to experience issues across Vanguard, Warzone Pacific, and Modern Warfare, the devs have decided to use the extra time created from the delay to deliver more updates across the titles — including optimizations to gameplay and weapon/equipment balancing, fixes for game stability and bugs, and to ensure an overall level of polish to improve the experience for players.
In particular, the blog post mentions that "upcoming implementations will address several concerns raised by the community and other quality-of-life improvements," such as the core gameplay loop, mechanics, and balance, as well as fixes for both generations of consoles and PC.
Lastly, the announcement notes that going forward, the community can expect to hear from them more often regarding Call of Duty’s state of play.
"Studios remain focused on continuously improving your game experience, and we greatly value our community feedback," the post reads. "More frequent and detailed communication updates will be posted here and across Call of Duty social channels."
Ultimately, with the delay being a 12-day difference, it certainly seems like a reasonable move, especially if they are able to fix a lot of the persisting performance issues pestering players in both Warzone and Vanguard.