Activision has officially postponed Call Of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 2 for additional fixes and tweaks. Activision has announced that Season 2 of Call of Duty Pioneer and Warzone Pacific will be delayed by two weeks to fix bugs and improve game stability. It looks like the Call of Duty developers have a lot to offer right now, forcing them to delay the release of Warzone Pacific season 2.
On January 19, the official Call of Duty games Twitter sent out a tweet informing players that Season 2 would be pushed back to February 14, 2022. This Valentine’s Day return is a response to Call of Duty Vanguard, Warzone’s serious issues. Pacific and Modern Warfare, the developers are working on updates for each game. This will include weapon balancing for a more level playing field, as well as major bug fixes and stability improvements. This includes things like new maps and weapons, bug fixes, and weapon balancing. To date, we have released many updates, but there is still a lot of work to be done, the announcement said.
Only time will tell if the extra two weeks will be enough to fix problems with the games, or if there will be some patches during this time. Many players will likely be glad that the season is being delayed, as another big update to the game could cause even more problems and even more frustration. So there may be some consolation in the fact that the developers are listening loud and clear to the community by announcing on January 19th that the long-awaited update will be delayed by two weeks to “fix game stability and bugs and provide an overview of the level of polish.” As for when these updates will arrive, the blog post mentions that no date has been mentioned, although the Feb. 14 season 2 start is likely to be big.
Interestingly, this announcement comes just a day after Microsoft rocked the gaming world by announcing its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and many wondered what that means in the long run for the Call of Duty franchise. The announcement of the second season’s delay comes after it was announced on January 18 that Activision Blizzard, the parent company of Call of Duty, had been acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft is set to acquire Activision, but a deal is not expected to close until at least the end of the year.
In a blog post, Activision is fixing various online Call of Duty games currently in the works, such as Vanguard in 2021 and the current Warzone Battle Royale, if overtime is available before next season. In a post on the official Call of Duty blog, the development team said they felt frustration from players, so the additional two weeks of development time provided by the delay will be used to fix issues and improve quality of life. The developers started by acknowledging that the Call of Duty community “is having issues with Vanguard, Warzone Pacific, and Modern Warfare,” noting that they heard players “loud and clear” and were frustrated.
Warzone players are familiar with the bugs, but this is only the first time the launch of a season has been delayed for precisely this reason. There is not much information about the specific fixes that will appear in the second season. Call of Duty seasons usually contains a lot of bug fixes, so there’s a good chance that many of the obvious issues will be fixed when Season 2 launches.
When the new season arrives, that means a lot of new content will be released to the gaming community, including cosmetic items, new weapons, new agents, and changes to the Caldera map. However, one thing’s for sure is that this season will see new weapons, new operators, themed events, and the Battle Pass. The new multiplayer season will start on February 14, not February 2 in two weeks.
Normally, when the Battle Pass ends in any Call of Duty game, the next season begins; however, this time it’s different, as the developers delayed the release in an attempt to fix the game’s huge issues. “We’ve rescheduled the start of Warzone and Vanguard Season 2 to February 14, 2022. We will use this additional development time to provide updates including game optimizations, game balance (including weapon and gear balance) to fix game stability and bugs, and provide an overall level of improvement to improve player performance in Vanguard, Warzone Pacific, Black Experience in Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare”. One side effect of the developers’ ongoing efforts to address these issues is that the release date for the second season of COD Vanguard and Warzone Pacific has been pushed back to mid-February.
While this delay will likely fix many of the games’ bugs, it should also give Activision time to work with its employees after the ongoing abuse reported by many. The former Call of Duty developer spoke about Activision’s latest apology for Call of Duty, blaming the current gaming situation on the company’s failure to properly guide and assist its employees.