Call of Duty: Warzone's new Pacific map is delayed

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Call of Duty: Warzone's new Pacific map has been delayed by a week. It was expected to go live on December 2, but Activision said today that it won't actually show up until December 9.

Call of Duty: Vanguard owners will be given access to the new map 24 hours ahead of everyone else—December 8, in other words. The start of Vanguard Season 1, which was also set to kick off on December 2, has been delayed to the same day, and an Activision rep confirmed that the full rollout of the new Ricochet anti-cheat system will be pushed to the same date.

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Activision didn't say why the new map was pushed, but the new day drops the map and Vanguard's debut season directly on top of the Halo Infinite campaign, which is also set to come out on December 8. My guess is that's not intentional, but it is an amusing reversal of the "delayed to avoid being massacred" maneuver that we've grown used to seeing.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.