Call of Duty: Warzone Champion of Caldera Game Mode Added in Latest Update

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A new limited-time game mode is now available in Call of Duty: Warzone. The game’s latest update also introduces balancing changes to certain weapons, particularly assault rifles and SMGs.

New Game Mode

Champion of Caldera is the latest game mode in Call of Duty: Warzone. It is a 150-player battle royale mode that incentivizes people to be more aggressive. Why? Because every kill in the game immediately refills the player’s health, equipment, and ammunition.

All players will drop onto the battlefield with their custom loadout, a Gas Mask, and a Redeploy Extraction Token. For those who are not familiar with the latter, it is an item that immediately redeploys players back into the battlefield without having to go to the Gulag.

Cash collected in Champion of Caldera can be used to purchase things from the upgraded Buy Station, including an Advanced UAV and the Specialist Bonus.

Balancing Changes

The latest update for Call of Duty: Warzone also includes some balancing changes to certain assault rifles and SMGs. The Assault Rifle Alpha’s max damage range, for example, has been decreased to 27.9 meters, down from 30.1 meters.

The rest of the adjustments can be seen below:

Assault Rifles
  • NZ-41 (VG)
    • Max Damage decreased to 37, down from 40
    • Min Damage increased to 34, up from 32
    • Recoil deviation decreased
    • Recoil intensity decreased
    • Muzzle Velocity increased by 10%
  • 8mm Klauser 40 Round Mags (Attachment):
  • Damage Range Penalty decreased to -10%, down from -20%
  • Damage Penalty has been removed
  • Fire Scaler has been removed
  • 6.5mm Sakura 50 Round Mags (Attachment):
  • Damage Penalty has been removed
  • Fire Scaler decreased to 5%, down from 12%
Submachine Guns
  • H4 Blixen (VG)
    • 7.62 Gorenko 36 Round Mags (Attachment):
    • Torso Damage multiplier decreased to 13%, down from 15%
    • Jonsson 9" RMK (Attachment):
    • Min Damage decreased to 30, down from 33
  • Recon Drone Field Upgrades have been removed from Underground Transit System loot
  • Reduced the spawn rate of Radar Jammer Field Upgrade on Rebirth Island
  • Serpentine
    • Updated description text to better represent the behavior of damage reduction
  • Restock
    • Recharge Time increased to 30 seconds, up from 25 seconds
Lethal Equipment
  • Throwing Knife
    • Upper Torso Damage decreased to 200, down from 300
  • Fixed an issue causing unintended delays following certain actions while using the H4 Blixen (VG)
  • Fixed an issue causing the “Wakizashi” Camo Challenge to not track progress
  • Fixed various issues with the Squad Total Cash counter such as it 1) including the cash of a Player who has left the match and 2) not behaving correctly when Players are in the Gulag
  • Fixed an issue causing unintended visuals during the Caldera Infil cinematic
  • Fixed an issue causing the Buy Station UI to sometimes prompt the Player to confirm their choice

Call of Duty: Warzone June 2 Update is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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