Warzone Caldera


How to Download and Play Warzone 1 in 2023

Abhimannu Das
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Warzone 1 is still playable as Warzone Caldera on PlayStation, Xbox and PC.
The game no longer receives content updates and it only has the legacy battle royale maps.
Resurgence is not available in Warzone Caldera but the game mode is likely to come in Warzone 2.0 in the future.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has completely replaced the original Warzone but players still have the option to download Warzone 1. In case you miss the old maps or any of the old content, you can download the game. However, most of the game modes have been taken out and only the legacy battle royale modes are still available. You will also not get any game updates so don’t expect much in the way of content. Here is how you can download and play Warzone 1.

Download and Play Warzone 1 / Warzone Caldera

The Resurgence game mode is not a part of Warzone Caldera and it is not available in Warzone 2.0 either. If you specifically want to play Resurgence, you will need to wait until Activision introduces the mode to Warzone 2. While there is no official confirmation yet, there are leaks hinting at the game mode’s return. Here’s how you can download Warzone 1 which is now known as Warzone Caldera. 


On the PlayStation Store, search for “Warzone Caldera” and you will be able to download the game. If you originally installed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from a disc but no longer have the disc, you will need to delete your Modern Warfare installation before you can access Warzone

  1. From the PlayStation dashboard, navigate to Library.

  2. Under Games, find and highlight Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

  3. Press the OPTIONS button and select Delete.

  4. Return to the Warzone game page in the Store to download the game.

You will need about 100 GB of free space to install the game.


Go to the Xbox Store and search for Warzone Caldera, and you will be able to download the game. The installation size is around 98GB on Xbox.

Battle.net (PC)

Here’s how you can download Warzone 1 on PC. 

  1. Open the Battle.net client

  2. Navigate to Modern Warfare

  3. Click on the ‘Manage Content’ tab, located on the left

  4. Check the box titled ‘Warzone Caldera’ and click confirm

Warzone Caldera is not available on Steam and players will have to download the game from Battle.net. The installation size is around 100GB on PC.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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