Warzone download: how to get the latest season

Warzone download: A soldier aims down his sights in Warzone 2
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Finding a Warzone download will be a top priority for those looking to return to Caldera Island after the game's relaunch.

The blood-drenched battle royale from the makers of Call Of Duty keeps each new season armed to the teeth with hench guns, a new operator, plenty of map changes, reworks to Caldera, and even a crossover with Godzilla and King Kong. 

With Warzone soon to be relaunched as Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera, this changes things a little bit – and you might be wondering how you can find a Warzone 2 download, being the new companion title that goes hand-in-hand with Modern Warfare 2.

Remember that as players familiarize themselves with Warzone 2 after it launches on November 16, you won't be able to play or download Warzone from November 15th until it is relaunched at the end of the month as Warzone Caldera.

A totally separate offering from Warzone Caldera, Warzone 2 still functions as a free-to-play battle royale. You still have to make a run for it and use your smarts to stay out of sight, especially given how powerful some loadouts can be. 

Keen to get started? You're in the right place. With this guide, we will walk you through how to get your Warzone downloads set up quickly and painlessly so you can get out there and start raking in those wins, no matter who you're up against or which iteration of the game you opt for.

Warzone download: how to find a download

Warzone download: available platforms

Warzone download - two characters fight in the season 3 gulag

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Warzone is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.

It is a free-to-play game, and thanks to Microsoft's changes back in April 2021 you don't need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to access the platform's online multiplayer features on the Xbox One or Series X|S. You also won't need to pay for a PlayStation Plus membership to do so on PS4 or PS5.

Warzone download: how to download Warzone Caldera

Warzone download - A character on crowded streets fires a gun

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From November 16 to November 28, the first Warzone game will go offline as the CoD team focuses on the launch of Modern Warfare 2's first season as well as the launch of companion battle royale Warzone 2.

This means you won't be able to play Warzone until it relaunches on November 28 as Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera.

If you're looking for it on console, Warzone Caldera will be listed like any other Call of Duty title on the PlayStation Store or Xbox Store and should be easy to find.

On PC you'll need to grab Warzone from Battle.net (you'll need the Battle.net desktop app (opens in new tab) for PC or Mac to start). Activision owns Blizzard (and in turn, is owned by Microsoft) which is why Warzone is being pushed through Blizzard's Battle.net portal – and the download should be around 100-125GB.

You won't be able to download this game via Steam or Epic Games Store, in case you were wondering.

Warzone download: How to download Warzone 2

Soldiers in Call of Duty Warzone 2

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From November 16, you'll be able to play Warzone 2. You can find your Warzone 2 download ahead of time, however, by visiting Battle.net (opens in new tab) or any of these platform-specific store options:

Remember that Warzone 2's install size is huge. It might be time to go looking for the best cheap SSD deals if you need a storage management solution ASAP, no matter your platform of choice.


Henry is a freelance technology journalist. Before going freelance, he spent more than three years at TechRadar reporting on TVs, projectors and smart speakers as the website's Home Cinema Editor – and has been interviewed live on both BBC World News and Channel News Asia, discussing the future of transport and 4K resolution televisions respectively. As a graduate of English Literature and persistent theatre enthusiast, he'll usually be found forcing Shakespeare puns into his technology articles, which he thinks is what the Bard would have wanted. Bylines also include Edge, T3, and Little White Lies.

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