Call of Duty: Warzone update reverts loadout drop timing

Raven Software has delivered a new update for Call of Duty: Warzone that reverts the change made to loadout drop timings.

With the launch of Caldera, the developer adjusted loadouts to prevent players from purchasing them from Buy Stations until after the first free loadout drop occurred. The change was implemented to prevent the power spike that buying them early presented.

However, Raven Software has now walked back that change in the latest update. According to the patch notes, loadouts are now once again available to purchase from the start of a match in Battle Royale. The developer notes that this change does not affect Vanguard Royale. Read the full patch notes below:


  • Loadout Drops are now available for purchase via Buy Stations at any time during a game.
    • This only applies to Battle Royale. Vanguard Royale rulesets differ.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed collision issues with various elements across Caldera allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to freeze on the Tier Skip redemption screen.

“As we head into Season Two, which will further address gameplay optimization, balancing, game stability, and bugs, you can expect more details about these updates via the Call of Duty blog, from patch notes directly from Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software, and across Call of Duty social channels,” publisher Activision added in a blog post.

Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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