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Why Call Of Duty: Warzone 2's Mysterious Building 21 Barely Lasted 24 Hours

The incredibly popular "Call of Duty Warzone" continues to pump out new battle royale content for players to enjoy. Of course, one of the biggest additions to "Warzone" was the extraction shooter mode DMZ. But DMZ wasn't a one-and-done release. Instead, Raven Studios has continued to bring new content to DMZ to prevent players from getting bored of its looting and shooting gameplay. And on December 19, DMZ fans got one of the biggest updates so far with Season 1 Reloaded.


On top of bringing new coop Raid content and a bizarre "Rocket League" inspired mode, the update also brought a new map to DMZ called Building 21. Players could access this new map through the main menu using a keycard picked up in Al Mazrah. But being "Call of Duty," the update also introduced a serious bug. Players quickly discovered a bug that allowed them to gain unlimited access to Building 21, as showcased by LaserBolt on YouTube. But gamers' fun was short-lived, as everyone was locked out of the map later that day. Gamers were then left confused as to why the map was only available for one day.

It's only available for a limited time

When players queued up for Building 21 late only 24 hours after its launch, they found they were locked out of the mode. The lockout screen featured a timer that indicated that the map would open up later in the week. This puzzled many gamers while also outraging those who didn't have a chance to try out the mode. And because the developers didn't immediately explain why it was removed, gamers started coming up with their own ideas. One of the more popular theories was that it was done to fix the infinite keycard bug. But as it turns out, that might not be the case.


Following the confusion, Infinity Ward tweeted, "Access cards are disabled, but will be operational within the week." And when analyzing the original announcement tweet, it becomes obvious that Building 21 was always planned as a limited-time event. However, it's unclear if it was supposed to last only one day or if developers decided to pull it early to fix the aforementioned bug.

In response, gamers took to social media to vent their frustration. Many felt it was unfair to lock out the map without warning. Others decided to use the lockdown as an opportunity to farm more access cards, so they are stocked up when the map unlocks in around three days.