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Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 5 Reloaded: Games of Summer & More

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Activision and Infinity Ward have announced Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.

Season 5 Reloaded officially begins on Monday, August 24 at 11PM PT with a new patch update, followed by the Games of Summer event beginning on August 28.

Season 5 Reloaded features the new Games of Summer event, which begins August 28 and ends on September 7.

It also includes the debut of a new Gunfight map: Verdansk Stadium, new Warzone modes, new LMG, and more coming during Season 5 Reloaded.

There will also be a Gunfight Free Access Tournament weekend starting Friday, August 28 and ending on Wednesday, September 2.

Get the breakdown on what’s coming from the Activision Blog:

Season 5 Reloaded Roadmap

The Games of Summer Event (Available August 28 – September 7)

Compete for Glory…And Free Rewards

For the first time in Call of Duty franchise history, community members from around the world – both those who own Modern Warfare and free-to-play Warzone – will be able to represent their country in easy-to-play, hard-to-master, single-player Trials of skill. By earning medals in each Trial, competitors will prove which country’s Tier One Operators are truly the best in the world.

Within Games of Summer, there are five Trials. These miniature experiences are similar to those introduced at Modern Warfare’slaunch and in post-launch Season updates.

Trials will be available for Modern Warfare and free-to-play Warzone players, starting on August 28 at 10 a.m. PT. Players will have unlimited entries, meaning you can keep playing them to set your best time or score and go for Gold. 

A Pentathlon of Trials

Gold Medal tip: some Trials shave seconds off your final time for high accuracy, while others add points based on how quickly waves are completed.

  • Trial One: Gun Course (Starts August 28) on Custom Gun Course Map
    • Description: Make your way through the course as fast as possible while clearing all enemy targets and avoiding civilian casualties.
    • Medal Times: 01:30:00 (Bronze) / 01:00:00 (Silver) / 00:40:00 (Gold)
    • Loadout: Assorted Weapons
  • Trial Two: Price’s Alley (Starts August 29) on Custom Price’s Alley Map
    • Description: Eliminate an endless series of enemy targets while avoiding civilian targets to maintain the combo for as long as possible.
    • Medal Scores: 4,000 (Bronze) / 5,000 (Silver) / 6,000 (Gold)
    • Loadout: Renetti (Handgun)
  • Trial Three: Risky Parkour (Starts August 30) on Livestock
    • Description: Move through each checkpoint and finish the course as quickly as possible. Beware the heavy toxic gas on low ground.
    • Medal Times: 0:55:00 (Bronze) / 0:47:00 (Silver) / 0:40:00 (Gold)
    • Loadout: Combat Knife
  • Trial Four: Shooting Range (Starts August 31) on King
    • Description: Locate and shoot all targets in the area as quickly as possible while conserving ammunition.
    • Medal Times: 0:50:00 (Bronze) / 0:40:00 (Silver) / 0:30:00 (Gold)
    • Loadout: Assorted Weapons
  • Trial Five: Marksman Challenge Starts (September 1) on Custom Marksman Challenge Map
    • Description: Engage waves of long-distance targets and beat the clock. Missed shots burn time.
    • Medal Times: 3,400 (Bronze) / 3,900 (Silver) / 4,400 (Gold)
    • Loadout: HDR (Sniper Rifle)

To the Victor Goes the Spoils for Self and Country

For participating in Games of Summer, players will receive rewards based on performance within each Trial. These rewards are stackable – if a competitor achieves gold on the first try, they will receive all three rewards for their epic (or in some cases, legendary) achievement.

Each Trial medal comes alongside rewards (rewards can only be received once) and all players who participate earn the ‘Games of Summer Cup’ weapon charm. Trials rewards include but are not limited to vehicle skins, XP tokens, vehicle horns, calling cards, and Legendary weapon blueprints.

Earn gold in each Trial and receive the Legendary Assault Rifle Juliet Blueprint, a weapon truly built for chasing first place on any leaderboard. Built for pure precision with a clear, non-magnified sight picture, consider this a “gold standard” among a competitive pool of this weapon platform’s existing blueprints.

On top of these rewards, individual medals will give points to a player’s respective country, determined by their account’s origin. Each country’s points will be updated daily, and the top 15 countries will be visible on in-game leaderboards. Total scoring is weighted by country participants, so any nation can rise to the top.

Earn medals and rack up your points for your country, then at the culmination of Games of Summer, a country will be crowned champion. Will there be an underdog that claims glory for a well-contested Trial at the 11th hour? Or will one country hold a commanding lead throughout the Games?

New Functional Weapon

The FiNN LMG – (Available at Season Five Reloaded Launch)

The heaviest primary weapon class in the game has a new challenger, the FiNN LMG and it will punch well above its weight against many of the existing LMGs.

This new LMG can be earned by completing an in-game challenge or a blueprint variant can be acquired by purchasing the “Mainframe” bundle.

An agile, mobile, and hostile tank of an LMG, the FiNN’s ultra-light and open-bolt design is uniquely paired with advanced recoil controls. This all adds up to a weapon with exceptional full-auto accuracy while still being lightweight, allowing for a unique playstyle that further blurs the line between assault rifle and LMG. 

Warzone Content

New Game Mode: King Slayer (Available During Season Five Reloaded)

King Slayer is large-scale Team Deathmatch on Battle Royale where teams fight to earn points by defeating hostile players. However, the circle doesn’t collapse, rather it moves around the map for an agile battle on the go. The top five team’s top scoring player will be marked as a ‘king’ on the Tac-Map. Eliminate kings to get additional points and be awarded a free Killstreak. 

Gunfight – Tournament, New Map Stadium (Available with Games of Summer)

What’s Games of Summer without a tournament? Gunfight Tournament returns as a head-to-head test of gunskill, map knowledge, and coordination, and a proper tournament deserves a Stadium.

The pitch level of the larger Stadium has become available for Gunfight. It’s a much smaller play space in the Gunfight mode, so remember to use those tents, crates, and other obstacles for cover, especially if an Overtime flag is on the line.

Gunfight tournament winners will be rewarded with XP, high tier cosmetic rewards, and bragging rights as victors of the summer tournament.

Free Access Gunfight Tournament

All players can join in the tournament during the Free Access Weekend from August 28 to September 2 featuring the Gunfight Tournament playlist.

If you have a friend that hasn’t tried the full version of Modern Warfare or are a Warzone player looking to hone your skills and unlock prestigious Gunfight Tournament rewards, then enter the tournament and go for gold.  

Modern Warfare Content: Ground War Gets Reinforced (Available During Season Five Reloaded)

Owners of the full version of Modern Warfare, can experience a new way to play Ground War.

Reinforcements Inbound – Ground War Reinforce Arrives

In this Ground War mode variant, three flags are positioned towards the center of the map, in a similar manner to Domination mode.

If you or a teammate are downed, you enter Spectator mode instead of respawning, rejoining the battle only after a new flag is secured by your teammates. Claim all three flags and you automatically win the round. Win enough rounds, and your massive platoon will all earn the victory.

A Reloaded Store of Content (Available During Season Five Reloaded)

New Operator – Morte – Heads the Roundup of New Bundles

A spaghetti western-loving gunslinger will come to town, ready to lay down the law for the Coalition.

His name is Morte, and he’s Warcom’s newest recruit found in his own Store Bundle arriving later this Season.

Sergio “Morte” Sulla hails from Italy, is a skilled tracker who loves the Old West and strongly adheres to his own rules regarding right and wrong. Served with the legendary Col Moschin paratrooper regiment in Italy before being selected to join Warcom.

Other bundles available in Store during Season Five include the “Mainframe”, featuring a Legendary blueprint of the all-new Light Machine Gun Golf as well as the “Game Winner”, a sporty bundle featuring Coalition SAS Operator Kyle “Gaz” Garrick in a Legendary skin which suits him for some games on the Stadium pitch.

SOURCE: Activision Blog

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Best CX-9 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 6

Here are the attachments and Perks you can run with the highly-anticipated CX-9 SMG in Warzone and Modern Warfare to make its best loadout.

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Best Warzone Modern Warfare CX-9 Loadout

The CX-9 SMG finally arrived last season and is still a great option in Season 6, so here is how to make the best Warzone CX-9 loadout to dominate your enemies.

The CX-9 was released alongside the Sykov Pistol in Season 4, and in Season 6, it’s still a very viable SMG that can shred at close range.

Although it may be considered a weaker weapon in the meta, the CX-9 is very powerful in both Warzone and Modern Warfare multiplayer and is well-worth unlocking.

Here are the attachments and perks to run with this SMG to make the best Warzone CX-9 loadout.

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Best Warzone CX-9 loadout

Best Warzone cx-9 loadout

Best Warzone CX-9 loadout attachments

  • Barrel: CX-38S
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: CX-FR
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Drums

The best Warzone CX-9 loadout is excellent in those close-quarters engagements, but due to the random nature of Warzone, we’ve built it to be a little bit more versatile.

The CX-38S barrel has two significant benefits. It’s already got a Monolithic Suppressor attached, which frees up a slot, and it improves almost every aspect of the weapon. You’ll see the CX-9 has a more effective range, recoil control, and your shots will be hidden from the minimap.

Next, we’ve added the Tac Laser and CX-FR stock to the best Warzone CX-9 loadout. Your CX-9 will now be much quicker, allowing you to snap onto enemies even if they take you by surprise.

The Merc Foregrip is always a solid choice for Modern Warfare SMGs, as it improves both recoil control and hip-fire accuracy for the best Warzone CX-9 loadout. And finally, the 50 Round Drums will allow you to down and kill multiple enemies without reloading when using the best Warzone CX-9 loadout.

Best Modern Warfare CX-9 loadout

Best Modern Warfare CX-9 loadout

Best Modern Warfare CX-9 loadout attachments

  • Barrel: CX-38S
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: CX-FA
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

This CX-9 is built almost purely for speed but with a larger magazine and longer barrel for taking out targets at medium range.

To start, we’ve opted for the CX-38S barrel, which improves almost every aspect of the CX-9. You’ll see a huge boost in damage range, bullet velocity, and even recoil control – while having your shots suppressed. The only downside is a slower ADS speed, which we’ll correct with the rest of the attachments.

Modern Warfare’s engagements usually take place in the confines of 6v6 maps, so you want a bit more speed with your weapon. To do this, we’ve opted for the Tac Laser and CX-FA stock. With these, your ADS speed, movement, and weapon stability will see a welcome improvement.

And finally, we’ve added the 30 Round Mags and Sleight of Hand Perk. The 30 Round Mag gives a solid boost to magazine size without slowing you down too much, and Sleight of Hand vastly increases your reload speed to keep you in the fight. If you want more bullets in your mag, you can always take the 50 Round Drums instead.

Best perks to use with CX-9 class

Warzone Perks

Best Warzone CX-9 Perks

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

E.O.D will help you survive a barrage of explosives, keeping you in the fight at all times. Overkill will allow you to take the CX-9 alongside a long-range weapon such as the Krig 6, and then you can take Ghost from your next loadout to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Finally, the Amped Perk allows you to switch between weapons quickly, so you’re never caught defenseless.

Best Modern Warfare CX-9 Perks

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

Again, E.O.D is vital to ensuring you don’t get taken out by a well-placed Frag Grenade or Semtex.

Then, the Ghost Perk will make sure you can always remain stealthy when an enemy pops a UAV.

Last but not least, Battle-Hardened significantly reduces the effect of Stuns and Flashbangs, so you’re never rendered defenseless by Tactical Grenades.

Most recent CX-9 buffs and nerfs

The best Warzone CX-9 loadout was on the receiving end of a bug and nerf in the August 5 update for the Call of Duty battle royale, which caught plenty of players by surprise, considering the weapon had only been in the game for a short time before Raven Software rolled out an update for it.

You can find all of the changes the August 5 update made to this SMG below:

  • Increased mid damage range from 20 to 21
  • Increased Headshot Multiplier from 1.4 to 1.45

How to unlock the CX-9 in Warzone & Modern Warfare

Unlock CX-9 in Modern Warfare and Warzone

The CX-9 is a Modern Warfare weapon, so you won’t be able to unlock or use it in Black Ops Cold War. Luckily, it has an easily unlock requirement: Get 2 Longshot Kills while using an SMG in 5 different matches.

Because this is Modern Warfare, you don’t need to finish the match either. You can get two longshot kills with an SMG, back out, and repeat until you’ve unlocked the weapon.

Best alternatives to the CX-9 in Warzone & Modern Warfare

If you’re looking for another SMG in Warzone, the MAC-10 or Black Ops Cold War’s MP5 are regarded as the Season 5 meta SMGs.

For Modern Warfare, the MP7 remains a solid choice, or you could opt for the PP19 Bizon thanks to its large magazine size.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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CoD 2022 reportedly titled ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’

New rumors appear to have revealed the name of Call of Duty 2022, which is expected to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.

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A new rumor claims to reveal the name of the 2022 Call of Duty title, which is set to be a sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019.

The new rumor, from leaker Tom Henderson, states that the name of the 2022 Call of Duty game will be ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.’

This information lines up with what CharlieIntel has also heard about the 2022 Call of Duty game, although we’d caution that Activision can change the name at any point leading to the reveal.

The 2022 Call of Duty title from Infinity Ward is set to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019 and feature a story that focuses on the Colombian drug cartels.

The game is currently codenamed Project Cortez, according to leaked NVIDIA files.

Infinity Ward’s last title, Modern Warfare 2019, has gone on to become the most successful Call of Duty game of all time. It was the title that also introduced the free to play Warzone experience.

Infinity Ward recently announced the opening of a new studio in Austin, Texas to compliment their California, Poland, and Mexico offices.

Official information on the Call of Duty 2022 title is very sparse and not official announcement is to be expected until late Summer 2022.

The next Call of Duty game is set to be Call of Duty: Vanguard from Sledgehammer Games, releasing on Friday, November 5. Vanguard includes a WWII-based campaign, multiplayer, and Zombies experience.

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RAAL LMG returns to Warzone & Modern Warfare in October 8 update

The RAAL LMG was mistakenly removed from Warzone and Modern Warfare, but Raven Software has now returned it to the Gunsmith.

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Warzone and Modern Warfare fans were left baffled after the RAAL LMG was removed in the Season 6 update. But Raven Software added it back on October 8, confirming it was a mistake.

It was months ago that the RAAL LMG briefly appeared in Warzone as loot and was quickly removed soon after. Then after much waiting, players finally got their hands on the RAAL in Warzone and Modern Warfare, but it was then secretly removed in the Season 6 update.

Players were obviously left baffled as to why it would be removed. But, Raven Software released an update on October 8 that made changes to Iron Trials and also added the RAAL LMG back to the game, confirming it was a mistake.

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Whilst Warzone guru JGOD doesn’t believe the RAAL LMG is a meta weapon that all players should be using, he still thinks it’s a viable gun. Which is even more of a reason why players were so shocked to see it disappear without warning.

The removal was made very public knowledge thanks to a Tweet from ModernWarzone, and it took some players off-guard.

But, RAAL fans can relax, as the LMG has been added back to Warzone in the October 8 update. At the end of the patch notes, Raven Software said “Oops,” and confirmed that “the RAAL MG (MW) is back.”

It didn’t quite disappear for everyone, as it seemed that if you had the RAAL MG in a loadout, then you could still use it, but couldn’t alter the attachments on it.


In the meantime, why not check out our loadouts for the new Season 6 weapons: the Grav and .410.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

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