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Warzone devs already planning Season 6 & ‘several years’ of support

Call of Duty: Warzone is set to be supported for years with Infinity Ward confirming that Season 6 is already in development.

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Infinity Ward’s Studio Heads have confirmed they have ‘long-term’ plans for Call of Duty: Warzone that extends for years, including Season 6 already.

In a statement that comes as a surprise to absolutely no one, Activision has confirmed that Warzone isn’t going away anytime soon. CoD’s take on battle royale continues to gather steam as we barrel towards the game’s potentially map-altering Season 2 nuke event.

Not only do we have copious amounts of details regarding Warzone’s impending Third Season, but it turns out that Warzone’s future for the next years is already being mapped out.

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Infinity Ward’s co-studio heads, Patrick Kelly and Dave Stohl, spoke with the Washington Post this week as Warzone passed a new milestone: 100 million players.

In the interview, Kelly confirmed that Infinity Ward’s team is still involved with Call of Duty: Warzone’s high-level development and story progression.

He mentions that he & Stohl are currently finalizing the details for Season 6 of Warzone & Cold War, which will launch later this year.

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Kelly confirmed that they have “broad stroke” plans for Call of Duty: Warzone for several years. Following the launch of Black Ops Cold War in 2020, Infinity Ward handed off a lot of the work of Warzone to Raven Software. Raven’s designers had worked with Infinity Ward since the start of Warzone’s development, but late last year, Raven took over public-facing communications of Warzone as well.

The Washington Post reports as part of their interview that “while Infinity Ward has for the moment handed off most of the “Warzone” maintenance work to Raven Software — designers from which, Stohl noted, worked with Infinity Ward from the outset of “Warzone’s” development and not just after the integration of “Black Ops Cold War” — Kelly and Stohl are currently working on the details for Season 6, which will begin in late 2021.

In the interview, Kelly also told them that the studio has “planned out Warzone’s broad strokes for several years into the future.”

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Kelly stated that some of the things they are working on in Warzone takes “more time” and requires advance planning. He says that the team is working hard to “top” what they’ve done before in the Warzone world.

“Some things we want to do mode wise, geo wise, they take more time,” Kelly said. “So they naturally need to slot in later. But we do think about this on a multi-year basis. And I will tell you this: We’re doing our damnedest right now, to top [what’s come before].”

Activision executives confirmed that Call of Duty: Warzone will remain “front and center” in the Call of Duty universe for “years to come.”

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Best OTs 9 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The OTs 9 SMG is a powerful weapon in Warzone’s, so here are the attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout in Season 5.

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The OTs 9 SMG is another meta pick in Warzone’s huge arsenal of weaponry, so here are the best attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout and maximize its potential in Season 5.

Warzone’s Season 5 Reloaded update brought various weapon balance changes. Although the brand new weapons did take a dominant stance this season, the OTs 9 from Season 4 remains a great choice to consider.

The OTs 9 boasts a highly competitive time to kill, so you can use it to dominate your opponents in close-range combat. However, its small magazine size holds it back somewhat.

Luckily, we can fix that with the attachments and Perks to run to make the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout.

Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout

Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout

Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 8.1″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 40 Rnd

The best Warzone OTs 9 loadout is built to dominate at close range but will be better suited for Warzone Solos and Duo matches because of its small magazine size.

To start the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout, we’ve opted for the GRU Suppressor. This is the standard for most SMG builds because of its massive increase in bullet velocity, range, and recoil control while keeping you off the minimap when firing.

Next, the 8.1″ Task Force barrel further increases this range while boosting strafe speed. Its only downside is that it will make the OTs kick more, but it’s perfect for a close-range build.

You’ll need to bring the weapon’s vertical and horizontal recoil under control, so it’s worth equipping the Spetsnaz Grip underbarrel. However, this will cost you in terms of both regular and ADS firing move speeds.

We’ll compensate for that with the Serpent Wrap rear grip. This will provide the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout with some extra ADS time at the cost of a slight reduction in your sprint to fire time. Lastly, to get the largest magazine size possible, you should use the Spetsnaz 40 Rnd mag.

Best Perks to use with OTs 9 class

Warzone E.O.D, overkill, and amped perks
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Combat Scout

For Perks, the meta has been given a reshuffle thanks to Season 5, and it has seen some new Perks shift this slightly. The classic perks are still powerful, especially for the OTs 9, hence our choice.

To start, you want to use E.O.D to survive any explosive damage, which is necessary when using an SMG up-close. Then, you want to use Overkill to pair the OTs 9 with a FARA 83 or Swiss K31. Afterward, you want to take Ghost from your next loadout to hide from Heartbeat Sensors and UAVs.

We would be foolish not to pick Amped for our final Perk, as this perk allows you to switch weapons much faster and makes sure you do not get caught switching weapons when an enemy begins to fire at you.

Most recent OTs 9 buffs and nerfs in Warzone

Raven Software realizes that the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout is a popular wrecking machine in Warzone Season 5 and has recently taken action to rein it back slightly.

The September 15 update increased the weapon’s recoil while reducing the headshot, neck multipliers, and damage range.

Here are all the recent changes to the OTs 9

  • Recoil increased slightly.
  • Maximum damage decreased 34 ⇒ 31.
  • Minimum damage increased 20 ⇒ 21.
  • Headshot multiplier increased 1.35 ⇒ 1.52.
  • Neck multiplier decreased 1.35 ⇒ 1.

How to unlock the OTs 9

Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout

Unlocking the OTs 9 is relatively simple but time-consuming, requiring you to complete at least 15 different matches.

This is the challenge you will need to complete:

  • Using SMGs, kill 2 or more players rapidly in 15 different completed matches.

We recommend jumping into either Plunder or Rebirth Island, where you’ll have many more opportunities to get two SMG kills in quick succession.

Best alternatives

If you haven’t unlocked the OTs 9 yet or are looking for something with more ammo for squad matches, there are plenty of viable choices besides the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout.

The Bullfrog’s large magazine size makes it a competitive choice in any squad mode, and you can’t go wrong with Modern Warfare’s MP5.

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 

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Warzone Sai melee weapon reportedly gives “permanent Dead Silence”

Warzone’s new Sai melee weapon is reportedly silencing players’ footsteps, possibly giving “permanent Dead Silence.”

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There have been reports that Warzone’s Sai melee weapon makes your footsteps completely silent, but there’s debate on whether the glitch is only for the user.

Warzone players have long complained about audio being an issue. Popular streamer Dr Disrespect almost reached breaking point because of it in Season 3, and a banned Bullfrog Blueprint completely breaks the game audio. Now, it appears the Sai melee weapon is causing issues.

Although players have slammed Warzone’s The Numbers event for being too easy, it has allowed the new Sai melee weapon to be unlocked quickly. However, there appears to be a glitch with the new weapon as players are reporting that it gives “permanent Dead Silence.”

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Reddit user evsorr shared the odd glitch where they’re running around with Sais, but no footstep audio could be heard, similar to if they had popped Dead Silence. As evidence that it is indeed a glitch, their slide canceling could be heard. There were no players around to test it out on though.

Players in the comments debated the significance of this, with some saying that the footsteps are only silent for the player, but others believe that it does indeed grant permanent Dead Silence.

One player said that they were “being chased out in the open near superstore and the dude was 15m behind me for at least 20 seconds per the kill cam. Didn’t hear a single thing…” And another confirmed the same issue. However, with Warzone’s various audio bugs, there’s no guarantee that the Sai caused the issue.

Another user explained that after testing, they’re “99.9% sure it’s just bugged in first person,” and “others can hear normal footsteps.”

Whether it acts as Dead Silence or not, this does give the Sai user a distinct advantage. Not being able to hear your own footsteps will make it all the easier to pinpoint any enemies moving around nearby.


For more Call of Duty, you can check out how the Sai has been letting Zombies players skip doors.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Halloween Event: Date, night mode & Special Event

Warzone is expected to follow up 2020’s Haunting of Verdansk with a new Halloween-inspired event, here’s everything we know about it so far.

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Given the popularity and success of the Haunting of Verdansk, we fully expect Warzone to return with another Halloween Event that should bring spooky-themed rewards and LTMs.

Everyone loves a themed occasion, and Halloween is one of the most unique events in the calendar year. Celebrating all things spooky and kooky, different games and festivals love to embrace the craziness of the annual horror tradition.

Call of Duty: Warzone certainly did this in its first year by letting players enjoy the splendor of the Haunting of Verdansk special event.

Activision’s battle royale has reached unprecedented heights of popularity since then, and another Halloween Event is expected to land in October.

Warzone Halloween Event release & start date

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Using 2020’s Haunting of Verdansk as a basis for our thoughts, we can pretty much guess when a potential CoD: Warzone Halloween Event could theoretically start.

The first Warzone Halloween Event started on Tuesday, October 20, and ended on Tuesday, November 3.

Season 5 of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War is expected to end near the beginning of October, so it’s unlikely that the event will coincide with the launch of Season 6.

We expect a similar start date to the Haunting of Verdansk.

Warzone Halloween Event night mode

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Verdansk “went dark” during the previous Halloween Event, turning the map’s usual chaos into a nighttime affair.

Since the Haunting of Verdansk, the only other case of night modes in Call of Duty: Warzone was during the Season 2 Nuke Event that saw Rebirth Island overcome by darkness.

Fans have repeatedly asked for Warzone to bring back some kind of nighttime battling, even if for a brief time as an LTM. Verdansk ’84 has never had any form of this, so we’d say it’s quite likely that night combat will return.

Warzone Halloween Event Special Event & rewards

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During the two weeks that the Haunting of Verdansk lasted, Raven Software made sure to pump some solid content into the game to keep players invested.

This included: Special Halloween bundles, including Billy from SAW, a new weapon, and even a special Zombies mode – a precursor of things to come!

But the event also included a cool “Trick or Treat” reward system that encouraged players to scavenge for supply crates, containing either great rewards or a nasty surprise!

We’d be shocked if Raven Software didn’t reintroduce, or at least borrow, many of these concepts and ideas for a new Halloween-themed Warzone Event.


At this moment in time, there hasn’t been anything officially announced and there aren’t any obvious rumors regarding a potential event. Once we do know more and word does start to creep through, we’ll be the first to let you know.

Also, check out everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard so far.

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