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Warzone Season 2 February 24 patch notes: Map changes & weapon updates

Get the intel on what’s new and updated in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 has officially arrived, with Raven Software dropping the 1.32 patch update for the ever-popular battle royale on all platforms on February 24.

As always, a new season means new content for the game, and there’s plenty for Warzone fans to sink their teeth into with this update, with major map changes, new modes, and the debut of two new weapons for players to wield in search of victories.

On top of that, Raven have also made some minor tweaks to improve quality-of-life for players, while also fixing some bugs that have been plaguing the game. Here’s everything you need to know about the Warzone Season 2 patch, along with the official patch notes.

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Warzone Season 2 art

Warzone Season 2 patch size

Unsurprisingly, this patch is fairly hefty, so you’ll need to make sure you have at least 17GB of free space on your hard drive, and up to 20.8GB if you’re updating Warzone and Modern Warfare on PC. You can find the specific file size for each platform below.

  • PlayStation 5: 17.0 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 17.0 GB
  • Xbox Series X|S: 17.9 GB
  • Xbox One: 17.9 GB
  • PC: 16.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 20.8 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

Black Ops Cold War Season 2 is also live now, with new multiplayer maps, streaks, modes, and more.


What’s in Warzone Season 2?

Warzone Season 2 brings some significant changes to Warzone, including the new Shipwreck POI and Missile Silos as part of a host of map changes. On top of that, players will be able to wield the new FARA 83 assault rifle and LC-10 SMG, while the Machete is included as a new melee item.

Warzone also has some new game modes to enjoy, including Resurgence Extreme which says the player count of the existing mode boosted to 90, and Exfiltration which sees players attempting to secure a radio and hold onto it until the exfil chopper arrives to airlift them out of Verdansk.


Call of Duty Warzone Season 2 update patch notes

PLAYLIST UPDATE

  • Adding:
    • Plunder – Blood Money Trios
    • Rebirth Island – Resurgence Extreme
       
  • Removing:
    • Plunder – Blood Money Quads
    • Rebirth Island – Mini Royale Trios, Resurgence Quads

GAMEPLAY

  • Loot that spawns across Verdansk has been updated… and now includes two brand new weapons: the FARA 83 Assault Rifle and the LC10 SMG
  • Players that are continually in the gas will suffer more damage over time
  • Previously unlocked Seasonal Challenges will be completable after season ends and during future seasons
  • Warzone Intel Missions have been removed
  • Balanced the XP gain of KingSlayer and other unique modes to match the XP of core BR
Warzone Season 2 Zombies Outbreak mode logo

EVENTS

  • Outbreak Free Trial (Feb 25 – Mar 4)
    • Celebrate the launch of Season Two with free access to a brand-new Zombies experience known as Outbreak, action-packed Multiplayer maps (including the new map Apocalypse), and more in Black Ops Cold War from February 25 to March 4. Onslaught is also available to PlayStation owners during this access period as well.
  • Outbreak Challenge Event (Feb 25 – Mar 11)
    • Earn Charms, Stickers, Emblems, Calling Cards, and Weapon Blueprints by completing challenges in Warzone and in Black Ops Cold War‘s Outbreak mode. This event can be viewed within the main WarzoneBlack Ops Cold War Multiplayer, and Zombies menus.
    • Need an introduction to Outbreak in Black Ops Cold War Zombies so you can claim all the items from this Challenge Event? Check out the following blogs:
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2XP + 2WXP WEEKEND

  • Starting on Feb 26, all players get Double XP and Double Weapon XP all weekend long in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to celebrate the kickoff of Season Two! Gain twice as much progress toward your next Prestige and max out those weapons through 10AM PT Mar 1. PlayStation players also get an extra 24 hours of 2XP and 2WXP starting Feb 25.
Players firing weapons in Black Ops Cold War / Warzone

MODES

  • Rebirth Resurgence Extreme (Launch Week)
    • Up to 99 players will drop onto Rebirth Island for an incredibly frenetic fight for supremacy, as they look to eliminate every last member of enemy squads to prevent them from getting a second, third, or even forth chance at revenge. Just like Resurgence, squad members can spawn back in if their Rebirth Countdown hits zero and at least one of their allies is still alive, and specific Caches around the map will refresh their items frequently to ensure there is no shortage of firepower around the island.
  • Exfiltration (In Season)
    • In this mode, a portable radio crackles into life, coming online somewhere in Verdansk. The Operator who secures this radio and holds onto it for a sufficient period of time automatically wins the game for their squad. To ensure their exfil isn’t by the book, anyone holding the radio is marked on the Tac Map as if they were under a Most Wanted Contract (High Value Target) with all Operators also receiving intel on how much longer the current radio holder has until they win. Other than this new win condition, the same Battle Royale rules apply. Expect a circle collapse and a winner to be determined by last squad standing, should nobody receive an early exfil with the radio.

BATTLE PASS

  • 100 Tiers including two Weapons, a new Operator, and the first Reactive Weapon Blueprint
    • Tier 0 (Instant Unlock)
      • Operator – Naga
      • Park – Operator Skin and Mission
      • Wellington Safari Watch
      • Season XP Boost (10%)
    • Tier 15
      • FARA 83 Assault Rifle
    • Tier 31
      • LC10 SMG
    • Tier 95
      • “Vulture Exo” Ultra-rarity Reactive Weapon Blueprint
    • Tier 100
      • “Warlord” Naga Skin and Operator Mission
      • “Poison Dart” Legendary SMG Blueprint
    • And a lot more!
  • You can also check out our Season Two Battle Pass Trailer and the Battle Pass / Store Breakdown Blog
New Shipwreck POI in Warzone Season 2

MAP – POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Shipwreck
    • The doomed cargo tanker known as the Vodianoy has run aground in the low estuary of swamp ground less than a klick west of the Zordaya Prison Complex. 
  • Missile Silos 
    • A team of Operators discovered Missile Silos hidden underneath the city’s three war monuments:
      • Jarvdinsk Spomenik above the Arklov Peak Military Base
      • Zoszni Spomenik southeast of the Novi Grazna Hills
      • Styor Spomenik in Tavorsk Park
  • Due to the contamination, security protocol mandates a complete shut down of the following locations:
    • Subway
    • Stadium Garage
    • Bunkers 00, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11
FARA 83 AR in Warzone Season 2

WEAPONS

  • Increased bullet velocity of the Tactical Rifle Charlie
      
  • New Weapons added:
    • FARA 83 – AR
      • Unlocked via Battle Pass Tier 15
    • LC10 – SMG
      • Unlocked via Battle Pass Tier 31
    • Machete – Melee 
      • Unlocked via Weapon Challenge or Store Bundle
  • New Weapon Unlock Challenges added:
    • Groza – AR
    • Mac-10 – SMG
  • Reactive Blueprints added:
    • The Reactive property lets Operators display their skill in real-time by evolving their weapon’s appearance with kills during a match. 
      • For example, the “Vulture Exo” pulsates a green energy across the skeleton of a bird that wraps around the entire weapon. As an Operator earns kills, this energy shifts from blue to orange and eventually red, signifying how much of a hot hand they have in the match.
  • Cold War attachments have been updated – pros, cons and stat bar values now more accurately reflect their functionality
    • The following attachments have also had their functionality adjusted:
      • Bruiser Grip
        • Before: Melee Quickness
        • After: Movement Speed, Hip Fire Accuracy
      • Mounted Flashlight
        • Before: Enemy Reveal Distance
        • After: Movement Speed, Aim Walking Movement Speed
      • Tiger Team Spotlight
        • Before: Enemy Reveal Distance
        • After: Movement Speed, Aim Walking Movement Speed

OPERATORS

  • New Operators added:
    • Kapano “Naga” Vang: Warsaw Pact (Launch Week)
      • Unlocked via Battle Pass
    • Karla Rivas: NATO (In Season)
      • Unlocked via Store Bundle
    • Terrel Wolf: NATO (In Season)
      • Unlocked via Store Bundle
    • Samantha Maxis: NATO (In Season)
      • Unlocked via Store Bundle

GENERAL FIXES

  • Players should no longer spawn outside of the Gulag combat area
  • Ammo replenishment timing when equipping Stopping Power rounds on Cold War weapons has been addressed
  • Fixed various issues with reticle streaming
  • The “Grinch Forest Spirit” Skin now properly renders at all distances
  • The “Gem Cutter” Silenced Assault Rifle is now properly suppressed
  • Operator Mission “Unkillable” will now track properly when getting kills with the High Alert Perk active
  • Mac-10 Weapon Unlock Challenge now tracks correctly when getting 2 rapid kills using an SMG
  • Operator Missions require now associated Operator to be equipped
  • Fixed an issue with War Tracks not playing correctly
  • Fixed an issue causing the Heartbeat Sensor to incorrectly display player with Ghost Perk active on Kill Cam
  • Prestige banners now include correct text and award stickers

STORE

  • Added new CDL team packs

DOWNLOAD

  • The Season Two download is going to be large. In order to reduce the overall disk space that MW and WZ take up, you can uninstall the content packs for modes that you’re not playing if you want to free up space. You can learn how to do so here.
  • Download size:
    • PlayStation 5: 
      • 17.0 GB
    • PlayStation 4: 
      • 17.0 GB
    • Xbox One Series X / Xbox One Series S: 
      • 17.9 GB
    • Xbox One: 
      • 17.9 GB
    • PC: 
      • 16.9 GB (Warzone Only)
      • 20.8 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

SOURCE: Raven Software

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Warzone players slam “awful” Terminator camo challenges

Warzone Pacific players are extremely frustrated with the challenges to unlock Terminator camos in Season 4 Reloaded.

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Raven Software added new Terminator cosmetics at the start of Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded, and players have expressed their frustration with the crossover’s challenges.

Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded features a plethora of fun content for players to enjoy, including the Terminator crossover which brought new Operator skins and challenges to the game.

Successfully completing these in-game challenges will grant you access to numerous Terminator-themed rewards, but they are being heavily criticized by the Warzone community.

Reddit user ‘AceOfSpades90000000’ slammed these challenges in the Warzone Pacific subreddit, describing them as “awful” because of the abundance of lag and enemies using aimbots.

The Redditor claimed that these problems make it “practically impossible” to win 4 games and then expressed their admiration for those players that were able to successfully complete the Terminator challenges.

Many of the commenters agreed that the challenges are too difficult and frustrating to complete. However, not everyone agreed about aimbots being an issue, as users offered their own criticisms of the challenges.

A few players felt that the rewards being offered aren’t worth the effort required to unlock them. One user wrote: “The rewards are terrible. Am I seeing things or is the same calling card there 4 times with slightly different colors?”

The rewards also include new weapon camos that are inspired by the looks of different Terminators such as the T-800 and liquid metal T-1000 from the movies, but unlocking them is proving to be challenging.

One of the commenters claimed to have played all day without much success: “All I need is 2 wins for liquid metal but it’s impossible because everywhere I go, I get rolled and I’m not even bad at the game.”

Despite these criticisms, a few users in the thread defended the Terminator crossover and provided their fellow players with advice on how to get these challenges done quickly.

One player suggested trying the first challenges since they’re easy to complete in just a few games. You’ll have a better chance of winning 4 games if you hop into the challenges with a squad that’s comprised of your friends.

While some players have expressed their disappointment with Warzone’s Terminator crossover for being a huge missed opportunity, there are those that are able to have a good time and get these challenges done.


For more Warzone content, check out our piece on players roasting the “terrible” new Bitrate Banger anime bundle as well as this “broken” Sniper Rifle loadout with insane one-shot power.

Image credits: Raven Software

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Warzone expert claims forgotten Vanguard sniper is “broken” with insane one-shot power

One broken Sniper Rifle is now able to one-shot players to the chest after its nerfs were reverted in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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Warzone Operator using Sniper Rifle

Warzone expert Isaac ‘IceManIsaac’ Hamilton has revealed which Sniper Rifle is now capable of one-shotting enemies to the chest after the developers reverted its nerfs.

When you hop into a game of Warzone Pacific, you’ll face tough competition from opposing players and will need to select the best weapon loadouts for different combat situations in order to come out on top.

If you prefer to pick off your enemies from a distance then Sniper Rifles are the best choice, and Call of Duty expert IceManIsaac has showcased an extremely broken one that can instantly take out enemies in Season 4 Reloaded.

The Type 99 Sniper Rifle previously received a massive nerf in Warzone Pacific Season 3 and this was meant to prevent players from securing one-shot kills outside of the weapon’s max damage range.

However, this nerf was reverted in the July 28 update which increased the maximum damage range to 50 meters, up from 37 Meters. As a result, the weapon is able to eliminate enemies extremely quickly.

IceManIsaac described the weapon as “jarring and super satisfying to use.” You can use it to take out your opponents instantly with a single shot to the chest. The Warzone expert then revealed his loadout for the powerful Sniper Rifle.

IceManIsaac’s Type 99 Loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Shiraishi 712mm Sniper
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x / ZF4 3.5x Rifle Scope
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 5 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Taped Grip
  • Perk 1: Vital
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

IceManIsaac uses many of the same attachments as the best Type 99 Warzone loadout, but he went with the Taped Grip for the faster weapon swap speed that it provides. Even if you hit a shoulder shot, you can switch to an SMG quickly to finish off your opponent.

The SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x optic is an ideal choice for Caldera but its biggest drawback is the glint that enemies can spot, giving away your position and putting you at a disadvantage. If you want to avoid the glint, you can try out the ZF4 3.5x Rifle Scope instead

The Vital perk is a key part of this loadout as it increases the size of the critical-hit area on enemies. Finally, the Removed Stock and the SMLE Pistol Grip let you aim down sights faster.


For more Warzone content, check out the devs explaining why they use weapon codenames in patch notes and how NICKMERCS broke his Warzone kill record with this deadly loadout.

Image credits: Raven Software

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Call of Duty devs explain why they use weapon codenames in patch notes

In the Warzone patch notes the devs use codenames for weapons instead of their in-game name, and they have finally revealed why.

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Call of Duty developers have officially revealed the reason why they use codenames for weapons in the patch notes.

Warzone is in its fourth season, and the devs have been giving weapon codenames since the very beginning. This has always baffled players as they are unaware as to why the developers don’t just use their in-game names.

Luckily, two devs have revealed why they use codenames for weapons, and the answer may not be much of a surprise.

In response to a player’s tweets regarding the use of “Asault Rifle Charlie” and “Assault Rifle Hotel” in the patch notes, two developers provided insight into the question.

According to the Sledgehammer Games Communication Manager and Treyarch’s Associate Director, the reason Activision uses codenames for weapons in Warzone is for “legal reasons.”

The devs actually can’t use the official names, and it seems they actually feel the same as players when it comes to the codenames, with Sam Leichtamer saying that it’s “very confusing for (the devs) too.”

In another tweet, developer Matt Scronce agrees, saying that he doesn’t like it any more than players do, but for “legal/licensing reasons,” it is necessary.

Well there you have it, that’s why your favorite weapons in Warzone have codenames in the patch notes. For more, check out what loadout NICKMERCS beat his Warzone kill record with.

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