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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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How to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare Dev Error 6178

Here are all the different fixes that you can try out for Dev Error 6178 in both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone that will help you out.

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Dev Error 6178 is an error code that various Warzone and Modern Warfare players have encountered, and this guide will cover all the different solutions you can try out.

Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare are extremely fun titles, but players can quickly encounter error issues at times. Goldflake error,  error 5476Diver Error 6, and unknown function Fatal Error are some examples.

If Modern Warfare or Warzone crashes while loading a map on PC, you may encounter Fatal Error Dev Error 6178.

This guide will go over what this error is and how you can get around it.

How to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare dev error 6178

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Disable In-Game Overlay & Nvidia Highlights

There have been various causes for this error in Warzone. Aside from the game crashing while loading a map, this can also occur when the camera returns to the player after they get killed.

Many players have reported this problem happening while they try to play the game with both In-Game Overlay and Nvidia highlights enabled at the same time, so we recommend disabling them both.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open up GeForce Experience while the game is turned off
  2. Go to the General tab and disable In-Game Overlay
  3. Save and close Nvidia Experience
  4. Launch Modern Warfare
  5. Go to Options > Graphics> Nvidia Highlights 
  6. Disable Nvidia highlights and restart the game
Warzone NVIDIA DLSS support

Update your GPU drivers

If you’re still encountering Dev Error 6178 then your GPU driver might need updating. This is because the in-game graphics can only be handled with the latest version of the GPU driver.

Here’s how you can update it:

  1. Open up Device Manager
  2. Scroll down and select Display Adapters
  3. Click on the GPU that you want to update select Update Driver .
  4. Select Search Automatically for updated driver software to install the new driver
  5. Launch the game to see if it worked.
player sniping enemy in modern warfare

Run the game as Administrator

The problem might be that the game requires certain permissions that you can only grant as the admin. For this reason, you can try launching the game as an Administrator and see if that fixes things.

This is a fairly simple process:

  1. Right-click on Modern Warfare
  2. Select Run as Administrator
  3. Click yes to grant permissions
  4. Wait for the game to launch and see if you encounter the error.
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Increase the graphics settings

Sometimes the most straightforward solutions are the best ones, and many players have reportedly fixed the error by switching the in-game graphic settings to Medium or High.

You can get this done fairly quickly:

  1. Launch Modern Warfare
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Graphics
  4. Change the texture resolution to Normal in Details & Textures
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That covers all the solutions you can try to fix Dev Error 6178 in both Warzone and Modern Warfare. This error can particularly annoying and keeps players from being able to enjoy the game.

Hopefully, our guide has helped with this problem, and you can check out other cool stuff at Charlie INTEL such as the latest Call of Duty: Vanguard news and guides!

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Best XM4 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The XM4 is a superb, ranged killer in Warzone Season 5. Here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone XM4 loadout.

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Best Warzone XM4 loadout

The XM4 is an excellent Assault Rifle in CoD: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, so here is the best loadout class to make the most of this meta gun.

The XM4 Assault Rifle, modeled after the original Black Ops’ Commando, is a medium-range weapon perfect for accompanying a long-range Sniper Rifle.

When sniping, you need something that can deal with targets up close and can follow up on armor breaks at a medium distance. The XM4 is an extremely powerful choice to run as your ‘pocket weapon’ if you’re looking for something to complement your favorite long-range weapon.

With Warzone Season 5 Reloaded bringing various buffs and nerfs to the game, most notable for the previously dominant Krig 6, the XM4 was left untouched, allowing it to rise in the meta. So, here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone XM4 loadout class to maximize the potential of this Assault Rifle in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

Best Warzone XM4 loadout

Best Warzone XM4 loadout

Best Warzone XM4 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 13.5″ Task Force
  • Optic: Microflex LED or Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Round

To make sure the best Warzone XM4 loadout is laser-accurate, we’re adding the Field Agent Grip. With this attachment, the XM4 will be as accurate as it needs to be at close-medium ranges. With some recoil control, you’ll also be able to beam enemies at a distance too.

The 13.5″ Task Force barrel received a significant buff in the Season 5 update, giving it majorly improved bullet velocity, range, and recoil control at the cost of some mobility. You should add the Agency Suppressor to the best Warzone XM4 loadout for even more velocity, which increases the weapon’s damage range while keeping you off the minimap.

We’re going with the STANAG 60 Round to ensure we have enough ammo to take down multiple enemies when using the best Warzone XM4 loadout. Finally, the XM4’s iron sights are still quite obtrusive, so you’ll want to use the Microflex LED or even the Axial Arms 3x if you’re looking for more range.

The XM4’s damage will drop off at a distance compared to some of the top Assault Rifles, so you should pair the best Warzone XM4 loadout with a long-range weapon such as the Swiss K31 or Kar98k.

Best perks to use with Warzone XM4 class

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  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Ghost
  • Perk 3: Tracker

E.O.D will allow you to withstand Semtex, Grenades, and a large quantity of any other serious explosive throwables. With so many players using Semtex or C4 to gain the upper hand in a fight, you’ll need E.O.D if you have any hope of surviving.

Overkill will allow you to get two primary weapons from your loadout. Then you can take the Ghost Perk from your next one, hiding you from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

While running both a Sniper Rifle and an Assault Rifle, you want to be able to swap between them quickly. Whether getting ambushed up close or following up on a snipe, the Amped Perk will allow you to switch weapons almost instantly.

Most recent XM4 buffs and nerfs in Warzone

There have not been any recent changes to the XM4 Assault Rifle in the Call of Duty battle royale, but we will be sure to update this page with any new ones when they go live.

How to unlock the XM4

best warzone xm4 loadout

To unlock the XM4 Assault Rifle for the best Warzone XM4 loadout, you’ll have to make sure you reach Level 4 in Warzone or Black Ops Cold War.

This is very easy and will be accomplished within a game or two. The main takeaway is it gets you to level up the XM4 quicker and get your attachments sooner.

Best alternatives

Following the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update, the best Warzone XM4 loadout is still a great weapon to use alongside a Sniper Rifle. This puts it on par with the RAM-7 and Cold War’s AK-47. However, if you want something for closer ranges, then the LC10 and PPSH are excellent choices.

If you’re looking for more weapons to try out, check out some of this season’s best weapon loadouts below.

C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | Swiss K31 | MG 82 | FARA 83

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How to watch $20k Z&Z Warzone Trios tournament: Stream, teams, format

Here’s everything you need to know about the 20k Z&Z Warzone Trios tournament, including how to watch it live.

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Call of Duty stars ZooMaa and Methodz will be hosting a brand-new Warzone event, so here’s everything you need about the $20,000 Trios tournament, including how to watch it.

There’s a lot to enjoy about Warzone tournaments, as seeing your favorite players compete against each other can be entertaining and intense. In September, we had ZLaner’s $50k Certified Banger Warzone tournament.

Now, CoD veterans ZooMaa and Methodz have teamed up with BoomTV to host the new Z&Z Invitational major Warzone tournament. This guide will cover everything from the event stream to the different teams and players.

Z&Z $20K Warzone event stream and schedule

Warzone players shooting

This Warzone tournament is set to begin on Tuesday, September 21 at 12 PM PT. While we don’t know the event’s exact duration yet, it will probably be active for a few hours.

Methodz and ZooMaa will be hosting the event, and you’ll be able to check out their streams when the matches go live. Alternatively, you could check out the competitors’ respective streams on Twitch or YouTube Gaming.

Z&Z $20K Warzone event format

While the exact rules haven’t been revealed for the Z&Z Invitational, some early intel states that the tournament will consist of Trios competing in custom lobbies for a $20,000 prize pool.

Points will probably be awarded to players who score kills, and these might be boosted through point multipliers. We’ll be sure to update this article with the rules as they become available.

Z&Z $20K Warzone tournament teams

Various Call of Duty League stars and Warzone streamers will be competing in the Z&Z Invitational. Currently, 31 Trios have been confirmed for the event, and many of them are exciting additions.

Here’s a breakdown of all the players in the event:

  • Flxnked, aHTracT12, & Frozone
  • Kalei, Ryda, & Patience
  • Russ, Yungstaz, & ikesnasty
  • Slacked, Apathy, & DougisRaw
  • TeddyRecks, fukluvey, & Reedr
  • Arrayz, itsEyeQew, & ShiftyTV
  • Pieman, its_iron, & yeet
  • AngelWalks, Envader, & Braxtvn
  • Overgirltv, Believe, & yata_tv
  • Wuskin, skrapz, & YKTDeleo
  • StevieT, EightV_, & JaredFPS
  • Ottereyes, FinessenTV, & zSmit
  • Bloo, Bartonologist, & TheBoiSantana
  • ShawnJGaming, xMrlerkx, & GunMW
  • HusKerrs, Aydan, & Rated
  • Braalik, Nickool, & Exzachtt
  • Skullface49, itzwarsz, & intechs
  • Tommey, Almond, & newbz
  • Crowder, Arcitys, & Cellium
  • IcemanIsaac, bbreadman, & Drakota
  • UnRationaL, zColorss, & ScummN
  • TestyFPS, Niicoinfinite, & EmSage
  • BobbyPoff, Crimsix, & Babydillster
  • Holly, Mayappo, & ClassicPain24
  • CitizenSnipes, iSmixie, & Steelcurtain
  • OPMarked, ShadedStep, & Devious
  • Envoy, Jukeyz, & fifakillvizuals
  • JessieCooks, Validhands, & ForeignJase
  • MuTeX, Blazt, & Knight
  • Destroy, ZLaner, & ClutchBelk
  • RedmanLyons, Tourva, & NightLennn
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Once the event ends, we’ll be sure to update this piece with the results of the tournament. Seeing all your favorite Warzone players compete against each other will be quite the show.

Be sure to check the 20k Z&Z Warzone Trios tournament when it goes live, and stay locked to Charlie INTEL for more Warzone. Also, check out the best QBZ-83 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5.

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