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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

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Best FARA 83 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

Season 3 of Warzone saw some major changes be made to the Fara 83 that will have players wanting to use its best possible loadout.

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Best Fara 83 Warzone Loadout Season 3

The FARA 83 Assault Rifle is one of the weapons that got major changes in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3, and you can make it a formidable force by using its best loadout.

Players will notice that the Season 3 update for Warzone made some major changes to a variety of weapons, including the powerful FARA 83. This assault rifle is based on the Galil and can deal some serious damage to its targets.

After you’ve unlocked it, you can equip a few select attachments and perks to make the weapon an absolute powerhouse during combat. Here is the best FARA 83 Assault Rifle loadout and class setup for Warzone Season 3.

Best Fara 83 Loadout Warzone Season 3

Best Warzone Season 3 FARA 83 loadout

The FARA 83 has an impressive rate of fire, high damage profile, and incredibly precise accuracy that makes it extremely deadly. Our loadout will boost these strengths while improving upon the recoil, effective damage range, and overall speed.

Best Fara 83 attachments

  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.1″ Takedown
  • Laser: None
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 50 Rnd

We’ll start this loadout with the Gru Suppressor, which will help you avoid enemy detection on their radars, while also drastically increasing the damage range of this assault rifle. This will allow you to dish out heavy amounts of damage at further distances.

Best Fara 83 Loadout Warzone Season 3

The 18.2″ Takedown Barrel will improve both the Assault Rifle’s effective damage range. This helps prime the weapon for mid to long-range combat where you need to pick off enemies from a distance by having the largest damage increase of all of the gun’s available barrels.

You can use the KGB Skeletal Stock to increase your sprint to fire speed, ADS firing move speed, and aim walking movement speed to help you aim and fire with incredible speed which is perfect for close to mid-range combat scenarios.

The foregrip will give you the biggest boost in accuracy when it comes to the underbarrel attachments and will help you land more of your shots than without it.

We’ll complete this loadout by equipping the Spetsnaz 50 Rnd Mag so that you can take advantage of the weapon’s incredible fire rate and have enough ammo to take down multiple enemies before having to reload.

Best perks for Warzone FARA 83 class

You can combine a few useful perks with these attachments so that you’re prepared for anything that match will throw at you. You’ll be able to handle most surprises that you encounter in Warzone by selecting these.

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Perk 1 – E.O.D

It doesn’t matter how skilled you are if you’re caught off-guard by foes carrying explosives. Other players will attempt to blow you up while you’re in a good position during battle, so you’ll want to equip E.O.D to survive.

This perk allows you to tank huge amounts of explosive damage while you have your armor equipped. While you’ll mostly be fighting in medium to long-range combat situations, it still helps to be prepared for any surprises.

Perk 2 – Overkill

Warzone matches can have a variety of different tactical requirements, so you can equip this perk which allows you to select two primary weapons from any category. This means that you’ll be able to keep guns that are ideal for different situations.

Perk 3 –Amped

In case an enemy is able to sneak up on you in close quarters, you’ll want to swap to your secondary weapon before they have a chance to eliminate you. This perk makes switching weapons almost instant, which can be the difference between victory and defeat.

That covers our class setup for this powerful AR. We also recommend carrying some Semtex grenades to dish out explosive damage C4 to enemy vehicles. The Heartbeat Sensor can help you detect nearby foes, so you can strategize better.

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How to Unlock the Fara 83 in Warzone Season 3

You can unlock this assault rifle by getting 2 headshots kills in 15 different matches while using assault rifles in Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone. Players can also unlock this assault rifle by going into Black Ops Cold War Zombies and killing 30 or more enemies consecutively without getting hit 25 times.

Once you do either of these challenges, you will have the weapon available to use in the popular Call of Duty battle royale.

Alternatives to Best Fara 83 Warzone Season 3 Loadout

The FARA 83 is now one of the most impressive weapons in Warzone following the Season 3 update. However, there are other powerful loadouts that are available for players to use in this new period of content like PPSH, Swiss K31, and Grau that are more than suitable alternatives.

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How to unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock the fan-favorite Ballistic Knife during Season 3.

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Unlock Ballistic Knife Cold War Warzone Season 3

Players who want to score some highlight-worthy kills when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone during Season 3 will want to unlock the Ballistic Knife.

The Ballistic Knife is a fan-favorite weapon that was first introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops and quickly became known for providing the opportunity for players to put together some impressive highlights.

Now, Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock this new weapon during Season 3, and we have everything you need to know to do so covered for you.

Unlock Ballistic Knife Cold War Warzone Season 3

How to Unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

You will find that two different challenges can be completed to add this weapon to your inventory. One of these challenges must be completed when you are either playing Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone.

This challenge tasks players with getting a One Shot, One Kill medal, and a melee kill in the same life in 15 different matches.

The start of Season 3 for Cold War saw this weapon become available for players to earn immediately. However, it will not be available for players to earn in Warzone until mid-season.

Unlock Ballistic Knife Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season 3

It is important to remember that you must complete the match you are playing for progress towards this unlock challenge to count. All progress will get lost if you do not finish the match.

Zombie players can acquire this weapon by killing a total of 300 enemies while using a Special or Melee weapon. However, the Special or Melee weapon must be Epic or Legendary quality.

The community also can get two other new weapons during this new period of content besides the Ballistic Knife when they unlock the PPSH submachine gun and the Swiss K31 sniper rifle. The best loadout for the PPSH and Swiss K31 will pair perfectly with the Ballistic Knife and allow for some impressive performances by players.

For more on Call of Duty, check out the fastest way to level up this season’s Battle Pass and stay tuned to Charlie Intel for future news and guides.

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Original Verdansk map will not be playable again following Warzone nuke event

CoD: Warzone’s historic Season 2 nuke event means that the original version of Verdansk will never be playable ever again.

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The destruction of Verdansk to rid the map of the Zombie invasion in Season 2 has caused some serious knock-on effects. It’s been confirmed that the original version of Verdansk will never be playable again in Warzone.

The Season 2 storyline of zombies setting up camp all over Verdansk finally culminated in a spectacular finale that saw Verdansk be transformed into a 1980s version of itself.

For weeks it was rumored that Raven Software was going to make some big changes to Warzone’s classic battle royale map, and that’s proven to be the case. Verdansk has been nuked, and it might sadden players to know that they will not be able to enjoy the first incarnation of Verdansk again.

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After a year of players dropping into Verdansk, it did feel like the right time to shake things up and make some substantial changes to the map.

It wasn’t too long into the Zombie invasion that players and popular streamers such as NICKMERCS started to think that it would ultimately lead to the map’s demise – and it did.

If you missed “The Destruction of Verdansk Part I”, players that took part were thrown into a normal game of Warzone, only, every POI was infected. The likes of Superstore and Train Station would have their respective radiation zones grow at an exponential rate.

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If you died, you came back as a Zombie no matter what. Instead of the late-Season addition of temporarily turning into a Zombie, this version kept you infinitely spawning as one.

Whilst all this was going on, the “Level 4 containment protocol” warning was triggering, the containment levels were slowly rising, and the gas was closing in quicker than ever.

Even with the return of Juggernaut suits, the mode’s goal of exfiling was impossible as no one was meant to escape. It was the end of Verdansk as we knew it.

But it seems like this will be the end of Verdansk, this version anyway, forever as Raven Software has confirmed with us that the setup of Verdansk we’ve grown to love over the last year will never be playable in any form again.

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Players will now be playing on Verdansk ’84, which features updated POIs, new locales based on the Black Ops series, and more enhancements for the world.

Hopefully, you were able to get on and enjoy the old Verdansk one final time before the reset, and now we can enjoy Season 3, and even look forward to Warzone’s future.

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