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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.

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

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:

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.

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

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

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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JGOD reveals Warzone’s best long-range weapons after Season 4 update

Warzone specialist JGOD has revealed his best long-range weapon picks following the Season 4 update that affected the meta.

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Call of Duty expert and Warzone extraordinaire JGOD has analyzed the many long-range weapon options and revealed the best guns to use following the Season 4 update.

Warzone devs are constantly working on balancing the battle royale’s pool of weapons through updates. Seasonal updates usually provide a ton of buffs and nerfs, which tends to leave the meta in an awkward state as players rush to adapt to the changes.

With Season 3’s dominant STG44 firmly out of the picture, new long-range options have emerged in Season 4. Luckily, Warzone expert JGOD is around to break down which weapons are viable in Season 4 following buffs and nerfs.

In JGOD‘s video highlighting the top long-range Warzone weapons after the Season 4 update, he breaks down the current state of the meta.

The stats expert clearly separates long-range options into three categories: meta, top tier viable, and viable. For the sake of breaking down the best long-range weapons, JGOD sticks to revealing the weapons he believes fit the meta and top tier viable categories.

He uses these categories to explain how the meta has changed since the Season 4 update. Prior to the update, the gap between the top meta weapons and top tier viable weapons was much larger.

Now, players can find a ton of success using top tier viable weapons: “You can use other things besides the absolute meta and not be hardcore penalized.”

According to JGOD, the NZ-41 is still the best long-range weapon in the game despite recent nerfs.

However, the expert predicts that another NZ-41 nerf should arrive soon enough, which will result in the long-range weapon meta becoming incredibly varied: “The nerf will come through again for the NZ and that will push it out and all these weapons that are top tier viable will essentially be the meta.”

Following the NZ-41, JGOD picks the BAR as the next best long-range weapon. Despite its slow fire rate, the BAR is one of the best long-range weapons in Warzone thanks to how easy it is to utilize.

The majority of JGOD’s video is spent highlighting top tier viable weapons that are set to benefit from an upcoming NZ-41 nerf: “You’re going to be able to use almost anything you want as soon as this next NZ nerf comes in.”

Aside from the NZ-41 and BAR, here’s the list of long-range weapons that players should use to maximize Warzone success:

If JGOD’s prediction is correct, it seems like the meta is heading in a very interesting direction throughout Season 4. Warzone players can expect to choose from a ton of viable options thanks to a level playing field.


For more Call of Duty news, check out how this one-shot Crossbow loadout is set to disrupt Warzone’s meta after a Season 4 buff.

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One-shot Crossbow loadout to disrupt Warzone meta after Season 4 buff

After receiving a buff with the Season 4 update, the Crossbow could shake up the Warzone meta with a one-shot kill loadout.

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Warzone’s Crossbow has always been a tricky weapon to master, but a Season 4 buff has made it a dominant force capable of one-shot killing players with ease.

Modern Warfare’s Crossbow Marksman Rifle has been around since the inception of Warzone. The Crossbow is a unique weapon that has a steep learning curve, but even if players mastered the weapon, it never truly dominated Warzone lobbies.

All that is set to change in Season 4 after a major buff has upped the Crossbow’s bullet velocity by a whopping 27.2%. As a result, several Warzone players are now singing the praises of the unconventional weapon and tip it to shake up the meta.

Reddit user theGivvyOfficial posted a clip of their gameplay using the Crossbow to the Warzone subreddit. The montage is proof that with the right Crossbow loadout, the weapon can one-shot kill players from considerable distances.

The comments and discussion reveal that the title of the post is somewhat sarcastic, but there’s no denying that the Crossbow can be devastating in the right hands.

While it won’t necessarily be the number one meta weapon in Season 4, it has the potential to outperform some of the best medium-range options if players are looking to test out a different style of play.

Warzone Crossbow loadout attachments

  • Cable: 28-Strand Cable
  • Bolt: FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Arms: XRK Thunder 200 Lb

This Crossbow loadout will thrive in the hands of accurate players. Thanks to the FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts that deal damage even after they hit their mark, the Crossbow produces one-shot kills consistently.

Of course, there’s no denying the weapon’s major weakness, and players were quick to point that out in the comments: “Yeah it’s s**** in close quarters combat. It’s decent for medium range engagements like you see in this clip, It also has a steep learning curve.”

If you miss your shot from a short distance, the weapon’s brutally slow reload can put you in an unfavorable position. However, if you learn to master the weapon and hit a high percentage of your shots, the sky is the limit for the Crossbow in Season 4.


For more Call of Duty content, check out how cheaters are infesting Warzone again with players claiming providers are back with free hacks.

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Warzone players keep getting frozen in place by Fortune’s Keep’s broken areas

Certain areas of Warzone’s Fortune’s Keep map are proving deadly as players are getting completely frozen in place.

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Warzone players love Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep map, but certain areas of the map are ruining the experience by completely locking players in place.

Warzone’s smaller Rebirth Island map has always been a hit, and Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep has emulated its success. Players love the bright Mediterranean color scheme, parkour spots, and dynamic gameplay.

However, a few frustrating issues have gotten in the way. Players are finding their way under the map and behind walls for cheap kills, and now players are getting trapped in place by broken spots on the map.

As we can see in the video from Reddit user Gerbytron, they went prone in a corner to hide from an Airstrike but ended up completely stuck in the corner. As they tried everything they could to wriggle free, the final opponent stumbled across them lying face-first into a wooden crate and quickly ended their suffering.

Several players took to the comments to confirm that this wasn’t a one-off, with another user confirming they also got stuck in the Watchtower at Fortune’s Keeps Winery POI.

illmatic_gg claimed that a street curb managed to trap them in place, and Evberkel has been caught in a window a couple of times. “I feel like [Fortune’s Keep] has a lot of spots like this that you just get stuck in,” explained ultra_zagan.

But there do seem to be a couple of ways that you can wrench yourself free from these broken spots. One user explained that using a Stim can release you, but said that it doesn’t always work. Plus, if you have a Self-Revive, you can down yourself with an explosive and then crawl away to self-res.

Raven Software have fixed issues like this, including the dreaded Buy Station freeze glitch, in the past, so hopefully, players won’t be getting trapped in place for much longer.

The next major update is Season 4 Reloaded, scheduled for late July, but there might be a few bug fixes and balance changes ahead of the mid-season update.

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