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Warzone Iron Trials ’84 mode: Return date, new ruleset, rewards

The fan-favorite Iron Trials ’84 mode is very popular in Warzone, so here’s all of the latest information you need to know about Warzone Iron Trials ’84.

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Warzone players fighting in Iron Trials 84 mode

Warzone fans loved the Iron Trials ’84 mode, where players could earn bragging rights by winning “the toughest Battle Royale mode to ever come to Verdansk.” It has now been removed, so here’s when we expect it to return.

Warzone Season 6 has arrived, and many will look back on Season 5 Reloaded fondly thanks to the fan-favorite Iron Trials ’84 mode.

This was a more hardcore Verdansk experience where players could earn an exclusive Calling Card. In Iron Trials, you had to “flex your mastery over the entire arsenal of weapons” and “prove you can handle any firefight with any type of armament.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Warzone’s Iron Trials ’84 mode, including when it will officially return.

Warzone Iron Trials return date

Warzone and Cold War Season 6 roadmap

Raven Software removed Iron Trials 84 from Warzone on September 30.

Following players calling for the mode to return, Raven Software has announced plans for the mode to return during three separate weekends in October.

In a graphic posted as part of Warzone’s Season 6 patch notes, the studio confirmed that the mode will return on weekends exclusively with versions of the mode in Quad, Trios, and Solos.

Weekend exclusive playlist updates are available from Friday at 10am PT to Monday at 10am PT.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Iron Trials ’84 Quads: Friday, October 8 at 10am PT – Monday, October 11 at 10am PT
  • Iron Trials ’84 Trios: Friday, October 15 at 10am PT – Monday, October 18 at 10am PT
  • Iron Trials ’84 Solos: Friday, October 29 at 10am PT – Monday, November 1 at 10am PT

Warzone Iron Trials ’84 rules

Warzone players playing Iron Trials '84 in Verdansk stadium

In many ways, Iron Trials is a more competitive version of Warzone. The Gulag is more skill-reliant, loadout drops are rarer and more difficult to acquire, and the time-to-kill (TTK) has been raised across the board.

Thanks to the Call of Duty Blog and the Season 5 Reloaded patch notes, here’s every new in Warzone’s Iron Trials ’84:

Iron Trials ’84 Quads & Trios

The October 8 update for Warzone introduced the Quads version of Iron Trials ’84, and it has some major differences compared to the Duos version with the Warzone October 15 update introducing the Trios version that has the same rules as Quads.

You can find all of the exclusive rules for the Quads & Trios version of the game mode below:

  • Buy Station
    • Specialist Token has been removed.
  • Equipment
    • Medical Syringe now heals 25% faster.
  • Gulag
    • Loadouts have been updated.
    • Loadout primary Weapon Attachments increased from 2 to 3.
  • Loot
    • Specialist Token now drops on death.
    • Classified Weapons have been updated.
    • Foresight has been added as an exceedingly rare drop.
  • Player
    • Base health regen speed has been increased.
  • Vehicles
    • Tac Rovers have been enabled.
  • Weapons
    • Sniper Rifle headshot down distance increased to 50 meters.
    • Sniper Rifle headshot damage beyond 50 meters has been increased from 300 to 325.

Operator and time-to-kill changes

Kitsune fighting in Call of Duty Warzone Season 5
  • Base Health: Compared to a normal match, all players base health is increased from 100 to 250.
  • Health Regeneration: The regen delay timer has been increased from 5 to 7 seconds and regen per second has been decreased from 120 per second to 40. It may be wise for players to reconsider preferred Perks and Equipment.
  • Starting Equipment: Players drop in with a .44 Magnum and a Sledgehammer.

Devs have previously made it their mission to increase Warzone’s TTK, saying that it increases “the overall capacity for skill expression” and enables “more escapes from impossible situations, moments of finesse, epic outplays, and opportunities to flex exquisite marksmanship.”

They said that Iron Trials 84’s health change is “set to affect the feel of combat, time-to-kill, weapon, Perk, and Equipment viability as the entire game is effectively altered!”

No free Loadout Drops

players receiving loadout drops in Call of Duty Warzone

Even if you Gulag’d early and are scrambling to find cash and more weapons, you can always be safe in the knowledge that a free Loadout Drop will arrive at the start of the second and fifth circles.

But not in Iron Trials ’84, where Complimentary Loadout Drops have been disabled. Staying alive and finding cash has never been more important, especially when “the cost at a Buy Station has risen, too.”

Players will have to collect and spend $15,000 instead of the standard $10,000 to purchase a loadout drop in this game mode.

Tougher Gulag

Players fighting in Warzone Season 5 Rush Gulag

In Iron Trials ’84, devs have revealed that the Gulag is still open, but will emphasize one-on-one skill. They also said that “the only thing standing between you and redeployment is the agility of your trigger finger.”

Players have previously called for dual weapons and Tactical Equipment to be removed from the Gulag, and Raven is delivering in the Iron Trials ’84 Gulag.

  • No akimbo
  • No semi-auto or fully-auto Shotguns
  • Almost no Tactical Equipment
  • Light Machine Guns (except the RPD (BOCW)) and all Tactical Rifles have been removed from Gulag Loadouts

Also, if you win your one-on-one, you’ll now redeploy with whatever weapons and equipment you had in the Gulag.

No Stopping Power or Dead Silence

Warzone Adler running with dead silence

Players have long complained about the luck-based advantage that the powerful Field Upgrades Stopping Power and Dead Silence brings.

Raven Software has previously reduced Stopping Power spawn rates and allowed High Alert to counter Dead Silence, but Iron Trials removes both.

Sniper Rifle, Stun Grenade, and Medical Syringe nerfs

Stitch sniping with LW3 Tundra in CoD Warzone

Sniper Rifles are some of Warzone’s most powerful tools, allowing you to take out targets at extremely long range without getting your hands dirty. However, Iron Trials ’84 has made it so Sniper Rifles “Can only one-shot to the head within 30 meters.”

This will likely promote more aggressive playstyles for snipers, where they must close the gap to land that ever-important one-shot kill.

In addition, Stun Grenades and Medical Syringes will also see their effectiveness decreased by a whopping 50%, making them not nearly as strong as they are in regular game modes.

Fewer vehicles

Dirt Bike, Bertha, and Helicopter in CoD Warzone

A common strategy for surviving Verdansk is to move around in the safety of Big Bertha Trucks, SUVs, and Helicopters. You won’t be able to do this in Iron Trials, though, as the only vehicles on the map will be ATVs and Dirt Bikes.

You won’t be able to run over your opponents with such ease, and you won’t be able to use the vehicles for cover. Raven recommends you “Plan your drops carefully and rotate early.”

Loot changes

Warzone Verdansk 84 stadium

You can find all of the game-changing loot changes that are in effect in the Warzone Iron Trials ’84 game mode below:

  • Basic Attachments: Common weapons will start with an attachment – most to provide their max magazine size.
  • Rarity Spawn Rates: Epic and Legendary weapons are now harder to find. Players will have to open a few more boxes than usual to find what they’re looking for.
  • New Rarity – Classified: These Black Ops Cold War weapons will spawn with a few more attachments than usual – more than the standard five. That said, good luck finding one.
  • Killstreaks: Drop rates have been reduced. Time to stop spamming UAVs and to start putting those senses to the test.
  • Cash Spawns: Larger piles of cash are rarer. Players will have to stay on top of scavenging for cash if they plan to afford a Loadout.
  • Field Upgrades: No Dead Silence. No Stopping Power Rounds. Period.
Warzone Iron Trials 84 gameplay

Buy Station price changes

  • Armor Bundle: $1,500 to $2,000
  • Gas Mask: $3,000 to $4,000
  • Cluster Strike: $3,000 to $4,000
  • Precision Strike: $3,500 to $4,500
  • Self Revive: $4,000 to $5,000
  • UAV: $4,000 to $6,000
  • Loadout Drop Marker: $10,000 to $15,000

The Buy Station not only has adjusted prices, but it also gives players the chance to buy the Specialist Perk bonus too. It will set players back a whopping $50,000, so you will do well to acquire one in a game.

  • Supply Run discounts are now 50% on every item except Team Redeploy (100%), Loadout Drop Marker (10%), and Specialist Token (10%)
  • The Hardline Perk now gives a 25% discount to every item except Self Revive (20%), Loadout Drop Marker (10%), and Specialist Token (20%)

Contracts price changes

  • Recon: $1,100
  • Scavenger: $1,600
  • Bounty: $2,500
  • Supply Run: $1,200

Warzone Iron Trials ’84 reward

For winning a game of Iron Trials ’84, players could get their hands on an exclusive Calling Card.

Devs said that “there’s no participation trophy for this mode,” and only those who win Iron Trials will receive the Calling Card.

Will Iron Trials come to Warzone Custom Lobbies?

Iron Trials had been incredibly popular, with many players calling for it to be a permanent ranked mode. There’s no confirmation that a ranked mode will ever arrive in Warzone, but the competitive scene should be receiving the new rules in the future.

Along with the confirmation that Iron Trials would be removed on September 30, Raven Software told YouTuber JGOD that “As for customs… it’s not coming tomorrow is all we can say for now.”

So, it sounds very likely that Iron Trials rules will make their way to Custom Lobbies and competitive Warzone, but there’s no confirmation on when. However, we’ll let you know as soon as it’s confirmed.


That’s everything we know about Warzone Season 6 Iron Trials ’84 mode!

You can also check out the return of the classic Showers Gulag in Season 6.

Image Credit: Activision

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Warzone players want Raven to switch two POIs on Caldera

A Warzone player has rearranged the POIs on Caldera after the community has expressed their discontent with the map design.

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Warzone’s new map hasn’t exactly been received very well by players and now the community is suggesting that Raven should switch around two of the POI’s.

Warzone‘s new map Caldera hasn’t exactly been getting positive reviews since it was introduced. As well as bugs and glitches on the map, players have also not been happy with the layout, with many missing Verdansk.

With that being said, one player decided to come up with a way to make the map better by rearranging the POIs.

caldera map

Reddit user ARES_GOD put a post up in the Warzone subreddit of the Caldera map. The post is captioned: “Hey @RavenSoftware just a thought about Caldera think this would feel better… (Changing POI location).”

Upon inspection, players will notice that the map of Caldera in the post is slightly different from the actual layout of the map. In fact, two of the most popular POIs have switched positions with each other, which the player feels would make Caldera “feel better.”

The two POIs in question are Peak and Capital, which have been switched in this version of the Caldera map. Peak is usually right in the center of the map, which many players aren’t too fond of, as one of the comments states: “Yeah i just dont like peak in the middle.”

The massive mountain directly in the middle of Caldera makes it hard to rotate, as traversing up rocky terrain is notoriously difficult in Warzone.

The idea is to switch this massive height with Capital, a more level POI that would likely make it easier for players to rotate through. Players seem to like the idea, as the post has over three hundred upvotes, with comments expressing their fondness of the change: “The way you edited the map like this is incredible…more buildings at the center for strategizing.”

Warzone Pacific POI

However, one comment has pointed out that the logistics of the change won’t make much sense: “But whos going to go to an island resort NOT on the beach. And the capital needs a water way for trade. Not very feasible. Though I agree, peak dead center, not my favorite.”

This probably won’t be the way in which Raven updates Caldera, however, they have confirmed that changes are coming.


For more on Warzone Pacific, check out JGOD’s favorite “no recoil” XM4 loadout.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error

The Savannah error message is a regular problem for Warzone Pacific players, and we have some fixes to help get rid of it.

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Warzone Pacific Status savannah error

Follow our quick and easy guide to help you fix the Savannah error message in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific and get back into the battle royale action.

Every now and again, an annoying Warzone error message will pop up during your Warzone experience and prevent you from playing the game. Warzone Pacific has had multiple run-ins with error messages such as error code 47, error code 48, and dev error 6039.

The “status: SAVANNAH” notice prevents you from joining up with friends and fortunately, we have a few quick fixes with one of them likely to fix your version of Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific.

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error

savannah error in warzone

You’ll know if this error happens to you as you’ll receive an error message saying “Unable to join game session, the host cannot be joined or gameplay is paused. status: SAVANNAH.”

This frustrating error will leave you unable to play Warzone with friends, and it will require one of several fixes to make it go away.

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error on PC

Warzone Pacific Operator firing PPSH

For PC players, you have a couple of key fixes that are simple enough to perform and seem to resolve the issue.

Update Warzone

Lots of players either forget to update Warzone or, for whatever reason, have their updates set to manual, meaning their version isn’t current.

So simply:

  1. Load up Battle.net
  2. Select ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  3. Hit the cog button beside Warzone, and click on ‘Check for Updates’
  4. Make sure any outstanding updates are installed
  5. Retry the game and try and join up with friends

Delete files

If the solution above didn’t work, then we’d encourage you to dive into Modern Warfare’s data and delete folders that may have become corrupted.

To do this:

  1. Go to Modern Warfare’s game files
  2. Delete the following files:
    • code_post_gfx.psob
    • data0.dcache
    • data1.dcache
    • techsets_captive.psob
    • techsets_common.psob
    • techsets_common_base_mp.psob
    • techsets_common_mp.psob
    • techsets_common_sp.psob
    • techsets_estate.psob
    • techsets_global_stream_mp.psob
    • techsets_lab.psob
    • techsets_mp_frontend.psob
    • techsets_stpetersburg.psob
    • toc0.dcache
    • toc1.dache
  3. Go to Battle.net
  4. Hit the cog button beside Warzone
  5. Choose ‘Scan and Repair’
  6. Launch the game after it’s finished

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error on PS4 & PS5

Warzone operator holding a sniper rifle

PlayStation users on either the PS4 or PS5 have it even easier than PC players for their fix as it only requires a few simple steps.

Here’s how to fix the Savannah error on PlayStation:

  1. Go to your respective console’s home screen
  2. Scroll along the game bar until you get to ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  3. Press the ‘Options’ button on your controller
  4. Now select ‘Checking For Updates’
  5. Once your system is fully up-to-date, Warzone should now work properly

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error on Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S

Warzone players in Pacific Caldera

Similar to the PlayStation fix, we are looking to make sure that Call of Duty: Warzone is as up-to-date as can be.

Xbox users will need to do the following:

  1. Go to ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  2. Find the game’s reserve data and uninstall it
  3. The game will now need to update itself
  4. Once this is done, start up Warzone and try to join a friend or two

We hope these solutions will be of use to you, and if you are suffering from the Savannah error, then one of these fixes should hopefully cure that.

Also, check out everything we know about the rumored Warzone 2 that’s reportedly set for a 2023 launch.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

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When is the next Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific carried on from where Cold War and Warzone left off by giving players limited-time windows of opportunity to increase the XP they can earn.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific

players fighting on hotel royal map in cod vanguard

Call of Duty players can get Double XP by taking advantage of the Double XP promotional events that Activision put on.

Thanks to the Raven Software Trello board, we know that there will be a few Double XP events upcoming:

  • PlayStation Exclusive Double XP from Feb 17 – 18
  • Double XP, 2x Weapon XP, and 2x Battle Pass XP from Feb 18 – 21

These regular occurrences will help players to level up their ranks, weapons, and Battle Passes much faster than normal.

What time does CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP start?

shot of the water in new cod warzone pacific caldera map

Here’s a full list of the usual Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • PST – 10:00 AM
  • CST – 12:00 PM
  • EST – 1:00 PM
  • GMT – 6:00 PM

These special Double XP events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

With Season 2 of Warzone Pacific and Vanguard coming on February 14, this upcoming Double XP event will give players a great opportunity to rank up the new Battle Pass.


Also, check out some of the newest Call of Duty news and guides such as the best Warzone Pacific weapons and the current Warzone server status.

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