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Warzone Pacific players furious with January 6 playlist update

Some Warzone players are not too happy about the recent playlist update, with some claiming it is hindering their experience.

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Warzone operator running in Pacific Caldera

Warzone players are expressing their opinions following the recent playlist update on January 6 and many are not happy.

Warzone Pacific has received a lot of backlash since its release, with players not being overly happy with the map design, and also the abundance of bugs and performance issues.

Raven Software has been hard at work trying to correct these issues, and the playlist updates provide players with a nice weekly overhaul. Having said that, the playlist update that arrived on January 6 hasn’t been taken lightly.

The January 6 Playlist update for Warzone Pacific saw the following modes become available:

  • Vanguard Royale
    • Solos, Duos, & Trios
  • Vanguard Resurgance
    • Quads
  • Battle Royale
    • Quads
  • Plunder
    • Duos
  • Resurgence
    • Trios

One Reddit user by the name of Nintendo_Pro_03 let the community know about the update via Reddit, which caused some interesting responses.

Playlist for the week of January 6th. from CODWarzone

The issue is that the playlist update is very much tuned towards making people play the Vanguard Royale modes over the classic Battle Royale mode.

One comment under the Reddit post discussing the playlist update stated: “I understand wanting to push to vanguard modes to sell the game, but holy s*** is it frustrating to not be able to play regular BR trios, duos, or solo.”

Another also shares a similar opinion and even claims it is actually preventing them from playing with their friends: “Some of my friends don’t have vanguard and doing s*** like this is just making them not play warzone unless we have a team of 4. It’s awful.”

As many will know, the Vanguard Royale modes only allow for Vanguard weapons, equipment, and vehicles. This does limit players from using all the weapons and vehicles they have grown to love over the years playing Warzone.

Of course, players can still play the standard Battle Royale mode, but this is for Quads, preventing smaller parties from being able to play Duos, Trios, or even Solos with the standard Battle Royale rules.


Hopefully, Raven Software will listen to the community and make changes, as it seems to be affecting the community negatively. For more, check out our piece on Warzone Pacific Season 1 Reloaded.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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How to use Doomsday Station in Warzone & unlock unique cosmetic

The Doomsday Station is making its way to Caldera with the Warzone Season 5 update, and here’s how the device works.

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Warzone Season 5’s new Doomsday Station device is set to shake up Caldera, so here’s how to use it to earn a unique cosmetic and in-game rewards.

Warzone Season 5 is sending off the battle royale with a bang thanks to the new weapons up for grabs, familiar villains returning, and new modes to discover. The new content doesn’t stop there as Raven Software are also introducing several new items for players to utilize.

One of these new items is the Doomsday Station, and it has the potential to shake up Warzone gameplay. Those who harness the power of the Doomsday Station could set themselves up for an easy battle royale victory, so let’s find out how it works.

Warzone Doomsday Station explained

Players who activate a Doomsday Station during the primary BR game mode will trigger a series of events on Caldera. After a Doomsday Station has been activated, enemy AI including soldiers and helicopters will arrive at your location for a direct assault.

It’ll be up to you and your teammates to remain close to the Doomsday Station and defend yourself against the oncoming attackers. If done successfully, players will earn a unique cosmetic reward as well as powerful in-game items.

Activating the Doomsday Station is not enough on its own and only those who survive the onslaught will receive the rewards. The cosmetic up for grabs is a Watch for your Operator, and while we don’t know which in-game items will act as rewards, they’re expected to change the flow of the game and set you up for a victory.

You’ll want to keep in mind that it will cost a total of $10,000 to activate the Doomsday Station, so saving up cash is a necessary step of the process. In addition, only one Doomsday Station will appear across Caldera per match. This practically guarantees that it will be a heavily contested location.

Speaking of location, the Doomsday Station will not appear in the same spot every match. Instead, it has multiple spawn locations, so you’ll have to keep an eye out and be ready for anything.


For more, check out how Warzone Season 5’s Gulag is inspired by the fan-favorite Showers map.

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Warzone Season 5 Gulag inspired by fan-favorite Showers map

A brand-new Gulag is coming to Warzone in the Season 5 update, which is seemingly familiar to the classic Showers map.

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The Warzone Season 5 update will refresh the Gulag, and for the final season, it seems players will be getting a dose of nostalgia.

Warzone is coming to the end of its lifespan, with the Season 5 update looking to bring players one last hoorah before Warzone 2.

As well as a bunch of new weapons like the EX1 and Valois Revolver, Warzone players will also be getting a new Field Upgrade and Personal Supply Box Killstreak. While players try out this new content in-game, they will also notice a change in the Gulag.

The Gulag is an important space for players, as they will often find themselves trying to get back to the map and earn a victory. The layout for the Gulag has changed a lot over the seasons, but it seems Season 5 will be taking the Gulag back to its roots.

The Caldera Gulag for Warzone Season 5 will be a reimagined layout of the original Showers map. The Call of Duty blog states that players will be fighting it out in a “face-off pit inspired by an old favorite.”

Although it is not exactly confirmed, the image gives it away, as it is clearly one of the spawns of the classic Showers Gulag, but with a “new volcanic” theme.

Although it is reimagined, this will still be a nostalgic experience for players, as it is the original layout for Warzone’s second chance saloon. This may also spark some nostalgia for Verdansk, as players have been extremely eager to see the original Warzone Battle Royale map return.

There may be differences in the layout, as it has been reimagined, but as more details are revealed we will be sure to update you so stay tuned to Charlie Intel.


For more on Warzone Season 5, check out how to play the new Operation Last Call LTM.

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How to play Warzone Operation Last Call mode: Search & Destroy-inspired LTM

Warzone Season 5 will bring a brand-new LTM to the battle royale, so here’s everything you need to know about Operation Last Call.

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Players will have a new Warzone LTM to test out in Season 5 that’s inspired by the classic Search & Destroy multiplayer mode. Here’s a guide on how to play the Operation Last Call LTM.

Raven Software decided to pull out all the stops for Warzone Season 5 given that it will be the final season of the iconic battle royale. Alongside new weapons and classic villains returning to Warzone, players will also get to discover some new modes.

One of these new modes is the Operation Last Call LTM, and fans of Call of Duty multiplayer will be pleased to discover that it’s inspired by the fan-favorite Search & Destroy mode.

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about Warzone’s Last Call LTM, including how to play and what to expect.

Warzone Operation: Last Call LTM explained

What makes this LTM unique is that players get to decide how to play. With the theme of Season 5 being Heroes vs Villains, the Last Call LTM will have players decide which side they’d like to support.

You’ll have the chance to either defend or sabotage Caldera. Bomb sites will appear across Caldera and in a similar fashion to the Search & Destroy mode you can either defend and defuse bombs or attempt to detonate them.

While there was no specific mention in the Warzone Season 5 blog, it’s expected that respawns will be enabled during this LTM.

Warzone Season 5’s transformed Peak will take center stage and that remains true during Operation Last Call. Not only will lava run down the mountainside, but in Operation Last Call, it will also “shoot out over the island.”

Players will have to be mindful of lava rocks crashing down on them from up above. Neither heroes nor villains are safe from the chaos of the lava rocks. This eruption will act as a public event within the Last Call LTM. A Volcano Meter will appear on your screen indicating the volcano’s current activity.

Players will witness two different outcomes to the match depending on which faction emerges victorious. Of course, this LTM will tie into the Heroes vs. Villains Community Event, so don’t forget to choose your side and earn rewards for participating.


For more, check out everything you need to know about the new Rage Serum Field Upgrade and Supply Box UAV Killstreak in Warzone Season 5.

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