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When is Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4? Reveal, start date, weapons, map changes

As we near Warzone Season 4, here’s everything we know about the next major update, from start date, to weapons, to map changes.

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Warzone Season 4 release date

Following the Season 3 Reloaded update, Warzone players are looking forward to what the next season of Call of Duty’s battle royale has in store. Here’s everything we know about Warzone Season 4.

Warzone Season 3 brought the most significant content drop Warzone has seen since the integration with Cold War in December 2020. Not only did we receive an entirely overhauled version of Verdansk, but weapon balance is in the best place it’s ever been with revivals of classics: the Kilo 141, MP7, AS VAL, and M13.

We’ve also been treated to John McClane and Rambo Operators for Season 3 Reloaded, as well as Nakatomi Plaza. In our Season 3 review, we commented that Warzone Season 3 was a huge step in the right direction, and fans are keen to see what Raven Software and Activision have in store for Season 4.

Here’s everything we know about Warzone Season 4, from its release date to potential new content.

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 start date

Warzone Season 4

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded, commonly referred to as the midseason update, has now arrived. This marked the halfway point of the season and brought with it the amazing 80s Action Heroes event concludes. It’s set to end shortly, and soon after, the next major content drop will be Warzone Season 4.

Activision hasn’t revealed a release date for Season 4, but by looking at Season 3’s end date, we can make an educated guess.

Season 3’s Battle Pass is set to end on June 16, and the next season is expected to follow on directly after this. Assuming there are no delays or downtime, Warzone Season 4 is expected to launch on June 17.

Warzone Season 4 reveal

It was confirmed on June 7 that Season 4 will be officially revealed during the Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live. The event will begin on Thursday, June 10, at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.

Fans were treated to the official release of the Warzone Season 4 gameplay trailer on June 10, 2021. You can catch all of the exciting content that the new trailer teases for the Call of Duty battle royale below:

Warzone Season 4 Roadmap

Warzone Season 4 Roadmap

June 14, 2021, saw the official Season 4 roadmap for the Call of Duty Battle Royale be revealed to the community, and it is packed with a great deal of exciting content that players will be able to enjoy starting later this week.

Warzone Season 4 Ground Fall Event

Season 4 will kick off with the new Ground Fall Event that will task players with obtaining SAT-Links from the crashed satellites across Verdansk ’84 to earn new rewards. You can find all of the official details for the event below:

“Kicking off Season Four, the “Ground Fall” limited-time event will have you find and secure SAT-Links to score exclusive rewards for your global profile across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Warzone Season 4 Ground Fall Event

For this event, you’ll tackle objectives pertaining to the new modes, maps, and weaponry in Black Ops Cold War and to the new Points of Interest in Warzone. Completing these objectives will reward you with items such as Emblems, Calling Cards, and a Satellite Weapon Charm, as well as some XP. Complete every challenge, and you’ll receive an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint that is truly out of this world.

You can find more details about this event in the Seasonal Event tab on the main menu between Play and Weapons once Season Four kicks off in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.”

New Season 4 Gulag

The Season 4 gameplay trailer gave viewers a small look at the updated Gulag for the new period of content that will launch on June 17.

Call of Duty General Manager Johanna Faries also stated during the Season 4 reveal during the Summer Games Fest that Hijacked from Black Ops II will be a new Gulag that players can battle each other on.

Hijacked being the Season 4 Gulag was once again confirmed in the June 14 Call of Duty Blog post. You can find the official description for the new Gulag below:

“Prepare for your mission in Black Ops Cold War and challenge a rival to win back deployment to Warzone with this mock-up of the classic map Hijacked, which will replace the current Standoff Gulag when Season Four launches.

This truncated version features a plywood re-creation of the yacht’s central area, a prime location for important objectives such as a Domination flag in Multiplayer, which has the same location as the Overtime flag spawn during a Gulag duel.

No need to worry about rough waters here, although you may need to avoid hitting the rocks being thrown from the balconies during your fight for survival.”

New Warzone Season 4 Vehicle

Warzone players will also get treated to a new vehicle in Season 4, as the Dirt Bike from Black Ops Cold War will be arriving in Verdansk ’84. You can find the description of this new vehicle below:

“Terror on two wheels arrives in Warzone with the release of the Dirt Bike, the first brand-new vehicle to drop into the DZ. Ramp up your off-road antics with this extremely maneuverable scrambler, scattered across Verdansk and ready to use at the start of a match.

Warzone Season 4 Dirt Bike

With an excellent turning radius, carry yourself and a companion across the concrete jungle, up goat trails, and down rock-filled ravines with ease. Deft and nimble, this new option to the Warzone ground transportation fleet is ready to compete with the ATV in terms of furious off-road action.

In addition to becoming the new fastest vehicle in Warzone, the Dirt Bike will have some unique handling properties, such as wheel traction, sliding, drifting, and vehicle leaning, allowing you to take epic hairpin turns, dodge oncoming fire, or pull off sick stunts by controlling your orientation in the air.

In addition, all Dirt Bike skins you may have unlocked in Black Ops Cold War (e.g., via previous Battle Passes or Store Bundles) will be accessible, allowing you to customize your ride as soon as you saddle up.”

New Warzone POIs

The gameplay trailer released on June 10 also showed the community a first look at a new Point of Interest that will be added to Verdansk ’84 in Season 4. This new POI looks to be a crashed Satellite from space.

The official details for these new Satellite Crash POIs were revealed in the June 14 post on the Call of Duty Blog, which you can find below:

“Several Satellites have crash-landed in Verdansk, leaving you and your squad to investigate their rubble.

Although they won’t appear on your Tac Map, the Satellite Crash Sites will be plainly visible in Verdansk, as the debris and impact on the landscape is significant. Besides offering new opportunities for cover, the satellites themselves can also be secured.

Interact with the Sat-Links found in the area to work toward receiving permanent rewards in the Ground Fall event at the beginning of the season. Also, secure helpful items to use during the match, such as powerful Killstreaks, vehicles, and Field Upgrades.”

Warzone x Cold War Season 4 teaser

Ahead of the official launch of Warzone and Cold War Season 4, the final cinematic for Season 3 was revealed. Following Adler’s capture and rescue in Season 3, this new teaser shows Stitch hatching the next stage of his evil plan.

This cutscene once again hints at the leaked Red Door fast travel system (discussed further down) and teases a new Operator. Wraith says, “Our man in South Africa is standing by,” hinting at a new Operator, although that’s the only information we have so far.

CoD: Warzone Season 4 weapons

Warzone baseball bat

Following on from recent seasons, Cold War and Warzone will likely receive at least six new weapons over the course of Season 4.

Although appearing in Verdansk and Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, the RAAL LMG and the CX-9 SMG still haven’t been released in Warzone. These weapons were discovered early along with the Sykov, which has now made its way to Warzone, so perhaps we’ll see one or both of these elusive Modern Warfare weapons in Season 4.

As for what’s confirmed, we know that the Baseball Bat will arrive in Warzone during Season 4. Cold War players received the melee weapon after Season 3 Reloaded, but Warzone players will get access to it in Season 4.

Warzone Season 4 weapons

The Season 4 gameplay trailer released on June 10, 2021, also teased the arrival of various weapons for the Call of Duty battle royale that includes the G3 Assault Rifle, Nail Gun, and Desert Eagle Pistol.

June 14, 2021, saw Activision confirm that the new weapons that players will be able to get in Warzone Season 4 will be the MG 82 LMG, C58 Assault Rifle, Nail Gun SMG, OTs 9 SMG, Mace, and the Baseball Bat.

Warzone Season 4 potential map changes

Verdansk 84 stadium

Warzone Season 3 brought the most significant map changes that the game has seen so far. Rather than some new mechanics or changes to a POI, Verdansk was nuked and we traveled back in time to Verdansk ’84 – debuting Array, Standoff, and other locations.

With the map still being only a season old, it’s highly unlikely that Verdansk will undergo such significant changes again in Season 4. However, there are likely to be some updates.

With the map reverting back to the 80s, Stadium hasn’t been built yet. It’s currently under construction, so it’s possible that it will be more built up and closer to the original Stadium.

As we saw with the positively-received Nakatomi Plaza and its elusive Vault of rewards, Raven Software is not afraid to make significant changes that can greatly alter the way games of Warzone play out.

Warzone Season 4 gameplay changes

Warzone red door fast travel

A new fast travel system was leaked for Verdansk ’84, in which players will traverse through ‘Red Doors.’ Activision reportedly sent out a survey asking players which parts of the map they most enjoy.

This survey asked about a new fast travel system that isn’t in the game yet. Warzone received the subway fast travel system in Season 6 of Warzone’s first year, so it’s possible that a new and improved system will arrive next season.

These Red Doors were confirmed on June 14 to be arriving in Warzone at the launch of Season 4. You can find the official description of the Warzone Red Doors below:

Warzone Season 4 Red Doors

“Our intel cannot explain the origin of these mysterious red doors around Verdansk, but one thing is certain: They allow you to [[REDACTED]] around the [[REDACTED]]. What’s behind them? Explore and enter them to [[REDACTED]] across the [[REDACTED]].

Red Doors won’t [[REDACTED]] unless you ping them, and after you step through, there’s no telling [[REDACTED]] exiting out the other side… and stepping into a [[REDACTED]].”

New Warzone Season 4 Game Modes

The community will also be treated to some new game modes in Season 4 of Warzone. These new game modes include Verdansk Resurgence Mini and Payload. You can find the descriptions for these new game modes below:

“The Resurgence has spread from Rebirth Island to Verdansk, and now every kill counts even more toward victory.

This new playlist mimics the Rebirth Island Resurgence experience more accurately compared to the standard Verdansk Resurgence Battle Royale.

In addition to the standard rules — no Gulag, extreme clarity on enemy positions upon elimination of a squad member, a Resurgence timer, and special Supply Boxes — the Verdansk Resurgence Mini features more intimate lobby sizes of 44 to 45 Operators at maximum, depending on the squad size.

Games begin in a compact DZ, with circles inside a random position in Verdansk. The first circle will be “skipped” to create a small, dense, and action-packed starting area. The items you’ll find around here are more frequent and of higher quality compared to a traditional Battle Royale mode, with games also expected to be shorter in length on average for a truly bite-sized first-person shooter survival experience.

This game mode will be available in a variety of squad sizes — Solos, Duos, Trios, and Quads — which is likely to swap into the Featured Playlist Rotation weekly following Season Four’s launch.”

Warzone thus far has been a game of “kill or be killed.” However, during Season Four, Operators will be able to drop in for the game’s first-ever objective-based game mode: Payload.

In Payload, you and 39 other Operators drop in to escort two caravans of vehicles through a series of checkpoints or sabotage the mission. Build or destroy barriers and purchase buildings to aid in your squad’s mission, and be sure to collect any contracts you find around Verdansk, as they will help lead to success.

More details are to come on this new mode later this season.”


As more information about Warzone Season 4 is announced, we’ll update this article with everything we know.

Also, for the multiplayer side of the update, you can check out everything we know about Black Ops Cold War Season 4.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Best Cold War MP5 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

Warzone’s Modern Warfare and Cold War MP5s are powerful choices in Season 3, so here are their best attachments and perks.

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Best Warzone MP5 loadout

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s MP5 is a great close-range choice in CoD: Warzone Season 3, so here’s the best attachment and perks for it.

The MP5 has been a fan-favorite weapon in almost every Call of Duty title. It hasn’t lost any of its power in Cold War and Warzone, being an underrated gem for close-range combat.

With selections such as the MAC-10, PPSH-41, and LC10, SMGs are extremely viable as secondary weapons again. As it’s of the first weapons you unlock, the MP5 is an excellent choice for beginners and veterans alike.

Here are the best attachments and perks to dominate with the MP5 in Warzone Season 3.

Best Cold War MP5 Warzone attachments

Best Cold War MP5 Warzone attachments
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Laser: SWAT 5mW Laser Sight
  • Stock: Radier Stock
  • Grip: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd Drum

This Cold War MP5 is built to dominate at close range. Pair it with a long-range rifle such as the Krig 6, or if you’re especially confident with your aim, a Sniper Rifle. You can quickly switch to it if your primary weapon is out of ammo, or use it in close-quarters situations.

First, we’ve added the Agency Suppressor. This works similarly to the Monolithic Suppressor from Modern Warfare, which increases the weapons range while hiding you from the minimap. As the MP5 is best suited for getting in the enemy’s face, we’ve opted for no barrel and instead added the Raider Stock for extra mobility.

To make the MP5 as accurate as possible, you should add the Field Agent Grip which helps with both horizontal and vertical recoil control. And for some extra accuracy at point-blank, the SWAT 5mW Laser Sight will boost your hip-fire accuracy.

For ammunition, the STANAG 50 Rnd Drum mag is ideal. You can down several enemies without ever having to reload without any significant negatives to ADS speed.

Best perks to use with the MP5 in Warzone Season 3

EOD in Cod Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

A major part of Warzone is the lethal equipment at your disposal. Before pushing a room, enemies will lob a bombardment of grenades, rockets, and explosives inside. If you have any hope of surviving, you’ll need the E.O.D perk equipped.

The MP5 is best suited as a secondary weapon, so you want to run Overkill to carry two primaries. Make a duplicate loadout with Ghost as well, and you’ll be able to have both your favorite weapons, as well as be hidden from UAVs and Heartbeats.

There’s nothing worse than running out of ammo in a firefight, where you’ll need to quickly swap weapons to have a chance. So for Perk 3, the Amped Perk will allow you to swap weapons insanely fast, which is vital in Warzone.

How to unlock the MP5 in Warzone

Cold War MP5 in Warzone

To unlock Cold War’s MP5 in Warzone, you simply need to reach Level 4.

You’ll manage to earn it after only a few matches, then once you’ve unlocked it, give it a try in Warzone.

Best MP5 alternatives in Warzone

The MP5 is best suited for close-range combat, but if you want something with a bit more range, then the Kilo 141 is good with a scope, and the Swiss K31 is the perfect sniping tool.


Use the Cold War MP5 with these attachments and perks, and you’ll find yourself running one of the best SMGs Warzone has to offer.

If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.

Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Warzone & Cold War Season 4: Roadmap, content, & download

Get the full briefing on what’s new with Black Ops Cold & Warzone Season 4, including the return of Hijacked.

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Activision has released the full briefing on what’s new with Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 update which begins June 17.

Treyarch & Raven have also shared the roadmap, which highlights the new MP content, Zombies content, and Warzone updates coming with Season 4.

The new season features new MP maps like Hijacked, new Zombies Outbreak region, and new Warzone map updates.

Here’s the full briefing from Call of Duty:

The Story So Far: Chaos Reigns Down

“All the pieces are in play… Make the call.” —Vikhor “Stitch” Kuzmin

Russel Adler is untethered, but the free world is far from safe.

Following Adler’s extraction by Frank Woods on June 10, 1984, Perseus agents Stitch, Wraith, and Knight gathered in an undisclosed location for a debriefing. The CIA’s rescue mission went faster than predicted, and their satellites are now interfering with Perseus’s broadcasts, halting Stitch’s grand experiment on the “test subjects” in Verdansk.

He still has an ace up his sleeve, however, as another agent is ready to make Perseus’s next check in the global chess game for power.

We see that agent, a menacing metal-faced assailant, breaching a CIA Ground Station compound in South Africa on June 26, 1984. He reaches the control room, where he takes a satellite specialist alive and phones in Stitch, who guides the hostage into de-orbiting two CIA satellites at specific points in Verdansk and Algeria. As these satellites hurtle down to earth, the masked Perseus agent strangles the life out of his victim on command, leaving no loose ends in Perseus’s path to world domination.

The next day, it appears one of the satellites has been downed deep in an Algerian desert. A CIA-led NATO squadron is on-site to assess the damage, neutralize hostiles, and gather any information from the satellite. Leading that task force is Adler himself, following weeks of recovery.

Despite physical and mental health clearances and numerous tests, something inside Adler seems to snap when he sees the satellite. Ignoring his squadmates, he recklessly charges forward, eliminating any forces in his path to grab a codec from the satellite.

After being questioned for his behavior, he grows even more abrasive to his allies.

“You don’t get the war we’re fighting, do you?” Adler says, in reply to a recruit from Egypt.

“Stitch is capable of anything.”

This all sets the stage for a new war arriving straight from orbit in Season Four in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, officially making its impact on June 17 worldwide. The season will be live following updates to Black Ops Cold War on June 15 at 9 PM PT and Warzone on June 16 at 9 PM PT.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about this upcoming season — or at least, what we can declassify today across Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer and Zombies, in addition to Warzone.

WARZONE AND BLACK OPS COLD WAR CONTENT:

Ground Fall Event Opens the Season with a Bang

Kicking off Season Four, the “Ground Fall” limited-time event will have you find and secure SAT-Links to score exclusive rewards for your global profile across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

For this event, you’ll tackle objectives pertaining to the new modes, maps, and weaponry in Black Ops Cold War and to the new Points of Interest in Warzone. Completing these objectives will reward you with items such as Emblems, Calling Cards, and a Satellite Weapon Charm, as well as some XP. Complete every challenge, and you’ll receive an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint that is truly out of this world.

You can find more details about this event in the Seasonal Event tab on the main menu between Play and Weapons once Season Four kicks off in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

Three New Operators, Including One from Requiem HQ

Both NATO and the Warsaw Pact are adding reinforcements to their front lines before mid-season. At that point, a familiar friend will join the fray.

Jackal: Warsaw Pact (Launch)

Jackal, the metal-masked South African native, made his mark by infiltrating the CIA Ground Station compound on behalf of Perseus. At Season Four’s launch, he’s ready to fight across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

A brutal mercenary leader, Jackal has ground his competition into the dirt, recruiting only the strongest survivors into his company. Hated and feared, he works for the highest bidder, and Perseus has very deep pockets…

Get access to Jackal for use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 0 in the Season Four Battle Pass and unlock an additional Ultra-Rarity Jackal Operator Skin at Tier 100.

What exactly is an Ultra-Rarity Operator Skin? Stay tuned for the Battle Pass and Bundles Breakdown blog on June 15 to learn more.

Salah: NATO (In-Season)

A member of the CIA-led squadron that infiltrated the Algerian satellite crash site, Salah has a wealth of combat and negotiation skills that make him an invaluable member of NATO’s finest.

A member of Egypt’s elite Unit 777 formed following the expulsion of the Soviets, Salah is a Counterterrorism and Hostage Rescue expert. Always positive and quick to see the best in people, he will always have your back.

Weaver: NATO (In-Season)

Later this season, Grigori Weaver will venture beyond Requiem’s classified HQ and face the undead threat head-on, in addition to any other NATO missions he’s called into across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Born in the USSR and raised in America, CIA Clandestine Service Officer Grigori Weaver straddles both sides of the Cold War divide. With this Operator Skin based on his original Black Ops incarnation, Weaver’s dedication compels him to return to duty even after the recent loss of his left eye.

Get access to Salah and Weaver as part of upcoming Season Four Store Bundle offerings.

Free: Five New Weapons

When Season Four begins, you’ll need a bigger arsenal and the Battle Pass provides. Meet the two Battle Pass weapons and three unlockable armaments available to you during the season:

MG 82: LMG (Launch)

Full-auto light machine gun. Highest fire rate in class with improved aiming speed. Moderate recoil and damage with increased ammo capacity.

Obtain the MG 82 for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 15 of the Season Four Battle Pass.

C58: Assault Rifle (Launch)

Full-auto assault rifle. High damage at close range with a slower fire rate. Fast bullet velocity and reliable recoil control with less ammo capacity.

Obtain the C58 for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 31 of the Season Four Battle Pass.

Nail Gun: Special/SMG (BOCW/WZ) (Launch)

Time to get to work with this fully automatic Nail Gun, a 1980s precursor to the variant seen in the futuristic Black Ops III.

This slow-firing, highly mobile power tool uses compressed air to launch fast-moving projectiles that deal high damage at close range.

Expect to put a nail (or three) in your competition’s coffin after three successful hits within a few meters in Multiplayer — or more if the engagement stretches out to distances where you may need to lead shots for success.

OTs 9: SMG (In-Season)

Boasting great stopping power and a phenomenal rate of fire, the OTs 9 is hindered only by its low magazine capacity of 20 rounds.

Those who control its recoil will find it can work well in individual engagements, and with available magazine attachments, it holds its own in squad fights.

Mace: Melee (In-Season)

Get medieval on your enemies with this in-season melee weapon, bringing the available number of hand-to-hand combat tools in Black Ops Cold War to eight, including the Ballistic Knife.

A weapon ill fit for the weak, Mace can inflict critical damage on command — no dice rolls needed on whether it can bludgeon your rivals in a single blow within Multiplayer.

Obtain the Nail Gun, OTs 9, and Mace during Season Four in one of two ways: complete an in-game challenge to obtain the free base weapon or pick up a bundle with a unique Blueprint version when it appears in the Store.

BLACK OPS COLD WAR FREE CONTENT:

Four Multiplayer Maps

Explore four additional Multiplayer maps, from the deserts of Algeria to a return visit to everyone’s favorite luxury yacht on the open seas.

Collateral (12v12) and Collateral Strike (6v6) (Launch)

Don’t get sandblasted in this new, fast-paced map built for both traditional and Combined Arms play.

Collateral places NATO and Warsaw Pact forces under the scorching desert sun in Algeria, where a CIA satellite has crashed into an abandoned village, the very same location that Adler and company secured on June 27, 1984.

In addition to this village is a large oil drill operation and surrounding dunes. These areas, along with the satellite and village, offer a variety of quick engagement opportunities, whether you’re chasing enemies up and down the buildings or using the terrain and satellite parts for natural and environmental cover.

While the Strike version of this desert locale is tailored for 6v6 play, the 12v12 version includes vehicular combat, as Operators are able to make use of air-to-ground assaults and fend off rival aerial vehicles.

Amsterdam (2v2 and 3v3) (Launch)

Everything is legal in this new close-quarters map built for Gunfight and Face Off.

Fight clean or dirty across Amsterdam’s rooftops, featured prominently in the Black Ops Cold War Campaign curtain-raiser mission “Nowhere Left to Run.” Use the rooftop fixtures for cover as you fend off the opposition in Gunfight with random Loadouts or, in Face Off, your own handcrafted armament, equipment, and Perk combination.

Hijacked (6v6) (Launch)

A beloved 6v6 map first appearing in Black Ops II, Hijacked takes place on a commandeered superyacht deep in international waters. Fighting occurs on all decks of this vessel from bow to stern, including the boiler room and a center area complete with a hot tub.

As any Black Ops veteran player can attest to, it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for a vent around this section of the boat; it may be big enough to fit an equipment piece through, and it could help your squad clear out areas that hold important objectives. Look for this classic map to drop at Season Four’s launch.

Rush (6v6) (In-Season)

Hijacked isn’t the only classic map returning from Black Ops II for Season Four.

Later in the season, prepare to show off the art of war in this remastered paintball-themed 6v6 map. This chaotic arena offers multiple opportunities for up-close-and-personal combat, with narrow choke zones to scurry through and a scattering of exterior structures offering longer-range takedown possibilities. Paint the floors red when Rush drops later during this season.

A New Multiplayer Mode and Two Returning Favorites

Dial up the whole squad. All Operators are needed to secure Sat-Links in Black Ops Cold War’s largest maps, and if you’re down to party, prepare to load up One in the Chamber and fight to be the last Operator standing.

Multi-Team: Sat-Link (Launch)

Power up and keep your satellite online for as long as possible to gain points in the latest mode for ten quads across a variety of locales in the Ural Mountains.

Upon reaching the Sat-Link marked on your map, your squad will power it up. It will then unfold and start uploading crucial data to the satellites still in orbit. Before you reach a site, search for item crates that may contain powerful Scorestreaks or other items to help you wipe other squads also tasked with transferring classified intel.

The team that reaches the score limit first achieves victory.

One in the Chamber (Launch)

Make sure your aim is true in this free-for-all party game where each player gets only one bullet to start; you receive another bullet only when you get a kill.

First introduced in the original Black Ops, One in the Chamber gives you three lives and a single, incredibly lethal bullet. If that one shot lands anywhere on an enemy, they will lose a life while you gain another bullet. Melee attacks are also lethal, so be prepared for some serious fisticuffs if you and your enemy both lose your golden bullet.

Get in some practice with the 1911 and Magnum before playing One in the Chamber, in addition to the new Scorestreak set to arrive in Season Four…

Capture the Flag (In-Season)

An objective mode whose roots stem from the very first Call of Duty Multiplayer experience, Capture the Flag (CTF) is a competitive game where squads must take the enemy’s flag and return it to their home base, while also defending theirs from the enemy team.

A flag will not be captured unless a team’s own flag is safe in their base, so squads must have both a good offense and defense to win the match.

Prepare for some CTF later in Season Four, where it will have its own featured playlist with plenty of 6v6 maps in the rotation.

New Scorestreak — The Hand Cannon

Desperate times call for “Desperate Measures,” and those who completed that mission in Black Ops Cold War’s Campaign know the power of the Hand Cannon.

A semiautomatic handgun chambered in a ridiculously high-caliber round, the Hand Cannon delivers lethal damage to anywhere on the body, as the sheer kinetic impact incapacitates any Operator at a minimum, or blows them to smithereens with a well-placed shot.

The Hand Cannon can also deal significant damage to enemy vehicle Scorestreaks, especially those on the ground, but with only eight rounds in its chamber, it may be worth using them all on infantry forces.

Welcome to the Zoo — A New Outbreak Region, Main Quest, and Intel in Zombies

It’s feeding time in Outbreak.

At the launch of Season Four, prepare for your squad to get a little wild with this new Outbreak region deep within the Ural Mountains, set in a sprawling zoo overrun by the undead. Don’t feed the zombies as you complete objectives, uncover new Dark Aether story Intel, and even find some World Events. Who knows? Maybe even the Orda exhibit will arrive when you warp into the Zoo in later rounds…

The Dark Aether story will expand in Outbreak at the start of the season with “Operation Excision,” the newest Zombies Main Quest that will serve as a narrative prologue to the next round-based map coming mid-season.

After witnessing the community take down the Legion and thwart “Operatsiya Inversiya” in Season Three, we have no doubt that Requiem’s finest will be able to conquer this new challenge, and in doing so, will reveal what’s to come later this season…

“Mauer der Toten”: Treyarch’s New Zombies Experience Arriving Mid-Season

Fans of “Die Maschine,” “Firebase Z,” and other classic round-based Zombies experiences will be welcomed home in “Mauer der Toten,” the next chapter in the Black Ops Cold War Zombies coming mid-season.

Taking place after the events of “Operation Excision” in Outbreak, the Dark Aether story will continue in Treyarch’s next Zombies map, where players will take on new terrors in war-torn East Berlin after a devastating zombie invasion has overtaken the city.

The Zombies team is chomping at the bit to share more about this new experience soon, but for now, expect “Mauer der Toten” to offer plenty of new twists, turns, and terrifying undead threats for players to conquer.

New Onslaught Content (PlayStation) (Launch and In-Season)

Zombies players on PlayStation should ready themselves for new updates to Onslaught in Season Four, starting with Collateral as a new map on launch day, complete with new story Intel to discover.

Later in the season, expect to face the horde on the Multiplayer map Rush, fight at breakneck speeds in the “Onslaught Accelerated” limited-time mode, and get your hands on a Legendary LMG Weapon Blueprint for completing an Onslaught-specific challenge.

WARZONE FREE CONTENT:

Perseus’s plans to activate its sleeper cells may have failed, but Verdansk ’84 is still a hotbed for nonstop action as Warzone enters Season Four alongside Black Ops Cold War.

New Points of Interest — Satellite Crash Sites (Launch)

Several Satellites have crash-landed in Verdansk, leaving you and your squad to investigate their rubble.

Although they won’t appear on your Tac Map, the Satellite Crash Sites will be plainly visible in Verdansk, as the debris and impact on the landscape is significant. Besides offering new opportunities for cover, the satellites themselves can also be secured.

Interact with the Sat-Links found in the area to work toward receiving permanent rewards in the Ground Fall event at the beginning of the season. Also, secure helpful items to use during the match, such as powerful Killstreaks, vehicles, and Field Upgrades.

The Red Doors (Launch)

Our intel cannot explain the origin of these mysterious red doors around Verdansk, but one thing is certain: They allow you to [[REDACTED]] around the [[REDACTED]]. What’s behind them? Explore and enter them to [[REDACTED]] across the [[REDACTED]].

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Hijacked Gulag (Launch)

Prepare for your mission in Black Ops Cold War and challenge a rival to win back deployment to Warzone with this mock-up of the classic map Hijacked, which will replace the current Standoff Gulag when Season Four launches.

This truncated version features a plywood re-creation of the yacht’s central area, a prime location for important objectives such as a Domination flag in Multiplayer, which has the same location as the Overtime flag spawn during a Gulag duel.

No need to worry about rough waters here, although you may need to avoid hitting the rocks being thrown from the balconies during your fight for survival.

New Vehicle — Dirt Bike (Launch)

Terror on two wheels arrives in Warzone with the release of the Dirt Bike, the first brand-new vehicle to drop into the DZ. Ramp up your off-road antics with this extremely maneuverable scrambler, scattered across Verdansk and ready to use at the start of a match.

With an excellent turning radius, carry yourself and a companion across the concrete jungle, up goat trails, and down rock-filled ravines with ease. Deft and nimble, this new option to the Warzone ground transportation fleet is ready to compete with the ATV in terms of furious off-road action.

In addition to becoming the new fastest vehicle in Warzone, the Dirt Bike will have some unique handling properties, such as wheel traction, sliding, drifting, and vehicle leaning, allowing you to take epic hairpin turns, dodge oncoming fire, or pull off sick stunts by controlling your orientation in the air.

In addition, all Dirt Bike skins you may have unlocked in Black Ops Cold War (e.g., via previous Battle Passes or Store Bundles) will be accessible, allowing you to customize your ride as soon as you saddle up.

Downtown Tower: Under New Management (Launch)

The towering Downtown complex across from the Financial District is here to stay after its tenant decided to move back West to sunny Los Angeles. This point of interest, now referred to by Operators as Downtown Tower, has had its vault opened and cleared of valuables, but remains a vast and strategically valuable location to dominate your enemies from.

Although it may be under new management, expect the meta tactics you learned during the ’80s Action Heroes event to come in handy.

Two New Game Modes, Including Verdansk Resurgence Mini at Launch

Verdansk gets a taste of Rebirth Island’s frenetic Resurgence Mini mode when Season Four launches and gets its first ever objective-based mode at mid-season.

Verdansk Resurgence Mini (Launch)

The Resurgence has spread from Rebirth Island to Verdansk, and now every kill counts even more toward victory.

This new playlist mimics the Rebirth Island Resurgence experience more accurately compared to the standard Verdansk Resurgence Battle Royale.

In addition to the standard rules — no Gulag, extreme clarity on enemy positions upon elimination of a squad member, a Resurgence timer, and special Supply Boxes — the Verdansk Resurgence Mini features more intimate lobby sizes of 44 to 45 Operators at maximum, depending on the squad size.

Games begin in a compact DZ, with circles inside a random position in Verdansk. The first circle will be “skipped” to create a small, dense, and action-packed starting area. The items you’ll find around here are more frequent and of higher quality compared to a traditional Battle Royale mode, with games also expected to be shorter in length on average for a truly bite-sized first-person shooter survival experience.

This game mode will be available in a variety of squad sizes — Solos, Duos, Trios, and Quads — which is likely to swap into the Featured Playlist Rotation weekly following Season Four’s launch.

Payload (Mid-Season)

Warzone thus far has been a game of “kill or be killed.” However, during Season Four, Operators will be able to drop in for the game’s first-ever objective-based game mode: Payload.

In Payload, you and 39 other Operators drop in to escort two caravans of vehicles through a series of checkpoints or sabotage the mission. Build or destroy barriers and purchase buildings to aid in your squad’s mission, and be sure to collect any contracts you find around Verdansk, as they will help lead to success.

More details are to come on this new mode later this season.

June 17: Opening Day for the Baseball Bat

Baseball Bat shown being wielded in Black Ops Cold War (above).

With Spring Training in Black Ops Cold War complete, when Season Four launches, the Baseball Bat enters the robust melee weapon lineup of Warzone, attempting to take a place as the star ace of this Secondary category.

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New Prestige Levels — 19 and Still Counting…

At the start of Season Four, your Season Level will refresh to Level 1, and your progress will resume from the highest Prestige Level you achieved previously. This season offers four additional Prestiges to achieve across the first 200 levels, as well as a new Weapon Blueprint:

·      Level 50: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip

·      Level 100: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip

·      Level 150: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip

·      Level 190: All Season Challenges Available

·      Level 200: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card

·      Levels 250–1,000: New Prestige Key every 50 levels

This means you can earn four new Prestige Levels during Season Four — now 19 in total — and you can always catch up to the latest available Prestige if you didn’t reach it during the previous season.

Reach Level 200 in Season Four to achieve the title of Prestige Master for this season. This changes your Season Level color and grants you the ability to personalize your Prestige Icon with Legacy Prestige Icons from previous Call of Duty games — including from the original Black Ops — simply by spending some of your hard-earned Prestige Keys at the Prestige Shop.

You can continue past Level 200 all the way to Level 1,000 during Season Four, and receive Prestige Key milestone rewards at every 50 levels along the way.

Finally, don’t forget that your Prestige-leveling journey is synchronized with Warzone and Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, meaning you can progress through Season Levels and increase your Prestige Level by earning XP in any of the three titles!

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone: Gifting System Expansion

Hot off the heels of the Battle Pass Gifting expansion through the Call of Duty Companion App, Season Four introduces a brand-new way to help the squad by gifting them Call of Duty content.

Starting in Season Four, friends can send the Battle Pass, Battle Pass Bundle, or Store Bundles to one another within Black Ops Cold War. In Warzone, players will be able to receive gifts at the start of the season, with additional gifting functionality planned for later in the season. More information on this expansion will be available in the Season Four Battle Pass and Bundles Breakdown Blog on June 15.

Enabling two-factor authentication on your Activision account is required for gifting, and with the current bonus of two hours of Double Battle Pass XP Tokens just for signing up, there’s never been a better time to set up 2FA on your account.

Update File Sizes for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War

The Season Four update will be available for Black Ops Cold War on June 15 at 9 PM PT and will be available for Warzone June 16 at 9 PM PT.

For this update, there will be a download sizeof approximately 15.8–31.0 GB for those who own the full version of Black Ops Cold War, and 11.4-14.6 GB for those who own the free-to-play Warzone and are current on the latest updates on either or both games. 

Again, the Warzone download is a larger file size due to the optimization of data.

Black Ops Cold War Update Sizes

PlayStation 5: 30 GB

PlayStation 4: 15.5 GB

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 31.0 GB

Xbox One: 17.7 GB

PC: 21.6 GB (without HD Pack) / 30.7 GB (with HD Pack)

Note: PC users will also need 60.6-92.1 GB of additional space on their hard drive for the copying process; this is only temporary space that is reclaimed upon completion of the patch installation and is not an additional download.

Learn more about the copying process here.

Warzone Update Sizes

PlayStation 5: 11 GB

PlayStation 4: 11 GB

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 11.2 GB

Xbox One: 11.2 GB

PC: 12.3 GB (Warzone Only) / 13.5 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

Note: PC users will also need 27.1-28.3 GB of additional space on their hard drive for the patch copying process; this is only temporary space that is reclaimed upon completion of the patch installation and is not an additional download.

Remember, the Warzone download is not necessary if you are only playing Black Ops Cold War, and vice versa.

Furthermore, for a smaller overall file size, players can choose to uninstall/remove other data packs if they are no longer needed. 

For detailed information on Storage Management for Black Ops Cold War, read this article.

Following the launch of Season Four, Warzone and Modern Warfare console players will also have the option to download a new High-Res Texture Pack on June 22. This will add more high-definition textures to the game, which is optimal for those running the game at higher resolutions such as 1440p and 4K.

The High-Res Texture Pack will have an approximate download size of 7.2-7.6 GB, depending on the console.

PlayStation 5: 7.6 GB

PlayStation 4: 7.6 GB

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 7.2 GB

Xbox One: 7.2 GB

With the action imminent, and any Operator a possible Perseus sleeper cell, prepare to focus:

Get ready to heed the call and execute the mission.

SOURCE: Call of Duty Blog

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Best Diamatti loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

Here are the best attachments and perks that you can equip to make the best Warzone Diamatti loadout for all of your close-quarters battles.

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The Diamatti is a reliable handgun ideal for close combat, and the best Warzone Diamatti loadout will allow you to mow down enemies in close-quarters combat.

The close-range meta for Call of Duty: Warzone has a good deal of variety right now, with the Diamatti Black Ops Cold War Pistol being an excellent choice for players when it comes to their secondary weapon, especially if you are running a Ghost class.

If you’re looking for this handgun to keep as your trusty side-arm during close encounters, then you will want to make sure you have the best Warzone Diamatti loadout built for your class. Here are the attachments and perks you will need to use to have the best Warzone Diamatti loadout ready for battle.

Best Warzone Diamatti loadout

Best Warzone Diamatti loadout

The Diamatti was once considered overpowered, so the developers nerfed it during the Cold War integration. As a result, the gun isn’t the powerhouse it used to be, but it’s still a popular pick among players due to its impressive rate of fire and accuracy.

Best Warzone Diamatti loadout attachments

Our loadout will focus on improving the weapon’s recoil while giving a boost to its effective damage range. You can equip the following attachments:

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.2″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Laser: SOF Target Designator
  • Ammunition: STANAG 30 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

We’ll start with the Sound Suppressor Muzzle attachment, which will give you a big boost in aim down sight speed, bullet velocity, and sprint to fire speed.

Next, we’ll use the 7.2″ Reinforced Heavy Barrel to improve the Diamatti’s damage range and bullet velocity significantly. This will make the weapon ideal for close-quarters and medium-range encounters so that you don’t get overwhelmed by foes around the corner.

While the handgun has precise accuracy, you’ll mostly be firing from the hip during close-range combat, so we recommend equipping the SOF Target Designator to increase hip-fire accuracy and this weapon’s damage range.

Finally, we’ll cap off this loadout with the STANAG 30 Round Mag to make sure you do not run out of bullets in the middle of a fight and the Serpent Wrap Rear Grip attachment to your aim down sight speed.

Best perks for Warzone Diamatti class

best warzone diamatti perks

Perk 1 – E.O.D.

Many battles on Verdansk or Rebirth Island will start with enemies throwing explosives at you. Using E.O.D. will allow you to take less damage from enemy explosives and help you stay in the fight longer.

Perk 2 – Ghost

Using the Best Warzone Diamatti loadout means you do not have to worry about using Overkill and can focus on utilizing the power of Ghost, which will keep you from appearing on enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Perk 3 – Battle Hardened

Another bonus of using this Black Ops Cold War pistol as your main secondary weapon is that you do not need to use Amped to increase your weapon swap speed, as it is already fast enough for Pistols.

This will allow you to use Battle Hardened to reduce the effectiveness of enemy stun and flash grenades, which can be the difference between winning and losing a fight.

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How to unlock the Diamatti

Players will first need to unlock this Pistol if they want to create the best Warzone Diamatti loadout. Interested individuals can unlock this weapon by reaching level 49 in either Warzone or Black Ops Cold War.

Best Alternatives

If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.

Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k

Image Credits: Activision/ Treyarch

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