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Warzone Season 5 update patch notes: new Perks, Verdansk updates, new weapons

Warzone Season 5 is here, so here’s everything to know about the new season, including patch notes, new weapons, and New Perks.

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Raven Software has released the Season 5 Update, version 1.40, for Call of Duty: Warzone on August 12, which will bring a variety of new content to the Battle Royale, including the two new perks and more updates.

Season 5 of Warzone includes the all new Season 5 Battle Pass, with 100 fresh tiers, new Satellite Broadcast Stations in Verdansk, two new Warzone-exclusive perks, and more updates across the game.

Raven Software has now posted the patch notes for the new update. The new update went live on August 12 at 9PM PT on all platforms with the Season 5 content now available.

Black Ops Cold War’s Season 5 update went live August 11 at 9PM PT with patch notes available.

The patch notes and information below are only applicable to Call of Duty: Warzone.

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Warzone Season 5 Update Size

  • PlayStation 5: 13.7 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 13.7GB
  • Xbox Series X|S: 13.6 GB
  • Xbox One: 13.6 GB
  • PC: 19.3 GB (Free-to-play) / 20.8 GB (Warzone & Modern Warfare)

Note: These download sizes are for players who have the latest live patch installed. PC users will also need 19.2-20 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.

Warzone Season 5 Patch Notes

Playlist

Banner image of Adler in combat in front of a mobile broadcast station.

Adding:

  • Rebirth Island – Mini Royale – Trios

Removing:

  • Verdansk – LTM – Payload

Keeping:

  • Rebirth Island – Resurgence – Quads
  • Verdansk – Blood Money – Quads

Battle Pass

Banner image of Operators fighting around a mobile broadcast station.

The Season Five Battle Pass is complete with 100 Tiers that include two free functional Weapons, a new Operator, new Weapon Blueprints, new Operator Skins, and a whole lot more. 

Those who purchase the Battle Pass Bundle within the first two weeks of Season Five will receive a bonus Legendary Operator Skin for Kitsune — “Kyubi”.

Banner image of Operators fighting around a mobile broadcast station.

Below are some of the elements included in the Season Five Battle Pass:

  • Tier 5 
    • “Great Emperor” Legendary FFAR 1 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 15
    • EM2 (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
  • Tier 18
    • “Tea Time” Epic Magnum (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 21
    • “Battle Bronze” Legendary XM4 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 27
    • “Toad Nugget” Legendary Bullfrog (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 31
    • TEC-9 (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
  • Tier 38
    • “Flash Tattoo” Epic QBZ-83 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 42
    • “Silent Reel” Legendary Milano 821 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 50
    • “Scuba Diver” Rare Baker Skin
  • Tier 51
    • “Death Touch” Epic EM2 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 55
    • “Red Torpedo” Legendary Krig 6 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 59
    • “Tropic Punch” Epic TEC-9 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 65
    • “Silent Roar” Legendary Streetsweeper (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 69
    • “Turntable” Epic Charm
  • Tier 71
    • “Low Rider” Legendary Groza (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 76
    • “Noble Knight” Legendary Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 81
    • “Maple Leaf” Legendary Handgun Charlie (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 85
    • “Death Angel” Legendary DMR 14 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 89
    • “Pincer Spike” Legendary Combat Knife (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 90
    • “Falcon” Epic Wolf Skin
  • Tier 94
    • “80s Hits 3” Legendary War Track
  • Tier 95
    • “Geomatik” Ultra EM2 (BOCW) Reactive Blueprint
  • Tier 97
    • “Hacked Console” Legendary Charm
  • Tier 99
    • “Crimson Samurai” Legendary Emblem
  • Tier 100
    • “Goldleaf” Ultra Kitsune Skin
    • “Microchip” Legendary TEC-9 (BOCW) Blueprint
    • “Spoiled Envy” Legendary Vehicle Skin
    • “Carbon Envy” Legendary Vehicle Skin
    • “Season Five” Legendary Emblem

Map

Banner image of Operators fighting around a mobile broadcast station.

New Points of Interest:

  • Mobile Broadcast Stations
    • These POIs can be found in a variety of locations in Verdansk, differing from match-to-match to keep one area from being signal boosted by the rewards they offer. See what they’re all about by going closer to them, but be sure to keep your head and tune out the broadcast each one emits…
  • [[REDACTED]]
    • [[REDACTED]] has gone off grid and reports suggest [[REDACTED]] is doing [[REDACTED]] in Verdansk – what, we do not know. This is an unauthorized [[REDACTED]] that could jeopardize our [[REDACTED]] in discovering and stopping Stitch.
Banner image of the new Gulag (Rush) map.

New Gulag: Rush:

  • Based on the classic Black Ops II map, this layout is comprised of the main speedball arena.

Red Doors:

  • Beware of these doors sending you to unexpected locations other than the main room. This may have something to do with those Mobile Broadcast Stations seen around Verdansk…

General

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  • [Console Only] High-resolution textures are now delivered through On-Demand Texture Streaming. To enjoy a similar visual quality, enable this feature in the Options menu.
  • [PC Only] The Windows 7 operating system will stop being supported by Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty®: Warzone™ on September 8th, 2021.

Gameplay

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  • Loot that spawns across Verdansk has been adjusted as follows…
    • New Gulag and in-game lobby loadouts
    • The Sentry Gun Killstreak can now be found in Supply Boxes
    • The TEC-9 (BOCW) and EM2 (BOCW) have been added to the loot pool
  • Players may now detach from an ascender before reaching their destination.

Perks:

  • Added:
    • Combat Scout – Slot 3 (Yellow)
      • Damaging an enemy briefly highlights and automatically pings them.
    • Tempered – Slot 2 (Red)
      • Armor Plates are reinforced and now absorb 75 damage instead of 50. Only two Armor Plates are needed for an Operator to be considered “fully armored.”
  • Adjusted:
    • Cold-Blooded – Slot 1 (Blue)
      • Undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Does not trigger High Alert warning and negates Combat Scout.
      • This change only applies to Warzone.

Bug Fixes

New operator Kitsune making gun hands.
  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed visual issues with various elements across Verdansk causing them to disappear at certain angles or allowing light to shine through them.
  • Fixed an issue allowing Players to hide inside of cash drops.
  • Fixed an issue related to the in-game lobby causing Players to turn invisible for the duration of the match.
  • Fixed an issue where a Munitions Box could be dropped in the in-game lobby and persist to the live match.
  • Fixed an issue where a Player would lose their Weapons when reviving another player if the downed Player gave up.
  • Fixed an issue where a Player’s head would disappear when a Plunder bag was on their back.
  • Fixed an issue where Dismemberment was not working for the “Solar Flare” Blueprint.
  • Fixed an issue where new Text Chat options did not appear in the Accessibility Menu.
  • Fixed an issue where sniper glint would sometimes not appear.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Solar Flare” Blueprint wasn’t properly applied to the base Weapon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bumper Ping Button Layout would ping when deploying a Field Upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue with the Steady Aim Laser descriptions for the AK-47 (BOCW) and C58 (BOCW).
  • Fixed an issue where Tracers were not present when using the “Solar Flare” Blueprint.
  • Fixed an issue with Akimbo Pistols would spawn with the left Weapon unloaded.
  • Fixed an issue with the OTs 9 (BOCW) dynamic icons.

UI, UX, More

Banner showing the old and new icons for Armor Boxes.
  • Added a new Armor Box icon to better differentiate between Ammo Box and Armor Box.

Accessibility

Banner showing the new Steady Aim Behavior menu option.
  • Added the option to have Steady Aim Behavior be a toggle instead of a hold for Controller and KBM.
     
    • This accessibility feature supports motor disability by eliminating the need to hold a button for extended periods of time in order to stabilize scoped Weapons such as snipers. 
    • The setting has two options:
      • Hold: Press and hold to steady aim.
      • Toggle: Press to steady aim. Press again to stop.
         
    • Note: The setting cannot be used if the Change Zoom Shared Input setting is set to Steady Aim (Sprint/Tactical Sprint/Steady Aim Keybind in Warzone).

Weapons

Banner image of the new TEC-9 submachine gun.

New Weapons (BOCW):

  • EM2: Assault Rifle (Launch)
    • Full-auto assault rifle. Heavy British rifle with considerable kick and a built in low-zoom optic. Slow rate of fire and high damage makes the EM2 a solid choice for skilled marksmen.
    • Obtain the EM2 for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 15 of the Season Five Battle Pass.
  • TEC-9: Submachine Gun (Launch)
    • Semi-auto submachine gun. Improved accuracy from longer ranges with low recoil and a slower fire rate. Good damage output with moderate range.
    • Obtain the TEC-9 for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 31 of the Season Five Battle Pass.

The TEC-9 is a unique weapon, in that it sports two muzzles that alter its fire type. When properly equipped, the TEC-9 is highly effective at enabling aggressive hip fire play.

  • Cane: Melee (In-Season)
    • Lethal walking cane.  Where fashion meets function.  Adorned with a sterling silver lion’s head, this cane is easy to grip and deadly when swung.
    • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.
  • Marshal: Handgun (In-Season)
    • Break action pistol. Hand loaded double barrel pistol fires 12 gauge shells. Excellent damage at close range.
    • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.

New Weapon Unlock Challenges (BOCW):

  • MG 82: Light Machine Gun 
    • Using LMGs, kill 3 or more enemies without reloading in 15 different completed matches.
  • C58: Assault Rifle
    • Using Assault Rifles, get a Long Shot kill in 15 different completed matches.

Attachments

Banner image of the new TEC-9 submachine gun.

Magazines:

  • AMP63 (BOCW)
    • 20 Rnd
      • Ammo Capacity increased from 20 to 25
    • STANAG 25 Rnd
      • Ammo Capacity increased from 25 to 30
    • 20 Rnd Speed Mag
      • Ammo Capacity increased from 20 to 25
    • Salvo 23 Rnd Fast Mag
      • Ammo Capacity increased from 23 to 30

Operators

Banner image of the new Operator, Kitsune, looking tough with her arms crossed.

New Operators:

  • Kitsune: Warsaw Pact (Launch)
    • Get access to Kitsune for use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 0 in the Season Five Battle Pass and unlock an additional Ultra-Rarity Operator Skin at Tier 100.
       
  • Stryker: NATO (In-Season)
    • Get access to Stryker as part of upcoming Season Five Store Bundle offerings, to be detailed at a later date.
       
  • Hudson: NATO (In-Season)
    • Get access to Hudson as part of upcoming Season Five Store Bundle offerings, to be detailed at a later date.

Keep checking back with CharlieINTEL as we keep you updated with all the latest news on Warzone.

SOURCE: Raven Software // Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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How to earn CDL 2022 Major 4 viewership rewards for Vanguard & Warzone

Here’s how you earn Vanguard and Warzone Weapon Blueprints and more by watching the Call of Duty League Major 4 qualifiers and Champs.

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Vanguard and Warzone players can unlock unique cosmetics just by watching the Call of Duty League 2022 Season, so here’s how to connect your account and unlock Weapon Camos, Calling Cards, XP, and more.

As is traditional, the Call of Duty League 2022 season provides Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard players with the opportunity to earn some unique in-game rewards simply by watching the matches.

Following Seattle Surge’s victory over Atlanta FaZe at Major 3, June 24 marks the start of Major 4. Let’s go over how you can earn Major 4 rewards such as a BAR Weapon Blueprint, Calling Cards, Emblems, and XP Tokens for watching CDL 2022 matches.

How to earn CDL Major 4 viewership rewards

Call of Duty League 2022 season

If you want to earn CDL 2022 viewership rewards in Vanguard and Warzone then all you need to do is connect your Activision account to YouTube and watch the CDL Major 4 Qualifiers, bracket, and Champs weekend.

The Call of Duty League can either be watched on YouTube or the CoD Companion app, so here’s how to link your Activision account on PC and mobile:

  1. Open YouTube.com or the YouTube app
  2. Select your profile photo and hit Settings
  3. Click on Connected Apps
  4. Locate Activision and hit Connect
  5. Sign in to your Activision account

Then, simply watch the Call of Duty League 2022 season through either YouTube or the CoD Companion app, and you can earn all of the free rewards on offer.

CDL Major 4 viewership rewards for Vanguard & Warzone

CDL Major 4 Qualifiers & Bracket rewards

Vanguard double xp tokens

Players can earn a ton of Double XP and Double Weapon XP by watching live matches throughout the CDL 2022 season.

There will be sixteen 30 Minute Double XP tokens up for grabs in the Major 3 Qualifiers and Bracket, with a new level reached for every hour of watch time. Players will earn a regular XP and Double Weapon XP alternating for each hour watched.

  • 1 Hour: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 2 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 3 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 4 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 5 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 6 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 7 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 8 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 9 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 10 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 11 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 12 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 13 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 14 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 15 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 16 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token

With four hours of Double XP to be gained, you’ll find leveling up your weapons much easier across Vanguard and Warzone.

CDL Major 4 rewards

CDL Major 4 viewership rewards

Vanguard and Warzone players can also earn rewards such as Calling Cards, Emblems, and an exclusive Cooper Carbine Blueprint for watching at least half an hour of July Major 4 Champs weekend hosted by New York Subliners.

Here are the CDL 2022 Major 4 rewards and their requirements:

  • Thursday, July 14
    • A Cup of Joe Emblem (1 Hour)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
    • 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)
  • Friday, July 15
    • Give Me Liberty Emblem (30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
    • Just a Scratch Calling Card (2 Hours)
  • Saturday, July 16
    • Stand Clear Calling Card (30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
    • Tactical Sprint NYC Calling Card (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)
  • Sunday, July 17
    • CDL Phantom Emblem (30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (45 Minutes)
    • Collecting Fare BAR Blueprint (1 Hour)
    • Let’s Go!!! Calling Card (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)

For more, you can check out the secret Automaton buff, as well as why the BAR is the most underrated AR in Warzone Season 3.

Image Credit: Activision

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When is Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded? Terminator crossover, Vargo-S, new modes

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded update, including the expected release date and content.

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Warzone Pacific Season 4 is here, bringing new weapons, Fortune’s Keep, and major Caldera updates. But there’s still more to come, so here’s everything confirmed for the Warzone Pacific Season 4 mid-season update, as well as its expected release date.

Every season, Call of Duty introduces another major update halfway through the season called ‘Reloaded.’ This usually brings a new weapon, new game modes, and major quality of life updates. Season 4 is no different, with the devs gearing up to add a new crossover, modes, and more in the mid-season update.

Here’s everything we know about the Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded update, including when we expect it to arrive.

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Expected Warzone Season 4 Reloaded release date

While Raven Software haven’t revealed when Warzone Season 4 Reloaded will arrive, we expect it to arrive in the week beginning July 25, as this is halfway through Season 4.

This is only the expected date, so we’ll be sure to confirm once Raven Software or Sledgehammer games confirm the official release date.

Terminator crossover in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded

T-1000 Terminator in Warzone and Vanguard

After teasing a Terminator crossover in Warzone, the Season 4 Battle Pass announcement confirmed that the T-800 and T-1000 Terminators will arrive as Store Bundles in the mid-Season update.

The T-800 is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic Terminator played and the T-1000 is the shapeshifting android from T2 who most often appears as a cop played by Robert Patrick. Not much else is known about these bundles, with the devs confirming we’ll know more about them later in Season 4.

Vargo-S arrives in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded

Vargo-S Assault Rifle in Warzone and Vanguard

Warzone’s Season 4 update added the Marco 5 SMG and UGM-8 LMG, but the Vargo-S Assault Rifle is set to arrive later in the season. Similar to the H4 Blixen and Armaguerra 43 arriving in mid-season updates, we expect the Vargo-S to arrive in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

The Vargo-S is set to be an early prototype of Cold War’s Vargo 52, and the devs have said it offers a “high-fire rate, steady aim through sustained fire, and a quick reload.”

New game modes in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded

Armored SUV in Warzone Titanium Trials

Alongside the Terminator skins and a new Assault Rifle, Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded will also bring the Titanium Trials: Endurance and the Rebirth of the Dead mode.

Titanium Trials is set to be “an updated version of the highly-competitive Iron Trials,” and Rebirth of the Dead should bring Zombies to Rebirth Island. We should know much more about the new modes in the run-up to Season 4 Reloaded.


For more on Warzone Season 4, be sure to check out how to summon a Zombie on Fortune’s Keep, as well as the best landing spots.

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NICKMERCS loves the new Fortune’s Keep Warzone map and explains why

NICKMERCS has shared his opinion on the brand-new Warzone Season 4 map, Fortune’s Keep, stating that he loves it, as well as explaining why.

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While NICKMERCS has been off Warzone for some time now, the popular streamer returned to try out the new map Fortune’s Keep, which he said he loves.

Warzone Season 4 introduced a brand-new map to entice players to hop on and explore. While some players’ initial thoughts have been slightly negative, perhaps because they’re missing Rebirth Island, NICKMERCS has expressed a positive opinion regarding the map.

In a recent stream, NICKMERCS explained why he likes the new map, and what kind of player would like Fortune’s Keep.

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NICKMERCS left Warzone for Apex Legends, becoming addicted to the ranked mode grind that Respawn’s battle royale has to offer.

Despite continuing to enjoy Apex over Warzone, NICKMERCS returned to Call of Duty’s battle royale for the Season 4 update, intrigued by the new map Fortune’s Keep.

NICKMERCS has been pretty open about his feelings towards Warzone and Caldera, sharing similar opinions to Dr Disrespect. Having said that, NICKMERCS seems to be enjoying Fortune’s Keep, as while playing it on June 22 he said “I really like the map, yeah a lot.”

NICKMERCS went on to say, “I love the map…what can’t you like? It’s kind of more dynamic than the old one…there’s a cave, there’s a lot more towns and stuff.”

The popular streamer is clearly enjoying the map design for Fortune’s Keep, especially the variation in the POIs and elevation throughout the map.

NICKMERCS even feels that the map is perfectly suited to those who like to play fast: “If you’re like a speed runner, like if you play super quick man, oh my god…parkour on this thing man.”


Perhaps this will draw NICKMERCS back in, or maybe the ranked mode on Apex Legends is still a priority for the streamer. Either way, like other CoD fans, NICKMERCS will likely be looking forward to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

Image Credits: Activision / NICKMERCS

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