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Warzone Season 6 update patch notes: Verdansk changes, original Gulag, weapon updates

Warzone Season 6 update has arrived with dramatic changes to Verdansk, the original Gulag, and more. Here’s the full patch notes for what’s new.

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Warzone Season 6 update patch notes

Raven Software has released the Season 6 Update, version 1.43, for Call of Duty: Warzone on October 6, which will bring a variety of new content to the Battle Royale, including the two new perks and more updates.

Season 6 of Warzone includes the all new Season 6 Battle Pass, with 100 fresh tiers, map updates that see changes to Stadium & Downtown, the return of the original Gulag, and more updates across the game.

Raven Software has now posted the patch notes for the new update. The new update goes live on October 6 at 9PM PT on all platforms with the Season 6 content available at that time

Black Ops Cold War’s Season 6 update went live October 5 at 9PM PT with patch notes available.

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

Warzone Season 6 Update Patch Notes

Playlist

*The Weekend-Exclusive modes will replace their core Battle Royale squad-size equivalent from Friday 10 AM PST until Monday 10 AM PST.

Battle Pass

The Season Six 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. 

Below are some of the items included in the Season Six Battle Pass:

  • Tier 1
    • “Disintegration” Legendary Sticker
  • Tier 5 
    • “Scrub Brush” Legendary Milano 821 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 9
    • “Saint Death” Legendary Emblem
  • Tier 15
    • .410 Ironhide (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
  • Tier 21
    • “Final Chapter” Legendary Handgun Charlie (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 27
    • “Cemetery Thorn” Legendary Pelington 703 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 31
    • Grav (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
  • Tier 34
    • “Carnival Troupe” Legendary Watch
  • Tier 38
    • “Cat Nip” Legendary AK-47 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 39
    • “Clean Break” Legendary Dirt Bike Skin
  • Tier 44
    • “Electrons” Legendary Emblem
  • Tier 55
    • “Carnival Prize” Legendary Submachine Gun Alpha (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 64
    • “Hulking Monster” Legendary Calling Card
  • Tier 65
    • “Creepy Crawler” Legendary Bullfrog (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 71
    • “Presidential” Legendary 1911 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 72
    • “Black Ops Mixtape” Legendary War Track
  • Tier 75
    • “Shell Shocked” Legendary Sticker
  • Tier 76
    • “Bonfire” Legendary Groza (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 81
    • “Conjurer” Legendary M16 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 85
    • “Panda Bite” Legendary AK-74u (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 89
    • “Carnival Game” Legendary Streetsweeper (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 92
    • “Shooting Gallery” Legendary Calling Card
  • Tier 95
    • “Kill Shot” Ultra .410 Ironhide (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 97
    • “Snippet Van” Legendary Charm
  • Tier 99
    • “Magic Lantern” Legendary Emblem
  • Tier 100
    • “Aurora Borealis” Ultra Mason Skin
    • “Art Deco” Legendary Grav (BOCW) Blueprint
    • “Dazzle Wagon” Epic SUV Skin
    • “Season Six” Legendary Emblem
       

“Art Deco” Legendary Grav (BOCW) Blueprint

“Aurora Borealis” Ultra Mason Skin

Events

The Haunting

Return to the Call of Duty blog on October 18 for more intel about the upcoming Halloween celebration across Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

Modes

Scopes and Scatterguns, The Rebirth Of…!

Get up close and personal… deal death from afar… spend a lifetime reloading between bolts… the choice is yours! Scopes and Scatterguns returns to Warzone – with a new twist. 

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Rebirth Resurgence
    • This mode builds upon a map and ruleset combination that we already all know and love – Rebirth Resurgence!
  • Limited Loot
    • The loot table will only include Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, and Crossbows. Aim true, Operator.
  • No Loadouts
    • No free Loadouts Drops and no purchasable Loadout in the Buy Station either! Players will have to up their scavenging game and win with what they find!
  • New Starting Weapon
    • The 1911 (BOCW) isn’t exactly a Shotgun… so Players will spawn in with the thematic Marshal (BOCW) instead.

This returning mode will go live during the second week of Season Six on October 14th. Keep an eye on our Twitter for weekly Playlist updates!

Maps

New Points of Interest

  • Fissures
    • Explosive charges have triggered a devastating seismic event in Verdansk, forming massive cracks right through Stadium and Downtown.
  • Bunkers
    • Make your way through this system of passageways and armament rooms, find high value loot, and ascend back to the surface before anyone else does.

New Gulag, inspired by the Original

  • Look familiar? We thought so. Same rules. Slightly different arena.

Gameplay

  • Loot across Verdansk has been adjusted as follows…
    • The .410 Ironhide (BOCW) and Grav (BOCW) have been added
    • New Gulag loadouts
    • New ground and Supply Box loot
  • Plunder respawn behavior has been updated to provide Players with more dynamic infiltrations.
  • The RC-XD Killstreak has been removed from all modes until further notice.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a UI issue causing the Tempered Perk to display incorrectly during Plunder matches.
  • Fixed a visual issue causing the C58 (BOCW) ejection port to not open during the firing animation.
  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing a conflict between the audio of Red Doors and Supply Boxes.
  • Fixed an issue causing Operator Bios and the “Set as Favorite” UI option to not appear when using a gamepad.
  • Fixed an issue causing Seasonal Challenges to remain grayed-out while scrolling through the menu.
  • Fixed an issue with the Krig 6 (BOCW) that would cause noticeable camera tilt while firing.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Pelington 703 (BOCW) default reticle to appear misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue causing the QBZ-83 (BOCW) to hitch when firing.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) default reticle to appear misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue causing the TEC-9 (BOCW) hipfire reticle to not match the appropriate firing mode.
  • Fixed an issue causing unintended bullet collision on the rear end of Payload Cargo Trucks.
  • Fixed an issue with the firing audio on the “Turbo Powered” Bullfrog (BOCW) Blueprint.
  • Fixed several issues related to the reload animations for both the Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) and OTs 9 (BOCW).
  • Fixed various issues that would result in Players experiencing either Dev Error 5476 or Dev Error 5573.
  • Fixed various issues with Stitch’s subtitles while near Red Doors.

UI, UX, & More

  • Regiments
    • Regiments are now frozen to ensure a smooth transition over to the new Clan-based system, coming later this year. 
      • Players will now only be able to view their Regiment Roster and inspect other Players. 
      • Players will no longer be able to create, manage, switch or invite others, use Regiment Tags, or receive Happy Hour rewards.
         
  • Loot Cards
    • The visual style of all loot cards has been updated! 
    • In addition to this change, we’ve added information about the fire type of a Weapon to each loot card. 
      • This will allow Players to observe if a Weapon is automatic, semi-automatic, or burst before committing to it, without having to fire test shots or lose their next engagement.

Accessibility

  • Killfeed (Time On Screen)
    • Added an option under the Accessibility menu to customize the amount of time that messages in the Killfeed stay on screen. This option is intended to support Hard of Vision, Hard of Hearing, and Cognitive Overload accessibility. 
    • The setting has 5 options:
      • Off: Never show updates
      • Default: Updates show for 10 seconds
      • Medium: Updates show for 20 seconds
      • Long: Updates show for 30 seconds
      • Extended: Updates show for 60 seconds
      • Note: This will not affect the duration of disconnect notifications.
  • Mono Audio
    • Added an option under the Audio menu to adjust the degree to which the Mono Audio is applied when enabled.
    • The setting is adjusted via a slider:
      • A higher value merges sounds and sends them through left and right speakers in similar proportions.
      • A lower value reduces the applied effect and preserves directional sound.

Weapons

New Weapons (BOCW)

  • .410 Ironhide: Shotgun (Launch)
    • Lever-action shotgun. High damage at close range with an improved fire rate. Reliable 2-shot kill with a short 1-shot kill range.
    • Obtain the Rattler Shotgun for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 15 of the Season Six Battle Pass.
  • Grav: Assault Rifle (Launch)
    • Full-auto assault rifle. Fast firing rifle with improved range. Fastest bullet velocity in class with modest damage and moderate recoil.
    • Obtain the Grav Assault Rifle for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 31 of the Season Six Battle Pass.
  • Battle Axe: Melee (Launch)
    • Two-handed melee Weapon. Double bit axe with a straight wooden handle for powerful swings. Fell your foes and use them as kindling.
    • Obtain the Battle Axe for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone via in-game challenge or Store Bundle.
  • LAPA: Submachine Gun (In-Season)
    • Full-auto submachine gun. Lightweight prototype with reliable damage and good firing control. Improved handling and range with a slower fire rate..
    • Obtain via reward during The Haunting Event or via Blueprint in the Store.
  • Hammer & Sickle (In-Season)
    • Dual wield melee. A powerful union between industrial and agricultural tools. Demonstrate the strength of labor with deadly melee attacks at close-range.
    • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.

New Unlock Challenge Missions (BOCW)

  • EM2: Assault Rifle
    • Using Assault Rifles, rapidly kill 2 or more players in 15 different completed matches.
  • TEC-9: Submachine Gun
    • Using SMGs, get 2 Headshot kills in 15 different completed matches.

Weapon Changes

We are pleased with the level of Weapon variety we are seeing across Verdansk. However, we still feel there are some persistent outliers that could stand to be addressed. Outlined below are a few deceptively impactful changes to assist in further widening the pool of viable Weapons.
 

» Assault Rifles «

  • C58 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased
  • EM2 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased

» Light Machine Guns «

  • MG 82 (BOCW)
    • Gun Kick increased
    • Recoil increased
    • Reload interrupt time increased
    • Raise interrupt time increased
  • Light Machine Gun Alpha (BOCW)
    • Gun Kick increased
    • Recoil increased

Attachments

Attachment Changes

» Lasers «

  • Tiger Team Spotlight
    • Movement Speed multiplier decreased from 3.2% to 3%
    • ADS Movement Speed multiplier decreased from 3.2% to 3%

» Magazines «

  • OTs 9 (BOCW)
    • Spetsnaz 40 Rnd
      • ADS Speed multiplier decreased from .85 to .835
      • Reload Time decreased from 2.6 to 2.7 seconds
      • Reload Empty Time decreased from 3 to 3.1 seconds
    • VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
      • ADS Speed multiplier decreased from .8 to .78
      • Reload Time decreased from 1.93 to 2.11 seconds
      • Reload Empty Time decreased from 2.23 to 2.32 seconds

Operators

New Operators

» Alex Mason: NATO (Launch) «

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

» Fuze: Warsaw Pact (In-Season) «

  • Get access to Fuze as part of upcoming Season Six Store Bundle offerings, to be detailed at a later date. 

» Sgt. Arthur Kingsley (Available Now) «

  • Digitally pre-order any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard before its launch date on November 5th to receive Arthur Kingsley of the British Army’s 9th Parachute Battalion for immediate use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Prestige

Season Six 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

Store

New Bundles

» The Berserker Bundle «

This Bundle includes the first Weapon Blueprint for the new Battle Axe (BOCW) Melee Weapon — the menacing “Barbarian’s Axe.” This Bundle also comes with a devastating “Executioner” Finishing Move, three cosmetic items for your profile and Weaponry, and a Tier Skip for the Battle Pass.

» Tracer Pack: Fuze Operator Bundle «

New Operator “Fuze” will also find his way to the Store during Season Six’s launch week, arriving less than a week out from The Haunting.

This includes two Skins, two Weapon Blueprints, an Animated Calling Card and Emblem, and the “Can Opener” Weapon Charm.

» Tracker Pack: Zombie Zapper Mastercraft Bundle «

Pick this one up in the Store, and see how this retro-looking Shotgun Weapon Blueprint electrifies the undead masses to kingdom come.

» The Tagger vs Big Joke Ultimate Pack «

This includes two Legendary Operator Outfits: the clown-faced “Sad Face” for Garcia and the graffiti-inspired “Sign Painter” for Wolf. Five Weapon Blueprints are included – four of which are ranged Legendary Weapons – as well as a variety of cosmetic items. To top it all off, you’ll also get 5,000 COD Points, which can be spent on a Bundle, Battle Pass, or in-game gifts to friends.

Season 6 Download Size

The Season Six update will have a download size of approximately 31 GB for those who own the free-to-play console version of Warzone and are currently on the latest updates.

Warzone Update Sizes

  • PlayStation 5:
    • 30.6 GB
  • PlayStation 4:
    • 30.6 GB 
  • Xbox One Series X / S:
    • 30.1 GB
  • Xbox One:
    • 30.1 GB
  • PC:
    • 39.3 GB (Warzone Only)
    • 40.5 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

Reminders

  • PC users will also need 10 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 Black Ops Cold War download is not necessary if you are only playing Warzone, 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.

Source: Raven Software

For more information on Warzone & Black Ops Cold War Season 6, checkout our dedicated Warzone and Cold War pages. Stay tuned to our Twitter for the latest updates.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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How to make Black Ops 1’s Galil in Warzone

An iconic Black Ops 1 weapon has been discovered in Warzone and here’s how to recreate the legendary Galil Assault Rifle in the battle royale. 

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The Galil was one of the most used Assault Rifles in BO1, and many players have fond memories of the dominating AR. Now, one player has recreated the weapon for players to use in Call of Duty: Warzone.

When Modern Warfare 2 was released, people believed the Call of Duty franchise hit its peak. Little did they know the follow-up to MW2 would be one of the most beloved games in franchise history.

The first of the “Black Ops” series is fondly remembered for the innovation it brought to Call of Duty. Today, Black Ops titles are highly regarded amongst the Call of Duty community. Luckily for Warzone players, enjoying a blast from the past is as easy as making their very own Galil loadout.

The Galil loadout has been recreated by Call of Duty YouTuber TheKoreanSavage AKA K3. This is his latest throwback loadout in a series that includes MW2’s M4A1 and UMP45.

Players will need the Grav Art Deco blueprint to replicate the loadout. Although the weapon is an AR, it is best utilized as a medium to short-range weapon due to its lack of an optic. The attachments used also favor close-quarters gunfights.

Galil Warzone loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor 
  • Barrel: 21.3” Task Force
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd Speed Mag

The key combination of attachments for this Galil loadout is the Bruiser Grip and Raider Stock. Both of these attachments provide a huge boost to your movement speed. These two attachments effectively turn the Galil into a high-powered Submachine Gun

The Task Force Barrel adds a boost to range and damage ensuring that the weapon is still viable at medium distances. Meanwhile, the Agency Suppressor increases vertical recoil control. The weapon does kick upward when firing, making this an excellent choice for hitting targets that aren’t necessarily up close. 

Then we have the 40 Rnd Speed Mag which provides enough ammo to wipe players as a secondary weapon. Interestingly enough, when equipped on this Galil, the 40 Rnd Mag does not reduce aim down sight speed as it does with other Assault Rifles. 

It is important to note that this Galil loadout works best in tandem with a long-range Assault Rifle. Attach an optic to your main Assault Rifle and use the Galil for close-quarters combat. The unique iron sights on this weapon may not appeal to all players.

There you have it, Treyarch’s Black Ops 1 Galil is ready to go. Transforming Warzone’s Grav into the Galil we know and love is a must-try for long-time fans of the franchise. Take to the streets of Verdansk and reminisce about the Black Ops 1 days. 


For more classic loadouts, check out TheKoreanSavage’s MW2 UMP45 and M4A1 loadouts for Warzone.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Infinity Ward

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JGOD reveals Vanguard weapons you need to rank up before Warzone Pacific Caldera

Call of Duty expert JGOD has revealed the 10 weapons he think will make up Warzone’s meta when Pacific Caldera releases.

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Warzone’s new Pacific Caldera map will release in a matter of days, and players are already thinking about a possible weapon meta. Call of Duty expert JGOD has been doing the same thing and picked out 10 weapons players should rank up before December 8.

Vanguard has now been out for almost a month, and players have been unlocking and ranking up weapons ever since. We already know that Vanguard’s weapons will be added to Warzone, meaning players can use them on the new Pacific Caldera map.

Warzone’s meta regularly changes, and we expect Vanguard Season 1 to bring an enormous change. Now, CoD expert JGOD has picked out 10 guns he thinks players should rank up before the update.

The YouTuber has used a few key characteristics to come up with this list: fire rate, ease of use, recoil, and magazine capacity to determine damage-per-mag. While some weapons may have a great time-to-kill, they may fall short in one of the sections above.

JGOD mostly picked out SMGs as weapons to level up, as their fast rate of fire makes them extremely viable. Of course, some assault rifles also made the list, while he also picked out some LMGs to use too.

JGOD’s 10 Vanguard weapons to level up for Warzone

The 10 Vanguard weapons you need to level up are:

  • Automaton
  • Volk
  • PPSH-41
  • Sten
  • M1928 Tommy
  • Type 100
  • MG42
  • DP27
  • Type 11
  • G-43
  • 1911
  • Machine Pistol

In terms of weapons that JGOD would prioritize, the Automaton seems like a good shout to become a meta weapon, as it has a high rate of fire, low recoil, and the biggest magazine size in its class.

Of course, we’ve seen in the past that guns that do well in multiplayer don’t necessarily perform in Warzone, so be prepared to see a shock weapon dominate the meta.


In the meantime, check out our best Vanguard guns ranked list to make sure you’re using the most powerful weapons in the game.

Image Credits: YouTube – JGOD / Activision

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How to make Modern Warfare 2’s M4A1 in Warzone

A timeless Modern Warfare 2 weapon has been remade in Warzone and here’s how to recreate the iconic M4A1 Assault Rifle in the battle royale. 

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The M4A1 was a very popular Assault Rifle in MW2, and many players will recall just how devastating the AR could be in the right hands. Now, one player has recreated the weapon for players to use in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Modern Warfare 2 is often recalled as one of the best Call of Duty games of all time. Players love to reminisce about the glory days of MW2’s incredible Multiplayer. Its legacy lives on in modern Call of Duty games as we’ve seen the return of the elevator glitch in Vanguard

You can now join in on the nostalgia by making your very own M4A1 loadout. Although it isn’t necessarily the most powerful weapon in Warzone, enjoying this blast from the past is a worthwhile experience. 

The M4A1 loadout has been recreated by Call of Duty YouTuber TheKoreanSavage AKA K3. This is the one and only M4A1 class you should have your eye on.

The M4A1 excels as a medium-range Assault Rifle. Don’t expect to be too accurate at long distances with its unique iron sight. Aiming down sight with this loadout is surely going to bring back memories. 

M4A1 Warzone loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor 
  • Barrel: Corvus Custom Marksman 
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Magazine: 50 Round Mags

Interestingly enough, Modern Warfare’s M4A1 shares the same name as the MW2 weapon K3 replicates in Warzone. The one vital aspect to remember is that you must own and select the OG blueprint of Modern Warfare’s M4A1.

For starters, the Monolithic Suppressor is a must-have on most Assault Rifles in Verdansk. The Suppressor will give this weapon an added boost when firing at long distances. 

The Tac Laser is yet another standard Warzone attachment in that it improves ADS speed and firing stability. The 50 Round Mags will ensure you can down and wipe targets with ease.

The Corvus Custom Marksman Barrel will diminish your movement speed a little but this is a fair tradeoff for added range, recoil control, and bullet velocity. These traits are customary for Assault Rifle loadouts. 

Along the same lines, the Commando Foregrip Underbarrel will add further stability when firing. Recoil stabilization and aiming stability will ensure this weapon shoots as straight as possible. 

There you have it, Modern Warfare’s M4A1 has been transformed into the MW2 version. Revisiting weapons from past Call of Duty games is always a blast. Running this loadout in Verdansk is sure to bring back some fond memories.

For another throwback loadout, check out TheKoreanSavage’s MW2 UMP45 loadout for Warzone.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Infinity Ward

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