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What is Warzone’s Operation Flashback LTM? Dates, settings & rewards

With Warzone’s new map and integration with Vanguard in sight, a new LTM will give Verdansk the end it deserves.

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As players bid farewell to Warzone’s first-ever map, Verdansk, a new LTM called Operation Flashback will give it a proper send-off.

Call of Duty: Vanguard‘s release has marked the start of new content for Warzone. As soon as Vanguard Season 1 begins, Warzone will be getting a brand new map, Caldera.

In order to give Verdansk a great send-off, the developers have come up with a final LTM. This LTM is referred to as Warzone Operation Flashback.

Here are all the details on the new LTM.

When is Warzone Operation Flashback?

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Call of Duty’s latest blog revealed the details:

November 18: Operation Flashback Begins in Warzone – An encore limited-time mode for Verdansk, celebrating its past 18 months of hosting over 100 million players strong in Warzone. Ready for your last dance in Verdansk?

While Vanguard gets Shipment and other offerings to supplement its already massive amount of single-player, co-op, and Multiplayer experiences, Warzone will be preparing for the end of Verdansk.

What is Warzone: Operation Flashback?

Warzone players dropping into Verdansk 84

Operators will drop into the latest fissure-laden 1984 version of the city. At the start of each circle collapse, including during Infil, expect an in-game Public Event. These events will be from the past to impact the present fight for survival.

These events include the mainstays since Warzone’s launch – aka Season Two of Modern Warfare®:

  • Fire Sale: Major discounts at all Buy Stations for most items.
  • Jailbreak: All eliminated players redeploy into the match.
  • Supply Chopper: Supply Helicopters fly around the map, with their health now significantly reduced compared to the standard event to make them even more of a game-changer if you can acquire their Supply Crates.
  • Cash Drop: Plunder Cash drops will become available across the map.
  • Loadouts: Free Loadout Drops, a welcome sight in Verdansk, especially for those former Iron Trials competitors. However, it’s now with a new twist – Loadout Drop Markers are only available to purchase from Buy Stations once this Loadout Drop Public Event has happened. So get scavenging and leverage the loot you find!

Circle Collapse events

Warzone Cold War Ground Fall event

In addition to these events, the following can also happen at the start of each circle collapse:

  • Ground Fall (Season Four, Black Ops Cold War): Satellites crash to the ground in this event, dropping Satellite Caches free for the taking… if you can get them.
  • Hostile Fire (Season Three, Black Ops Cold War): Arm C4 on the rooftop of “Downtown Tower” while avoiding the incoming attack chopper for one of the Vault Keycards. Simultaneously, the “Unfinished Business” Contracts make a glorious return so it’s a race to the vault!
  • Restock (Season One, Black Ops Cold War via Rebirth Island): All Supply Boxes on the map close and refresh their loot, perfect for if you’ve just returned from the Gulag…
  • Resurgence (Season One, Black Ops Cold War via Rebirth Island): All players redeploy if at least one squad member is still alive. Rebirth Island Resurgence Operators will know the rules of this event and the Restock one well.
  • Juggernaut Royale (Season Four, Modern Warfare): Multiple Juggernaut crates deploy to the field, equippable as one-per-squad. View the Tac Map to see where they drop, and prepare for a fight.
  • [REDACTED] Weapon Drops: A brand-new event for Operation: Flashback, expect a drop of heavy weapons crates with predefined loot to award the most daring squads with huge firepower.. including [REDACTED] weapons.

These circle collapses will happen at a quicker pace and in greater numbers. There will be nine instead of eight, yet they will be slightly larger in radius compared to those from a standard Battle Royale.

Operation Flashback item pool

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Operation: Flashback also features a dedicated item pool curated with weapons that many veterans will recognize as “meta-defining” since Warzone’s launch.

Take a trip down memory lane with double-barreled Dragon’s Breath shotguns, semi-auto do-it-all marksman rifles, akimbo weapons galore, and other armaments that return in this mode (and nowhere else in Warzone).

More than rare item pool

  • Self-Revive Kit (Season Two, Modern Warfare): Medical kits allowing you or a squadmate to revive themselves after being downed during a match.
  • Precision Airstrike (Season Two, Modern Warfare): Throw on those binoculars to designate a twin jet precision strike on a path in your line of sight.
  • Cluster Strike (Season Two, Modern Warfare): Designate a mortar strike by pointing a handheld laser at any position within your line of sight.
  • Overdrive Perk (Season Five, Black Ops Cold War): Grants a temporary speed boost.
  • Gas Mask (Season Two, Modern Warfare): Single-use item that allows Operators to not take damage in the circle collapse for 10 seconds.

Incredibly Rare Item Pool

  • Durable Gas Mask (Season Five Secret Item, Modern Warfare): Single-use item that allows Operators to not take damage in the circle collapse for 30 seconds.
  • Advanced UAV (Season Two Secret Item, Modern Warfare): Reveals both the positions and directions of all Operators within Verdansk. Those who currently have Ghost equipped will also appear on the radar outside of 250 meters but will disappear once the squad using an Advanced UAV gets into that range.
  • 2X Perk (Season Five, Black Ops Cold War): Doubles Points, XP, and Cash during its activation time.
  • Vault Keycards #1 and #3 (Season Three Secret Item, Black Ops Cold War): Can be used alongside Vault Keycard #2 from the “Downtown Tower” Public Event to unlock [[CONFIDENTIAL]] (but ’80s Action Heroes already know this…).

The Rarest of the Rare Item

  • Hunter Vision (Season Five, Black Ops Cold War):Occasionally highlights all nearby enemies with a heat signature, granting increased visibility on them, even through cover.
  • Specialist Token (Season Three Secret Item, Black Ops Cold War): A highly desirable item that awards the player who loots this token with all available Perks.

In addition to these items, Operators will receive all-new rewards for completing Scavenger and Recon Contracts. Completing a Scavenger Contract will award a guaranteed Cluster Strike or Precision Airstrike, while Recon Contracts give out a free UAV.

Buy Station closeout sale

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Due to the distance between Verdansk and Caldera, Buy Stations across Operation: Flashback is clearing out items from other limited-time modes and elsewhere within the world of Warzone.

Everything must go before all Operators head to Caldera — and we mean everything. In the main Buy Station menu, all of the usual offerings have been replaced with the following:

  • Self-Revive Kit
  • Armor Plate Bundle
  • Armor Box
  • Recon Drone
  • Munitions Box
  • Sentry Gun
  • Loadout Drop Marker
  • Bombardment
  • Armored Truck

Operation Flashback rewards

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Two unique rewards will be up for grabs:

  1. Emblem for participating in the event
  2. Animated Calling Card for those who claim victory!

Enjoy the nostalgia and get rewarded with an Emblem just for playing.

Those who claim victory will also receive an animated Calling Card, proof of mastery for Warzone’s past and present, as we look forward to the future.


That’s all on Warzone’s new Operation Flashback LTM. For more, check out our piece on the size difference between Caldera and Verdansk.

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Warzone’s best attachments received major nerfs in June 30 update

Warzone’s most popular weapon attachments received notable nerfs in the Season 4 June 30 update patch, and could shake up the meta.

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Warzone Pacific Season 4 received a plethora of balancing adjustments in the June 30 patch, with some of the best attachments in the game getting significant nerfs.

The June 30 Warzone Pacific patch brought a ton of weapon balancing changes in Season 4, including a nerf to the popular NZ-41, which the developers felt had become too overpowered over the last season.

Other weapons like the H4 BlixenMarco 5, and UGM-8 were also changed in the update. Warzone players will be encouraged to alter their usual loadouts as the best attachments have also been nerfed.

NZ-41 assault rifle in Warzone

Warzone Pacific Season 4’s June 30 update patch included nerfs to the Lengthened ammo type, MX Silencer muzzle, and M1941 Handstop underbarrel. These attachments are popular choices on Assault Rifle loadouts.

The MX Silencer and Lengthened ammo type boost your weapon’s accuracy and bullet velocity respectively. The June 30 update gave both of these attachments received a 3% reduction in muzzle velocity.

Meanwhile, the M1941 Handstop underbarrel’s recoil control has been changed to 3.5% down from 4%. While this seems like a minor change, it can actually greatly affect your loadout’s effectiveness in combat.

Warzone operators firing weapons

Since the MX Silencer, M1941 Handstop, and Lengthened are all popular choices for multiple weapons, it’s extremely likely that these attachment nerfs are going to greatly impact Warzone players’ loadout builds.

While the update brought various nerfs to different weapons and attachments, it also featured buffs to Vanguard’s Warzone weapons, as the 3-LineKar98k, and Type 99 all received an increase in bullet velocity.


For more Warzone content, check out how to unlock the “new Roze” Night Terror Florence skin as well as this genius trick to instantly get Loadout Drops.

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Warzone expert reveals genius trick to instantly get Loadout Drop

Getting a Loadout Drop early is key to surviving Warzone’s early game but there’s a way to get your loadout in a matter of seconds.

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Getting your loadout as soon as possible is vital to winning in Call of Duty: Warzone and pro player IceManIsaac has revealed a genius trick to getting your loadout in seconds.

Loadouts are what sets Warzone apart from all of the other battle royale games. Getting your own custom weapon gives a massive advantage over those with ground loot, so getting a Loadout Drop as soon as possible is key to winning.

It can be tough to get your Loadout Drop in the chaos of the early game, but a clever strategy from streamer IceManIsaac can get your team a Loadout Drop and free UAV in seconds.

Grotto POI in Warzone Fortune's Keep map

To instantly get a Loadout Drop in Warzone, all players need to do is land on a Top Secret Contract in Fortune’s Keep. This will starts a random Contract such as Supply Run, Scavenger, or a Bounty, and you’ll get a whopping $8,000 as well as a UAV.

IceManIsaac explained that the Supply Run won’t task you with traveling across the map like in Caldera, it’ll actually be pretty near, so you’ll be able to land on it in a matter of seconds. A loadout only costs $7500 dollars so you can buy the loadout straight away and have a free UAV to see any approaching enemies.

While doable in Solos, this strategy works best in squads. If one player picks up the Contract and the rest float in the air to complete the task, the process will be even quicker. Even if it’s a Bounty, all of the players can land on top of the target and it won’t matter if they die in the process because of the Resurgence mechanic.

Fortune’s Keep is pure chaos in the early game, so securing yourself a loadout before anyone else will be sure to set you up for success.


For more Warzone, be sure to check out how players have abandoned Rebirth Island in favor of Fortune’s Keep.

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How to get Warzone & Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards (July 2022)

There are new Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards available for players to claim. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.

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Prime Gaming is an exciting way for developers to reward players with various in-game items. Here’s how you can claim your Prime Gaming rewards in Warzone and Vanguard.

Both Warzone Pacific and Vanguard feature fun cosmetic items that players can equip to customize their playing experience, and these can be acquired through several different means.

One easy way to get them is through the popular Prime Gaming service, which allows Amazon Prime subscribers to get free in-game rewards for their favorite games.

With this in mind, here is how you can get the Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards.

How to get Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards

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If you’re interested in claiming Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards, you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to redeem the rewards.

Then you must link your Warzone and Vanguard account to your Amazon Prime account with the membership active.

Here’s how you can link your accounts for free Prime Gaming rewards:

  1. Navigate to the Call of Duty Offer Detail Page
  2. Click ‘Claim Now’ on the active content drop
  3. Log in with your Prime-enabled account or sign up for Prime
  4. Click ‘Continue’ to begin the account-linking process
  5. Click ‘Go to Activision’ to be redirected to Activision’s account-linking page
  6. Log in with your Activision account and authorize Prime Gaming to fulfill content
  7. Click ‘Complete Claim’
Vanguard player using the Marco 5

Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming Rewards – July 2022

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The July 2022 content drop through Prime Gaming brings a total of six exclusive items for Warzone and Vanguard players to claim, including an Operator skin, a weapon Blueprint, and Calling Cards.

Below is a full list of everything available throughout the month of July:

  • Legendary ‘Cold Protection’ Operator skin
  • Legendary ‘Bear’ Weapon Blueprint
  • Epic ‘Wooden Saddle’ Weapon Charm
  • Epic ‘Snow Cap’ Calling Card
  • Epic ‘Polar Pull’ Calling Card
  • Rare ‘Mountain Monster’ Emblem

That covers everything you need to know about this month’s Prime Gaming rewards for Warzone Pacific and Vanguard.

There are new rewards available each month, so be sure to check back with this guide!


For more Call of Duty, check out the Warzone Pacific June 30 update patch notes and this fan-favorite Modern Warfare AR that’s meta after the NZ-41 nerf.

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