Modern Warfare's Season 5 will continue to compliment the explosive start that Season 4 has already had on the gaming world.
While we still try to figure out what fate Verdansk has and whether the Bunker 11 Easter Egg is related, there's a lot of additional content to look forward to.
Here's what we know about Season 5 of Modern Warfare and Warzone.
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R700 Sniper Rifle - 7th July
@ModernWarzone has confirmed that the legendary COD4 sniper rifle has appeared in the game files for Modern Warfare.
Invasion Returns? - 29th June
Could Invasion be returning to Modern Warfare? The location does exist in an already live map for Modern Warfare.
Highrise Returns? - 23rd June
Could another fan favourite map be returning to MW2?
@ModernWarzone believes so, although there were no details on timing or how they know this to be true - it has not previously been found in the game files.
It was recently announced that the map will arrive to COD Mobile.
No New Map Soon! Soap Is Coming - 20th June
During the Juneteeth Warzone Charity stream that was held this past Friday, there was an ample amount of news coming out of Taylor Kurosaki. Who is the current narrative lead of Infinity Ward.
In the video clip courtesy of @ModernWarzone, they note that Soap is coming to the game soon. As well, it is unlikely that we will get a new map anytime soon, as they noted this is only the beginning of Verdansk's story!
Season 4 Everything You Need To Know - 12th June
Look ing for all of the latest information regarding Season 4? Head here and check it out.
When Will Season 5 of Modern Warfare Start?
The new season will begin on the 4th August at 10am PDT/ 6pm BST, according to the Battle Pass expiring timer.
Due to the worldwide pandemic and the release plans of COD 2020, this is subject to change.
Most major COD updates arrive on a Wednesday at 7am, so the date and times may change very slightly come release.
Modern Warfare Season 5 Maps
The new maps so far are Scrapyard, the reimagined MW2 classic is now being added to 6v6 and Barakett Promenade is now available in Ground War.
Trench, a new Gunfight map, has also been added.
- Oil Rig
- Seine Don
- Military Base 2
- Firing Range
Allegedly there are 60 maps in the works for Modern Warfare at the moment, but whether they will make it to the final game is unknown.
We've also got a number of Gunfight maps to look forward to
- Fork (Gunfight)
- Hook (Gunfight)
- Exclusion (Gunfight)
- Boneyard (Gunfight)
- Cornfield (Gunfight)
- Theatre (Gunfight)
- Townhouse (Gunfight)
- Train (Gunfight)
- Walco 2 (Gunfight)
- Drainage (Gunfight)
- King PM (Gunfight)
- Exclusion (Gunfight)
- Layover (Gunfight)
Please bear in mind, some of these may just be codenames and not their final map names.
With Boneyard making an appearance, plenty are hopeful that Scrapyard will make an appearance as a 6v6 or 10v10 map; TheGamingRevolution is convinced it will arrive at some point.
Modern Warfare Season 5 Weapons
Data miners have posted gameplay of unreleased weapons including the APC9, HK G28 and XM109.
@TheMW2Ghost has also confirmed that two new codes were added to Season 4 'm200 & m200_c'.
The m200 is the CheyTac Intervention, meaning it's likely that the Intervention will arrive in Season 5.
The R700 has also been added to the game files.
@ModerWarzone also chimed in saying that the Spas-12 was found in the game files back in February.
A "new weapon" was inadvertently discovered shortly after the launch of Warzone, thanks to PrestigeIsKey, in Season 3 - below is a picture of an axe/hatchet.
It is just a visual glitch and in a video that he posted, it was, in fact, a custom SMG. While it's unlikely we're going to see it arrive, it's worth noting that a weapon design like this exists.
With new rumours suggesting that the next Call of Duty game is a "mess" and won't be revealed for a while, it looks even more likely that this weapon will be pushed back to Season 5.
Before launch, it was also rumoured that the ACR and the M16 would return from Modern Warfare past - we've yet to see either of these weapons arrive so far.
Call of Duty: Warzone
Taylor Kurosaki (Infinity Ward's Narrative Lead) and Amos Hodge (Raven Software's Director) confirmed that plenty of new content is coming to Warzone including:
- New items in-game that you can put in your loadout
- New items to find in BR and Plunder that aren't in your loadout
- New Field Upgrades
- New modes
- New loot
- Narrative story
According to @ModernWarzone, the game files are now showing 200 players for both Plunder and Warzone, along with a juggernaut mode.
Here's everything that has been confirmed and rumoured in the new season for Warzone.
Infinity Ward has assured that ground loot will have a continuous overhaul to diversify the strategies you can take across Warzone; so you can expect new tools of destruction to play with.
Expect to see every weapon type with a silenced and non-silenced variant, allowing squads to kit themselves for silent operations
New weapons and blueprints will be added to Supply Boxes and ground loot to Verdansk and stay tuned for additional meta updates as the Warzone further evolves.
More modes will also arrive later this season and in a list of leaks from u/Senescallo, we can confirm a number of different playlist and modes could come at some point:
- Battle Royale High Action "Claustrophobia" - Loot and Kill. The Gas closes in faster, so get moving.
- Battle Royale One Shot - Battle Royale with 1-shot Headshots and no loadout drops.
- Realism Battle Royale
- Realism Plunder
- Hardcore Battle Royale
- Hardcore Plunder
- Plunder Solo
- Infinite Revive
- No Revive
@ModernWarzone has found additional playlists in the code for Warzone:
- Duos: One-Shot and Stimulus
- Solos, Duos, Trios and Quads: Bottom Line
- Infinite Gulag
- Most Wanted
- Run Like Hell
- Classic Battle Royale
- Mo' Gulag, Mo' Problems
- Inflation Redeployment
They have also found an icon in the files for a mode called Juggernaut.
There's no mention of a ranked playlist or mode for Warzone at this time.
Since the Battle Royale and the multiplayer are tied together with universal progression (including the battle pass) its unlikely that much will come in the form of unique Warzone cosmetics.
If you've been checking out the strategy guide that Activision launched with Warzone, there are many areas listed as "classified".
It's easy to assume these areas will be unlocked as time goes on and particularly when Season 4 launches.
Players could be forgiven for not noticing certain changes to the new main menu in Modern Warfare and Warzone, that showcases Chernobyl and Pripyat.
In Season 3, the menus showed the Dam overflowing and starting to release water. The current dam in Warzone is frozen and no water is really on the map at all right now.
There were also suspicious howling noises, a mystery that has still yet to be solved.
It isn't hard to believe that the new Warzone map will evolve over time, especially as players discover new easter eggs that may tie into the story of Verdansk. Those playing the game will have noticed a few vaulted doors, bunkers and interactable computer terminals which many believe are key to finishing the easter egg.
In fact, Infinity Ward’s Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki briefly mentioned how the studio is looking at Fortnite-like events that fit the Warzone and Modern Warfare universe.
Is Urzikstan the next Warzone map? Reddit user u/StreetfighterXD seems to think so, and they've written a very detailed description as to why it will be.
It's a logical assumption, after all, Blackout (the Black Ops 4 battle royale) produced two maps during its time.
Not to mention in the opening cinematic for Season 4, you can clearly see Urzikstan highlighted on the map - could the nukes in Season 4 obliterate Verdansk and make way for a new location?
@ModernWarzone has shared information from one of their Discord mods that pointed out a stagnant sand storm is surrounding Urzikstan (in-game).
Although a new map may not be on the way soon, they have reason to believe that the new circle will no longer be gas, but instead a sandstorm.
Photo via @ModernWarzone
According to @ModernWarzone, there are multiple references to zombies in Warzone - specifically Zombies In Spaceland
He's said that there are multiple references including:
- Spaceland docs in Verdansk
- Zombie round ending sounds
- Howling near Dm and Prison
- Screaming at Prison & Dam
- Teddy bears throughout Verdansk
- Zombie rat in Warzone
- 115 on RCXD
- The “gas”
A lot of theories are popping up that suggests tanks will arrive in Warzone, but nothing is concrete yet.
Season 5 Battle Pass Rewards
There will be 100 Tiers of content, some of which will be free, but the rest requires players to purchase the Pass for 1,000 CoD Points.
The Battle Pass traditionally features an array of weapons, blueprints, emblems, stickers, charms, calling cards, watches, operator skins, vehicle skins, finishing moves, XP tokens and COD Points.
Each pass has had a featured Operator for you to obtain as an instant reward with a special skin once you reach max rank; last season featured Captain Price.
You'll be able to purchase 20 Tier skips for 2,400 CoD points, too.
If you managed to grind your way through the battle pass for Season 4, you should have earnt enough points to buy the Season 5 pass for free.
The Spec Ops mode is receiving less love as time goes on, although a few new maps have been added to the survival mode.
We could see a few more maps added this season.
Season 5 Operators
A new season means new Operators and as more campaign characters are added to the mix, there are plenty that could still arrive.
Last season we had Captain Price starring alongside Gaz and Roze, but who could join alongside him?
Khaled Al Asad and will play a part in the upcoming Warzone event. Perhaps he will be added as an Operator? Leakers are expecting Farrah to arrive this season.
Here are some characters we would like to see return:
- Imran Zakhaev
- Soap MacTavish
- General Shepherd
- Marcus Griggs
- Farah Karim
- Khaled Al-Asad
Season 5 Game Modes
There are many game modes that have been found in the game, but have yet to be added into the rotation:
- One In The Chamber - Gain ammo by eliminating enemies. Highest score wins.
- All or Nothing - Spawn with a custom pistol, throwing knife and no starting ammo. Extra perks are gained on kills, but you lose everything on death.
- Rupture - Take control of a powerful Juggernaut and push to the enemy's base to win.
- Team Juggernaut - Each team has a Juggernaut. Juggernaut kills are worth more points. First team to reach the score limit wins.
- Reinforce - Capture points will revive fallen teammates. Taking all points will win the round.
- Invasion - Take your team's flag into the enemy base.
- High-Value Target - Gain score by eliminating players on the opposing team. Extract high-value enemy combatants to steal score back.
- Defender - Capture the drone and it to upload data and earn points for your team.
- Search & Rescue - Teams take turns defending and destroying an objective. Recover dog tags to allow or deny respawns.
- Fire Mission - Eliminate enemies, capture HQ's and extract VIPs to earn score for your team.
- Assault - Attackers attack a bombsite while defenders defend.
The following playlists have yet to be implemented:
- Cyber Attack Pro - Cyber Attack with respawns instead of revives
- Hit Man
- Rat Race
- Jugg of War
- Student Loan Payments
- Stick and Stones
- Team Building Exercise
- Working From Home - Small map mosh pit.
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