Black Ops Cold War Season 5 LIVE: Everything You Need To Know

Season 5 of Black Ops Cold War is right around the corner! The penultimate season of post-launch content for Treyarch's latest release is highly likely to feature all kinds of brand-new content, including new weapons, multiplayer maps, game modes, and so much more as the ongoing conflict between Adler and Stitch begins to reach its conclusion. Even though there are still a few weeks of Season 4remaining, players are already turning their attention to the next major content in the Call of Duty calendar.

It's not just brand-new content that players are getting excited about. Season 5 could play host to the reveal of COD 2021 which is expected to take place in August, meaning that there is every chance of a new event making an appearance in multiplayer. Find absolutely everything you need to know about Season 5 of Black Ops Cold War in this hub!

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Season 5 Is LIVE! - August 13th

After a short delay, Season 5 of Black Ops Cold War is now live across all platforms! Check out all the new content that's arrived as well as all the changes made in the patch notes.

Season 5 Start Date Delayed - August 11th

Activision has revealed that Season 5 will begin 24 hours later than originally planned. Reasons behind the delay have yet to be revealed but the new season of post-launch content will now begin on August 12th at 9PM PT (August 13th at 5AM BST).

First Look At Zombies Content - August 10th

As we get closer to the start of Season 5, Activision has unveiled a new trailer revealing all of the new features arriving to Zombies. While there isn't a new round-based map, there is still plenty of content for players to get stuck into, including the addition of the Death Perception Perk, a new Outbreak area to explore, and more!

LC10 Is Receiving A Nerf - August 9th

Since its addition to the multiplayer arsenal, the LC10 submachine gun has been one of the strongest weapons to use, leading many players to think that it's overpowered.

Thankfully, Treyarch has confirmed that the weapon is receiving a nerf as part of the Season 5 update.

Season 5 Roadmap Revealed - August 5

The Black Ops Season 5 roadmap is finally here, and it's a big one. Here are a few of the highlights.


  • New vehicle
  • New Perk
  • New Upgrade
  • New Region
  • New Equipment


  • New modes - Demolition and Double Agent
  • New Maps
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Season 5 Key Art Leaked

UPDATE - August 3rd: Activision has officially revealed the key art that was leaked earlier in the day.

A leaker that goes by the name of @Nytro___ has leaked the key artwork over a week before the launch of Season 5. Check it out below!

What's Included In The Season 5 Battle Pass?

Activision has released a short trailer showcasing a small portion of the content that will be included in the Season 5 Battle Pass. Alongside two new weapons and the Kitsune Operator, players will be able to get their hands on a range of weapon blueprints and new cosmetic items.

Season 4 Outro Revealed

After leaks revealing the text of the cutscene emerged, Treyarch has officially released the outro for Season 4. The build-up to Season 5 is on! Check out the full teaser below.

Could Season 5 Be Delayed?

With the news of California taking legal action against Activision Blizzard and with a number of employees going on strike, could the launch of Season 5 be postponed to a later date? It wouldn't be the first time that the launch of a season has been delayed and considering the severity of the situation, a delay could be on the cards.

Season 5 Theme

Although there have been minimal details surrounding Season 5, we can take a rough guess as to what the theme of the season will be. As the ongoing conflict between Stitch and Adler continues, it's more than likely that the theme of Season 5 will revolve around it once again.

Has The First Season 5 Weapon Been Found?

Although there have been no teasers or clues surrounding which new weapons will be arriving into the weapon arsenal in Season 5, an eagle-eyed player has spotted a brand-new weapon within the confines of Rush.

Could the MG36 be the next weapon to arrive? We will have to wait and see as the start of the season gets closer.

Black Ops Cold War Season 5 Start Date

Based on the Season 4 Battle Pass, we can determine when Season 5 of Black Ops Cold War will get underway. The current iteration of the Battle Pass comes to an end on August 11th, meaning the new season will begin on August 12th.


There is a possibility of two in-game events taking place in Season 5. The first is the Days of Summer event which has been rumoured to return for a number of weeks and the second involves the reveal of COD 2020, reportedly titled Vanguard.

With the reveal event expected to take place within Warzone, it's likely that another event will run alongside it in Black Ops Cold War, giving players the chance to earn some exclusive cosmetic items.


So far, there have been no clues surrounding which Operators will be joining the ever-expanding roster in Season 5. It's more than likely that the new additions will be tied into the storyline between Adler and Stitch.

Notable Call of Duty leaker @Cheezburgerboyz, has managed to uncover the codenames for the Operators expected to arrive in Season 5. The leaker claims that the Operators will be "heavily inspired" by Japanese folklore.


Treyarch has bucked the trend of introducing classic Black Ops 2 maps into the map pool rather than adding in all-new battlefields. The all-new Echelon map has been leaked for several months but has yet to officially arrive into the game while other reports have suggested that Plaza and Yemen are in line for a return.

As for Outbreak, there are a number of maps that could make an appearance in Season 5. Notable leaker @TheGamingRevo3 claims that an all-new map featuring a mine or a chemical lab could be arriving for the Fireteam game modes.

Game Modes

Over the course of previous seasons, a number of classic COD game modes have slowly made their return in Black Ops Cold War. The most recent mode to return was Capture The Flag, a simple yet incredibly competitive mode enjoyed by the casual and competitive communities.

With plenty of other game modes still missing from Black Ops Cold War, there is every chance that more will be appearing in the Season 5 update. Perhaps Sabotage and Demolition will return? We will have to wait and see.


Considering Mauer Der Toten has recently released, it's likely that Season 5 could be a quiet one for Black Ops Cold War Zombies. Rather than a new map, there is a possibility of a third Outbreak Easter Egg quest being added to the mode to bridge the gap between Mauer Der Toten and the release of the fourth round-based map.

Along with a new Easter Egg, it's likely that plenty of new Intel providing clues on the final Zombies chapter will arrive on August 12th. We will find out who The Director is? We will have to wait and see!

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