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Warzone Season 2 Reloaded LEAKS: Release Date, Trailer, Nuke Event, Zombies, New Weapons, Map Changes And Everything You Need To Know About The Mid-Season Update

The second season of post-launch content for Call of Duty’s incredibly popular battle royale Warzone has gone live across all platforms.

The new season has bought in a wealth of brand-new content, including new Operators, new additions to the weapon arsenal, new points of interest in Verdansk, and so much more.

While players are still exploring the new points of interest and getting to grips with the new weapons, some players are already looking towards the mid-season update.

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What exactly could be arriving in Warzone at the halfway stage of Season Two? Here’s absolutely everything you need to know!

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Download Size - 21st March

We now know the official download size for the Season 2 Reloaded update. With all game modes and maps downloaded the current game size is 119.2 GBs. 

The update will bring this size up to a whopping 123.8 GBs. 

This would be a great addition to the Outbreak part of the map giving players some much-needed nostalgia in Call of Duty.

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Reloaded Update Confirmed - 2nd March

Tom Henderson has confirmed that a Reloaded update will arrive mid-season with new weapons, maps, modes and other updates.

Release Date

Season Two of Warzone will last 56 days, meaning that we can expect the mid-season update to arrive as early as the 25th of March.

Time

The new update should begin at the following times:

  • 9PM PT Feb. 24
  • 12AM ET Feb. 25
  • 5AM GMT Feb. 25
  • 6AM CET Feb. 25
  • 4PM AEDT Feb. 25
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This is based on the Season 2 update.

Story

Season 1

A trap has been set. A CIA safe house has been hit. And an old enemy returns to get his revenge.

After storming an experimental Nova 6 production site on Rebirth Island, Russel Adler has made a powerful enemy in Vikhor "Stitch" Kuzmin, the ex-KGB leader of the Nova 6 program. And Stitch is looking to settle the score.

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Now, Adler and his CIA strike team find themselves trapped, and surrounded by enough Nova 6 nerve gas to throw the world off its axis.

Season 2

Frank Woods knows the jungles of Southeast Asia all too well. During the events of the original Black Ops, he and Alex Mason tracked down a crashed plane filled with Nova 6 gas deep in Laos, only to be captured and held as a POW until his eventual escape in 1972.

Twelve years later, Woods returns to Laos with NATO’s finest to handle another crisis. Russell Adler has been abducted after his fateful re-encounter with Stitch following a massive firefight in the abandoned Twin Pines Mall.

Adler’s whereabouts are still unknown, but according to clues left behind by Perseus agents, he may be held within the Golden Triangle. This intel leads a CIA strike team led by Woods to a contraband trafficking route for Nova 6 ran by one of Stitch’s accomplices – Kapano “Naga” Vang – who is ready to pounce on these agents from the shadows.

But the question remains: Where is Adler?

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Patch Notes

This update should involve the following changes:

  • Double XP Weekend
  • New Multiplayer Maps
  • New Weapons
  • New Operator
  • New Battle Pass
  • Weapon Balancing
  • Bug Fixes
  • Quality of Life Updates
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Along with kicking off a new season of content, these updates will also include quality-of-life improvements and bug fixes to the current Black Ops Cold War and Warzone games.

Nuke Event

With the new points of interest added to Verdansk, including several missile silos that contain nuclear missiles, it is widely believed that some form of an epic live event is set to take place.

Several rumours are pointing towards a large-scale event taking place on the 11th of March to commemorate the first anniversary of Warzone, and it’s believed that the current iteration of Verdansk will be destroyed to make way for a Cold War-themed version of the map.

It’s likely that more teasers will emerge in the days leading up to Warzone’s first anniversary, so be sure to bookmark this page for all the latest news and information!

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Zombies

The arrival of the Vodianoy ship to the shores of Verdansk has bought the undead to Warzone.

With the Zombies being confined to the shipwreck, could the mid-season update see the undead spread across the map?

New Weapons

The mid-season update will also introduce some new weapons to the arsenal.

The ZRG 20mm sniper rifle will be added to the BR alongside the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow.

R1 Shadowhunter

This crossbow’s simple and lightweight design allows for great handling and quieter eliminations. If an Operator doesn’t prefer its iron sights, they can still shoot accurately from the hip in close quarters or opt to attach one of several Optics. Happy hunting.

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DON'T CROSS ME: The Crossbow returns

ZRG 20mm: Sniper

Built for sharpshooters who need power to eliminate targets at extremely long ranges, this bolt-action sniper rifle boasts a faster bullet velocity than any other weapon in its class, as well as the ability to eliminate Operators with a single shot to the head, chest, or shoulders in exchange for a slower fire rate. Its reload speeds are among the fastest in the category, allowing snipers to quickly change out magazines when faced with multiple hostile forces.

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BOOM! HEADSHOT: A new sniper arrives to mix things up

The addition of the sniper could well spark change to the long-range metagame while the crossbow is a great addition for those wanting to add some extra style points to their gameplay.

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Map Changes

If the live event does go ahead, the mid-season update could well see several changes to the map.

With rumours suggesting that the event will pave the way for a brand-new map, players could be dropping into a completely different setting for the first time since Warzone released.

Modes

Exfiltration (In Season)

During an Exfiltration Battle Royale, a portable radio crackles into life, coming online somewhere in Verdansk. The Operator who secures this radio and holds onto it for a sufficient period of time automatically wins the game for them (or their squad, in non-Solo modes).

To ensure their exfil isn’t by the book, anyone holding the radio is marked on the Tac Map as if they were under a Most Wanted Contract (also known as an HVT or High-Value Target) with all Operators also receiving intel on how much longer the current radio holder has until they win.

Other than this new win condition, the same Battle Royale rules apply. Expect a circle collapse and a winner to be determined by the last Operator or squad standing, should nobody receive an early exfil with the radio.

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PROCEED TO EXFIL: Bringing a whole new meaning to staying alive

Plague

Zombies have overrun Verdansk and you must take it back. If you fail, the Nuke detonates. If you succeed, you exfil (via @ZestyCODLeaks)