Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 5 countdown - When does the update launch?

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August 2, 2023: Season 5 starts today. Find the exact time and information on the download size in our guide.

The Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 5 countdown is ticking to its eventual release. Players are focusing on what the final seasonal update for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone has in store. Like previous seasonal updates, there's a high chance Season 5 has content on its way to multiplayer and the battle royale.

Season 5 will feature a brand-new battle pass packed with content that could include a classic weapon from a previous release. Elsewhere, famous rappers are reportedly on their way.

Before we take a closer look at the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 5 countdown, check out our other Call of Duty guides revealing the best Warzone SO-14 loadout and the best Modern Warfare 2 ranked play loadouts for competitive action.

MW2 and Warzone Season 5 countdown

Ahead of launch, Activision has shared some artwork highlighting the three Operators and a few of the weapons arriving in Season 5. The reveal also confirmed the return of Graves, the main antagonist from the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.

So you know exactly when Season 5 begins, we've added a useful countdown timer below so you can load into the action as fast as possible.

MW2 and Warzone Season 5


MW2 and Warzone Season 5 start time

With a few days until Season 5 officially begins, the release time will differ depending on where you are in the world. We've got everything you need to know on the Season 5 start time for a number of different time zones:

  • August 2 - 6PM BST
  • August 2 - 7PM CEST
  • August 2 - 10AM PST
  • August 2 - 12PM CDT
  • August 2 - 1PM EDT
  • August 2 - 10PM IST
  • August 3 - 2AM JST
  • August 3 - 3AM AEST

As always, there's a possibility of the release times changing but there's no signs of Season 5 receiving any kind of delay. You may experience a server queue when loading into the action but apart from that, logging into Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 shouldn't be a problem.

Screenshot of Modern Warfare 2 player aiming down sights of a weapon
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MW2 and Warzone Season 5 download size

For PlayStation users, the Season 5 update is approximately 12GB in size. The download size for PC and Xbox platforms should be bigger meaning it will take slightly longer to download.

That's all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 5 countdown. For even more Call of Duty intel, check out our guides on how to unlock the Izzy Operator and the best Warzone SMG for close-range battles.

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