Warzone Season 5 update patch notes

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Screenshot of Warzone players riding in black boat
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Looking for the Warzone Season 5 update patch notes? We've got you covered. Season 5 for the latest Warzone cycle is here and while attention is slowly turning towards Modern Warfare 3, there's plenty of new content on its way to Call of Duty's battle royale.

The fifth seasonal update comes with a brand-new battle pass packed with content ranging from the FR Avancer assault rifle to the Graves Operator who has seemingly returned from the dead.

But, before we reveal all the intel from the Warzone Season 5 patch notes, check out our guides showcasing when the next double XP event takes place and the best SO-14 loadout to use.

Warzone Season 5 patch notes

The Warzone Season 5 patch notes are live now! Here's a full list of changes coming as part of the update:




  • Decreased slide time and increased slide velocity, so the Player covers the same distance in a shorter amount of time
  • Allowed the Player to fire slightly sooner after initiating a slide


  • Small increase to the lateral velocity boost while jumping
  • Small reduction to the landing slowdown penalty while landing
Screenshot of Warzone players aiming with weapons
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Weapon balancing (Warzone only)

» Light Machine Guns «


  • Increased semi auto Damage
  • Reduced semi auto rate of fire

» Assault Rifles «


  • Close-mid Damage increased


  • Headshot Multiplier increased

» Battle Rifles «

Cronen Squall

  • Maximum Damage decreased
  • Minimum Damage increased
  • Neck Damage Multiplier decreased
  • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased
  • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier decreased
  • Limb Damage Multipliers decreased

» Light Machine Guns «

HCR 56

  • Limb Damage Multipliers decreased


  • Headshot Multiplier increased

» Submachine Guns «


  • Close-mid Damage increased
  • Neck Multiplier increased
  • Upper Torso Multiplier increased
  • Lower Torso Multiplier increased


  • Damage step added at mid-far range
  • Minimum Damage decreased
  • Headshot Multiplier increased

Lachmann Sub

  • Maximum Damage Range decreased
  • Close-mid Damage Range decreased


  • Neck Multiplier increased
  • Upper Torso Multiplier increased
  • Lower Torso Multiplier increased


  • Maximum Damage Range increased
  • Neck Multiplier increased
  • Upper Torso Multiplier increased
  • Lower Torso Multiplier increased

Fennec 45

  • Maximum Damage increased



Drill Charge

  • Reduced damage from drilling when a Player is stuck with a Drill Charge, providing a larger opportunity for death from explosion

Recon Drone

  • Recon Drone’s health bar now updates every time the drone is accessed

Tactical Camera

  • Removed audio distortion when failing to use a Tactical Camera



Bomb Squad

  • Bomb Squad will protect against death from explosive Equipment stuck directly to the Player when fully armored | Warzone only

Quick Fix

  • Added visual cues for attacking someone with active Quick Fix
  • Entering an objective with Quick Fix equipped will now visually show when the health regeneration effect is active



  • Further improved audio balance to favor some sounds over others (i.e. Airplane audio will be mixed down when using voice chat)
  • Added alert sound from pets when being spotted

Audio Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where knife pickups could play an incorrect sound
  • Fixed an issue where the out of bounds sound would repeat incorrectly



Updated CODHQ Landing Page

  • Adds Game Mode tiles to the Games section of CODHQ, allowing Players to jump to a specific row from the CODHQ menu
  • Improved Pings Quality of Life
    • Ping priority for stacked icons
    • Better visibility for Contracts & Vehicles on Tac Map
  • Battle Royale Win Streak Tracker
    • There is now a Win Streak Tracker on the menu and in-game to display your progress towards a Champion’s Quest.
  • Total Ammunition Count Quality of Life
    • Shows total amount of ammunition in both backpack and player loadout in the currently equipped weapon.
  • Total Squad Cash Quality of Life
    • In the Squad Widget, the total squad cash will be displayed.

Ranked play

Match Ruleset Updates

  • New Vehicles and Gameplay Elements
    • Vehicles
      • Tactical Amphibious Vehicle (TAV)
      • Dirt Bike
    • Contracts
      • Signals Intelligence
    • Gameplay Elements
      • P.R.D (Personal Redeploy Drone)
      • Reinforcement Flare
  • Disabled Vehicles, Events, and Gameplay Elements
    • Vehicles
      • MRAP
    • Events
      • Occupation Scan Public Event
      • High Stakes Public Event
    • Gameplay Elements
      • Favorite Supply Box
  • Restricted Weapons and Equipment
    • Weapons
      • X13 Auto
      • Basilisk
      • MX Guardian
      • KV Broadside
    • Attachments
      • Explosive Ammo (Sniper Rifles)
      • Dragon’s Breath Ammo (Shotguns)

SR (Skill Rating) & Divisions

  • Final Placement SR
    • SR earned for Placement Milestones has been increased.
    • Updated Placement SR:
      • Top 40: 15 (Up from 10)
      • Top 30: 30 (Up from 20)
      • Top 20: 45 (Up from 30)
      • Top 10: 60 (Up from 40)
      • Top 5: 80 (Up from 50)
      • Top 3: 100 (Up from 60)
      • Top 2: 125 (Up from 80)
      • Victory: 150 (Up from 100)

Global bug fixes

  • Fixed a number of issues that may have caused momentary hitching for some players in Battle Royale matches.
  • Fixed an issue in Battle Royale game modes that prevented the application of Lethal Equipment Skins.
  • Fixed an issue in Battle Royale Private Match that caused the squad details button to display incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Perk Package icons to load with significant delay in Buy Stations.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Train sounds to be silent or cut off around the map.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Most Wanted Flag to not appear on the Player who has a Most Wanted Contract.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from joining a Private Match lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where Operator Skins and Finishing Moves could reset after suspending on consoles
  • Fixed an issue where some Players were not getting awarded BlackCell items correctly (Season 04)
  • Fixed an issue where the Player was unable to obtain Battle Pass rewards when on the BlackCell exclusive version of the reward (Season 04)
  • Fixed an issue where tablet screens may cover part of the screen when activated
  • Fixed an issue where in the progression menu UI, Prestige 6 was swapped with Prestige 10
  • Fixed an issue that would occasionally prevent the ‘Reap This’ Kastov-74u Blueprint from equipping in-game
  • Fixed an issue where objects could float in the air if dropped on glass that was then broken by disabling ability to drop objects on glass surfaces
  • Fixed an issue where a placeholder name is displayed when completing the “Get 30 headshot Operator kills with Battle Rifles” challenge to unlock the Cronen Squall
  • Fixed an issue where Battle Pass and Weapon 2XP tags could appear incorrectly on the Playlist tile
  • Fixed an issue where opening, but not using, the SAE Killstreak tablet at the end of a match will show the Heartbeat Sensor UI before/during the final kill
  • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to transfer Completionist camos to weapons without unlocking them
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to display incorrectly while using snap layouts on PC
  • Fixed an issue where Xbox Players’ Operator Skins would reset to default after the Xbox times out and turns off
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the killfeed widget to function incorrectly

PC and console settings

Introducing “Eco Mode”

  • Found in the Graphics Settings menu, with three options:
    • Off: Same behavior as all previous updates with no power savings.
    • Minimal (Default): Frame rate capped at 60hz and slight drop in 3D scene resolution for the Multiplayer and Warzone lobbies only. Yields an average power savings of 20%.
    • Full: Frame rate capped at 30hz and larger drop in 3D scene resolution for the Multiplayer and Warzone lobbies only. Yields an average power savings of 50%.

Call of Duty 2023 reveal

Arguably the biggest piece of content likely to appear in the Season 5 patch notes is more information on the Modern Warfare 3 reveal.

Although there's no official confirmation of what Call of Duty's 2023 title is called, a number of leaks and the appearance of the Modern Warfare 3 name have appeared on Activision's website.


There you have it, that's all there is to know about the Warzone Season 5 patch notes so far. As soon as Raven Software shares more, we'll update the guide with all the intel and major changes made to the game.

In the meantime. check out our guides revealing how to unlock the Mila Operator and the best AR to use in mid-range combat.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Call of Duty: Warzone 2 page.