Warzone Season 5 release time: When does the new update go live?

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Latest Update: August 24, 2022 -

With Season 5 right around the corner, attention is turning to some of the new weapons making their way into the game.

While we wait for the release time, check out how to unlock the EX1 energy rifle.

The Season 5 update for Warzone is right around the corner. The final season of the Pacific era will mark the end of the first chapter of the battle royale as the launch of Warzone 2 approaches. The upcoming season of content includes the arrival of new guns to the arsenal, a new battle pass, and the appearance of several Call of Duty villains.


As players take a look at the roadmap, many are beginning to look for intel on the Warzone Season 5 update release time. Typically, the launch of a new season goes live early in the morning for American players while European users can jump into the action in the early evening.

Before we reveal information on the Warzone Season 5 update release time, be sure to check out our guide showcasing the best Warzone guns to use.

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Warzone Season 5 Start Time


According to a Call of Duty blog post, Season 5 will commence on August 24, 2022, at 5PM BST (9AM PT). The update follows the Vanguard Season 5 update which launches on August 23 at the same time.

Like the previous seasonal updates, there's a chance some players can pre-load the update which allows them to drop into the action as soon as the clock strikes five.

How to preload the Warzone Season 5 update

If a preloading option appears, PlayStation users should be able to download the update a few days before the new season begins. The update should appear automatically but if it doesn't, highlight the game tile, press "Start, then select "Check for Update." This should trigger the download.

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Warzone Season 5 update size

Details on the Season 5 update size are currently unknown. Considering it's the start of a new season, there's a high chance of the update being at least 10 GB in size.

Once we hear information on how much hard drive space, we will update the article with everything you need to know.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 content

There's plenty of change coming as part of the Season 5 update. Here's a brief insight into what players can expect when dropping into Caldera once again:

  • Brand-new Gulag
  • Peak's volcano exploding
  • EX1 rifle
  • RA 225 SMG
  • New Operators

In addition to all of the new content, there's a high chance of Raven Software applying another dose of weapon balancing in a bid to spice up the meta one final time.

That's everything we know about the Warzone Season 5 update release time. While you wait, check out our Warzone guide showcasing the best Warzone sniper rifle to use in the battle royale.