However, Warzone still has a few tricks up its sleeve before the launch of Black Ops Cold War. It's not surprising considering how much-unreleased content still lingers in the game files.
While a lot of details are still unknown, we do know that a new Underground metro is coming to Warzone as well as two Operators - Farrah and Nikolai.
Here's everything we know about Season 6 of Warzone.
Click the links below to read more:
- Latest News
- Patch Notes
- Release Date
- Warzone Storyline
- Nuke Live Event
- Subway Fast Travel System
- Battle Pass Rewards
Check out the latest news here or on our countdown!
Patch Notes LIVE
You can head over here to view the full set of patch notes for the new season, or directly below!
- Ground War
- Gunfight Blueprint Customs
- Face Off - Station
- Killstreak Confirmed
- Season Six Mish Pit – Season Six maps Broadcast and Mialstor Tank Factory in mosh pit game modes
- BR Quads
- BR Trios
- BR Duos
- BR Solos
- Plunder Trios
- Armored Royale Quads
- C4: Slight delay when performing a quick detonation. A beep will now play when quick detonation is triggered. Also reduced throw initial velocity by 30%
- Fix for a bug where, after reviving a teammate in Survival, there will be a 5 second delay before the user is able to use their weapon again
- Fix for an issue where players could obtain unlimited Stopping Power rounds
- Fix for an issue where the defending player had a long respawn timer after the HQ was taken back and all players were dead while in a Headquarters match
- Fix for an issue where it was possible to put a molotov or grenade into a planted bomb causing it to kill the diffusing player
- Fix for two issues where the player’s watch and/or Heartbeat Sensor would not be entirely visible when using the XRK Chainsaw attachment on the Finn LMG
- Fix for a bug where explosive and thermite rounds do not function as intended on the Chronic variant from the Blunt Force II bundle
- Fixed an issue where the muzzle selection screen for the Finn LMG was hard to view in the Gunsmith menu
- Fixed an issue where the player’s left hand will not properly grip the weapon when the 23.0” Romanian barrel is equipped on the AK
- Fixed a few bugs where the prone hipfire viewmodel positioning was not appearing as intended and could disappear in certain circumstances
- Origin 12: Reduced very close damage in Warzone
- Shotguns: Increased damage of slugs in Warzone
- XRK ChainSAW - FiNN LMG: Adding a description in Gunsmith nothing the attachment does not allow for weapon mounting
- Increased brightness on the Tac Laser attachment
- Fixed a collision issue in the south corner of the Stadium
- Fix for an issue where a fence with a white tarp over it near the Hospital was allowing players to see through it on one side
- Fix for an issue where, on occasion, the train would appear as a white placeholder icon on the map
- Implemented fixes to help properly track Warzone wins
- Fixed a bug where players were unable to damage enemies with gunfire while on an ascender
- If a player has their minimap set to not rotate, they will see inaccurate pings on the heartbeat sensor. This has been fixed
- Fix for a rare issue where the Train’s supply boxes could vanish during longer rounds
- NVIDIA Reflex is now available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, including Warzone, and will deliver latency improvements in GPU-intensive gaming scenarios on GeForce GTX 900 and higher NVIDIA graphics cards
- Improved stability and performance
Season 6 Road Map - 28th September
Season 6 Loading Screen - 28th September
A new loading screen has been shared for Modern Warfare and Warzone thanks to @BKTOOR_.
Pre-Load Now - 27th September
Last night PS4 players were able to pre-load update 1.27.
The update is 20GB and can only be done on PS4, not on Xbox or PC!
New Underground Map - 25th September
The Underground map for Verdansk Metro is now live.
Activision Confirms Season 6 - 22nd September
Activision has confirmed the start date for the final season of Modern Warfare and Warzone. The new season will begin on the 29th September.
Players will get a brand new battle pass with Farrah and Nikolai Operator skins.
When Will Season 6 of Warzone Start?
The new season will begin on the 29th September, as the Battle Pass timer will expire on the 28th; this has been confirmed by Activision.
Most major COD updates arrive at 11pm PT/7am BST
Season 6 Trailer
Al-Qatala has taken a death blow after the success of the Spec Ops. However, the Al-Qatala had plans to strike one critical weakness of the Armistice; their composition of otherwise opposing enemy factions. An incident occurs that downs a cargo containing a chemical weapon, resulting in a faction conflict between the Allegiance and Coalition members of the Armistice; in order to obtain ownership of the weapon.
The Armistice is now in disarray and the infighting has now grown to full-scale war. The Al-Qatala took advantage of the circumstances and smuggled a nuclear weapon into the Verdansk. Captain Price and other commanders of the Armistice send in a single operator to recover the nuke - Simon "Ghost" Riley.
Despite Ghost's efforts, the operation exceeded the capabilities of a single operator; meaning reinforcements were deployed. Alex, first thought to be KIA during the original campaign, was sent in. The in-fight growing ever more severe, rather than fighting the terrorist threat, the soldiers were fighting amongst each other for survival by attempting to secure the limited means of escape as the chemical gas closes in.
With the situation in Verdansk looking bleak, a drastic action was needed to resolve the situation. Task Force 141 was sent in under the leadership of Captain Price.
As the chaos intensifies in Verdansk and the Armistice alliance becomes strained beyond its breaking point, Shadow Company arrives. They make an explosively memorable entrance, dropping in with style to make a statement and bolster the Allegiance, despite the company’s fireteam seemingly operating independently under their own set of rules.
Nuke Live Event
According to The Gaming Revolution, a live Nuke event is supposed to occur to transition the map to the new Black Ops Cold War map.
We know, thanks to @_TomHenderson_, that there are at least two events still to come in Warzone that are related to the new Call of Duty title.
Imran Zakhaev is at the heart of the destruction by using the Dam to charge the Bunker 10 nuke.
Check it out below.
Warzone Season 6 Weapons
@BKTOOR_, whos posted footage of the R700, back before Season 5, has also posted gameplay of the AS VAL assault rifle and AA-12 shotgun. It's likely that these two weapons will be added in the new season.
@TheGamingRevo3 has speculated that the AS VAL and SP-R208 will be the launch weapons, with the AA-12 arriving in the mid-season update.
@TheMW2Ghost has also confirmed that two new codes were added to Season 4 'm200 & m200_c'.
The m200 is the CheyTac Intervention, meaning it could arrive in the next season.
@ModerWarzone also chimed in saying that the Spas-12 was found in the game files back in February.
Call of Duty: Warzone
A few months ago, Taylor Kurosaki (Infinity Ward's Narrative Lead) and Amos Hodge (Raven Software's Director) confirmed that plenty of new content is coming to Warzone including:
- New items in-game that you can put in your loadout
- New items to find in BR and Plunder that aren't in your loadout
- New Field Upgrades
- New modes
- New loot
- Narrative story
We've certainly had plenty of that during the duration of Warzone and it wouldn't be surprising to see more come our way.
Here's everything that has been confirmed and rumoured in the new season for Warzone.
Infinity Ward has assured that ground loot will have a continuous overhaul to diversify the strategies you can take across Warzone; so you can expect new tools of destruction to play with.
Expect to see every weapon type with a silenced and non-silenced variant, allowing squads to kit themselves for silent operations
New weapons and blueprints will be added to Supply Boxes and ground loot to Verdansk and stay tuned for additional meta updates as the Warzone further evolves.
Armored Royale: This fast-paced, high action Battle Royale variant gives every squad an armored Cargo Truck, complete with a turret and plenty of armor plating. Squad members can respawn if their truck is still in one piece, but once that squad’s vehicle disappears, so does their ability to return to the fight. The last squad standing wins, regardless of whether their truck just rolled out of a repair shop or has its parts scattered around greater Verdansk.
Weapon Rotation: Verdansk received a new shipment of weaponry that’s now scattered around the map on the ground or in Supply Boxes. A combination of familiar armaments and new blueprints will be a part of this more streamlined Season Six weapon rotation, which includes six Common, 10 Uncommon, 13 Rare, 18 Epic and 24 Legendary variants.
Night Mode is coming to Warzone!
Nightfall Solos, Duos, Trio and Quads have been added to the game since the Season 5 Reloaded update.
The new trailer also seems to have a very dark theme and suggests the mode is coming.
Photo via @ModernWarzone
@ModernWarzone also confirmed a Zombie mode will be added.
"Zombie Royale: Be the last team with a human alive to win. Players turn into zombies on death, but can become human again by consuming fallen players hearts."
@ModernWarzone has found additional playlists in the code for Warzone:
- Duos: One-Shot and Stimulus
- Solos, Duos, Trios and Quads: Bottom Line
- Infinite Gulag
- Most Wanted
- Run Like Hell
- Mo' Gulag, Mo' Problems
- Inflation Redeployment
There's no mention of a ranked playlist or mode for Warzone at this time.
Since the Battle Royale and the multiplayer are tied together with universal progression (including the battle pass) its unlikely that much will come in the form of unique Warzone cosmetics.
A Metro Subway will be added to the game and this has now been confirmed in the new trailer.
Get around the Warzone in a flash with the recently opened subway system, known as the “Metro” in-game. This dynamic fast travel system combines existing points of interest with new transportation stations for a high risk, high reward movement option within Verdansk.
At one of a number of open Metro stations around the city, squads can move underground via staircases to find potential item spawns all the way to that station’s platform. Once there, squads can catch a ride on a subway train, which will whisk them off to the next station in seconds.
Despite its “retro” interior, this subway system boasts incredible safety standards; it will not travel to a station that falls outside the safe area during Battle Royale matches, nor move a single inch if there is any conflict aboard its cars.
Throughout Verdansk, you will notice small Subway entrances that are closed currently and will open later in the year.
A new subway station has appeared near Verdansk Stadium. During the CDL stream, a future version of Verdansk was shown and a new station can be seen to the left of the Stadium.
It confirms theories that an underground subway will be added to the game in the next season.
If you've been checking out the strategy guide that Activision launched with Warzone, there are many areas listed as "classified".
It's easy to assume these areas will be unlocked as time goes on and particularly when Season 6 launches.
With confirmation that a Subway is being implemented into Warzone, we're assuming that these classified areas are the Metro station entrances and link up the bunkers.
Players could be forgiven for not noticing certain changes to the new main menu in Modern Warfare and Warzone, that showcases Chernobyl and Pripyat.
In Season 3, the menus showed the Dam overflowing and starting to release water. The current dam in Warzone is frozen and no water is really on the map at all right now.
There were also suspicious howling noises, a mystery that has still yet to be solved.
Strangely, these highlighted areas and points have been completely forgotten about nothing has really arrived from it.
In fact, Infinity Ward’s Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki briefly mentioned how the studio is looking at Fortnite-like events that fit the Warzone and Modern Warfare universe.
We're currently turning our attention to Black Ops Cold War, which is being revealed in Warzone. New buildings, bunkers and other easter eggs are being discovered that could potentially transform the map.
We know that Warzone will evolve with the new Call of Duty and perhaps once the new game has been officially revealed, we will start to see the map slowly evolve as we get closer to launch.
Is Urzikstan the next Warzone map? Reddit user u/StreetfighterXD seems to think so, and they've written a very detailed description as to why it will be.
It's a logical assumption, after all, Blackout (the Black Ops 4 battle royale) produced two maps during its time.
Not to mention in the opening cinematic for Season 4, you can clearly see Urzikstan highlighted on the map - could the nukes in Season 4 obliterate Verdansk and make way for a new location?
@ModernWarzone has shared information from one of their Discord mods that pointed out a stagnant sand storm is surrounding Urzikstan (in-game).
Although a new map may not be on the way soon, they have reason to believe that the new circle will no longer be gas, but instead a sandstorm.
Photo via @ModernWarzone
It ultimately seems very unlikely at this stage and if it was part of the plan in the past, it's likely been scrapped due to release of Black Ops Cold War.
According to @ModernWarzone, there are multiple references to zombies in Warzone - specifically Zombies In Spaceland.
He's said that there are multiple references including:
- Spaceland docs in Verdansk
- Zombie round ending sounds
- Howling near Dm and Prison
- Screaming at Prison & Dam
- Teddy bears throughout Verdansk
- Zombie rat in Warzone
- 115 on RCXD
- The “gas”
Zombies were originally planned for Modern Warfare, but were later scrapped.
These could be left over files, small easter eggs or even set-up for Black Ops Cold War.
A lot of theories are popping up that suggests tanks will arrive in Warzone, but nothing is concrete yet.
Warzone Season 6 Battle Pass Rewards
There will be 100 Tiers of content, some of which will be free, but the rest requires players to purchase the Pass for 1,000 CoD Points.
The Battle Pass features an array of weapons, blueprints, emblems, stickers, charms, calling cards, watches, operator skins, vehicle skins, finishing moves, XP tokens and 1300 COD Points.
Farah, Minotaur’s “Poloski” skin and “Gilded Arm” Epic Assault Rifle Blueprint are rewarded instantly.
Expect over two dozen skins, including those available through additional Battle Pass Missions, that cover a wide range of Operators across both factions, including “On the Rocks” Gaz, “Off Grid” Domino and, at Tier 90, the “Yenisey” Bale skin. Also, prepare to sic “Edward,” a pet bat, on your enemies with a Finishing Move that bears his name.
The “Innocence Lost” Combat Knife blueprint provides a further reference to a pivotal moment in the game’s Campaign, modelling this variant after a Screwdriver Farah used to save her and her brother’s lives.
Blueprints available after Battle Pass purchase include three handguns, three SMGs, three assault rifles, two shotguns, three LMGs, three marksman rifles, and one sniper rifle.
Halloween-inspired exterior for four different Warzone vehicles – the “Mutated” ATV, “Flight of Torment” Helicopter, “From the Deep” SUV and “Stained” Tac Rover skins – as part of the Season Six Battle Pass.
You'll be able to purchase 20 Tier skips for 2,400 CoD points, too.
Once you complete your pass you can earn the new Operator Nikolai, “VSS” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint, “Grizzly End” Cargo Truck Skin and the Season 6 emblem.
Across numerous free Tiers, players can unlock multiple new songs to be used as War Tracks, songs that play while driving vehicles in Warzone and Modern Warfare.
Here are some of the songs outside of the Call of Duty universe that can be unlocked and played in game:
“War Track Pack: Hip Hop Edition”:
- Jack Harlow’s “WHATS POPPIN’”
- DMX’s “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”
- Clipse’s “Grindin’”
If you managed to grind your way through the battle pass for Season 4, you should have earnt enough points to buy the Season 5 pass for free.
Warzone Season 6 Operators
A new season means new Operators and as more campaign characters are added to the mix, there are plenty that could still arrive.
“This occupation must end. That we can all agree on, yes?”
The founder and Commander of the Urzikstani Liberation Force, Farah, grew up a fighter after surviving imprisonment by Roman Barkov.
She’s an exceptional soldier and leader that’s known a lifetime of war. Her skills have been further honed with additional training with the SAS, and she’s led dangerous missions to fight off Al-Qatala forces and other regimes stationed in her country.
“Nikolai, you’ve been a bad boy.” “From you that’s a compliment.”
Nikolai is the leader of the Chimera, a PMC within the Allegiance. A long-time friend to Captain Price, Nikolai initially worked with Price, Kamarov, and Kate Laswell to build the Armistice to stop the rise of a new AQ. After the Armisitice collapse, Nikolai now takes the battle in his own hands to stop Zakhaev.
Marcus Griggs is also rumoured to arrive.
Here are some characters we would like to see return:
- Imran Zakhaev
- Soap MacTavish
- General Shepherd
- Marcus Griggs
- Farah Karim
- Khaled Al-Asad
Check out our Season 5 guides here: