Warzone 2.0 Season 4 Reloaded is set to feature new operators, weapons, and much more. Here’s an overview of everything coming in Season 4 Reloaded.
Infinity Ward will soon release the Season 5 update for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0. With it, three new weapons and operators will be introduced to both titles. The Season 5 update will reward players with double XP and double weapon XP.
For MW2 fans, there are two pieces of good news. The first is that the game will have four new core maps including the OG map Strike. Additionally, the update will also introduce six new Shadow Company operators.
Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 also feature a crossover with Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, and 21 Savage. This is the second last major update before Modern Warfare 3’s release later this year. There’s more!! So, let’s see the first look at Season 5 without further ado.
MODERN WARFARE II OVERVIEW
- A Strike from the Past; Punta Mar Steps into the Present. The two Core maps at launch are a returning Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare map and a brand-new location. Plus: two additional gunfight maps.
- New Core Map In-Season. Small, built for fast-flowing action, and based near Building 21, visit the DRC – Zone 1 research campus for rapid-paced chaotic core combat coming mid-season.
- Wreak Havoc, grab the flag, and Armor Up in three new Modes. A Multiplayer arena-style game mode arrives in Modern Warfare II. Battle Maps get a Capture the Flag mode. Plus, it’s time to bring your Armor Plates, Loadouts, and Sniper Rifles to the Gunfight.
Four New Maps
From battle-tested classics to new favorites, Modern Warfare II’s map rotation is about to expand well past three-dozen locations combined across all modes with these Core and Gunfight additions: Punta Mar, Strike, Lounge, and Canal.
Punta Mar (Core, Launch)
Get ready to infiltrate a brand-new map from Infinity Ward. Punta Mar is a recently evacuated tourist attraction in Las Almas — once a bustling town on a hill overlooking a beautiful South American beach.
Prepare to fight up and down that hill, maneuvering through shops, rooftops, and abandoned residences to control an area centered around a cobblestone street. There’s little time between engagements. Watch the shop windows for enemy Operators and use the side streets and alleys to your advantage in this small map geared toward all playstyles.
Strike (Core, Launch)
Turn the clock back 15 years to one of the core maps of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Alongside its brethren in Shipment and Showdown, Strike will be restored to its full glory in Season 05, thanks to the latest Infinity Ward engine and technology. This version of Strike is how veterans likely remember it, albeit with some slight adjustments to make it fit in Modern Warfare II.
Lounge (Gunfight, Launch)
No time to kick back and relax here: This compact map for Gunfight and other small-squad modes takes place in a high-scale, high-octane club. Take the stairs or climb to a balcony for a view across the main chamber, and when the center gets too hot, try your luck in the game room or under the spotlights of the stage behind the grand piano. On this tiny map, there’s danger at every turn, so stay active, use cover, and be ready to put on a show-stopping performance.
Canal (Gunfight, Launch)
Situated near Vondel, this new Gunfight map takes place in and around a brewery and a canal thoroughfare. Offering some verticality, Canal features cellars below the cobblestone streets above, with the action occurring between the canal bridges where the water or a moored boat is useful in your tactical planning. Be ready for close-quarters combat while weaving through the brewery and restaurant. Canal is frenetic, with more room to move than other Gunfight maps, so think tactically and keep pressing the fight.
DRC – Zone 1 (Core, Mid-Season)
Building 21 already had some spectacularly memorable moments in Call of Duty: Warzone. Now an area near this clandestine location will be revealed for Modern Warfare II Multiplayer. Prepare to enter a new Zone in the DRC research campus.
This map is located around the Visitor Center in the shadow of Building 21. Many of the technological triumphs that the DRC have gifted the world are on display here. Players are also allowed behind the curtain to view some of the facility’s inner workings, from Research and Development to the shipping and receiving areas, to a few of the laboratories.
This small-sized map is focused on fast-paced combat, where shortcuts, outflanking, and consistent action is to be expected. Look for a full tactical overview of this map at midseason.
Expect three new Modern Warfare II Modes as Season 05 launches and progresses, along with a variety of returning Gunfight variants and Faceoff with even more Operators for those seeking the ultimate in Cage Match experiences:
In Season 05, one thing is for certain: It’s time to wreak some Havoc.
Havoc is a brand-new Core Multiplayer mode inspired by classic arena-shooter gameplay, then further enhanced with the injection of a random selection of frenzy-inducing modifiers. Infinity Ward specifically designed this as a “rogue” like mode, where each time a game is played, you receive enhancement modifiers that changes the gameplay in new and interesting (and not to mention, chaotic) ways. Don’t expect two games of Havoc to play out identically. But do expect a whole lot of fast-paced combat with the emphasis on entertaining takedowns.
The match starts in a similar manner to a Team Deathmatch. However, you should forget about Perk Packages, Killstreaks, or Field Upgrades: They don’t exist in Havoc. Instead, prepare to embrace the match-changing modifiers!
Once a squad is the first to reach a multiple of 12 kills – 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 – the game adds a new modifier to the match for both teams, from a pool of 14 available modifiers. Here are examples of just five of them:
- Ammo Feeder: Auto reloads a weapon (from stock ammo) upon elimination.
- Boots Off the Ground: Moon gravity. Affects only player jump heights, not thrown equipment or ballistics.
- Flameshot: Flame-tipped Crossbows and Molotovs only. All Loadouts change immediately to this upon modifier activation.
- Hero Landing: Landing from a big drop causes a frag-grenade-like explosion around you.
- Perspective Shift: Everyone swaps to a third-person camera view.
The modifiers stack as the match progresses, so by the end of a match, you could have, for example, a third-person, moon gravity, hero-landing-enabled, auto-reloading flame-tipped Crossbow and Molotovs-only Deathmatch once one team reaches 60 kills.
Bring the squad to Havoc, and prepare for some frenetic fun.
Big Capture the Flag (Launch)
Whether it is on the streets of Guijarro or in the waterlogged Mawizeh Marshlands, Big Capture the Flag on a 20v20 scale is a recipe for some epic matches.
Will a lone hero go behind enemy lines, beating the odds across hundreds of meters, all to ultimately make a decisive capture? Or will several squads armed with tanks, helicopters, and launchers fight to secure or reset a dropped flag out in the open?
Gunfight Variants (including Armored Gunfight) (Launch, In-Season)
Step into the 2v2 Gunfight arena with three variants available throughout Season 05. Look for the following:
Gunfight Custom (Launch): Featuring standard Gunfight rules, but the weaponry you bring is taken from your favorite Loadouts.
Gunfight Snipers (Mid-Season): Tool up with your favorite sniper or marksman rifle, and leave the Secondary, tactical, and Lethals at home.
Armored Gunfight (In-Season): Armored Gunfight, a variation on the fan-favorite mode, featuring standard Gunfight rules with one distinct difference; armor is enabled! Each squadmate comes to the fight with 150 HP of Armor, 100 Health, and no replacement plates or health regeneration. All other Gunfight rules apply (win conditions, overtime, capturing the overtime flag), but your takedown tactics should be adjusted accordingly.
Faceoff (4v4) (Mid-Season)
For those seeking the fast-action gameplay of small-team cage matches, the ultimate compliment to Gunfight is back! Use your own Loadouts, forget Killstreaks, and play modes like Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed on all the Modern Warfare II Gunfight maps.
CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE OVERVIEW
- Calling All Champions. The Vondel Champions Quest will begin in Season 05. Assemble the squad and prepare to put together a new plan for victory in Vondel.
- New Free Features in BR and DMZ. Two new vehicles across both modes; several new DMZ features, and the first details on the Reveal Event for Call of Duty 2023.
- Arriving at Reloaded: Hold Down the Fort, Prepared for Armored Royale. A section of Al Mazrah adds to the available Resurgence maps, and will be added to the existing rotation. That and the return of Armored Royale earmark the Season 05 midseason updates.
Vondel Champion’s Quest (Launch Window)
Champions of Call of Duty: Warzone: Heed the call of this new quest.
Just like the Traditional Battle Royale Champion’s Quest for Al Mazrah, a squad that is on a winning streak — five in a row in Mini Battle Royale matches — will have the opportunity to take on the Champion’s Quest in Vondel.
Although the Vondel’s quest will be similar to Al Mazrah’s quest in that you will build the M.G.B., there are a couple key differences:
First, all elements must be held and never dropped (a prerequisite that also now applies to any Champion’s Quest you undertake). That means an element can’t be dropped in the water and saved for the end. If an element is dropped, it must be recaptured to continue the quest.
Second, there are three brand-new elements — or elemental compounds — to capture as part of this quest:
- Gallium: Holding Gallium reveals all nearby team members who held it previously as if you were affected by a Snapshot Grenade.
- Deuterium: This fatigues any Operator, which includes causing them to cough if they try sprinting.
- Neptunium: This periodically electrocutes all nearby Operators and hay-wiring vehicles, with similar effects as the Shock Stick.
The Champion’s Quest in Vondel will be ready for all challengers starting at season launch.
Two familiar vehicles are here across Call of Duty: Warzone maps; consult your Tac Map in-game for locations and availability.
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected — it does what it says in its name.
A vehicle roughly the size and shape of the Cargo Truck, the MRAP [DS1] is equipped for heavy combat with additional armor plating and turrets, making it a slower, yet effective, vehicle for attack or defense.
The MRAP will not appear often — in fact, it is mostly available at the start of a mode coming out at mid-season — but whenever an Operator sees it being used, it’s time to either head inside or come at it head-on with Launchers, LMGs, and Killstreaks . . . and plenty of them.
A nimble and rapid form of transportation in Call of Duty: Warzone, the Dirt Bike is ready for Operators to lose enemies through tight alleys, perform hairpin turns on a dime, and get across any map without much cover but with plenty of style.
In other words, yes, you can catch sick air and pop wheelies on this whenever the operation calls for it.
Note that only two Operators can technically fit on the Dirt Bike at a time, so a full squad of four should either partner up or get enough rides for everyone.
Call of Duty 2023 Reveal Event
Drop into Call of Duty: Warzone to experience the worldwide reveal for Call of Duty 2023 in a limited-time event. Join the ranks of Shadow Company to take on Konni forces and secure the chemical weapon threat before it’s too late. Stay tuned to Call of Duty channels for more details about the upcoming reveal.
- Task Force 141 and Shadow Company: Faction Showdown. Do your part to help TF141 or Shadow Company control the AO. Your efforts will reward you with exclusive items, including a Weapon Blueprint for challenge completion and a new Operator Skin for the winning side.
- Gear Up with Modern Weaponry. A fast-firing Assault Rifle and semi-auto Sniper Rifle sure to put a frown on the enemy’s face will be available in the Battle Pass. Plus, four more armaments throughout the season.
- Call of Duty celebrates 50 years of Hip Hop with Special Guests Snoop Dogg and 21 Savage. Get ready to light it up and get some free War Tracks spanning three decades of a culture that transcends music and gaming.
FR Avancer (Assault Rifle – Launch, Battle Pass)
Carrack .300 (Sniper Rifle – Launch, Battle Pass)
M13C (Assault Rifle – In-Season)
The .300 BLK counterpart to the M13B, this full-auto Assault Rifle is versatile and hard-hitting as a main weapon or sniper support secondary.
Unlock Requirements: [[REDACTED]]
New SMG, Sidearm, and Melee Weapon (In-Season)
In addition to the two free Battle Pass weapons, and the M13C Assault Rifle, three more weapons are being released during Season 05. Ready yourself for a new SMG, which is ready to offer another silent close-range solution thanks to its integrated suppressor.
A new sidearm is ready to be added to the deep pool of Secondary Weapons for Operators wanting more flexibility and stopping power at mid-range. Speaking of Secondaries, the Pickaxe will be a simple, yet effective tool added to the melee category.
Graves (Battle Pass)
Aside from being one of Shadow Company’s best, biographical intel for this Operator has been [[REDACTED]].
Biographical intel for this Operator has been [[REDACTED]].
The Shadow Company warden of Building 21 just got ousted by Konni Group, so now this “giant” is ready for new operations.
During initial encounters with Task Force 141, Velikan was a shadow of a shadow. Tales of his exploits are written off as fairytales at best and gross exaggerations at worst. Those who know him never speak ill of him. Whether it’s due to fear or respect, no one knows.
Another returning face — or mask, if you will — the mercenary Mace will be called in during Season 05 Reloaded to assist Shadow Company with clean-up duties.
Additional Limited-Time Operators During Season 05
These headliners deserve more than a passing mention, especially because they are here in celebration of five decades of hip hop culture: Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and 21 Savage.
Call of Duty Celebrates 50 Years of Hip Hop with Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, 21 Savage, and More
In celebration of 50 years of hip hop, Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone will have free content and special Bundles available throughtout Season 05.
Snoop Dogg (Launch Window)
Nicki Minaj (In-Season)
21 Savage (Mid-Season)