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Season 5 of Call of Duty: Warzone is finally here. Players have struggled through Season 4 for a number of weeks and a change is more than welcome for Warzone. However, despite many fans asking for a variety of different changes for Season 5, the patch notes for Warzone are somewhat underwhelming.

The list of updates isn’t too extensive and there doesn’t appear to be a huge amount of changes within the patch. Only one weapon has been altered and, aside from that, little has changed in Verdansk. There’s only one new map update, the Mobile Broadcast Stations, along with two new perks. However, the patch notes are worth combing through, to ensure we’re ready for Season 5.

Warzone Season 5 patch notes

Below, fans can find the full list of patch notes for Warzone Season 5.

Playlist

Adding:

  • Rebirth Island – Mini Royale – Trios

Removing:

  • Verdansk – LTM – Payload

Keeping:

  • Rebirth Island – Resurgence – Quads
  • Verdansk – Blood Money – Quads

Battle Pass

The Season Five Battle Pass is the usual affair, containing 100 Tiers that include two new Weapons, a new Operator, new Weapon Blueprints, new Operator Skins and more. Those who purchase the Battle Pass Bundle within the first two weeks of Season 5 will receive a bonus Legendary Operator Skin too, for Kitsune – “Kyubi.”

Below are some of the elements included in the Season Five Battle Pass:

  • Tier 5
    • “Great Emperor” Legendary FFAR 1 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 15
    • EM2 (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
  • Tier 18
    • “Tea Time” Epic Magnum (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 21
    • “Battle Bronze” Legendary XM4 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 27
    • “Toad Nugget” Legendary Bullfrog (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 31
    • TEC-9 (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
  • Tier 38
    • “Flash Tattoo” Epic QBZ-83 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 42
    • “Silent Reel” Legendary Milano 821 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 50
    • “Scuba Diver” Rare Baker Skin
  • Tier 51
    • “Death Touch” Epic EM2 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 55
    • “Red Torpedo” Legendary Krig 6 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 59
    • “Tropic Punch” Epic TEC-9 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 65
    • “Silent Roar” Legendary Streetsweeper (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 69
    • “Turntable” Epic Charm
  • Tier 71
    • “Low Rider” Legendary Groza (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 76
    • “Noble Knight” Legendary Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 81
    • “Maple Leaf” Legendary Handgun Charlie (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 85
    • “Death Angel” Legendary DMR 14 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 89
    • “Pincer Spike” Legendary Combat Knife (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 90
    • “Falcon” Epic Wolf Skin
  • Tier 94
    • “80s Hits 3” Legendary War Track
  • Tier 95
    • “Geomatik” Ultra EM2 (BOCW) Reactive Blueprint
  • Tier 97
    • “Hacked Console” Legendary Charm
  • Tier 99
    • “Crimson Samurai” Legendary Emblem
  • Tier 100
    • “Goldleaf” Ultra Kitsune Skin
    • “Microchip” Legendary TEC-9 (BOCW) Blueprint
    • “Spoiled Envy” Legendary Vehicle Skin
    • “Carbon Envy” Legendary Vehicle Skin
    • “Season Five” Legendary Emblem

Maps

New Points of Interest:

  • Mobile Broadcast Stations
    • These POIs can be found in a variety of locations in Verdansk, differing from match-to-match to keep one area from being signal boosted by the rewards they offer. See what they’re all about by going closer to them, but be sure to keep your head and tune out the broadcast each one emits…
  • [[REDACTED]]
    • [[REDACTED]] has gone off grid and reports suggest [[REDACTED]] is doing [[REDACTED]] in Verdansk – what, we do not know. This is an unauthorized [[REDACTED]] that could jeopardize our [[REDACTED]] in discovering and stopping Stitch.

New Gulag: Rush:

  • Based on the classic Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map, this layout is comprised of the main speedball arena.

Red Doors:

  • Beware of these doors sending you to unexpected locations other than the main room. This may have something to do with those Mobile Broadcast Stations seen around Verdansk…

General

  • [Console Only] High-resolution textures are now delivered through On-Demand Texture Streaming. To enjoy a similar visual quality, enable this feature in the Options menu.
  • [PC Only] The Windows 7 operating system will stop being supported by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone on September 8th, 2021.

Gameplay

  • Loot that spawns across Verdansk has been adjusted as follows…
    • New Gulag and in-game lobby loadouts
    • The Sentry Gun Killstreak can now be found in Supply Boxes
    • The TEC-9 (BOCW) and EM2 (BOCW) have been added to the loot pool
  • Players may now detach from an ascender before reaching their destination.

Perks:

  • Added:
    • Combat Scout – Slot 3 (Yellow)
      • Damaging an enemy briefly highlights and automatically pings them.
    • Tempered – Slot 2 (Red)
      • Armor Plates are reinforced and now absorb 75 damage instead of 50. Only two Armor Plates are needed for an Operator to be considered “fully armored.”
  • Adjusted:
    • Cold-Blooded – Slot 1 (Blue)
      • Undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Does not trigger High Alert warning and negates Combat Scout.
      • This change only applies to Warzone.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed visual issues with various elements across Verdansk causing them to disappear at certain angles or allowing light to shine through them.
  • Fixed an issue allowing Players to hide inside of cash drops.
  • Fixed an issue related to the in-game lobby causing Players to turn invisible for the duration of the match.
  • Fixed an issue where a Munitions Box could be dropped in the in-game lobby and persist to the live match.
  • Fixed an issue where a Player would lose their Weapons when reviving another player if the downed Player gave up.
  • Fixed an issue where a Player’s head would disappear when a Plunder bag was on their back.
  • Fixed an issue where Dismemberment was not working for the “Solar Flare” Blueprint.
  • Fixed an issue where new Text Chat options did not appear in the Accessibility Menu.
  • Fixed an issue where sniper glint would sometimes not appear.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Solar Flare” Blueprint wasn’t properly applied to the base Weapon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bumper Ping Button Layout would ping when deploying a Field Upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue with the Steady Aim Laser descriptions for the AK-47 (BOCW) and C58 (BOCW).
  • Fixed an issue where Tracers were not present when using the “Solar Flare” Blueprint.
  • Fixed an issue with Akimbo Pistols would spawn with the left Weapon unloaded.
  • Fixed an issue with the OTs 9 (BOCW) dynamic icons.

UI, UX and More

  • Added a new Armor Box icon to better differentiate between Ammo Box and Armor Box.

Accessibility

  • Added the option to have Steady Aim Behavior be a toggle instead of a hold for Controller and KBM.
    • This accessibility feature supports motor disability by eliminating the need to hold a button for extended periods of time in order to stabilize scoped Weapons such as snipers.
    • The setting has two options:
      • Hold: Press and hold to steady aim.
      • Toggle: Press to steady aim. Press again to stop.
    • Note: The setting cannot be used if the Change Zoom Shared Input setting is set to Steady Aim (Sprint/Tactical Sprint/Steady Aim Keybind in Warzone).

Weapons

New Weapons (BOCW):

  • EM2: Assault Rifle (Launch)
    • Full-auto assault rifle. Heavy British rifle with considerable kick and a built in low-zoom optic. Slow rate of fire and high damage makes the EM2 a solid choice for skilled marksmen.
    • Obtain the EM2 for free at Tier 15 of the Season Five Battle Pass.
  • TEC-9: Submachine Gun (Launch)
    • Semi-auto submachine gun. Improved accuracy from longer ranges with low recoil and a slower fire rate. Good damage output with moderate range.
    • Obtain the TEC-9 for free at Tier 31 of the Season Five Battle Pass.
  • The TEC-9 is a unique weapon, in that it sports two muzzles that alter its fire type. When properly equipped, the TEC-9 is highly effective at enabling aggressive hip fire play.
  • Cane: Melee (In-Season)
    • Lethal walking cane.  Where fashion meets function.  Adorned with a sterling silver lion’s head, this cane is easy to grip and deadly when swung.
    • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.
  • Marshal: Handgun (In-Season)
    • Break action pistol. Hand loaded double barrel pistol fires 12 gauge shells. Excellent damage at close range.
    • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.

New Weapon Unlock Challenges (BOCW):

  • MG 82: Light Machine Gun
    • Using LMGs, kill 3 or more enemies without reloading in 15 different completed matches.
  • C58: Assault Rifle
    • Using Assault Rifles, get a Long Shot kill in 15 different completed matches.

Attachments

Magazines:

  • AMP63 (BOCW)
    • 20 Rnd
      • Ammo Capacity increased from 20 to 25
    • STANAG 25 Rnd
      • Ammo Capacity increased from 25 to 30
    • 20 Rnd Speed Mag
      • Ammo Capacity increased from 20 to 25
    • Salvo 23 Rnd Fast Mag
      • Ammo Capacity increased from 23 to 30

That’s the entire list of Season 5 patch notes for Warzone. The update went live at 12 a.m. ET on August 13.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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