We’ve reached the halfway point for Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5. The big Season 5 Reloaded update goes live later today, though you should be able to download and pre-install the updates to both games already.
The Season 5 midseason update brings new maps, modes, Operators and guns to both games, as well as a new special event. Here’s what’s headed to Cold War and Warzone for the second half of the season.
Season 5 Reloaded Start-Time
The Season 5 Reloaded update will go live at at 9 PM PST/ 11 PM CST on September 8th which translates to midnight for the East Coast on September 9th.
Depending on your platform, the update should be around 9 to 10 GB, though on PC my update last night was closer to 40 GB.
- Mode — Clash
- Mode — Iron Trials ‘84
Black Ops Cold War Only:
- Map — Zoo (6v6)
- Mode — Demolition
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- Limited Time Event — The Numbers
- Weapon — Sai
- Operator — Hudson
- Operator — Judge Dredd
Warzone Season 5 Reloaded
Two new modes come to Warzone in this update. The first is Clash, a new take on the big team 50 v 50 mode that’s basically just massive scale TDM.
The second, Iron Trials ‘84, amps up the realism in Verdansk. Basically, base health is increased and health regen rates have been tinkered with. No loadout drops fall from the sky, meaning you’ll have to purchase those yourself (at increased prices).
In the Gulag, akimbo pistols and semi/fully auto shotguns are out and there’s very little tactical equipment—but if you win, you’ll drop back into the map with your Gulag loadout, which is a cool twist.
The Numbers Event
Kicking off on September 21st at 10 AM PT/ 12 PM CST/ 1 PM EST, this special event is tied to the mysterious Red Doors players have found all across Verdansk. We know very little about it, but there should be some new challenges and rewards and a continuation of the narrative we’ve been following the past few seasons.
Black Ops Cold War Season 5 Reloaded
We’ve already gotten several new maps as part of Season 5’s new content, free to all players. Zoo is yet another 6 v 6 map and fans may recognize it as a remaster of the classic Black Ops map from the original game.
Along with the new map the classic Demolition mode is headed to Cold War. The round-based mode pits two teams against one another in an attempt to plant and defuse bombs, but unlike Search and Destroy respawns are enabled. Defusing a bomb doesn’t end the round, either—you either explode it or stop it from exploding by the end of the round.
Zombies Season 5 Reloaded
New Zombies content includes the Armada Outbreak Region and a new Black Chest Outbreak world event. The new Rampage Inducer item is also being added, allowing for maximum difficulty.
Judge Dredd / Hudson Operators
Two new Operators arrive in the Item Shop with the new update. The classic comic book / movie character Judge Dredd joins the ranks of action heroes in Warzone, including John McClane and Rambo.
Agent Hudson (who you’ll recall from the Cold War campaign) will also be available for purchase in a bundle.
That’s everything! Be sure to check out my impressions of Call Of Duty: Vanguard’s multiplayer. I joined a bunch of other journalists and influencers last week for a two-and-a-half hour play session and I have mixed feelings.
You’ll be able to try out the multiplayer beta starting this weekend and into the next. Stay tuned for more info on that and follow me on Twitter or back me on Patreon if you’re interested in getting a code to this coming weekend’s Early Access beta.