The update will go live by way of a very large patch. If history is any indication, the patch should start to arrive on PS4, Xbox One, and PC at around 11 PM PT on August 4. The patch notes will be released this evening, senior communications manager Ashton Williams said on Twitter.
The Season 5 update adds new multiplayer maps for Modern Warfare, a new Ground War map, and a new Mini Royale mode for Warzone. There is also a new Battle Pass and more Operators, while the Warzone mode is getting refreshed with new areas and a freight train.
For lots more on the Season 5 update, check out GameSpot’s breakdown of everything you need to know. You can also check out the image embedded above to learn more.
The Season 5 update comes at a strong time for Modern Warfare and Warzone. The battle royale game recently crossed 75 million players, while Modern Warfare is enjoying incredibly strong sales of the game and microtransactions, due in part to stay-at-home orders keeping people inside, playing games, and spending money on them.
Even with Modern Warfare and Warzone doing so well right now, Activision will release the next mainline Call of Duty game later this year. It is now confirmed to be a new title from Black Ops creator Treyarch. And while there are no official details on the game yet, it’s rumored to be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Activision management said on an earnings call today that this new game from Treyarch will connect to Warzone in some capacity.
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