FaZe Clan failed to qualify for the Pro League, but their players may be of interest to teams that did.
According to the Handbook, every Pro League team will be granted one substitute roster spot and it will be mandatory to sign one. Teams will have a roster of six with the new rules – five active players and one substitute.
The substitute player will be allowed to participate in Regular Season matches or the Pro League Cup and Championships. Notably, Open Events and the Pro League Playoffs are not listed as eligible events for substitutes.
Being a substitute will not prevent that player from joining a team on the Amateur Circuit, however appearing in a match for their Pro League team will mean the sub can not play for their amateur team for the following week and will not be able to play in the next 2K event.
The rules detailing substitutes in the Pro League.
Finally, teams will only be allowed to sign or switch substitute players during the same windows as the active roster, meaning teams can not sign subs during roster lock periods.
The hype around substitute signings have taken on more importance than anyone could have anticipated due to the massive names dropping during the Pro League Qualifier.
Established Call of Duty pros Attach, ZooMaa, Parasite, Chino, Methodz, Dqvee, MadCat and SAINTS – or anyone on Team Sween – may be available for Pro League teams to pick up. If Pro League teams have an eye for the future, top young players like Preistah, Cellium and Decemate are also potentially available.
Activision’s integration of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War brought a load of new content to the game in Season 1, and next up is the Warzone Season 2 update. The massive patch introduced a huge overhaul to content, including new weapons, map changes, and more.
On launch day, we will be keeping you on top of all the live updates as they happen for all things Warzone. In the live blog below, we’ll be posting everything you need to be equipped properly for battle, including guides, news, leaks and reactions from streamers and fans.
Agency Suppressor and Silencer nerfs to be reverted
February 25, 9:30pm GMT
One of the new changes that CoD fans were not fond of in the new update? A secret nerf to the Agency Suppressor and other silencers. Back when BOCW integrated, the suppressor was buffed so that it helped bullet velocity and was therefore comparable to the Monolithic Suppressor. That was then nerfed in Season 2.
🛠️We will be returning the Agency/GRU/Wrapped Suppressors to their former glory in the next hotfix. #Warzone
To the satisfaction of virtually all players, those secret nerfs are going to be reverted. As Raven Software confirmed within a day of the update, Cold War suppressors will soon be, once again, buffed so that they are more viable at range.
How to get Yellow Access Cards
February 25, 8:00pm GMT
New locations and new silos may have nothing on the newest loot box, which can only be found on the new Ship POI. After you kill enough zombies, you can get a Yellow Access Card which can then be used to unlock a humming, glowing chest.
Killing Zombies at the Ship in Warzone will give you a "Yellow Key Card" that opens up yellow colored crates.
For more information on how to secure a Yellow Access Card and earn some of that sweet, exclusive loot — check out our full guide.
How to unlock LC-10 & FARA 83
February 25, 4:56pm GMT We’ve posted two guides now on how to unlock the new Season 2 weapons, in both Multiplayer for Black Ops Cold War, and for Warzone. Here’s the one for the LC-10 and the other for the FARA 83.
The good news is that they are fairly simple to get, as you grind through the Battle Pass. Speaking of which, check out the last post…
Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass rewards
February 25, 3:56pm GMT While we have a comprehensive guide on the Season 2 Battle Pass, our Call of Duty lead writer Albert Petrosyan has also posted a short clip running through the rewards for each tier – seen below. There’s plenty to get through this time, no doubt about it!
🚨 Full Season 2 Battle Pass in Cold War and Warzone!
February 25, 3:42pm GMT Here’s an interesting change that you might have missed in the patch notes. The gas that takes over the Warzone maps will potentially deal more damage this season, depending on how you play. The notes state: “Players that are continually in the gas will suffer more damage over time.”
It will be interesting to see how that’s received with the community.
Warzone Outbreak event
February 25, 2:50pm GMT Season 2 kicks off with a new Zombies event called Outbreak, bringing a whole load of new rewards to Call of Duty. Below you can see some of the rewards, though we do have a full list here – courtesy of Brad Norton, one of our CoD writers.
There’s plenty on offer throughout The Outbreak Event.
How to get Vulture Exo Reactive Blueprint
February 25, 1:40pm GMT One of the best looking blueprints Warzone has seen is available at Level 95 in the Season 2 Battle Pass. It’s called Vulture Exo Reactive and it looks… Crazy.
Here's the brand new Vulture Exo Reactive Blueprint, available at Tier 95 of the S2 Battle Pass.
February 25, 12:34pm GMT Shoutout to Faze Swagg for an incredible Warzone Season 2 livestream on Day 1, where he topped his personal best for peak viewers. Seen below in his tweet, 96,000 people were watching him play Call of Duty at one point. Very well done, sir!
February 25, 12:28pm GMT There’s so many opinions out there in the community. What’s the best thing about the latest Warzone update – or maybe the worst? You can join the debate by tweeting with #WarzoneSeason2! We’ll feature some of the best comments below.
It looks like some players will need to abandon ship, as most of the lobby is headed right for the Tanker Ship POI.
It looks like glitches are still very much a thing, sadly.
Just won a game of Resurgence Extreme because of a weird glitch. My teammate respawned but physically wasn't on the map. So in the end my teammate was still in the game but not the map.. #warzoneseason2
February 25, 11:15am GMT A number of new Weapon Silos have appeared as part of those map changes. We have found each of them, seen below.
Here’s where you can find the Warzone weapon silos on Verdansk.
Season 2 map changes
February 25, 10:45am GMT
Warzone’s S2 update has introduced a number of new features, but one of the most exciting will be the map changes introduced by Raven Software. The developers have added a new Shipwreck POI, Weapon Silos, and more.
New cargo tanker ship POI coming to Warzone in Season 2!
For a full breakdown, check out our full guide from Albert Petrosyan.
First look at new weapons!
February 25, 10:32am GMT
As we mentioned, two new weapons are available in the Season 2 update! These can be seen below – tweeted from our @DexertoIntel account.
Here's the new FARA 83 assault rifle in Season 2!
You can unlock it for both Cold War & Warzone by reaching Tier 15 of the S2 Battle Pass (unlocked automatically if you buy the bundle) pic.twitter.com/7pgECPEap2