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How to download Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 5 early

Published: 3/Aug/2020 11:01

by Jacob Hale


Modern Warfare Season 5 is almost here, releasing on all platforms on August 5. Now, for the first time, you can actually download the game early, ready to play the moment it drops worldwide.

Modern Warfare and Warzone has been nothing short of a hit, with Modern Warfare being the most-bought CoD game of this generation and Warzone bringing together players and top streamers from all different titles, but the downloads have been a major sticking point for the community.

Large file sizes have made downloading the game problematic, especially for console players who often have to delete other games just to download the latest update — not to mention that this also means players have to wait a long time for the game to download, install and get going.

That might not be the issue any longer, though, as it appears Activision are letting players download the Season 5 update early, allowing them to get right into the action as soon as the new season starts.

It’s unclear yet whether this is available on all platforms, but the option for players to preload the game on PS4 is popping up for users everywhere — so you might want to check if it’s rolled out in your direction yet.

Let’s take a look at how you can take advantage and make sure Season 5 is downloaded and ready to go as soon as you want to play.

How to preload Modern Warfare Season 5

  1. Turn on your PS4.
  2. Hover over the Modern Warfare/Warzone game.
  3. Click Options > Check for Update.
  4. The PS4 system should find the update and pre-download it ready for August 4/5 (dependent on timezone/region).
  5. Head to your Downloads tab to double-check.
  6. Wait until the new season kicks off in your timezone and install it.

Obviously, as the preload is rolling out, you might not be able to get it straight away. Some users already have the game ready to install, while others haven’t even been given the option yet — it’s unclear who is getting priority to download the update early.

As mentioned, we can’t verify whether this works on Xbox and PC, but if you have Version 1.24 on your platform — either installed or ready to download — you should be good to go.

The download itself is around 36GBs, which isn’t too bad considering we’ve seen it double that, if not more, in the past, but at least now you’ve got time to get the download done before it initially drops.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce


After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.