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How to find new Gas Mask secretly added to Warzone in Season 5

Published: 13/Aug/2020 6:43

by Brad Norton

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Season 5 of Warzone may have changed the map in all-new ways, but Infinity Ward also dropped a few secrets throughout Verdansk, including a newly discovered Gas Mask. Here’s where you can find it, how it works, and everything else there is to know about the item.

Gas Masks are absolutely vital in Warzone. If you’re closing in on a victory, chances are that the final zone is rapidly shrinking around you. Since the battle royale experience went live, there has only been one type of Gas Mask in the game. However, Infinity Ward secretly changed that on August 5 with the Season 5 update.

The standard version of the item allows players to survive in the deadly gas for a total of 15 seconds. That short period of time could be critical as you look to reposition and make your way to safety. Now it appears there’s an even more effective version of the life-saving item.

Warzone’s Stadium opened up at the launch of the new Season, filled to the brim with secrets. While players quickly figured out a new easter egg, it seems there’s more to it than meets the eye. A new ‘Durable Gas Mask’ is available within the Stadium and here’s what you need to know.

What is the new Gas Mask in Warzone Season 5?

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The new ‘Durable Gas Mask’ is far more efficient than its standard counterpart.

The latest Season quietly tucked away an all-new Gas Mask. It wasn’t addressed in the official patch notes, dataminers couldn’t spot it ahead of time, and Infinity Ward is still yet to properly reveal it. However, players have started to spot them in the wild and get their first experience with an upgraded version of the item.

It’s labeled as a ‘Durable’ Gas Mask so as you would expect, it’s a bit tougher than the original item. Instead of lasting for 15 seconds, the total endurance of this variant is roughly doubled.

The new version appears with a golden tinge on your Heads Up Display, indicating just how rare it truly is. There’s only one way to get a hold of the long-lasting Gas Mask. Here’s how.

Where to find the Durable Gas Mask in Warzone Season 5

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You’ll need to find hidden keycards across the Stadium to have a chance at finding the new Gas Mask.

Unlike regular Gas Masks, you simply won’t be able to find this version out in the wild. It’s not included in the floor loot pool, meaning you won’t spot it on the ground, or even in chests. You also can’t purchase one from a Buy Station just yet.

The only way to actually get your hands on one is to go through the secret areas inside the Stadium. Through keycards hidden across the newly revamped point of interest, three unique locations can be accessed.

Making your way through to one of these areas won’t guarantee this exact drop, however. The Durable Gas Mask is an extremely rare spawn, even in this hidden spot.

You’ll need to find a keycard and then cross your fingers in hope of spotting one. Moreover, if you’re playing as part of a Duo, Trio, or full squad, it’s likely only one will spawn for your entire team, leaving a few of your squadmates without an item.

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There are three keycards that open three unique locations inside the Stadium.

While this new Gas Mask is rare at the moment, there’s every chance we see it added into the standard loot pool as Season 5 rolls on.

It’s also not the only high-tier item up for grabs in the secret Stadium location; other players have managed to find Advanced UAVs as well.

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Call of Duty pro ZooMaa steps down from competing in CDL

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:37 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 17:47

by Jacob Hale

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New York Subliners SMG star Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparratto has announced that he’s stepping down from competing in professional Call of Duty, just days before the CDL Kickoff Classic brings the league back for the 2021 season.

ZooMaa has a storied career in Call of Duty, and has spent the last year representing his home city of New York under the Subliners, renowned for his no-nonsense yet positive attitude and incredible gameplay.

Arguably one of the best to ever grace the game, the Italian Stallion also represented major organizations such as FaZe Clan throughout his career, winning multiple championships over the years.

Now, on January 19, 2021, ZooMaa has revealed that he will be stepping down from competing in Call of Duty, citing a recurring injury in his thumb and wrist, calling recovering from it “one of the hardest things I ever had to do both physically & mentally.”

In addition, ZooMaa says that “playing through the weakness and pain in my hand just isn’t possible anymore. I don’t enjoy competing when I can’t be the ZooMaa everyone knows and loves.”

Known for his fast playstyle and often-successful flanks, ZooMaa’s gameplay and the fanfare he generates speak to the kind of player and person he has become, and his legacy is one that will remain in fans’ hearts and minds for a very long time.

In the Twitlonger posted by ZooMaa, it’s painfully clear how much this is affecting him, and were it not for his injuries we would likely be seeing him taking to the main stage once again this year and annoying every opponent he comes up against.

“It breaks my heart to step away from a game I put my heart and soul into every single day for eight years,” he explained. “Tearing up just writing this, but I don’t know what else to do at this point.”

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ZooMaa was about as passionate as they come in the Call of Duty world.

This doesn’t look like the end for ZooMaa in the CoD scene, however. He says: “I’m not sure what the future holds and will explore all options as I love this game too much to walk away completely. I look at it as one door closing and another one opening.”

Where Tommy goes next remains to be seen, but fingers crossed this isn’t the last we see of him.