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How to play Modern Warfare Season 5 free multiplayer access in Warzone

Published: 6/Aug/2020 20:09 Updated: 7/Aug/2020 9:19

by Tanner Pierce

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Infinity Ward has announced a brand new Modern Warfare free multiplayer weekend for Warzone players who don’t own the full game. Here’s everything you need to know about it, including how to play it, what maps are included, and more.

Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 5 is finally out and fans have been diving into all the new changes and additions. That being said, if you’re a free Warzone player, you only have half as much content to experience as people who own the full game.

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Free multiplayer weekends for the game are nothing new at this point. Infinity Ward likes to allow free Warzone players a chance to dive into the game’s premium multiplayer on a semi-regular basis, with the developer holding these free weekends every couple of months.

When is the Modern Warfare Season 5 free multiplayer weekend?

According to the announcement, the promotion kicks off on Friday, August 7 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET and will run until the same time on Wednesday, August 12, making this the longest such free access period in Modern Warfare.

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How to access the free multiplayer weekend

In order to get access to this promotion, you must first download, if you haven’t already, the free Warzone game from your respective platform store, whether it be on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.

After it’s downloaded, all you need to do is head into the game and the free playlist should appear in the Warzone menu. It’s as simple as that.

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Players will have access to Shipment, Shoot House, Suldal Harbor, Petrov Oil Rig, and Cheshire Park during the free weekend.

Available maps and modes

According to Infinity Ward, the free multiplayer weekend will include five multiplayer maps: Suldal Harbor, Petrov Oil Rig, Shoot House, Shipment, and Cheshire Park, the first two of which debuted at the start of Season 5.

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In addition, players will be able to play Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination, and Hardpoint. These are the standard game modes that appear in “moshpit” playlists, so their inclusion here is no surprise.

Finally, Infinity Ward are also activating the “Triple Feed” promo, which means that Double XP, Double Weapon XP, and Double Battle Pass Tier Progression, which will be live from August 7-10, a bit shorter than the free MP access period.

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Players will have access to the free multiplayer weekend for longer than an actual weekend, as its running from August 7 to August 12.

The purpose of this free access weekend is to allow players who just have Warzone to level up any weapons at a much faster rate since multiplayer matches are much better for unlocking attachments and going for camos.

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This is perfect for those who want to try out the Season 5’s new ISO SMG and AN-94 assault rifle and to upgrade them quickly so they can use the guns in Verdansk.

So if you fall into this category, make sure to not pass up on this opportunity. Even if you’re not a fan of MP, it’ll be much easier for you to take advantage of the free access to further bolster your Warzone loadouts.

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H3CZ acquires OpTic Gaming from Immortals: Report

Published: 1/Oct/2020 16:30 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 17:40

by Jacob Hale

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Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has reportedly acquired OpTic Gaming in a deal separate from his ties with NRG Esports, where he currently serves as co-CEO.

The deal reportedly sees H3CZ set to occupy the Los Angeles Call of Duty League spot held by OpTic Gaming, an organization he created and built before its sale in June 2019, in which Immortals Gaming Club acquired OpTic parent company, Infinite, in a deal valued at around $100m.

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According to Esports Observer, the acquisition is still pending League approval, and H3CZ himself “intends to divest to interested esports organizations.” This is likely a compulsory step due to ownership rules of the CDL preventing H3CZ having ownership in more than one team in the league.

As the original report says, “sources close to the deal have come forward stating that after negotiations spanning a little over a month, Rodriguez purchased the OpTic Gaming IP in its entirety.”

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H3CZ HuntsmenH3CZ currently serves as co-CEO of NRG Esports and their CDL team, Chicago Huntsmen.

This would mean that H3CZ owns every asset and resource under the OpTic Gaming umbrella, and that negotiations likely started taking place around the time of the Call of Duty League Championship in late-August.

His ties with Chicago Huntsmen are expected to remain intact, so where the CDL spot occupied by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles goes remains to be seen, though commissioner Johanna Faries has recently insisted that there is “great demand” for expansion slots — so one lucky team might just get their wish.

Naturally, fans want to see the likes of Nadeshot and his 100 Thieves organization find his way back into the Call of Duty League, but after his decision not to buy-in at the start of its inaugural year, it’s impossible to speculate whether he would have had a change of heart since then.

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We have reached out to H3CZ for comment.