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Modern Warfare Season 5 trailer: Warzone map changes, new MP maps, more

Published: 3/Aug/2020 18:23 Updated: 3/Aug/2020 22:46

by Albert Petrosyan

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Activision and Infinity Ward have released the Season 5 trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, giving fans a glimpse of what’s coming next in the multiplayer and battle royale.

Season 5 may arguably be the most highly-anticipated chapter of Modern Warfare and Warzone, as players are expecting some major moves from developers Infinity Ward in terms of adding and making changes to the game.

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Activision rolled out the trailer for the new season on August 3, and as expected, it’s full of promise that the next wave of in-game content will be both plentiful and impactful.

When does Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 5 release?

Season 5 is set to kick off on Wednesday, August 5 at 2 AM PT (11 PM PT on August 4) for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. PS4 users are reporting that a 34-36GB update is already available for pre-download, but you won’t be able to install it until the new season launches.

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Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 5 trailer

What’s new?

Warzone

It’s been a good few months since Warzone made its surprise debut back in March, but more and more players were expressing that the popular battle royale may have started to grow a bit stale.

It appears that Infinity Ward are taking a big step in addressing those concerns, as Season 5 looks like it’s going to be the biggest one in terms of what changes and additions are coming to Verdansk.

First of all, the Stadium location, which has been inaccessible thus far, will finally be opened, as the trailer above shows the rooftop being blown away and revealing a sprawling POI inside.

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Infinity WardThe Warzone Stadium is finally going to open up in Season 5!

It’s also hard to miss the massive new train that’s been added to the map, which looks like it’ll both carry loot for players to pick up and also offer them a way to traverse around the map quickly, and perhaps allow them to play more aggressively.

Infinity WardThe new train on the Warzone map will allow players to travel around the map more quickly.

There’s also the matter of the new ziplines, which were teased briefly but long enough to indicate that they will be used as an alternative access point to the rooftops of some of the taller structures in Verdansk, such as the Stadium and other high-rise skyscrapers.

This is likely in response to the growing complaints from the community that too many players camp rooftops in Warzone, and some of those areas have only one or two predictable ways to get up there so it can be hard to challenge them.

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Infinity WardNew ziplines will make higher areas and rooftops a lot more accessible.

Multiplayer

Don’t worry multiplayer fans, Season 5 isn’t all about Warzone. In fact, there’s quite a bit of new content for you to enjoy, such as two new maps for 6v6 playlists, one for Ground War, and one more for Gunfight.

The 6v6 maps are called Suldal Harbor and Petrov Oil Rig, the Gunfight one Livestock, while the Ground War map is Verdansk International Airport, themed after the massive location on the battle royale map.

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Infinity WardThe new Suldal Harbor 6v6 multiplayer map in Modern Warfare Season 5.
Infinity WardThe new Petrov Oil Rig 6v6 multiplayer map in Modern Warfare Season 5.
Infinity WardThe new Verdanks Int. Airport Ground War multiplayer map in Modern Warfare Season 5.
Infinity WardThe new Livestock Gunfight map in Modern Warfare Season 5.

We also know that the brand new Shadow Company faction will be making its debut, complete with three Operators that will come as part of the Battle Pass.

In addition, as per usual, a minimum of two new weapons will be introduced, and while technically they haven’t been announced officially, it’s highly that they’ll be remakes of the AN-94 assault rifle and ACP9 Submachine gun, although probably labeled with different names.

Infinity WardBased on this official image, the two new guns for Season 5 will likely be the AN-94 assault rifle and ACP9 SMG.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we will be providing all the latest news, leaks, patch notes, and everything else having to do with Season 5 both pre- and post-launch.

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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.