Activision’s integration of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War brought a load of new content to the game in Season 1, and now we’ve finally been able to jump into Warzone Season 2 update. If you want tips and tricks to be equipped next time you jump in, we’ve got you covered here.
On launch day, we kept you on top of all the live updates as they happened for all things Warzone. On Day 1, we posted everything you need to be equipped properly for battle, including guides, news, leaks and reactions from streamers and fans – seen below.
Warzone Season 2 essentials
- Warzone Season 2 update patch notes
- Warzone Season 2 map changes
- Season 2 battle pass tiers and rewards
- What’s new in Black Ops Cold War Season 2?
- LC-10 Warzone loadout guide
- FARA 83 Warzone loadout guide
Warzone Season 2 Launch day: As it happened
NICKMERCS on Season 2
February 26, 10:00am GMT After comparing the Call of Duty battle royale to Fortnite and other games that are regularly updated, YouTuber NICKMERCS has went on a huge rant about Season 2. Check this out below, but his verdict is not that it’s horrible – but “HORRIBLE…”
Is the end near for Verdansk?
February 26, 4:00am GMT Following the release of Season 2, a new leak suggests Verdansk could be into its final phase – and will be destroyed by a nuclear explosion at some stage in the season. Based on how map changes have happened in this and other games, the end of the current season would make sense.
For more information there, check out our article from Brad Norton.
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.
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.
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!
Gas damage change
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.
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.
Best LC-10 Warzone class
February 25, 12:58pm GMT One of the new weapons, the LC-10, is a submachine gun that can tear through your opponents with ease. Especially if you have our recommended class built out!
- Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
- Barrel: 13.9” Task Force
- Stock: Raider Stock
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
- Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd
Here’s our LC-10 Warzone loadout guide, courtesy of James Busby. Inside is more details, including best perks, equipment and tips.
We also have an LC-10 class guide for Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, written by Jacob Hale.
FaZe Swagg Twitch milestone
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!
Have your say #WarzoneSeason2
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.
@CallofDuty Warzone’s electrical storm created a time vortex that allowed the freighter ship from 80’s to rip into modern warzone Season Two!!!Bermuda Triangle in the Warzone house! Nice touch @Treyarch @RavenSoftware !#Warzone #CallofDuty #warzoneseason2 pic.twitter.com/QslhgQ1WPH
— Ballistic Bee (@BeeBallistic) February 25, 2021
It looks like glitches are still very much a thing, sadly.
Best FARA 83 Warzone loadout
February 25, 11:30am GMT Looking to give the FARA 83 a go in Warzone? Here’s the best loadout to try out when you jump in.
- Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
- Barrel: 15.5” Contour
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
- Ammunition: Salvo 60 Rnd Fast Mag
- Perk 1: EOD
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
Warzone Silo locations
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.
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.
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.
February 25, 10:29am GMT Finally, a new major patch has been released in Warzone – and things have certainly been shaken up!
Notable changes include the following:
- Ship POI added
- New weapons: FARA 83 & LC-10
- New Warzone modes: Rebirth Island Resurgence Extreme & Exfiltration
- Zombies Outbreak challenge
- Double XP weekend starting Feb 26
If you’re looking for a quick summary of everything that’s changed for the new Season 2 update, check out the full patch notes here.