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Everything in Warzone Season 5: map changes, weapons, perks, Red Doors, more

Published: 13/Aug/2021 8:00 Updated: 13/Aug/2021 7:55

by Brad Norton

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Warzone Season 5 is upon us and we’ve got the early rundown on everything there is to know. From map changes to new weapons and rewards, here’s everything included in the latest patch.

With Season 4 now in the rearview mirror, we’ve finally got a new update in Warzone.  While the usual assortment of weapons and cosmetics are stealing the spotlight, there’s more to Season 5 than first meets the eye.

From map changes to an entirely new battle pass, here’s everything included in Warzone Season 5.


Warzone Season 5 essentials


Warzone Season 5 officially went live on Friday, August 13.

The previous Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass was set to expire on Monday, August 9. Therefore, many assumed Season 5 would launch immediately after. However, Activision tends to release the biggest Warzone updates on Thursdays instead.

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So after much anticipation, the developers initially confirmed that Thursday, August 12 would mark the beginning of Warzone Season 5. However, an unforeseen delay pushed the Season 5 patch back by 24 hours.

The new content actually went live on Friday, August 13.

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Warzone Season 5 trailer

The first official Warzone Season 5 trailer was revealed on August 4. During this two-minute cutscene, a new hacker character was seen uploading a dangerous signal. Once active, this signal appeared to work as some form of mind control, turning allies against one another.

There’s no telling how this may destabilize the situation in Verdansk just yet, though fans weren’t all too pleased by this “tone-deaf” reveal. Featuring a hacker in the new trailer when hacking issues run rampant in Warzone led to a whole new wave of backlash.

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Warzone Season 5 map changes

While Season 4 didn’t provide many noteworthy changes around Verdansk or Rebirth Island, Season 5 has Mobile Broadcast Stations on the way, along with a big surprise. 

Similar to the crashed satellites in Season 4, Mobile Broadcast Stations aren’t new POIs directly. Instead, a number of areas will have these vehicles appearing over time, “differing from match to match.”

Further into the season, one unique addition appears to be on the way. “Operators should look for [REDACTED] when it arrives within Verdansk,” the patch notes teased. We’ll have to wait and see what this looks like.

Warzone Season 5 gameplay
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Mobile Broadcast Stations are on the way in Season 5.

Warzone Season 5 new weapons

With each and every season comes a range of new weapons. That trend is expected to continue in Season 5 with new guns on the way.

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Throughout Season 4 Warzone received a new SMG, AR, LMG, melee weapon, and even a Nail Gun. After plenty of speculation, we now know which guns will be coming in Season 5: the EM2 AR, TEC-9 SMG, Marshal Pistol (a quasi-shotgun), and Cane Melee weapon.

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A handful of new guns are sure to offset the meta in Warzone Season 5.

Warzone Season 5 Battle Pass

No different from every seasonal update in recent years, Warzone Season 5 brings its own Battle Pass. With 100-tiers of new content on the horizon, players can expect new Operators, Blueprints, vehicle skins, and more — including some of the new weapons.

As always, the new Battle Pass will provide free rewards along with a premium track to boot.

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