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Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update: Full patch notes, Iron Trials mode, Numbers event

Published: 9/Sep/2021 3:15 Updated: 9/Sep/2021 3:24

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s next installation is now upon us as the devs have revealed the full patch notes for Season 5 Reloaded. It turns out Verdansk is getting new modes, an event, Judge Dredd, and more.

The roadmap for Season 5 Reloaded in Warzone is full of content, specifically in ways to play. There’s the return of the Clash mode, as well as a new mode Iron Trials ‘84 and a new seasonal event.

Like many of the game’s past seasonal events, there are cosmetics and a new melee weapon to be earned from the new event, and there’s also a Calling Card to be earned from winning Iron Trials.

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Oh and Judge Dredd is now here too. The Judge Dredd. Here are the full patch notes.

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded: Clash & Iron Trials ’84 modes

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A teaser shot of the Iron Trials mode.

While a revamped version of Warzone Rumble’s 50v50 mode is returning with Clash, players might be more intrigued by the brand-new offering that arrived with Season 5 Reloaded: Iron Trials ’84.

The mode alters base health and regeneration, while removing free loadout drops and changing the Gulag to remove troll equipment, akimbo weapons, and semi- or full-auto shotguns. Overall, those adjustments are all part of a plan to alter the game fundamentally — which is reflected in vague “changes to environmental elements.”

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded: The Numbers Seasonal event

More information has also been revealed about The Numbers event, The seasonal event will begin on on September 21 at 10 AM PT and feature a variety of challenges, mostly surrounding the Mobile Broadcast Stations.

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By completing in-game tasks, players will be able to earn quick in-game cash and a variety of new cosmetics. Additionally, those who complete the full series of challenges (in Warzone or Black Ops Cold War) will unlock the new Sai melee weapon.

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded: Judge Dredd & Hudson Operators

Hudson has finally made his Warzone debut with Season 5 Reloaded, but he’ll be joined by a previously teased, wholly surprising new addition: Judge Dredd.

While Hudson is a known member of NATO, with ties to Adler and Co., Dredd is a different sort of newcomer. Dubbed “judge, jury, and executioner,” the new Operator will come in a bundle with two skins — including a comic book-stylized, cel-shaded variant in black and white.

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The preview of Judge Dredd’s Warzone skin.

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded full patch notes

Warzone Playlists

Week of September 9th

  • Verdansk
    • BR
      • Solos
      • Duos
      • Trios
      • Quads
    • Clash
  • Rebirth Island
    • Resurgence
      • Trios
      • Quads

Week of September 16th

  • Verdansk
    • BR
      • Solos
      • Trios
      • Quads
    • Iron Trials ’84
      • Duos
    • Blood Money
      • Quads
    • Clash
  • Rebirth Island
    • Resurgence
      • Quads

Week of September 23rd

  • Verdansk
    • BR
      • Solos
      • Duos
      • Trios
      • Quads
    • Iron Trials ’84
      • Duos
  • Rebirth Island
    • Resurgence
      • Quads
  • What else? We’ll let you choose from a few options! Keep an eye on our Twitter for updates.

Week of September 30th

  • Verdansk
    • BR
      • Duos
      • Trios
      • Quads
    • Buy Backs
      • Solos
    • Plunder
      • Trios
  • Rebirth Island
    • Resurgence Extreme
      • TBD
  • And the return of a mode not seen in quite some time!

Warzone Events

The Numbers, A Limited-Time Event (Begins Sept. 21)

“16… 11… 1… 9… 21…”

Those brave enough to investigate the Mobile Broadcast Stations scattered across Verdansk will receive the following incentives:

  • An instant $5,000 Cash bonus in the current match
  • For each unique Mobile Broadcast Station activated during the event, you will receive an exclusive reward such as a Sticker, Calling Card, or Charm, in addition to some XP
  • Complete all of the Challenges in the Numbers Event in either Warzone or Cold War to unlock the Sai melee weapon.

This event will also include a set of nine challenges within Warzone, which are based around the active Mobile Broadcast Stations in Season Five Reloaded. Through these challenges, you can unlock even more cosmetic rewards, as well as more rewards and another arcade cabinet game for your collection by completing event challenges in Black Ops Cold War. Unlock the first-ever event reward weapon, the Sai, by completing a full set of nine challenges in either game starting Sept. 21.

Warzone Modes

Clash (Launch)

This is Team Deathmatch on an epic scale: 50 v 50, all your loadouts accessible, Ping and Armor System, Cash, Buy Stations, and Vehicles from both the regular Battle Royale and Plunder modes.

Get ready for the biggest team fights in Warzone and consider updating those Loadouts – you’ll have access to them right off the drop, allowing you to use those go-to armaments or level up and complete camo challenges for weapons from Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare.

Iron Trials ‘84 (In-Season)

The rules have changed.

Last week, we gave you a first look at some of the fundamental changes coming to Verdansk via this new Mode:

  • Altered Health and Regeneration
  • Removal of Loadout Drops
  • New Gulag Rules
  • Adjusted Environmental Hazards
  • Classified Weapons

Here are three additional changes to expect:

  • Field Upgrades
    • Dead Silence and Stopping Power have been removed. Leave the pocket sand on the playground.
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Can only one-shot to the head within 30 meters. You’re gonna have to get up close and personal with the competition.
  • Vehicles
    • ATVs and Dirt Bikes only. You’ll need to dispatch your foes the old fashioned way. Plan your drops carefully and rotate early.

And as mentioned, those who place first will receive the exclusive Calling Card!

Warzone Map changes

Mobile Broadcast Stations

The previously dormant Mobile Broadcast Stations seem to be stirring. It is suspected that they will soon begin amplifying the “Dragovich Program” tapes – A.K.A. the Numbers broadcasts – across the region.

Red Doors

We’ve received reports of new, unusual activity in the Red Door rooms. Operators have been asked to investigate.

Warzone Gameplay changes

  • Loot that spawns across Verdansk has been adjusted as follows…
    • New Gulag loadouts
    • New pre-match loadouts
    • New ground and Supply Box loot

Warzone Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a visual issue causing Player models to appear to have two left hands after free falling with any akimbo Weapon equipped.
  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed collision issues with various elements across both Verdansk and Rebirth Island that allowed Loadout Drops to fall through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to not receive the squad wipe notification when finishing the last member of an enemy squad.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to remain stuck in the blank tablet screen while using the RX-XD Killstreak.
  • Fixed an issue causing the audio for certain Finishing Moves to not play properly.
  • Fixed an issue causing Thermite damage to persist upon redeployment after exiting the Gulag.
  • Fixed an issue where a Bounty Contract would display placeholder text.
  • Fixed an issue where a Squad Wipe wouldn’t count if the last enemy was holding a Self-Revive.
  • Fixed an issue where Players could regenerate Armor Plates while using the Tempered perk.
  • Fixed an issue where Revive and Self-Revive times were incorrect in Private Matches.
  • Fixed an issue where some Calling Cards were displaying placeholder text.
  • Fixed an issue where trying to customize Reticles would send Players back to the Main Menu.
  • Fixed incorrect Blueprint labeling of various Attachments in the Gunsmith Customs.
  • Fixed the Reticle alignment for the Swiss K31 (BOCW) “Roman Standard” Blueprint.
  • Fixed the visual scaling of the Swiss K31 (BOCW) Diamond Camo.
  • Fixed various issues causing the inspect animation on some Blueprints to not work properly.

Warzone weapon changes

New Weapon

  • Sai: Melee (BOCW)
    • During The Numbers Limited-Time Event starting Sept. 21, those who complete all nine challenges within Warzone or Black Ops Cold War will receive this new functional melee Weapon.

Weapon Changes

While assessing the power level of BOCW Weapons, we have observed some disparities between ease of use and efficacy. The Krig 6 (BOCW) has shown an impressive performance at just about every engagement range. While we believe it is important to have a wide array of Weapons which can be utilized by players of all skill levels — it is critical to the health of the game that their effectiveness scales appropriately with the skill required to wield them. If players can be as effective with a Weapon that is pinpoint accurate that has a marginally slower Time to Kill potential than the hardest to wield Weapons, why would they choose another? As we continue to address these Weapons, we will also be making adjustments to BOCW attachments that offer Recoil Control. We feel these changes will provide a fairer, more diverse long-range landscape.

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Assault Rifles

  • C58 (BOCW)
    • Recoil adjusted
  • EM2 (BOCW)
    • Base Optic eye position retracted
  • Assault Rifle Bravo (MW)
    • Upper Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1
  • Groza (BOCW)
    • Sprint to Fire Speed increased by 15%
  • Krig 6 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 29
    • Mid Damage now 25
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 25 to 23
    • Weapon Kick adjusted

Light Machine Guns

  • Light Machine Gun Alpha (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased slightly

Tactical Rifles

  • Tactical Rifle Charlie (BOCW)
    • Recoil decreased
  • DMR 14 (BOCW)
    • Recoil adjusted
  • M16 (BOCW)
    • Weapon Kick decreased
  • Type 63 (BOCW)
    • Headshot Multiplier decreased from 2.1 to 1.58
    • Neck Multiplier increased from 1.2 to 1.58
    • Upper Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.2 to 1
    • Lower Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1
    • Weapon Kick decreased

Submachine Guns

  • Submachine Gun Charlie (MW) with 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 34 to 31
  • OTs 9 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage Range decreased by 6.2%
  • PPSh-41 (BOCW)
    • Weapon Kick adjusted
    • ADS Sway adjusted

Sniper Rifles

  • Swiss K31 (BOCW)
    • Recoil adjusted
  • ZRG 20mm (BOCW)
    • Recoil adjusted

Warzone attachment changes

Barrels

  • Assault Rifles
    • Ranger/Liberator/GRU Composite
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 10% to 8%
    • Reinforced Heavy/VDV Reinforced/Contour
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 5% to 4%
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 5% to 4%
    • Takedown/Contour M2
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 10% to 8%
    • Task Force/Spetsnaz RPK/CMV Mil-Spec
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 10% to 8%
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 10% to 8%
  • Light Machine Guns
    • Match Grade
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 5% to 4%
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 5% to 4%
    • Task Force
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 10% to 8%
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 10% to 8%
  • Tactical Rifles
    • DMR 14 (BOCW)
      • 16.3” Titanium
        • Damage Range decrease reduced from 25% to 20%
        • Rate of Fire increase reduced from 16.7% to 15%

Rear Grips

  • Assault Rifles
    • Groza (BOCW)
      • Serpent Grip
        • ADS Speed increase reduced from 9% to 7%

New Warzone Operators

  • Hudson: NATO (In-Season)
    • Get Hudson as part of an upcoming Store Bundle, to be released following the launch of Season Five Reloaded.
  • Judge Dredd (In-Season)
    • A limited-time Tracer Pack: Judge Dredd Store Bundle will include:
      • Two Legendary Beck Skins:
        • “Judge Dredd”
        • “Comic Strip”
      • Three Weapon Blueprints:
        • “Quick Judgement” Submachine Gun
        • “Arbitrator Rifle” Assault Rifle
        • “Lawgiver” Handgun
      • One Finishing Move:
        • “Incendiary”
      • One Weapon Charm:
        • “Book of Law”
      • One Wrist Accessory:
        • “Judge’s Watch”
      • One Animated Calling Card
      • One Animed Emblem

Warzone Update Sizes

  • PlayStation 5:
    • 5 GB
  • PlayStation 4:
    • 5 GB
  • Xbox One Series X / S:
    • 5.9 GB
  • Xbox One:
    • 5.9 GB
  • PC:
    • 6.4 GB (Warzone Only)
    • 7.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)