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Warzone Season 6 update: patch notes, map & weapon changes, classic Gulag returns

Published: 7/Oct/2021 3:10

by Brad Norton

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Warzone Season 6 is finally upon us and the final major patch before CoD Vanguard arrives is full of drastic changes and fresh content. From the return of the classic Gulag to new weapon tuning, here’s all there is to know.

Warzone Season 6 is finally here as the popular CoD Battle Royale has changed in a number of key ways, introduced a heap of new equipment and cosmetics, all while paving the way for Vanguard’s implementation.

Not only does this seasonal update bring powerful weapons, significant map changes, and even the original gulag layout, but a few mysteries also await this time around. From the Halloween event to potential Vanguard crossovers, there’s plenty to look forward to.

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With the full patch notes now here, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about Warzone Season 6.

Warzone Season 6 release time and file sizes

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Activision
Season 6 will be live across all platforms on October 6.

Warzone Season 6 arrived on Wednesday, October 6 at 9PM PT. As soon as you’ve downloaded and installed the latest update, Season 6 and all its new content should be accessible right away.

The exact file sizes across each platform are as follows:

  • PlayStation 5:
    • 30.6 GB
  • PlayStation 4:
    • 30.6 GB
  • Xbox One Series X / S:
    • 30.1 GB
  • Xbox One:
    • 30.1 GB
  • PC:
    • 39.3 GB (Warzone Only)
    • 40.5 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

Warzone Season 6 map changes

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Activision
Stadium has been ripped open in Season 6.

As the final season with Verdansk, the original Warzone map has changed up quite a bit. Three POIs in particular have been tweaked to some degree.

First up are changes to Downtown and Stadium. Both have been impacted by seismic charges, shattering the ground as though an earthquake hit the area. Expect to see plenty of squads dropping into these hotspots early into the season.

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Next is something entirely new in Season 6 as WWII Bunkers have been scattered under Verdansk. Similar to earlier bunkers last year, these are filled with high-tier loot, so you’ll definitely want to hunt them down.

Return of the original Gulag in Warzone Season 6

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Activision
The original Gulag layout has returned with a new twist.

Perhaps the most alluring aspect of the Season 6 update is the return of the classic Gulag. After months on the sidelines as classic Black Ops maps had their layouts copied over in the Gulag, the very first design is back with a twist.

It won’t be identical to what you remember, but it should be close enough to capture the magic of the original Warzone 1v1 once again.

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New weapons arrive in Warzone Season 6

Five new weapons will be made available over the course of Season 6 in Warzone. While some are set to make an impact a few weeks in, three are available on day one.

First up is the Grav Assault Rifle available in the new Battle Pass. Similarly, the .410 Ironhide Shotgun is another free unlock in Season 6. The final addition at launch is the Battle Axe that can be earned through a unique in-game challenge.

Warzone Season 6 The Haunting Event

Warzone Season 6 The Haunting event Date, Halloween theme, rewards
Activision
The Haunting is this year’s Halloween-themed event.

Midway through Season 6, players are in store for another spooky takeover. This year’s Halloween-themed event, The Haunting, is set to frighten everyone from Tuesday, October 19 until Tuesday, November 2.

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From unique skins to a set of in-game challenges, be sure to brush up on everything in the upcoming event.

Warzone Season 6 full patch notes

MODES

Scopes and Scatterguns, The Rebirth Of…!

Get up close and personal… deal death from afar… spend a lifetime reloading between bolts… the choice is yours! Scopes and Scatterguns returns to Warzone – with a new twist.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Rebirth Resurgence
    • This mode builds upon a map and ruleset combination that we already all know and love – Rebirth Resurgence!
  • Limited Loot
    • The loot table will only include Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, and Crossbows. Aim true, Operator.
  • No Loadouts
    • No free Loadouts Drops and no purchasable Loadout in the Buy Station either! Players will have to up their scavenging game and win with what they find!
  • New Starting Weapon
    • The 1911 (BOCW) isn’t exactly a Shotgun… so Players will spawn in with the thematic Marshal (BOCW) instead.

This returning mode will go live during the second week of Season Six on October 14th. Keep an eye on our Twitter for weekly Playlist updates!

MAPS

New Points of Interest

  • Fissures
    • Explosive charges have triggered a devastating seismic event in Verdansk, forming massive cracks right through Stadium and Downtown.
  • Bunkers
    • Make your way through this system of passageways and armament rooms, find high value loot, and ascend back to the surface before anyone else does.

New Gulag, inspired by the Original

  • Look familiar? We thought so. Same rules. Slightly different arena.

GAMEPLAY

  • Loot across Verdansk has been adjusted as follows…
    • The .410 Ironhide (BOCW) and Grav (BOCW) have been added
    • New Gulag loadouts
    • New ground and Supply Box loot
  • Plunder respawn behavior has been updated to provide Players with more dynamic infiltrations.
  • The RC-XD Killstreak has been removed from all modes until further notice.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a UI issue causing the Tempered Perk to display incorrectly during Plunder matches.
  • Fixed a visual issue causing the C58 (BOCW) ejection port to not open during the firing animation.
  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing a conflict between the audio of Red Doors and Supply Boxes.
  • Fixed an issue causing Operator Bios and the “Set as Favorite” UI option to not appear when using a gamepad.
  • Fixed an issue causing Seasonal Challenges to remain grayed-out while scrolling through the menu.
  • Fixed an issue with the Krig 6 (BOCW) that would cause noticeable camera tilt while firing.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Pelington 703 (BOCW) default reticle to appear misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue causing the QBZ-83 (BOCW) to hitch when firing.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) default reticle to appear misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue causing the TEC-9 (BOCW) hipfire reticle to not match the appropriate firing mode.
  • Fixed an issue causing unintended bullet collision on the rear end of Payload Cargo Trucks.
  • Fixed an issue with the firing audio on the “Turbo Powered” Bullfrog (BOCW) Blueprint.
  • Fixed several issues related to the reload animations for both the Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) and OTs 9 (BOCW).
  • Fixed various issues that would result in Players experiencing either Dev Error 5476 or Dev Error 5573.
  • Fixed various issues with Stitch’s subtitles while near Red Doors.

UI, UX, & MORE

Regiments

  • Regiments are now frozen to ensure a smooth transition over to the new Clan-based system, coming later this year.
    • Players will now only be able to view their Regiment Roster and inspect other Players.
    • Players will no longer be able to create, manage, switch or invite others, use Regiment Tags, or receive Happy Hour rewards.
  • Loot Cards
    • The visual style of all loot cards has been updated!
    • In addition to this change, we’ve added information about the fire type of a Weapon to each loot card.
      • This will allow Players to observe if a Weapon is automatic, semi-automatic, or burst before committing to it, without having to fire test shots or lose their next engagement.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Killfeed (Time On Screen)
    • Added an option under the Accessibility menu to customize the amount of time that messages in the Killfeed stay on screen. This option is intended to support Hard of Vision, Hard of Hearing, and Cognitive Overload accessibility.
    • The setting has 5 options:
      • Off: Never show updates
      • Default: Updates show for 10 seconds
      • Medium: Updates show for 20 seconds
      • Long: Updates show for 30 seconds
      • Extended: Updates show for 60 seconds
      • Note: This will not affect the duration of disconnect notifications.
  • Mono Audio
    • Added an option under the Audio menu to adjust the degree to which the Mono Audio is applied when enabled.
    • The setting is adjusted via a slider:
      • A higher value merges sounds and sends them through left and right speakers in similar proportions.
      • A lower value reduces the applied effect and preserves directional sound.

WEAPONS

New Weapons (BOCW)

  • .410 Ironhide: Shotgun (Launch)
    • Lever-action shotgun. High damage at close range with an improved fire rate. Reliable 2-shot kill with a short 1-shot kill range.
    • Obtain the Rattler Shotgun for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 15 of the Season Six Battle Pass.
  • Grav: Assault Rifle (Launch)
    • Full-auto assault rifle. Fast firing rifle with improved range. Fastest bullet velocity in class with modest damage and moderate recoil.
    • Obtain the Grav Assault Rifle for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 31 of the Season Six Battle Pass.
  • Battle Axe: Melee (Launch)
    • Two-handed melee Weapon. Double bit axe with a straight wooden handle for powerful swings. Fell your foes and use them as kindling.
    • Obtain the Battle Axe for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone via in-game challenge or Store Bundle.
  • LAPA: Submachine Gun (In-Season)
    • Full-auto submachine gun. Lightweight prototype with reliable damage and good firing control. Improved handling and range with a slower fire rate..
    • Obtain via reward during The Haunting Event or via Blueprint in the Store.
  • Hammer & Sickle (In-Season)
    • Dual wield melee. A powerful union between industrial and agricultural tools. Demonstrate the strength of labor with deadly melee attacks at close-range.
    • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.

New Unlock Challenge Missions (BOCW)

  • EM2: Assault Rifle
    • Using Assault Rifles, rapidly kill 2 or more players in 15 different completed matches.
  • TEC-9: Submachine Gun
    • Using SMGs, get 2 Headshot kills in 15 different completed matches.

Weapon Changes

We are pleased with the level of Weapon variety we are seeing across Verdansk. However, we still feel there are some persistent outliers that could stand to be addressed. Outlined below are a few deceptively impactful changes to assist in further widening the pool of viable Weapons.

Assault Rifles 

  • C58 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased
  • EM2 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased

Light Machine Guns 

  • MG 82 (BOCW)
    • Gun Kick increased
    • Recoil increased
    • Reload interrupt time increased
    • Raise interrupt time increased
  • Light Machine Gun Alpha (BOCW)
    • Gun Kick increased
    • Recoil increased

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment Changes

» Lasers «

  • Tiger Team Spotlight
    • Movement Speed multiplier decreased from 3.2% to 3%
    • ADS Movement Speed multiplier decreased from 3.2% to 3%

» Magazines «

  • OTs 9 (BOCW)
    • Spetsnaz 40 Rnd
      • ADS Speed multiplier decreased from .85 to .835
      • Reload Time decreased from 2.6 to 2.7 seconds
      • Reload Empty Time decreased from 3 to 3.1 seconds
    • VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
      • ADS Speed multiplier decreased from .8 to .78
      • Reload Time decreased from 1.93 to 2.11 seconds
      • Reload Empty Time decreased from 2.23 to 2.32 seconds

PRESTIGE

eason Six offers four additional Prestiges to achieve across the first 200 levels, as well as a new Weapon Blueprint:

  • Level 50
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 100
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 150
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 190
    • All Season Challenges Available
  • Level 200
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
  • Levels 250–1,000
    • New Prestige Key every 50 levels