When is Modern Warfare Season 2? Season One end date, battle pass, more - Dexerto
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When is Modern Warfare Season 2? Season One end date, battle pass, more

Published: 28/Jan/2020 22:06

by Andy Williams

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Now Infinity Ward have confirmed the extension of Modern Warfare’s first season, we look ahead to Season Two and what could be in-store for Call of Duty fans everywhere.

Modern Warfare’s first season brought a plethora of goodies for Call of Duty players. Two new Operators, two brand-new weapons, four additional Spec Ops missions alongside a host of new maps and modes, Infinity Ward most definitely got the ball rolling with their new season-based content model. 

Following the announcement of the Season One extension (until February 11), players have been itching to get their hands on next season’s Battle Pass. But what exactly has Infinity Ward got up their sleeve for Season Two?

Modern Warfare's Season One roadmap.
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Infinity Ward have their work cut-out if they plan on topping Season One.

Season Two release date

With Season One set to end after a 10-week lifespan, it is presumed that there will be a straight swap of the baton — meaning that Season Two should start on Tuesday, February 11 to coincide with the first season’s end.

Since there has been no official word from either Activision or Infinity Ward, the exact time and size of the update are yet to be revealed, although MW patches usually go live around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.

Battle Royale in Season Two?

Players have been anticipating the release of a Modern Warfare Battle Royale ever since a data miner leaked the mode from the game files back in November 2019. 

According to YouTuber ‘TheGamingRevolution,’ a source from Infinity Ward reportedly suggested that the sought-after game mode had been delayed to coincide with Season One’s end date as it “needs more time” — which would justify the two-week extension. 

While leaks suggest that a Battle Royale could indeed be on the cards in the forthcoming season, no official information has surfaced on how close the game mode is to completion. Heck, perhaps the strings of code are all a ruse to steer data miners away from a bigger picture altogether?

Leaked Modern Warfare Battle Royale loading screen.
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A supposed loading screen from Modern Warfare’s Battle Royale, per TheGamingRevolution.

Season Two Battle Pass

As per Modern Warfare’s first season, there will likely be one free and one paid iteration of the Season Two Battle Pass. 

There will be over 100-tiers worth of content for players grinding through the paid version, which will cost players 1,000 COD Points. 

As per TheGamingRevolution’s video and various in-game easter eggs, Ghost, the iconic character from the MW series, looks set to be added as an Operator at some point during Season Two.

Additional leaked content in the strings of the game files includes two new game modes (One in the Chamber and All of Nothing) alongside the blueprints of what looks like a Ballistic Knife. 

Potential Season Two maps

Season One welcomed plenty of new maps, including some golden oldies from the original Modern Warfare. A previous leak uncovered a shed load of maps in the game files

Some of the maps from the previously leaked list have now made an appearance in the game, so here’s a list of the maps which are yet to surface. Notably, fans will be especially excited to see Modern Warfare 2’s iconic close-quarters map Rust still in the pipeline!

  • Aniyah Tac 
  • Dam
  • Krovnik Farmland
  • Hospital
  • Layover
  • Lowline
  • Lumber
  • Malyshev
  • Milbase
  • Oasis 
  • Port 
  • Prison 
  • Rivne
  • Slums
  • Stadium
  • Sub Base 
  • Super 
  • Urzikstan 
  • Torez
  • Transit
  • TV Station
  • Faridah
  • Rust
  • Takedown
  • Borderline
  • Smetna Farms (Ground War)

Since nothing has been officially confirmed by Infinity Ward, we are entirely reliant on leaks of information and/or easter eggs — which, as always, should be taken with a pinch of salt. 

Be sure to bookmark this page as we keep it updated with all of the latest information relating to Modern Warfare’s next big content drop.

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Black Ops Cold War is reportedly bricking PS5s

Published: 3/Dec/2020 17:40

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players may want to avoid playing Black Ops Cold War on their next-gen PlayStation 5s as reports are surfacing that the game is bricking consoles.

While the latest entry in the long-running CoD series had been met with praise, there have been some notable issues with the game, especially when it pertains to new hardware.

Aside from the issues players may be having with maps such as Miami or camo challenges the community deems unfair, there is a major problem with the game breaking PS5s.

In a now-viral post on Reddit, one user described their experience with the FPS and how it damaged their system.

BOCW NukeTown
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You can’t play Nuketown if your console is bricked.

“Game has hard crashed the entire console, only game that had been crashing for me on the PS5,” WillHar270 wrote. “Now when I turn it on none of my games will load without crashing and when games do start to load up the screen fills up with flickering and glitching pixels before the console goes dead.”

“If Cold War is crashing your PS5, DO NOT PLAY IT, it will damage your system, in particular for me my GPU,” they further warned.

According to the gamer, after trying everything from a factory reset to even installing system software off a USB drive, nothing worked to fix the console.

Cold War has bricked my PS5 from blackopscoldwar

Luckily, after contacting Sony, the company reportedly explained that this issue has been happening for others, always with BOCW serving as the lone culprit. As such, the player was able to send their PS5 back and will receive a replacement in a fortnight.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing the issue or if Activision or Sony is to blame, but it should be noted that bricking isn’t limited to just PS5s.

As Dexerto previously reported, Cold War was also causing Xbox Series X bricking problems, which were addressed by the devs.

car on fire in BOCW
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Dreams of playing next-gen consoles are going up in flames.

“We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres claimed. However, no further update was made.

Hopefully, a patch is released soon that can prevent these fatal crashes from occurring so players can enjoy the game without worrying about their console bricking.