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When is Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 6? Start date, time, more

Published: 24/Sep/2020 16:38 Updated: 24/Sep/2020 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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Season 6 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is just around the corner, so, it’s time to look ahead to what Infinity Ward has planned for both multiplayer and Warzone battle royale.

Though Modern Warfare is coming to the end of its cycle, and fans are already looking forward to getting their hands on Black Ops Cold War, there is still at least one season of new content to complete. 

Season 6 is set to follow where Season 5 left off after the Shadow Company arrived in Verdansk, Stadium was blown wide open, and secrets were left to be uncovered.

So, here is everything we know about Season 6 so far, including the release date, potential new Operators, modes, and even fresh weapons. 

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Warzone underwent some huge changes in Season 5, but Season 6 should be bigger.

Warzone Season 6 date and start time

The sixth season of Modern Warfare and Warzone has been given a confirmed start date of Tuesday, September 29. Recent updates have taken place at around 11pm PT (2am ET / 7am BST), so expect it to go live around that time.

This date, which comes just a day after the Season 5 battle pass is due to expire, was confirmed by the Call of Duty League’s Minnesota Rokkr after they announced their Rokkr Royale event. 

The exact start time of the new season is not confirmed and there’s no time set in stone seeing as updates have come out in the early hours of the morning and mid-afternoon. So, it’s a case of wait and see. 

Who will be Warzone’s Season 6 operator?

Each new season has brought a new Operator to Modern Warfare and Warzone – and Season 6 should be no different, despite the fact that it comes right at the end of the cycle. 

Previously, we’ve seen iconic Modern Warfare characters like Captain Price, Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley, and the villainous Shadow Company. Now, in Season 6, we see two new Operators entering the fold in Farah and Nikolai.

Both will be available on the Season 6 Battle Pass: Farah at Tier 0, as soon as you purchase the pass, while Nikolai is actually on the opposite end as a Tier 100 unlock.

What will the new weapons be?

On top of these major additions, we should also see a new weapon for both multiplayer and Warzone, with the latter also getting a loot pool shake-up in one way or another.

The AS VAL assault rifle has already been confirmed to be coming to the game, and there have been rumors about the R700 sniper and AA-12 shotgun making their way to Verdansk, too.

New Warzone subway system

As shown in the new trailer for Season 6, it looks like Verdansk is going to be getting a fully-fledged underground subway system.

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Warzone’s new subway system is yet another mode of transportation for players.

After the cargo train that arrived at the start of Season 5, it looks like Activision are going one step further by adding a fully-fledged transportation system linking parts of the map.

We already got a glimpse of what these subway stops might look like thanks to a structure seen during the CDL Championship Weekend broadcast in August, but it looks like they’re spread across the following locations:

  • Verdansk International Airport
  • Verdansk Stadium
  • Gorengard Lumber Yard
  • Downtown Tavorsk District
  • Barakett Promenade East
  • Verdansk Train Station
  • Torsk Bloc

Will Warzone Season 6 bring a night map?

Previous leaks have hinted at Warzone getting a nighttime mode called Nightfall, but up to now, it’s been purely speculation and hype – just like the apparent addition of zombies roaming Verdansk too. 

Given that there’s not too much more else that could be added to Warzone, aside from the previously revealed Verdansk Metro system, we may well see it in Season 6 as well. 

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The Nightfall mode has been rumored by a number of CoD leakers.

There will also be plenty of new cosmetics for players to get their hands on – including new character, vehicle, and weapon skins, new charms, and even sprays. We’ll just have to wait and see what Activision has in store.

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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale

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Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.