The Season 5 update for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone is almost here, as Activision recently gave a peek at the upcoming content. Call of Duty MW2 Season 5 update is coming with new gameplay content, be it new maps, weapons, operators, or anything else. Furthermore, developers are also planning to launch multiple events during MW2 Season 5.
Players curious about the upcoming collectibles can also rejoice as Modern Warfare 2 Season 5 will mark an in-game celebration 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Therefore, players can expect the launch of exclusive operator bundles of the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, and 21 Savage. Readers can learn more about Call of Duty MW2 Season 5 release date and content in the following section.
Call of Duty MW2 Season 5: Release Date and Time
Call of Duty Warzone and MW2 Season 5 will launch on all platforms on August 2, 2023, at 9:00 am PT / 4:00 pm UTC / 9:30 pm IST. Here’s everything from maps to operators that players can expect from the launch of Call of Duty Warzone and MW2 Season 5:
Punta Mar will be a new core map addition based in Las Almas that offers multiple alleys and side streets alongside shops and residential areas, built over a hill-like steep terrain. The area is centered around a cobblestone street and allows enough space to players to showcase their maneuverability over streets, alleyways, and rooftops. At the same time, the availability of buildings and structures provides enough room for players to camp and lurk.
The famous map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) will now be a part of Modern Warfare 2 after the MW2 Season 5 update. It will arrive in the game as a core map addition with slight adjustments, which players will see after the launch of the new season.
Unlike the previous two, Lounge will serve as an exclusive map for Gunfight and provide the thrill of close-quarter scuffles within a club. One can keep fighting in the main chamber or hold the balcony area to observe the fight. However, the compact size of the map doesn’t allow players to rest much.
Canal will be another Gunfight-exclusive addition, where the action occurs in and around a brewery beside a canal. However, unlike most Gunfight maps, the upcoming MW2 Season 5 addition will be more spacious and allow players to take different tactical positions at the canal bridge, boat, or anywhere else within the premises.
DRC – Zone 1
DRC – Zone 1 will be a core map addition in MW2 Season 5, which players will be able to access around the mid-season. According to developers, the upcoming MW2 Season 5 map will be located around the Visitor Center in the shadow of the DRC research campus’ Building 21. Developers have kept DRC – Zone 1 compact to allow more high-octane fast-paced fights.
Here are the game modes that players will get to see after the Call of Duty MW2 Season 5 update:
- Havoc: Expected to arrive with MW2 Season 5 launch
- Big Capture the Flag: Expected to arrive with MW2 Season 5 launch
- Gunfight Variant – Gunfight Custom: Expected to arrive with MW2 Season 5 launch
- Gunfight Variant – Gunfight Snipers: Expected to arrive Mid-Season
- Gunfight Variant – Armored Gunfight: Expected to arrive In-Season
- Faceoff (4v4): Expected to arrive Mid-Season
Vondel Champion’s Quest
The Champion’s Quest in Vondel will become available every after the launch of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 5. The quest will activate after a squad wins five Mini Battle Royale matches. Once the squad has reached the winning streak, it can collect elements – Gallium, Deuterium, and Neptunium – to build the M.G.B. nuke. If the nuke goes off and the squad wins the match, the Champion’s Quest will be completed, and players will receive free rewards.
MRAP will be a new vehicle, which will be pretty akin to a Cargo Truck in size and shape. Besides the size, it will be equipped with additional armor plating and turrets, making it ideal for either attack or defense. However, MRAP will be slower than most of the other vehicles in the game.
Another Call of Duty MW2 Season 5 vehicle will be Dirt Bike, which will allow players to drive through tight alleys without much cover to offer.
Here are the Call of Duty MW2 Season 5 weapons arriving with Battle Pass or later during the season:
- FR Avancer Assault Rifle: Expected to launch with Battle Pass
- Carrack .300 Sniper Rifle: Expected to launch with Battle Pass
- M13C Assault Rifle: Expected to Launch In-Season
- New SMG: Expected to launch In-Season
- New Sidearm: Expected to launch In-Season
- New Pickaxe Melee: Expected to launch In-Season
Operators (Set to arrive before Mid-Season)
Here are the upcoming operators in Call of Duty MW2 Season 5:
- Graves (Battle Pass)
- Mace (Set to arrive around Mid-Season)
Operator Bundles (50 Years of Hip Hop Celebrations)
Here are the operator bundles that players will see as a part of the next Call of Duty collaboration for the celebration of 50 years of hip hop:
- Snoop Dogg
- Nicki Minaj
- 21 Savage
Besides the content mentioned above, multiple events and features, including “Call of Duty 2023 Reveal Event,” will make their way to the game after the launch of Modern Warfare 2 Season 5.