Call Of Duty Season 5 patch notes, battle pass, and road map detailed

Finally it begins (pic: Activision)

Season 5 of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone is live now, as Activision continue to tease an announcement for Call Of Duty 2020.

After weeks of leaks, rumours, and hints Season 5 of Call Of Duty is finally live and that means a lot of new info to dig through.

As the roadmap reveals, the majority of the new features are going live straight away, including a new Operator (Lerch), a new multiplayer mode (Search & Destroy Double Down), two new weapons (ISO submachine gun and AN-94 assault rifle) and four new Modern Warfare maps (Suldal Harbor, Petrov Oil Rig, Livestock, and Verdansk International Airport).

Warzone is also getting a new mode called Mini Royale, plus mastery challenges and new juggernaut drops. So it’s a pretty major update even before you consider the fact that it’s going to be used as the platform to announce this year’s new Call Of Duty sequel.

Season 5 should be a memorable one (pic: Activision)

The new 100-tier battle pass also has lots of more minor extras including new customisation options, blueprints, and XP boosts. Although, of course, you have to pay for the battle pass separately, which costs 1,000 COD Points (around £8).

You can also buy everything in the battle pass individually, instead of unlocking it by playing, which will cost well over £100.

Other additions being held back for later this season include two other operators (Velikan and Morte), new multiplayer modes (Bare Bones and Ground War Reinforce), the new King Slayer mode for Warzone and new weapons including dual kodachis and something that’s still classified.

Will you complete the whole battle pass yourself? (pic: Activision)

All of that is pretty much the same as always for a new season but there’s also the fact that the stadium is now open and can be explored, and there’s a train filled with loot chugging around the map. A number of zip lines have also been added to many of the tall buildings.

What’s especially interesting though is the secret ‘mid-season event’, which is almost certainly related to the reveal of this year’s new Call Of Duty. If the event is literally halfway through the season then that means an announcement at the end of this month or the beginning of September.

All we know officially about the new game is that it’s being developed by Treyarch and Raven Software. Unofficially though it’s been leaked multiple times that it’s a Black Ops game subtitled Cold War.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Update Release Notes


  • Modern Warfare

    • Ground War (Adding Verdansk International Airport)
    • Blueprint Gunfight
    • Search and Destroy Double Down (12v12)
    • Face-Off (Livestock)
    • Oil Rig and Harbor 24/7
  • Warzone

    • BR Duos
    • BR Trios
    • BR Quads
    • BR Solos Buy Back (previously called BR Solos Stimulus)
    • Blood Money Quads
    • Mini Royale Trios (Fast-paced Battle Royale in condensed areas of Verdansk)


  • Added Weapon Inspect!
  • Fix for an issue where store bundle images could get stuck on the previous bundle image when scrolling on PC
  • Fixes to prevent screen tearing
  • Fix for an issue where Price and Gaz occasionally lose their eye models while navigating various menus
  • Fixed a bug where, when the ‘Headshots Only’ option is set in a custom game, the male Operator hitboxes aren’t functioning properly
  • Fix for an issue where the default scope on the Rytec AMR cannot be customized
  • Fix for a bug where Care Packages, Juggernauts, and Emergency Airdrops were not getting properly refunded to the player if getting the ‘Too many vehicles, refunding killstreak’ message in a Custom Game
  • Stopping Power rounds are now preserved on dropped weapons
  • Added a brief decay period when transitioning from heavy footsteps (sprint, tactical sprint) to lighter footsteps (walk). This addresses players immediately becoming quiet upon slowing down from fast movements
  • Fixed a bug where the player’s choice of weapon fire and scope states were not being saved and restored after interacting with the Sentry Gun, Shield Turret, and Care Package
  • (We’ll have weapon tuning and other weapon adjustments in a future patch. Stay tuned for updates.)


  • Fix for invisible collision appearing in Barakett Promenade
  • Fix for a bug where the 23.0″ RPK Barrel was appearing broken in-game and in the Gunsmith menu
  • Fix for an exploit where players were able to give themselves unlimited ammo
  • Fix for an exploit using the Recon Drone and Care Package
  • The PKM – Bludgeoner will now gather ammo from any other PKM weapon
  • Fixed an issues where players were hearing the missed hit VO for the Precision Airstrike when right after calling it in
  • Added a VO line when a player’s High Alert warning is triggered
  • Fixed an issue where players could receive ‘wallbang’ kills when shooting through players


  • New Warzone loot items!
  • Gulag weapons will now rotate every week between four sets total
  • Increased effective damage range for all semi-auto DMR and semi-auto Sniper Rifles
  • Increased effective damage range for the FR 5.56
  • Fix for a bug where the player’s physics could be controlled by the helicopter while they parachute out
  • Fix for an issue where players were unable to call in any Air Strikes
  • Fix for seeing invalid pings on the Heartbeat Sensor
  • Added new VO lines to warn players of enemy Recon Drones being called in near them (BR only)
  • Previously, the Most Wanted contract could respawn dead players. Now, it can respawn players in the Gulag in any state
  • Fix for the ‘Alive in Gas’ challenge timer


  • Fix for an exploit while inside the blue kiosks on Piccadilly
  • New restricted attachments:
    • Muzzle – Suppressors (all)
    • Optic – Thermal Sights (all)
    • Underbarrel – Merc Foregrip

CO-OP MODES (Tac Ops, Classic Special Operations, Survival):

  • Team Ping is now enabled in these modes
  • New Challenges: Playing it Bogart – Defeat enemies in style while supporting your teammates in these Co-Op Focused Challenges


  • Added new map, Crash
  • Fix for exploit involving the Equipment Store


  • Improved stability
  • VRAM usage is now displayed in 2 separate bars: one for Warzone and the other for multiplayer
  • Added a keybind for Air Vehicles’ Horn in the Killstreak and Vehiclestab in the Options men

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