A new Resurgence experience. The return of Armored Royale. Additional Multiplayer and DMZ features. Three new Operators and Weapons. New Weapon and Vehicle Challenges. And tons of content that can be Carried Forward to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. Season 05 is fully Reloaded.
Season 05 Reloaded with Operators, Maps, and Features
The battle is far from over — time to reload and redeploy.
Season 05 Reloaded in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II and Call of Duty®: Warzone™ will launch on August 30 at 9 AM PT across all platforms.
It will feature a new Multiplayer map, a new Resurgence experience, several events and additional DMZ missions, as well as a ton of content that will carry forward to Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® III.
Expect Patch Notes from Infinity Ward and Raven Software to be available prior to the release of Season 05 Reloaded. Additional development support is provided by (in alphabetical order) Activision Central Design, Activision Localization Dublin, Activision QA, Activision Shanghai, Beenox, Demonware, High Moon Studios, Sledgehammer Games, Team Ricochet, Toys for Bob, and Treyarch.
Here is what you need to know:
MODERN WARFARE III INBOUND
It’s almost time to adapt or die in a fight against the ultimate threat.
And now it’s time to prepare for that fight in Season 05 Reloaded.
As mentioned, Carry Forward will allow you to use your Modern Warfare® II weapons, Operators, and cosmetics in Modern Warfare® III Multiplayer and Modern Warfare: Zombies. All this is in addition to the new content to be introduced in Modern Warfare III.
Season 05 — and Season 06, to be announced — is the golden opportunity to prepare for Modern Warfare III.
Here are three of the many reasons why:
1. All Weapons Carry Forward
Whether you max out the 60+ weapons already in Modern Warfare II or unlock and level up the three new weapons in Season 05 Reloaded, all those armaments can be used on Day One in Modern Warfare III.
The second you unlock Create-a-Class in Modern Warfare III, those fully kitted Modern Warfare II weapons will be ready for those Loadouts.
2. Completion Camos, Rewards Carry Forward Too
Want to show off Gold, Platinum, Polyatomic, and Orion on Day One?
Those camos and hundreds more — in addition to Weapon Mastery Emblems and Charms, Stickers, Prestige Emblems, Calling Cards, and other cosmetics — will all be available in Modern Warfare III, along with the next chapter of Call of Duty: Warzone.
(Note: Modern Warfare II camouflages only apply to Modern Warfare II weapons)
3.A Full Army at Your Fingertips
From special guest Operators in Season 05 Reloaded to the BlackCell and Battle Pass offerings and even launch day favorites like Hutch, Horangi, Nova, and Stiletto, nearly every Operator from Modern Warfare II can be used in Modern Warfare III Multiplayer and Zombies.
Whether you earned them or recruited them via Store Bundle, stack up those Operators to show them off today and in Modern Warfare III.
Learn more about the Season 05 Reloaded content you can carry forward into Modern Warfare III in the “General Overview” section of this blog.
- Fort Resurgence. Al Bagra Fortress in southern Al Mazrah is ready for Resurgence — expect it as part of an unprecedented Call of Duty: Warzone offering of active maps.
- Armored Royale. It’s back with MRAPs — rally the squad and keep that truck alive to redeploy en route to ultimate victory.
- DMZ is Reloaded. Additional Shadow Company missions, and upgrade tasks. . . Because the stakes in DMZ have never been higher.
New Resurgence Experience: Fort Resurgence Added to Rotation
Resurgence makes strong Operators, and this new Resurgence experience launching with Season 05 Reloaded is set to separate the weak from the elite.
The boundaries for this map include the entire Al Bagra Fortress point of interest in Al Mazrah and immediate surroundings; those who visit this locale in Battle Royale or DMZ, or who had numerous Multiplayer matches on this map will know plenty of tactics for success here.
Fort Resurgence will have its own playlist at launch, separate to the Resurgence rotation that contains Ashika Island and Vondel.
In other words, for the first time in Call of Duty: Warzone history, Operators can dive into three distinct Resurgence maps in a single play session, in addition to Al Mazrah and other DMZ locales such as Building 21 and the Koschei Complex (within Al Mazrah).
Armored Royale Returns
Vehicular combat lovers are getting a blast from the recent past:
Returning from the original Call of Duty®: Warzone™ (2020), a new version of Armored Royale will be available for Quads during Season 05 Reloaded.
This experience sees every squad assigned to a powerful MRAP vehicle. So long as a squad has their MRAP, they can redeploy.
Squads can also upgrade their MRAP for better offensive or defensive capabilities via Upgrade Station on the vehicle itself. However, expect Gas Stations to be the Al Mazrah’s hottest spots in this mode, as squads may have to repair and refuel their MRAP often.
Although LMGs and Launchers are recommended for this experience, any part of the arsenal can suit you and the squad well as you drive toward victory.
DMZ Reloaded — More Missions and Features
Active Combat Zones ravaged DMZ . . . and Operators who resorted to friendly fire learned quickly that they should not cross the Shadow Company.
In fact, that faction has some new missions for Operators:
Shadow Company Tier 3, 4, and 5 Missions
“I don’t make threats, I make guarantees.” — Phillip Graves, Shadow Company CEO, Modern Warfare II
Shadows are Oscar Mike.
Three tiers of Shadow Company missions will be available following the Reloaded update. These missions include acquiring a Heavy Chopper or an MRAP, extracting leftover gas canisters from the Observatory’s underground lab, and going face-to-face with a Commander known by his call sign “Rhino.”
For your efforts, there are [[REDACTED]] rewards waiting for you, including some that can be carried forward to Modern Warfare III.
Communications Station Additional Upgrades
In addition to unlocking Urgent Missions for all five Factions, Operators can unlock additional permanent benefits by completing new Communication Station upgrade tasks in Season 05 Reloaded.
These upgrades include lengthening the duration of UAV Tower and SAM Sites, so be sure to see what Mission Objectives are needed to get these in-match boons.
Patch Notes for Rebalancing, Other Additions
In addition to a new “Host Leave Game” feature in DMZ and weapon balancing, Raven Software and Infinity Ward will report on additional technical changes to Call of Duty: Warzone via their Patch Notes.
Expect those prior to the launch of Season 05 Reloaded.
MODERN WARFARE OVERVIEW
- Deploy to DRC — Zone 1. This Building 21 annex is ready for frenetic combat, especially in objective modes.
- Sharpshooters welcome in Gunfight Snipers. Form a duo and train those shots; only the real sharpshooters will survive in this Gunfight variant.
- Earned those new Ranked Rewards yet? There is still time to prove dominance in Multiplayer Ranked Play; those rewards, and the ones for Call of Duty: Warzone Ranked Play, are yours now and in Modern Warfare III.
Critical Reinforcements Needed in DRC — Zone 1, a New Multiplayer Map
The Visitor Center adjacent to Building 21 will now welcome all kinds of combat.
Focused on fast-paced combat and designed with several shortcuts and flanking routes, DRC — Zone 1 is built for frenetic action. From destroying the center’s displays of the DRC’s triumphs to weaving through the laboratories and employee-only rooms, a well-rounded squad that communicates often and coordinates movements — just like in Building 21 — will have the best chance for success regardless of the mode.
More intel on DRC — Zone 1 – a Deep Dive Tactical Guide to the map – will be available prior to the Reloaded update.
New Mode — Gunfight Snipers
Leave the Secondaries, Lethals, and Tacticals at home — Gunfight Snipers is for the sharpshooting duos who believe themselves to be masters of Sniper and Marksman Rifles.
All the usual Gunfight locales are in play for this mode variant; watch your duo’s six and all conceivable angles where longshots can come from.
Additional Social Updates, Including Friend Recommender
Season 05 Reloaded will introduce two new social-related features, both built on an awesome experience many community members already had when playing Call of Duty: finding that random squadmate that ultimately becomes a true friend.
The first is simply “Play Again,” adapted from Call of Duty: Warzone to meet the Multiplayer experience. After each match, all players – or, specifically, solo players and designated Party Leaders – on the same team can opt to stick together for the next match.
The other is called Friend Recommender, built for those looking to find new squadmates. It works in two ways: one is suggesting Friends of Friends, a helpful feature for the whole squad to get connected with one another.
However, the Friend Recommender is also built on a new, dynamic system that suggests new friends to play with.
Whether it is finding someone who enjoys the same game modes, play at similar times, or are a part of the same Social Group, the Friend Recommender suggests potential new friends, as well as provide explanations for why it recommended each individual person.
Infinity Ward will detail these updates – and more technical changes – in the Patch Notes, to be released prior to the Reloaded update.
- Three New Operators. Mace is back, Lara Croft from Tomb Raider is ready for combat, and 21 Savage drops in as a guest feature, which is always an instant classic.
- Three New Weapons. A new pistol, an SMG, and a melee weapon all combine to make a formidable midseason assortment for close-range combat fans.
- Two New Camo Challenges: Earn new Weapon Camos, as well as impressive themed wraps for your favorite Vehicle.
Ranked Play Rewards — A Reminder on Carry Forward
After Reloaded, Ranked Play in both Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare II continues, and there is no better time to get into both competitive experiences thanks to Carry Forward.
As a reminder, ALL the following items are Carrying Forward to Modern Warfare III:
- Weapon Blueprints, includingthe Pro Issue Blueprints.
- Weapon Camos for MWII weapons, includingthe Divisional Reward Camos.
- Emblems, Stickers, and More Rewards from Ranked Play andother experiences across Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare II.
This means that the world’s No. 1 player in Season 05 will have their unique, one-of-a-kind Calling Card and Emblem now and in Modern Warfare III. Furthermore, the players who reach the Top 250 and earn its animated Camo will find it in Modern Warfare III as a Camouflage option for Modern Warfare II weapons.
You also don’t need to become No. 1 to earn rewards; play Ranked Play to earn Pro Issue Blueprints, Camos, and more by earning wins (in Multiplayer) or getting high placements or kills and assists (in Call of Duty: Warzone).
New Operators: The Return of Mace, Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, and 21 Savage
Seven new Operators wasn’t enough at the start of Season 05. Here are three more to complete the ten-soldier-strong seasonal Operator roster:
Additional Operator Intel — Tracer Pack: 21 Savage Bundle
“Pest control, who called ’bout rats?” — 21 Savage
“Don’t Come Out the House” — 21 Savage is ready for Reloaded, and his feature is dropping right at launch on August 30.
In addition to his Operator and Finishing Move — called “Stabbed . . . a Lot” — the Tracer Pack: 21 Savage Bundle notably includes two Weapon Blueprints named after two songs featured in sold-out concert setlists throughout his career: the “Savage Mode” Assault Rifle and the “Red Opps” SMG.
And when it comes to some “Knife Talk,” just know the “Slaughter King” Melee tool is 21’s Secondary Weapon of choice.
This Bundle also has the “Skrrt Skrrt” UTV Vehicle Skin, a Charm, a Sticker, and, of course, a “Mr. Right Now” Loading Screen.
Additional Operator Intel — Tracer Pack: Tomb Raider Bundle Featuring Lara Croft
Lara Croft arrives as a Store Bundle Operator in Season 05 Reloaded! Experience the legendary adventurer, famous archeologist, and ultimate expert in the fields of archery, dual pistols, and other small-arms combat.
The Tracer Pack: Tomb Raider Bundle — set to be available on in September 9—includes three Weapon Blueprints: a version of the new melee weapon in the “Ice Axe,” the “Mythic Defender” SMG, and her signature “Mach-5” dual pistols based on the new sidearm coming with the Reloaded update. And yes, they are also used in her “Play for Sport” Finishing Move.
The Bundle also comes with the “Tomb Buggy” Vehicle Skin for the Chop Top, a Loading Screen, a Sticker, and an Emblem.
Additional Operator Intel — Tracer Pack: Mace Operator Bundle
Once a U.S. Ranger and Jackal, now the vicious reinforcement for Shadow Company, Mace is back in Call of Duty.
The Tracer Pack: Mace Operator Bundle — available this September —includes the legend himself, his own devastating Finishing Move, an additional Operator Slot for DMZ, and a Battle Rage Self-Revive whenever he’s an Active Operator.
Among other items in this Bundle are two Weapon Blueprints that align with his Overkill agenda: the “Shrapnel” Assault Rifle and the “Fragmentation” automatic Shotgun.
Three New Weapons, All in Limited-Time Battle Pass Sector
All Operators, report to the AO’s previously-classified sector.
Three new weapons will all be available first in Battle Map Sector E0. Those who complete Sector E2, or who participated in the Faction Showdown Limited Time Event for Task Force 141, will be able to access Sector E0, which was previously classified.
In addition to a 30-minute Double XP Token and a 30-minute Double Weapon XP Token, which have their own challenges, this Sector includes the following weapons: the 9mm Daemon, Lachmann Shroud, and the Pickaxe.
This heavy-duty Melee Weapon enables quiet and deadly operations behind enemy lines with best-in-class damage and range.
The fourth Secondary Melee tool in the box, the Pickaxe is a heavy hitter that may not bring down walls, but does bring down Operators with aggressive swiftness.
How to Unlock Base Weapon: Get 15 Operator Kills with Melee Weapons
9mm Daemon (Sidearm/Pistol)
This modern, tactical pistol chambered in 9mm is deadly from the hip and features best-in-class semi-automatic fire rate.
The Sidearm category grows deeper with this new addition, set to rival the P980 and X12 for the low-caliber semi-auto throne.
Whether kitted for accuracy as a sole Sidearm or done Akimbo, the 9mm Daemon is true to its name. This is a hell of a Secondary Weapon choice.
How to Unlock Base Weapon: Get 15 Operator Headshot Kills with Pistols
Lachmann Shroud (Submachine Gun)
This stealthy and lethal 9mm submachine gun features burst and semi-auto fire modes which allow for considerable mobility and stopping power out to the mid-range.
Integrated suppressed weapons like the M13C and Fennec show their strength in clandestine operations.
Now the Lachmann platform is getting its own stealth powerhouse — the Lachmann Shroud, perfect for close-range engagements, especially when staying off the grid is paramount to mission success.
How to Unlock Base Weapon: Complete all four initial Sector E0 challenges (including unlocking the 9mm Daemon and Pickaxe), then get 30 Operator Hipfire Kills with SMGs.
Bundle Highlight — Tracer Pack: Hippin’ and Hoppin’
If you recall Hip Hop’s foundations, you might appreciate what Tracer Pack: Hippin’ and Hoppin’ brings to Season 05 Reloaded in early September.
Featuring two new Operator Skins — “MC Hips” and “MC Hops” — in full tracksuits and bucket hats. The “Bussin’” Assault Rifle and “Cap” SMG don’t need an explanation, but for the rest of the Bundle, know that it has a new Finishing Move, a Charm, a Loading Screen, a Sticker and an Emblem.
Bundle Highlight — Tracer Pack: Blunt Fingers
We’ll be blunt: Tracer Pack: Blunt Fingers is made for high-level Operators, and it joins the Store rotation once the fall foliage starts budding in mid-September.
Fender becomes a true Ent with his “Blunt Fingers” Operator Skin, while the “Pot Shot” Sniper Rifle and “Weed Eater” SMG Weapon Blueprints can cause chronic problems for enemy squads . . . provided the Operator behind the trigger has good reaction time.
Otherwise, feel free to let out a few laughs with the “Puff ’n Go” TAV Vehicle Skin. Also included are the “Homegrown” Charm, a Loading Screen, three Stickers, and a “Bud Beast” Emblem.
Faction Showdown Weapon Camo Challenge
Just like previous Reloaded updates, Season 05 will have a Weapon Camo Challenge, available at Season 05 Reloaded launch.
Here are all the challenges for the Faction Showdown Weapon Camo Challenge event:
- Assault Rifles: Get 250 Operator Kills with an Assault Rifle.
- Battle Rifles: Get 40 Operator Kills while Prone with a Battle Rifle.
- Marksman Rifles: Get 40 Operator Kills while using a Suppressed Marksman Rifle.
- Launchers: Get 75 Enemy Kills using Launchers.
- LMGs: Get 30 Operator Longshot Kills using an LMG.
- Melee: Get 30 Enemy kills using Melee weapons.
- Handguns: Get 50 Enemy Headshot Kills with a handgun.
- Shotguns: Get 3 Operator Kills without Dying 10 times using a Shotgun.
- SMGs: Get 100 Operator Headshot Kills with an SMG.
- Sniper Rifles: Get 50 Operator Headshot Kills with a Sniper Rifle.
Complete a weapon category Camo Challenge to unlock a Weapon Camo for that entire category.
Complete all ten challenges to unlock the Mastery Weapon Camo, which can be equipped on all weapons once unlocked, and an event mastery Charm.
NEW Vehicle Camo Challenge
In addition to Weapon Camo Challenges, Season 05 Reloaded will also feature a brand-new Vehicle Camo Challenge.
Here are all the challenges for this event:
- JLTV: Get 30 Enemy kills by running them over with the vehicle.
- Armored Truck (DMZ Only): Ram 5 enemy vehicles at high speed.
- ATV: Stay in the air while in the vehicle for 15 seconds.
- Heavy Tank: Get 20 Operator kills with either turret.
- Hatchback: Get 10 Operator kills while leaning out of the vehicle.
- Light Helo: Refuel your helicopter at 10 different gas stations.
- PWC: Visit 5 POIs while driving the vehicle.
- Armored Patrol Boat: Get 20 Enemy kills with the boat turret.
- Dirt Bike: Perform 20 air tricks with the Dirt Bike.
- MRAP: Get 30 Operator kills using the turrets on the MRAP.
Unlike the Weapon Camo Challenges, you can complete 6 of the 12 available challenges to unlock the Mastery Rewards, which are a new Weapon Blueprint, a Loading Screen and an Emblem.
However, if you want that camouflage on all 12 vehicle types, then rev up those engines and prepare for combat across DMZ, Battle Royale, and other Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare II modes.
World Series of Warzone is Almost Here – More Tickets Added!
It’s almost time for 150 Battle Royale demons to go all in at the ultimate Call of Duty: Warzone event.
On September 16, 50 trios will battle it out in the most competitive Call of Duty: Warzone tournament of the year on September 16 where esports legends are forged: the Copper Box Arena in London, England.
Mark your calendars and be sure to tune in on the official Call of Duty Youtube channel, the official Call of Duty Twitch channel, or the Call of Duty World Series of Warzone website… or see the action live as more tickets are now available!
Upgrade to Modern Warfare II, Get Rewarded in Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare III
With all this new content, in addition to Carry Forward for Modern Warfare III, there is no better time to get the full Modern Warfare II experience if you have’t already.
In addition to Premium XP granted while playing Call of Duty: Warzone and other ways to level up this deep weapon roster — all of them set to Carry Forward to Modern Warfare III — Modern Warfare II includes 14 Operators that players can earn and use across Call of Duty: Warzone, Modern Warfare II, and Modern Warfare III (when it releases on November 10).
Plus, those who own Modern Warfare II can play the new DRC — Zone 1 Map, hop into Gunfight Snipers, and play all the content from launch and prior seasons, including the fun and frenetic mode Havoc, the team-based Battle Map Ground War, and all the RAID Episodes in Special Ops.