Call of Duty Warzone Season 5: Release date, new map, train and more

The newest season of “Warzone” could be just a few weeks away.

The increasingly popular battle royale game mode is deep in Season 4, which already has included various nerfs and updates to help balance weapons and gameplay better. Along with the return of Blood Money, a new contract (Supply Run) was introduced, along with other battle royale game modes that show up intermittently throughout the season.

But as is the case with online gaming, a new season for Warzone seems to be around the corner. On July 20, Infinity Ward sent Twitch streamer NICKMERCS a short teaser video with a train, which could signal a big change coming for the mode.

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You can see the short teaser below. (Warning: Video contains some NSFW language.)

Here’s what you need to know about the forthcoming season of Warzone:

Warzone Season 5 release date

The folks over at Infinity Ward shared a brief teaser to popular Twitch streamer NICKMERCS, with the video surfacing Monday potentially revealing an Wednesday, Aug. 5 date. That date was confirmed on July 30 with a new trailer for the upcoming season, featuring a new faction to play as.

Warzone Season 5 rumors

The biggest rumor set for the newest season of Warzone is the inclusion of a train which may circle the perimeter of Verdansk. While details on how to enter or secure the train are scarce, some reports have indicated that the train will ride around the map and will be filled with loot.

The video shared by NICKMERCS seems to confirm the existence or future implementation of the train.

In addition to that, Season 5 will include more of the following:

  • New loot drops;
  • New weapons, including the SPAS-12 and a new sniper rifle
  • New game modes (A return of the Juggernaut mode and a faster-paced battle royale are two of the rumored additions).

New Warzone map

At this point, it’s unclear whether there will be an entirely new map added to the Warzone game mode, or changes coming to the existing Verdansk map.

In July, dataminers uncovered four “zones” that seem to comprise an entirely new, Cold War-themed map for Warzone. Considering the easter eggs in past seasons — nuclear bunkers, one of which houses a nuclear weapon — allude to the Cold War as a theme, the Russian focuses in the new map could mean that it’s coming sooner rather than later.

Some other rumors indicate that changes could come to the already existing Verdansk map, which could see changes similar to that of Fortnite and its map: a “live” map, with changes to the environment while keeping the map layout the same. Other rumored changes include opening up the interior of the Stadium, which sits in the middle of the map, and the water at the Dam location flowing and thawed out.

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