Warzone patch notes: Call of Duty Season 5 update news for PS4 and Xbox One

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Developers Raven Software have confirmed all the big changes being made as part of Call of Duty Warzone Season 5.

This included a full rundown shared via Warzone patch notes, including the map tweaks being made across Verdansk.

New Mobile Broadcast Stations will be appearing as new Points of Interest across the map but not at fixed positions.

A message from Raven explains that they might play a much bigger role during the season, telling fans: “These POIs can be found in a variety of locations in Verdansk, differing from match-to-match to keep one area from being signal boosted by the rewards they offer.

“See what they’re all about by going closer to them, but be sure to keep your head and tune out the broadcast each one emits.

“Beware of the Red Doors sending you to unexpected locations other than the main room. This may have something to do with those Mobile Broadcast Stations seen around Verdansk.

“[[REDACTED]] has gone off-grid, and reports suggest [[REDACTED]] is doing [[REDACTED]] in Verdansk – what, we do not know. This is an unauthorized [[REDACTED]] that could jeopardize our [[REDACTED]] in discovering and stopping Stitch.”

Meanwhile, the Gulag is being replaced with a new level based on the classic Black Ops II map, with the layout comprised of the main speedball arena.

Today’s Warzone Season 5 release date will also include a small level of weapon changes coming into play.

Unlike older patches, Raven has only made some small tweaks, while also adding new weapons to the roster.

According to the patch notes, two new weapons unlock challenges are going live on August 13, including for the MG 82: Light Machine Gun, and the C58: Assault Rifle.

Further news can be found below as part of the Call of Duty Warzone Season 5 patch notes:

Call of Duty Warzone: Activision teases latest update


  • Added the option to have Steady Aim Behavior be a toggle instead of a hold for Controller and KBM.

  • This accessibility feature supports motor disability by eliminating the need to hold a button for extended periods of time in order to stabilize scoped Weapons such as snipers.

    • The setting has two options:

      • Hold: Press and hold to steady aim.

      • Toggle: Press to steady aim. Press again to stop.

    • Note: The setting cannot be used if the Change Zoom Shared Input setting is set to Steady Aim (Sprint/Tactical Sprint/Steady Aim Keybind in Warzone).

    • New Weapons (BOCW):

      • EM2: Assault Rifle (Launch)

        • Full-auto assault rifle. Heavy British rifle with considerable kick and a built in low-zoom optic. Slow rate of fire and high damage makes the EM2 a solid choice for skilled marksmen.

        • Obtain the EM2 for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 15 of the Season Five Battle Pass.

        • TEC-9: Submachine Gun (Launch)

          • Semi-auto submachine gun. Improved accuracy from longer ranges with low recoil and a slower fire rate. Good damage output with moderate range.

          • Obtain the TEC-9 for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 31 of the Season Five Battle Pass.

          The TEC-9 is a unique weapon, in that it sports two muzzles that alter its fire type. When properly equipped, the TEC-9 is highly effective at enabling aggressive hip fire play.

          • Cane: Melee (In-Season)

            • Lethal walking cane.  Where fashion meets function.  Adorned with a sterling silver lion’s head, this cane is easy to grip and deadly when swung.

            • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.

            • Marshal: Handgun (In-Season)

              • Break action pistol. Hand loaded double barrel pistol fires 12 gauge shells. Excellent damage at close range.

              • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.

              New Weapon Unlock Challenges (BOCW):