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Call of Duty Season 5 is live; here’s the rundown.

We take a quick look at some of the changes in Season 5 of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War.

Season 5 has landed for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season, and it comes with a sleuth of new content. Beyond content, you can expect a retune of many in-game aspects and changes to Assault Rifles in particular.

The official patch notes indicate that you should maintain a keen interest in the Mobile Broadcast Stations around Verdansk. These also tie into some of the “red doors”.

It’s not too heavy an update for console players, but PC players can expect a larger update if they also have Modern Warfare installed:

Warzone Update Sizes:

  • PlayStation 5:
    • 13.7 GB 
  • PlayStation 4:
    • 13.7 GB 
  • Xbox One Series X / Xbox One Series S:
    • 13.2 GB 
  • Xbox One:
    • 13.2 GB 
  • PC:
    • 19.3 GB (Warzone Only)
    • 21.7 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®) 

There’s been a renewed attention on the User Interface/Experience with an updated Ammo Box and Armour Box icon. Differently-abled players will also be able to make use of new “steady aim” options.

  • 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).

Multiplayer, Zombies, Outbreak, Onslaught and Dead Ops Arcade 3 Global Updates:

  • 100 New Battle Pass Tiers
  • New Battle Pass Operator: Kitsune
  • Limited-time “Kyubi” Kitsune Operator Skin with Battle Pass Bundle purchase until August 31
  • Two free Battle Pass weapons: EM2 assault rifle and TEC-9 SMG
  • Four total weapons in the first half of the season, including the Cane and Marshal shotgun pistol
  • Four new Prestige Levels (20-23)
  • New Prestige Shop Weapon Blueprint and Legacy content
  • New Weapon Unlock Challenges
  • Operator Missions now featured in Challenge Tracker
  • Free World at War Mixtape War Tracks in the Battle Pass
  • New weapon tuning for assault rifles, SMGs, and pistols
  • New Season Five lobby theming
  • + More in-season, including new Stryker and Hudson Operators, and “The Numbers” mid-season event

Multiplayer Updates:

  • New maps at launch: Echelon (6v6), Slums (6v6), Showroom (2v2, 3v3)
  • Additional maps in-season: Drive-In (6v6), Zoo (6v6)
  • New mode: Double Agent
  • New Scorestreak: Flamethrower
  • New launch week Featured Playlists: Echelon 24/7, Showroom Gunfight
  • New Multiplayer Operator Missions
  • 20 New Multiplayer Season Challenges
  • League Play UI update
  • + More in-season, including Demolition and new 24/7 playlists

Round-Based Maps & Outbreak

  • New Perk: Death Perception (+5 Skill Tiers)
  • New Field Upgrade: Tesla Storm (+5 Skill Tiers)
  • New Support Weapon: Flamethrower


  • New Region: Collateral
  • New Objective: Transport
  • New Vehicle: Tank
  • New Crafting Item: Grapple Gun
  • New playlists: Endless, 3 Region
  • New narrative Intel

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • New bonus map: Ikari EggXit

Onslaught (PlayStation®)

  • New map: Echelon
  • New narrative Intel
  • New Zombies Operator Missions
  • 20 New Zombies Season Challenges
  • + More in-season, including a new Onslaught mode and Weapon Blueprint challenge

I’ll stop short of a full run down. Enjoy!