Warzone Season 5: Start Time, Patch Notes, Map Changes, Details, and More

Warzone Season 5 is nearly here.

by Diego Perez

Season 5 is nearly here for Call of Duty: Warzone, and here’s the exact time when you can start playing the new update. This season brings new weapons, modes, and operators to Warzone. The Gulag is being changed to the Rush map, two new perks are being added to the game, and new POIs will be scattered across Verdansk. A new mid-season event is coming soon as well, so there’s a lot to look forward to.

Warzone Season 5 Start Time

Season 5 of Call of Duty: Warzone will begin on August 12 at 9 PM PT/12 AM ET. The season was originally scheduled to release the day before, but Activision has delayed the new season by 24 hours to fix a testing issue that was discovered earlier this week.

The update file for the patch will be released when the season goes live, but the Black Ops Cold War update will be released on August 11 at 9 PM PT/12 AM ET. Even though the update will be released earlier for Black Ops, the new seasonal content won’t be available until Season 5 officially begins.


Season 5 Patch Notes

There are currently no official patch notes for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5, but Raven Software has already shared most of the major features for this update. Here’s what you can expect:

  • New Weapons
    • TEC-9 Pistol
    • EM2 Assault Rifle
    • Cane Melee
    • Marshal Pistol
  • New Perks
    • Combat Scout
      • Highlights enemies in bright orange when you damage them
    • Tempered
      • Armor Plates now absorb 75 damage
      • You only need two Armor Plates to fully armor up
  • Map Changes
    • Broadcast Stations
      • Spawn in random locations and offer high-tier loot
    • [Redacted] POI
      • Coming sometime during the season
  • New Gulag 
    • Based on Rush
  • New Operators
    • Kitsune
    • Hudson
    • Stryker
  • Red Door Mid-Season Event
    • More information will be revealed later in the season

Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

About The Author

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.