There’s a whole new way to play on Verdansk coming when Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Reloaded goes live this week. The new season will add Payload, Warzone’s first ever objective based game mode, and it’s all about a convoy that you’ve either got to protect or destroy.
Along with the new Mauer de Toten map set in Berlin for Black Ops – Cold War’s zombies mode and a host of other additions, Payload arrives July 15 when Season 4 Reloaded kicks off for both Black Ops – Cold War and Warzone. The new mode pits two teams of 20 players against each other, with one team driving a convoy carrying top secret satellite components through a series of checkpoints while the other team tries to stop them. Think of it as Payload game modes from games like Team Fortress 2 and Overwatch.
The attacking team wins if all the vehicles make it through all the checkpoints within the match time limit. The defending team wins if this doesn’t happen. If it sounds really simple, well, there are a few wrinkles in the formula to add some extra chaos. First of all, players will be dropping in when they respawn, and as the convoy rumbles ahead, they’ll be able to scour the map for cash, weapons, and upgrades.
The defending team can purchase and construct obstacles to waylay the convoy. Coordinated teams will be able to set up lethal ambushes, and the convoy drivers will need to be on high alert to make sure this doesn’t happen.
Some other things that will be added with the new season are some new weapons and a new killstreak. The weapons are OTs 9 SMG and a giant mace, which is instantly lethal if you can get close enough to someone to use it. The new killstreak is the Sentry Gun, an automated turret that’s appeared in Black Ops – Cold war and Modern Warfare.