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‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ And ‘Warzone’ Season 5 Is Live With A Giant Update


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone dropped its Season 5 update overnight last night, as has become the tradition. Now, it’s time to get your hard drives and your connections ready, because the thing is no joke, size wise. There’s a ton of stuff in Season 5, and the file size is commensurate with that. Here’s how much you’ll be downloading on each platform:

  • PlayStation 4: 33.9 GB
  • Xbox One: 49.8 GB
  • PC: 54.2 GB (Modern Warfare owners) and 47.4 GB (Warzone only owners)

There’s a silver lining to the process, which is that the large file sizes this time around are intending to decrease the overall footprint of the game on your hard drive, something that the team has worked on in previous updates, as well.

Once you’re downloaded, however, there’s a ton of stuff to sink your teeth into. Warzone will see the biggest changes, most notably the ability to go inside the stadium and wreak havoc after the largest map changes the game has seen since launch. There’s also a freight train that’s making the rounds on the map now, which should lead to all sorts of interesting situations. Those come alongside a new “mini royale” mode as well as the ability to listen to sweet tunes in your vehicle as you drive around.

From a plot perspective, the menacing new “Shadow Company” makes its way into Verdansk, and I’m hoping they have something to do with this game’s eventual transition away from Modern Warfare and into the next game in the series.

Modern Warfare will see the usual suite of new maps and modes, which will include the addition of the Verdansk airport from Warzone into Ground War mode, as well as a new playlist that disables things like killstreaks, perks and field upgrades.

That comes in addition to the new battle pass, which comes with the usual 100 tiers of cosmetics, new operators, and two new guns to work with: the ISO SMG and AN-94 Assault Rifle. That will cost you 1,000 battle points if you want to jump in, of course.

Activision recently announced that taking advantage of its exceptionally powerful franchise to launch the first real hit in the battle royale genre since Apex Legends, at least until Fall Guys released yesterday. Some were afraid of cannibalization, but it appears that it’s had a more synergistic effect with Modern Warfare, offering a free-to-play onramp that lets players get their feet wet before upgrading to the substantially more robust paid experience. There was a time when the Call of Duty franchise looked like it might never quite reach the heights of its glory days, but now it’s bigger than ever

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