Naturally, this mass of new content is backed up by new game modes for both Multiplayer and Warzone, as well as a robust Battle Pass system including a host of content you can earn for free.
Warzone Content: Verdansk Opens Up
The Stadium Gets Cracked
Time to retool your strategy and rethink your drop plans around this massive super-structure, complete with a pitch surrounded by rows of seating, an additional underground parking structure, a concession stand lobby as well as other multiple interior concourses and field access you can secure and compete to control.
The Train Station is Lit Up
The station buildings feature a number of inside locations to explore; all linked to the main ticket hall and platforms.
Freight Train: On Track for Epic Confrontations
The train rolls through one of the main arterial railroad tracks that circumnavigates the southwestern part of Verdansk in a large loop. It can be a source of protection, an epicenter of firefights, and even offers some exceptional takedown potential if your team claims the train for themselves, and guards it with additional vehicles and heavy weaponry.
Modes, Weapon Changes, and More Updates to Warzone
Mini Royale: This condenses the craziest parts of the main Battle Royale mode into faster-paced chunks of chaotic and almost constant combat. Mini Royale lowers the number of Operators sent into Verdansk but quickens the BR experience: Only the first and last five minutes of a normal BR game exist meaning rapid deployment, constant movement, and high-kill strategies are set to yield victories that are both short and sweet.
Weapon Rotation: The weaponry you discover lying on the ground or in Supply Crates has been meticulously updated to potentially provide new pre-Loadout Drop weapon tactics for your squad. Expect eight Common, 13 Uncommon, 15 Rare, 19 Epic, and 25 Legendary variants to find throughout Verdansk.
Free Access Multiplayer Extended Weekend:
Free-to-play Warzone users can experience Modern Warfare Multiplayer Friday August 7 at 10 AM PT to Wednesday August 12 at 10AM PT. Battle across five Multiplayer maps including Suldal Harbor and Petrov Oil Rig, both new this Season.
Modern Warfare Content: New Free Maps, Modes, and More
Four Free Multiplayer Maps in New Environments
If you own the full version of Modern Warfare, we’ve upped the map content accordingly; expect to play four new maps in Season Five.
Livestock – Gunfight (Available at Season Launch)
A rural compound set around a central barn structure, Operators can use hay bales and agricultural equipment scattered around the map as cover.
Petrov Oil Rig – Multiplayer (Available at Season Launch)
Prepare for large 6v6 gun battles aboard a sprawling, operational oilrig in the frigid waters of a classified ocean location well away from the usual Modern Warfare locales.
Suldal Harbor – Multiplayer (Available at Season Launch)
Set in a Middle Eastern harbor, this medium-sized 6v6 Multiplayer map has Operators weaving through a variety of dockside structures and scenery, including shipping areas, fish markets, and weather-beaten administrative buildings.
Verdansk International Airport – Ground War (Available at Season Launch)
For those favoring large-scale combat, prepare to see Verdansk International Airport in a whole new light. Previously only accepting arrivals in Warzone, this Ground War map takes place in and around the airport.
Even More Free Content: Multiplayer Modes and Missions
Bare Bones: Ready to focus on pure, unadulterated combat? Then try out Bare Bones; a rotation of TDM, Domination, HQ, Hardpoint, and Kill Confirmed with the same rulesets as before, albeit with one important distinction: There are no Killstreaks, no Field Upgrades, and no perks.
Search and Destroy Double Down: This variant game mode features elements from the classic Search and Destroy; where one team must plant a demolition charge on an enemy weapons cache. Except this time the stakes are higher as the scale is bigger; this is a 12v12, not the usual 6v6.
Weapons Inspection: A First Look at Season Five’s Free New Armaments
ISO SMG (Free Battle Pass System Weapon)
A precision crafted 9mm sub machine gun with a rapid rate of fire. Lightweight, reliable and compact, this is designed to control the battlefield at close ranges.
AN-94 AR (Free Battle Pass System Weapon)
A cutting edge 5.45x39mm Russian assault rifle with a unique hyperburst feature: The initial shot of a full-auto volley is followed up by an instantaneous second round before significant recoil is felt.
Season Five: File Size and Download Instructions
Please note that the Season Five update will have a download size of approximately 34-54 GB for owners of the full version of Modern Warfare and free-to-play Warzone who are up-to-date with the latest update.
PlayStation 4: 33.9 GB
Xbox One: 49.8 GB
PC: 54.2 GB (Modern Warfare owners) and 47.4 GB (Warzone only owners)
Once the new Season of content has been integrated into your game, and provided you had the update prior to Season Five installed, Modern Warfare will have a decrease in overall footprint on console.