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Call of Duty Cold War season 2 update patch notes revealed by Raven Software (Image: ACTIVISION)

Call of Duty Cold War season 2 has launched today, with Warzone and Black Ops players able to download the update across all platforms. Depending on which platform you’re on, the latest Call of Duty update will weigh in between 17 to 17.9GB on consoles. The big headline addition for Call of Duty Cold War season 2 will be the new Outbreak mode.

This Zombies-style experience is set on a huge map and sees players facing off with surviving against hordes of enemies as they complete experiments while using vehicles and other devices.

Elsewhere Call of Duty Cold War season 2 will bring with it a brand new Battle Pass with 100 tiers.

And the season 2 patch has also changed the Verdansk map in Warzone, with a new Shipwreck POI added.

Speaking about the release of the new Black Ops Cold War update, Raven Software on Twitter said: “Season Two is now live in both #BlackOpsColdWar and #Warzone!

“New Battle Pass. New Modes. New Weapons. New Operators. New POIs. And more”.

And if you’re interested, you can find full patch notes on the latest Call of Duty update – which were revealed in a post online – below…

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CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS SEASON 2 PATCH NOTES

The war goes wild in Verdansk with Season Two, delivering incredible amounts of free content including a brand-new Event, four new Operators, six new Weapons, new Points of Interest, and much more.

PLAYLIST UPDATE

Adding:

Plunder – Blood Money Trios

Rebirth Island – Resurgence Extreme

Removing:

Plunder – Blood Money Quads

Rebirth Island – Mini Royale Trios, Resurgence Quads

GAMEPLAY

Loot that spawns across Verdansk has been updated… and now includes two brand new weapons: the FARA 83 Assault Rifle and the LC10 SMG

Players that are continually in the gas will suffer more damage over time

Previously unlocked Seasonal Challenges will be completable after season ends and during future seasons

Warzone Intel Missions have been removed

Balanced the XP gain of KingSlayer and other unique modes to match the XP of core BR

Call of Duty season 2 events have been revealed

Call of Duty season 2 events have been revealed as part of the latest patch notes (Image: ACTIVISION)

EVENTS

Outbreak Free Trial (Feb 25 – Mar 4)

Celebrate the launch of Season Two with free access to a brand-new Zombies experience known as Outbreak, action-packed Multiplayer maps (including the new map Apocalypse), and more in Black Ops Cold War from February 25 to March 4. Onslaught is also available to PlayStation owners during this access period as well.

Outbreak Challenge Event (Feb 25 – Mar 11)

Earn Charms, Stickers, Emblems, Calling Cards, and Weapon Blueprints by completing challenges in Warzone and in Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak mode. This event can be viewed within the main Warzone, Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer, and Zombies menus.

Need an introduction to Outbreak in Black Ops Cold War Zombies so you can claim all the items from this Challenge Event? Check out the following blogs:

Zombies Experience Intel: Outbreak Overview

Zombies Meta Update

2XP + 2WXP WEEKEND

Starting on Feb 26, all players get Double XP and Double Weapon XP all weekend long in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to celebrate the kickoff of Season Two! Gain twice as much progress toward your next Prestige and max out those weapons through 10AM PT Mar 1. PlayStation players also get an extra 24 hours of 2XP and 2WXP starting Feb 25.

MODES

Rebirth Resurgence Extreme (Launch Week)

Up to 99 players will drop onto Rebirth Island for an incredibly frenetic fight for supremacy, as they look to eliminate every last member of enemy squads to prevent them from getting a second, third, or even forth chance at revenge. Just like Resurgence, squad members can spawn back in if their Rebirth Countdown hits zero and at least one of their allies is still alive, and specific Caches around the map will refresh their items frequently to ensure there is no shortage of firepower around the island.

Exfiltration (In Season)

In this mode, a portable radio crackles into life, coming online somewhere in Verdansk. The Operator who secures this radio and holds onto it for a sufficient period of time automatically wins the game for their squad. To ensure their exfil isn’t by the book, anyone holding the radio is marked on the Tac Map as if they were under a Most Wanted Contract (High Value Target) with all Operators also receiving intel on how much longer the current radio holder has until they win. Other than this new win condition, the same Battle Royale rules apply. Expect a circle collapse and a winner to be determined by last squad standing, should nobody receive an early exfil with the radio.

A Call of Duty 2XP Weekend is around the corner

A Call of Duty 2XP Weekend is just around the corner (Image: ACTIVISION)

BATTLE PASS

100 Tiers including two Weapons, a new Operator, and the first Reactive Weapon Blueprint

Tier 0 (Instant Unlock)

Operator – Naga

Park – Operator Skin and Mission

Wellington Safari Watch

Season XP Boost (10%)

Tier 15

FARA 83 Assault Rifle

Tier 31

LC10 SMG

Tier 95

“Vulture Exo” Ultra-rarity Reactive Weapon Blueprint

Tier 100

“Warlord” Naga Skin and Operator Mission

“Poison Dart” Legendary SMG Blueprint

And a lot more!

Call of Duty Cold War season 2

Call of Duty Cold War season 2 launched on Thursday February 25 (Image: ACTIVISION)

MAP – POINTS OF INTEREST

Shipwreck

The doomed cargo tanker known as the Vodianoy has run aground in the low estuary of swamp ground less than a klick west of the Zordaya Prison Complex.

Missile Silos

A team of Operators discovered Missile Silos hidden underneath the city’s three war monuments:

Jarvdinsk Spomenik above the Arklov Peak Military Base

Zoszni Spomenik southeast of the Novi Grazna Hills

Styor Spomenik in Tavorsk Park

Due to the contamination, security protocol mandates a complete shut down of the following locations:

Subway

Stadium Garage

Bunkers 00, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11

Call of Duty Shipwreck Warzone POI

Call of Duty Shipwreck Warzone POI has been added with the new season 2 update (Image: ACTIVISION)

WEAPONS

Increased bullet velocity of the Tactical Rifle Charlie

New Weapons added:

FARA 83 – AR

Unlocked via Battle Pass Tier 15

LC10 – SMG

Unlocked via Battle Pass Tier 31

Machete – Melee

Unlocked via Weapon Challenge or Store Bundle

New Weapon Unlock Challenges added:

Groza – AR

Mac-10 – SMG

Reactive Blueprints added:

The Reactive property lets Operators display their skill in real-time by evolving their weapon’s appearance with kills during a match.

For example, the “Vulture Exo” pulsates a green energy across the skeleton of a bird that wraps around the entire weapon. As an Operator earns kills, this energy shifts from blue to orange and eventually red, signifying how much of a hot hand they have in the match.

Cold War attachments have been updated – pros, cons and stat bar values now more accurately reflect their functionality

The following attachments have also had their functionality adjusted:

Bruiser Grip

Before: Melee Quickness

After: Movement Speed, Hip Fire Accuracy

Mounted Flashlight

Before: Enemy Reveal Distance

After: Movement Speed, Aim Walking Movement Speed

Tiger Team Spotlight

Before: Enemy Reveal Distance

After: Movement Speed, Aim Walking Movement Speed

OPERATORS

New Operators added:

Kapano “Naga” Vang: Warsaw Pact (Launch Week)

Unlocked via Battle Pass

Karla Rivas: NATO (In Season)

Unlocked via Store Bundle

Terrel Wolf: NATO (In Season)

Unlocked via Store Bundle

Samantha Maxis: NATO (In Season)

Unlocked via Store Bundle

GENERAL FIXES

Players should no longer spawn outside of the Gulag combat area

Ammo replenishment timing when equipping Stopping Power rounds on Cold War weapons has been addressed

Fixed various issues with reticle streaming

The “Grinch Forest Spirit” Skin now properly renders at all distances

The “Gem Cutter” Silenced Assault Rifle is now properly suppressed

Operator Mission “Unkillable” will now track properly when getting kills with the High Alert Perk active

Mac-10 Weapon Unlock Challenge now tracks correctly when getting 2 rapid kills using an SMG

Operator Missions require now associated Operator to be equipped

Fixed an issue with War Tracks not playing correctly

Fixed an issue causing the Heartbeat Sensor to incorrectly display player with Ghost Perk active on Kill Cam

Prestige banners now include correct text and award stickers

Call of Duty season 2

Call of Duty season 2 for Black Ops Cold War has added new Operators (Image: ACTIVISION)

STORE

Added new CDL team packs

DOWNLOAD

The Season Two download is going to be large. In order to reduce the overall disk space that MW and WZ take up, you can uninstall the content packs for modes that you’re not playing if you want to free up space. You can learn how to do so here.

Download size:

PlayStation 5:

17.0 GB

PlayStation 4:

17.0 GB

Xbox One Series X / Xbox One Series S:

17.9 GB

Xbox One:

17.9 GB

PC:

16.9 GB (Warzone Only)

20.8 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

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