As Warzone Season 6 launches, Raven confirms it is the ‘last in Verdansk’

Raven Software has confirmed that Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6 will be the game’s final season set in its original map, Verdansk.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 launched overnight, introducing a variety of new content and weapon tuning.

In Warzone, new points of interest in Verdansk have been created with fissures cracking open Stadium and Downtown to reveal World War 2 era bunkers offering players an underground system of passageways and armaments rooms to explore.

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These are tied into the upcoming launch of Warzone’s new WW2 Pacific map, which will arrive shortly after Call of Duty: Vanguard’s release in November.

“Season 6 will be our last time in Verdansk,” Warzone’s creative director, Amos Hodge, said in a video to tie in with the new season’s launch (the full Season 6 patch notes are republished below).

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Confirming a VGC exclusive from earlier this year, Raven unveiled the new Warzone map in September.

It will feature completely original locations and share new engine technology with Call of Duty Vanguard, which is powered by an updated version of the Modern Warfare engine.

“We are going to the Pacific, featuring an entirely new play space, complete with all-new points of interest,” Hodge said at the time.

“Players will get to traverse the lush landscapes of the island and make their way through a variety of extremely cool locations, while battling it out alongside friends and foes.

“Our goal was to create a fresh, new experience for Call of Duty players by breaking out of the war-torn world of Verdansk to create an atmosphere that is vibrant, alive and really opens the doors to how we can craft the narratives and events.”

VGC reported earlier this year that the new Pacific map would be larger than Verdansk and feature new vehicles to cater to its significant size.

Warzone Season 6 patch notes

Battle Pass

The Season Six Battle Pass is complete with 100 Tiers that include two free functional Weapons, a new Operator, new Weapon Blueprints, new Operator Skins, and a whole lot more.

Below are some of the items included in the Season Six Battle Pass:

    • Tier 5
      • “Scrub Brush” Legendary Milano 821 (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 9
      • “Saint Death” Legendary Emblem
    • Tier 15
      • .410 Ironhide (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
    • Tier 21
      • “Final Chapter” Legendary Handgun Charlie (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 27
      • “Cemetery Thorn” Legendary Pelington 703 (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 31
      • Grav (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
    • Tier 34
      • “Carnival Troupe” Legendary Watch
    • Tier 38
      • “Cat Nip” Legendary AK-47 (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 39
      • “Clean Break” Legendary Dirt Bike Skin
    • Tier 44
      • “Electrons” Legendary Emblem
    • Tier 55
      • “Carnival Prize” Legendary Submachine Gun Alpha (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 64
      • “Hulking Monster” Legendary Calling Card
    • Tier 65
      • “Creepy Crawler” Legendary Bullfrog (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 71
      • “Presidential” Legendary 1911 (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 72
      • “Black Ops Mixtape” Legendary War Track
    • Tier 75
      • “Shell Shocked” Legendary Sticker
    • Tier 76
      • “Bonfire” Legendary Groza (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 81
      • “Conjurer” Legendary M16 (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 85
      • “Panda Bite” Legendary AK-74u (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 89
      • “Carnival Game” Legendary Streetsweeper (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 92
      • “Shooting Gallery” Legendary Calling Card
    • Tier 95
      • “Kill Shot” Ultra .410 Ironhide (BOCW) Blueprint
    • Tier 97
      • “Snippet Van” Legendary Charm
    • Tier 99
      • “Magic Lantern” Legendary Emblem
    • Tier 100
      • “Aurora Borealis” Ultra Mason Skin
      • “Art Deco” Legendary Grav (BOCW) Blueprint
      • “Dazzle Wagon” Epic SUV Skin
      • “Season Six” Legendary Emblem

Read here for the full details on the Season Six Battle Pass.

Events: The Haunting

Return to the Call of Duty blog on October 18 for more intel about the upcoming Halloween celebration across Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

Modes

Scopes and Scatterguns, The Rebirth Of…!

Get up close and personal… deal death from afar… spend a lifetime reloading between bolts… the choice is yours! Scopes and Scatterguns returns to Warzone – with a new twist.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Rebirth Resurgence
    • This mode builds upon a map and ruleset combination that we already all know and love – Rebirth Resurgence!
  • Limited Loot
    • The loot table will only include Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, and Crossbows. Aim true, Operator.
  • No Loadouts
    • No free Loadouts Drops and no purchasable Loadout in the Buy Station either! Players will have to up their scavenging game and win with what they find!
  • New Starting Weapon
    • The 1911 (BOCW) isn’t exactly a Shotgun… so Players will spawn in with the thematic Marshal (BOCW) instead.

This returning mode will go live during the second week of Season Six on October 14th. Keep an eye on our Twitter for weekly Playlist updates!

New Points of Interest

  • Fissures
    • Explosive charges have triggered a devastating seismic event in Verdansk, forming massive cracks right through Stadium and Downtown.
  • Bunkers
    • Make your way through this system of passageways and armament rooms, find high value loot, and ascend back to the surface before anyone else does.

New Gulag, inspired by the Original

  • Look familiar? We thought so. Same rules. Slightly different arena.
  • Loot across Verdansk has been adjusted as follows…
    • The .410 Ironhide (BOCW) and Grav (BOCW) have been added
    • New Gulag loadouts
    • New ground and Supply Box loot
  • Plunder respawn behavior has been updated to provide Players with more dynamic infiltrations.
  • The RC-XD Killstreak has been removed from all modes until further notice.
  • Fixed a UI issue causing the Tempered Perk to display incorrectly during Plunder matches.
  • Fixed a visual issue causing the C58 (BOCW) ejection port to not open during the firing animation.
  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing a conflict between the audio of Red Doors and Supply Boxes.
  • Fixed an issue causing Operator Bios and the “Set as Favorite” UI option to not appear when using a gamepad.
  • Fixed an issue causing Seasonal Challenges to remain grayed-out while scrolling through the menu.
  • Fixed an issue with the Krig 6 (BOCW) that would cause noticeable camera tilt while firing.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Pelington 703 (BOCW) default reticle to appear misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue causing the QBZ-83 (BOCW) to hitch when firing.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) default reticle to appear misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue causing the TEC-9 (BOCW) hipfire reticle to not match the appropriate firing mode.
  • Fixed an issue causing unintended bullet collision on the rear end of Payload Cargo Trucks.
  • Fixed an issue with the firing audio on the “Turbo Powered” Bullfrog (BOCW) Blueprint.
  • Fixed several issues related to the reload animations for both the Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) and OTs 9 (BOCW).
  • Fixed various issues that would result in Players experiencing either Dev Error 5476 or Dev Error 5573.
  • Fixed various issues with Stitch’s subtitles while near Red Doors.
  • Regiments
    • Regiments are now frozen to ensure a smooth transition over to the new Clan-based system, coming later this year.
      • Players will now only be able to view their Regiment Roster and inspect other Players.
      • Players will no longer be able to create, manage, switch or invite others, use Regiment Tags, or receive Happy Hour rewards.
  • Loot Cards
    • The visual style of all loot cards has been updated!
    • In addition to this change, we’ve added information about the fire type of a Weapon to each loot card.
      • This will allow Players to observe if a Weapon is automatic, semi-automatic, or burst before committing to it, without having to fire test shots or lose their next engagement.
  • Killfeed (Time On Screen)
    • Added an option under the Accessibility menu to customize the amount of time that messages in the Killfeed stay on screen. This option is intended to support Hard of Vision, Hard of Hearing, and Cognitive Overload accessibility.
    • The setting has 5 options:
      • Off: Never show updates
      • Default: Updates show for 10 seconds
      • Medium: Updates show for 20 seconds
      • Long: Updates show for 30 seconds
      • Extended: Updates show for 60 seconds
      • Note: This will not affect the duration of disconnect notifications.
  • Mono Audio
    • Added an option under the Audio menu to adjust the degree to which the Mono Audio is applied when enabled.
    • The setting is adjusted via a slider:
      • A higher value merges sounds and sends them through left and right speakers in similar proportions.
      • A lower value reduces the applied effect and preserves directional sound.

New Weapons (BOCW)

  • .410 Ironhide: Shotgun (Launch)
    • Lever-action shotgun. High damage at close range with an improved fire rate. Reliable 2-shot kill with a short 1-shot kill range.
    • Obtain the Rattler Shotgun for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 15 of the Season Six Battle Pass.
  • Grav: Assault Rifle (Launch)
    • Full-auto assault rifle. Fast firing rifle with improved range. Fastest bullet velocity in class with modest damage and moderate recoil.
    • Obtain the Grav Assault Rifle for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 31 of the Season Six Battle Pass.
  • Battle Axe: Melee (Launch)
    • Two-handed melee Weapon. Double bit axe with a straight wooden handle for powerful swings. Fell your foes and use them as kindling.
    • Obtain the Battle Axe for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone via in-game challenge or Store Bundle.
  • LAPA: Submachine Gun (In-Season)
    • Full-auto submachine gun. Lightweight prototype with reliable damage and good firing control. Improved handling and range with a slower fire rate..
    • Obtain via reward during The Haunting Event or via Blueprint in the Store.
  • Hammer & Sickle (In-Season)
    • Dual wield melee. A powerful union between industrial and agricultural tools. Demonstrate the strength of labor with deadly melee attacks at close-range.
    • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.

New Unlock Challenge Missions (BOCW)

  • EM2: Assault Rifle
    • Using Assault Rifles, rapidly kill 2 or more players in 15 different completed matches.
  • TEC-9: Submachine Gun
    • Using SMGs, get 2 Headshot kills in 15 different completed matches.

Weapon Changes

We are pleased with the level of Weapon variety we are seeing across Verdansk. However, we still feel there are some persistent outliers that could stand to be addressed. Outlined below are a few deceptively impactful changes to assist in further widening the pool of viable Weapons.

» Assault Rifles «

» Light Machine Guns «

  • MG 82 (BOCW)
    • Gun Kick increased
    • Recoil increased
    • Reload interrupt time increased
    • Raise interrupt time increased
  • Light Machine Gun Alpha (BOCW)
    • Gun Kick increased
    • Recoil increased

Attachment Changes

» Lasers «

  • Tiger Team Spotlight
    • Movement Speed multiplier decreased from 3.2% to 3%
    • ADS Movement Speed multiplier decreased from 3.2% to 3%

» Magazines «

  • OTs 9 (BOCW)
    • Spetsnaz 40 Rnd
      • ADS Speed multiplier decreased from .85 to .835
      • Reload Time decreased from 2.6 to 2.7 seconds
      • Reload Empty Time decreased from 3 to 3.1 seconds
    • VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
      • ADS Speed multiplier decreased from .8 to .78
      • Reload Time decreased from 1.93 to 2.11 seconds
      • Reload Empty Time decreased from 2.23 to 2.32 seconds

» Alex Mason: NATO (Launch) «

  • Get access to Mason for use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 0 in the Season Six Battle Pass and unlock an additional Ultra-Rarity Operator Skin at Tier 100.

» Fuze: Warsaw Pact (In-Season) «

  • Get access to Fuze as part of upcoming Season Six Store Bundle offerings, to be detailed at a later date.

» Sgt. Arthur Kingsley (Available Now) «

  • Digitally pre-order any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard before its launch date on November 5th to receive Arthur Kingsley of the British Army’s 9th Parachute Battalion for immediate use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Season Six offers four additional Prestiges to achieve across the first 200 levels, as well as a new Weapon Blueprint:

  • Level 50
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 100
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 150
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 190
    • All Season Challenges Available
  • Level 200
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
  • Levels 250–1,000
    • New Prestige Key every 50 levels

» The Berserker Bundle «

This Bundle includes the first Weapon Blueprint for the new Battle Axe (BOCW) Melee Weapon — the menacing “Barbarian’s Axe.” This Bundle also comes with a devastating “Executioner” Finishing Move, three cosmetic items for your profile and Weaponry, and a Tier Skip for the Battle Pass.

» Tracer Pack: Fuze Operator Bundle «

New Operator “Fuze” will also find his way to the Store during Season Six’s launch week, arriving less than a week out from The Haunting.

This includes two Skins, two Weapon Blueprints, an Animated Calling Card and Emblem, and the “Can Opener” Weapon Charm.

» Tracker Pack: Zombie Zapper Mastercraft Bundle «

Pick this one up in the Store, and see how this retro-looking Shotgun Weapon Blueprint electrifies the undead masses to kingdom come.

» The Tagger vs Big Joke Ultimate Pack «

This includes two Legendary Operator Outfits: the clown-faced “Sad Face” for Garcia and the graffiti-inspired “Sign Painter” for Wolf. Five Weapon Blueprints are included – four of which are ranged Legendary Weapons – as well as a variety of cosmetic items. To top it all off, you’ll also get 5,000 COD Points, which can be spent on a Bundle, Battle Pass, or in-game gifts to friends.

The Season Six update will have a download size of approximately 31 GB for those who own the free-to-play console version of Warzone and are currently on the latest updates.

Warzone Update Sizes

Reminders

  • PC users will also need 10 GB of additional space on their hard drive for the patch copying process; this is only temporary space that is reclaimed upon completion of the patch installation and is not an additional download.
  • Remember, the Black Ops Cold War download is not necessary if you are only playing Warzone, and vice versa.
  • Furthermore, for a smaller overall file size, Players can choose to uninstall/remove other data packs if they are no longer needed.
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