Call of Duty Season 6 is out now and this latest update is packed with new features. A new trailer has teased what’s to come, but for those who want to know everything, here’s everything you need to know about what’s to come in Modern Warfare and Warzone.
To set the stage for season six, Nikolai and Farah recently sent to uncover a huge secret about Al Qatala’s operations in the city of Verdansk: they use empty subway tunnels to travel unnoticed. By putting the trains back into service, Armistice is back on track to freedom from this dangerous international union. These tunnels are key from a narrative and mechanical standpoint, as they facilitate this season̵
The subway is your new way to whiz around Verdansk in Season 6. Combine pre-existing points of interest with new stations, so players will now have a high-risk, high-yield option when navigating the city.
The journey between the stations happens in seconds and players will be able to explore the stations before boarding, giving the opportunity to find generated elements on the way to the platforms. The cars themselves have a retro look, but follow modern safety protocols; they will not take you out of the safe zone during battle royale matches and will cease to function if there is conflict on board. Fighting on the train is strictly a no no.
That said, fighting in and around stations is a totally fair game.
New Warzone mode and weapon rotation
Armored Royale is the new Warzone mode coming in Season 6. It is a battle royale variant that offers each team an armored truck, complete with a turret, which doubles as a respawn point. As long as the truck is intact, you and your teammates can return to combat. But once it’s gone you can’t come back from a killing blow. The last team standing is the winner, regardless of the state of the truck.
Verdansk also has a new shipment of weapons spread across the map, giving players access to a new weapon rotation this season. You will be able to find these weapons on the ground or in supply crates and there will be a combination of familiar tools and new armaments for you to try. Season 6 will feature six common, ten uncommon, 13 rare, 18 epic, and 24 legendary variants.
Modern Warfare maps
The full version of Modern Warfare will receive four new multiplayer maps, one for each dimension.
The station is a rural railway station in Kastovia and serves as the last arena for gunfights. It has a relatively simple design, but offers opportunities to find jump points and varying tactical angles. This map embraces verticality allowing you to get on every closed wagon and passenger car, although these areas are more exposed. If you stick to the ground, there will be more coverage in terms of crates and even parts of the tank.
Broadcast is a map franchise that is recognizable by those in the long run. It debuted in 2007 and is returning for a sixth season. As the name suggests, Broadcast is an abandoned communications hub that you will infiltrate into 6v6. It features many narrow corridors and even limited verticality.
Mialstor Tank Factory can be played in both 6v6 and 10v 10 modes and its playable size changes according to the size of the lobby. Both dimensions will feature both internal and external combat as the centerpiece of the map is the tank factory and adjacent warehouse which have accessible roofs. However, there are other buildings for your team to explore, including a workshop, skybridge, residential area, junk yard, and shipping area. Some of these will be dissected in 6v6.
Verdansk Riverside is a previously unlabeled map location that is actually a suburban area located across the Gora River from Verdansk International Airport. As you would expect from a suburb, this map largely consists of two-story houses and buildings that are located in a shopping mall such as a pharmacy and restaurant chain. There is also a small construction project of some kind that doesn’t seem to have an end date. This is a Ground War map and will mainly focus on vehicles for getting around in and around the neighborhood.
Modern warfare mode
Killstreak Confirmed is the new Kill Confirmed variant to shake up killstreaks in multiple ways. You can only rack up killstreaks by getting enemy dog tags, but your streak won’t reset if you die, so you’ll want to keep pushing for those tags. This mode will also allow you to “wrap” killstreaks so you can earn the same multiple times in a lifetime. Any team that collects the target number of dog tags despite Killstreaks wins.
Get ready for the random assortment of Gun Game weapons coming to Team Deathmatch in Gun Game TDM. You can choose your equipment for perks and equipment, but you will need to be ready to use whatever is assigned to you once the game begins. Each kill with a given weapon scrolls you through a predetermined list of weapons. The first team to reach the target kill count wins.
HQ is getting a new rotation with HQ: Firefight. This mode provides a team score for both goal possession and kills. After a team captures an HQ, respawns are disabled until the enemy team neutralizes it. The team that reaches the target score first wins.
Hardpoint: Hills and Kills is similar to HQ: Firefight; gives a team score for possession of hills and earnings kills. The first team to reach the target score wins.
There are also nine trials this season to spend on your trial tickets, as well as side missions and additional challenges where you can earn blueprints and items.
This season’s Battle Pass includes 20 levels of free content for all Warzone and Modern Warfare players. Just by playing, you can earn some blueprints, cosmetics and some Call of Duty points. The free levels also offer the opportunity to unlock more new war tracks to play while driving. Some of these war songs come from outside the CoD universe, including DMX’s “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”.
There are two new weapons that can be unlocked in the free levels: the SP-R208 marksman rifle (level 15) and the AS-VAL assault rifle (level 31). The SP-R208 is a bolt-action shotgun that is one of the most accurate in its class. The AS-VAL is an assault rifle built for stealth and accuracy.
If you purchase the Battle Pass, all 100 levels will open and you will have access to unlock a variety of gadgets. Farah and Nikolai are both unlockable operators, and the paid pass includes perks like double XP and weapon tokens, weapon charms, watches, stickers, emblems, and business cards. The paid version of the battle pass also includes operator and vehicle skins, additional weapon blueprints, and a new finishing move that features a domestic bat named Edward who supposedly eats your enemies’ faces. Players can also expect some seasonal Halloween content coming to the store soon, and The Haunting of Verdansk Halloween event kicks off on October 20th.
Season 6 download size
Note that the Season 6 update will have a download size of approximately 19.6 – 63GB for owners of the full version of Modern Warfare and Warzone free-to-play, who are up to date with the latest update.
- PlayStation 4: 19.3 GB
- Xbox One: 22.66 GB
- PC: 57 GB (Modern Warfare owners) and 25.5 GB (Warzone owners only)
Upon launch on consoles, owners of the full version of Modern Warfare will also need to download the Compatibility Pack to access Multiplayer and Special Ops, and the Survival Pack to access Survival. The file sizes for these two packages are as follows:
- PlayStation 4 Compatibility Pack: 7.8 GB
- PlayStation 4 Survival Pack: 5.8 GB
- Xbox One Compatibility Pack: 8 GB
- Xbox One Survival Pack: 5.9 GB
Note that on October 1st, Xbox and PC players can access Survival mode.
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