Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone Faction Showdown event: Dates, challenges, rewards

Max Candelarezi
Captain Price and Task Force 141 Operators in Modern Warfare 2 Season 5's Havoc mapActivision

Season 5 has been released for both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone, and it brings a wealth of new content, including the brand-new Faction Showdown event, which all players can participate in and complete.

Call of Duty have officially released Season 5 for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, as the update arrived on August 2, 2023. The season brings an exciting array of new content for players, such as six new weapons, a lineup of celebrity Operators, new game modes, and other exciting additions.

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As with every season, a new thematic event tied to the story of the current season is included, and this one is no different. Once again, players will have the opportunity to complete challenges to earn exclusive rewards.

Here is everything you need to know about the new Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 5 Faction Showdown event.

Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2 Faction Showdown event start & end date

The Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 5 Faction Showdown limited-time event began on August 4, 2023, and will last until August 16, 2023.

How to complete Faction Showdown event in MW2 & Warzone

The Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Faction Showdown event allows players to join one of two available factions: Task Force 141 or Shadow Company. Here’s a breakdown of the challenges you must complete to finish the event.

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You will be able to access the Events tab of the game menu to choose the Faction you wish to join. Regardless of which side you choose, everyone will need to complete the main community challenge, which remains the same for all players: earn up to 50 operator kills.

Keep in mind that during the event, you can switch sides between Task Force 141 or Shadow Company as many times as you like, allowing you to complete some or all of the Operator kills from the main challenge for your chosen faction until you finish the Event for both sides.

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Season 5 Operator Oz in Modern Warfare 2's map HavocActivision
The Faction Showdown event features a new community challenge for all players.

All Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2 Faction Showdown event rewards

As we mentioned, each Task Force 141 or Shadow Company faction will have their own challenges. These specific challenges will allow you to get even more exclusive content from the Faction Showdown event.

All Task Force 141 faction challenges

  • Emblem: Get 50 Operator kills
  • Loading Screen: Get 10 Longshots Operator kills with Battle Rifles
  • Vehicle Skin: Get 40 ADS Operator kills with Assault Rifles
  • Charm: Get 3 Operator kills with Melee Weapons
  • Battle Pass Tier Skip: Execute a Finishing Move

When completing all 5 Task Force 141 faction challenges, players will unlock the SMG Blueprint Mastery Reward.

All Shadow Company faction challenges

  • Loading Screen: Get 50 Operator kills
  • Large Decal: Get 15 Longshots Operator kills while focused with Snipers
  • Vehicle Skin: Get 15 Operator kills from behind with SMGs
  • Charm: Get 10 Operator kills with Launchers
  • Battle Pass Tier Skip: Get 5 Operator kills with Lethal Equipment

When completing all 5 Shadow Company faction challenges, players will unlock the Sniper Blueprint Mastery Reward.

Finally, the faction that emerges victorious in this event (Task Force 141 or Shadow Company) by securing the highest number of community Operator kills in the main Challenge will unlock an additional reward.

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This reward will be a free Operator Skin, either for Soap or Horangi, depending on the winning team, along with a universal weapon camouflage and a one-hour Double Battle Pass XP Token.

All in all, that covers all the essential information about the new Faction Showdown event in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, including how to complete it and every available reward.

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