Warzone 2 Season 2 update patch notes: Release date & time, Ashika Island, 1v1 Gulag, weapon balance, more

Liam Mackay
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Warzone 2 Season 2 brings a ton of new content to Call of Duty’s battle royale, and here’s everything we know about the update including the full patch notes, release date and time, Resurgence’s return, updates to looting, the Gulag, and more content.

The Warzone 2 developers keep the game fresh with the arrival of seasonal updates that bring brand-new content for players to check out, and Season 1 Reloaded brought the Chimera Assault Rifle along with weapon buffs and nerfs.

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Now, Warzone 2 Season 2 has arrived and it’s the biggest Warzone 2 patch to date, as the devs are introducing a host of major gameplay tweaks to improve the state of the game.

Here are the full patch notes for Warzone 2 Season 2, including all of the weapon balancing, quality-of-life changes, the Ashika Island Resurgence map, and new content.

Warzone 2 Season 2 start date & time

The Warzone 2 Season 2 update goes live on February 15 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT.

The update was set to arrive on February 1, but the update was delayed to February 15 to give the devs more time to make changes based on community feedback.

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Path of the Ronin event in Warzone 2 Season 2

Warzone 2 Season 2 brings the Path of the Ronin event with seven challenges for Operators to complete in Warzone 2 or Modern Warfare 2. Completing these challenges will provide players with rewards such as Gun Screens and Weapon Charms.

Completing all of these seven challenges grants players with the new Crossbow weapon.

Warzone 2 Ashika Island Resurgence map

Ashika Island offers players a new Resurgence experience.

Ashika Island is Warzone 2’s brand-new Resurgence map coming in Season 2, which is located “somewhere in the APAC (Asia Pacific) region.” The map features a variety of POIs that all offer unique layouts for varied fights, and DMZ players can drop in too.

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Some of the POIs include Tsuki Castle, Beach Club, and Shipwreck. Ashika Island was developed by High Moon Studios, who are the devs behind Fortune’s Keep back on the original Warzone, so if you like that map, you’re likely going to enjoy this one.

On Ashika Island, players will be able to Restore Honor through dog tags that are dropped when Operators die on the new map. If they or their teammates collect these tags, they will receive a “small Cash reward, as well as a single UAV ping that marks both enemy threats and nearby Supply Boxes.”

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Warzone 2 Combat Record goes online in Season 2

After delays, the Combat Record for Warzone 2 will officially go online as part of Season 2’s launch. This allows players to see their stats from the battle royale, allowing them to analyze and see what they need to work on.

Al Mazrah map updates

Al Mazrah will also be receiving some updates in Warzone 2 Season 2, as a plane has crashed in the Sattiq Caves Complex POI, bringing the classic Afghan map to life.

Alongside these changes, there’s also a new Underground Cave complex and a Passenger Train.

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warzone 2 sattiq caves complex update in season 2

Changes to Warzone 2 looting & Gulag

Infinity Ward have confirmed with a blog post that the Warzone 2 Season 2 update will bring 1v1 Gulags back to the battle royale, replacing the 2v2 method introduced in the new Warzone experience. Players have been calling for this change for some time, and it will finally be coming in Season 2.

Looting is also getting some major changes, as the devs have announced that they will be going back to the original system of loot popping out onto the floor after looting containers and eliminating players.

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The Medium and Large Backpack items will also no longer be available going forward, in an effort to cut down on players stacking Killstreaks and other equipment. In addition, players will all begin the match with a 3-Plate Vest, so these items will be removed from the loot pool.

They also revealed that cash will be more readily available and further price changes are going to be made to give players more bang for their buck.

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Warzone 2 loadout changes confirmed

Another key change coming to Warzone 2 Season 2 is the introduction of customizable Perk Packages, allowing players to further tailor their loadout to suit a specific playstyle. Currently, there are only a handful of premade Perk Packages to choose from, with no option to swap individual options.

The feature “will launch with a slightly reduced pool of available Perks,” but the devs have confined that they may slowly reintroduce more over time. This is an effort to ensure that matches remain balanced, although there is no word just yet on which Perks will be available, to begin with.

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Infinity Ward also revealed they are “happy” with the rollout of Loadout Drop Markers, but will be dropping the prices slightly in Season 2 These items will also be lootable around the map, but the devs warned they will be incredibly rare.

The cost of individual Primary weapons is also being reduced, to give squads of all sizes a better chance of picking up at least one of their own weapons.

Five new Warzone 2 weapons in Season 2

The devs are bringing a whopping five new weapons during the course of Warzone 2 Season 2. Here’s a list of them, including their arrival time and the way players will be unlocking them:

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  • ISO Hemlock Assault Rifle – ISO Platform (Launch, Battle Pass)
  • KV Broadside Shotgun – Kastov Platform (Launch, Battle Pass)
  • Dual Kodachis Melee Weapon (Launch, Battle Pass)     
  • Crossbow Marksman Rifle (Launch Window, challenge unlock or Store)
  • Tempus Torrent Marksman Rifle (Midseason)

New DMZ content

The Warzone 2 devs also revealed the DMZ content coming in the update, which includes a trip to Ashika Island. Similar to Building 21, players will be heading to Ashika Island for the new Exclusion Zone.

There will also be a new Faction exclusive to MW2 owners called Crown, which adds “additional intrigue alongside a refresh of familiar missions and their rewards, granting Operators new permanent unlocks like Operator Skins and Weapon Blueprints as well as Contraband.”

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Explore Ashika Island through DMZ.

Players will face a new boss on Ashika Island, the Bombmaker, who holds a new Weapons Case for Season 2, containing “all-new permanent rewards for Operators.”

Warzone 2 Season 2 update patch notes

Our goal for Weapon Tuning has always been to deliver an experience that provides Players with deep customization for their favorite weapons: building a unique loadout for a precise personal playstyle. After examining Weapon Tuning in Season 01, we want to offer more value for Players by elevating the pros and reducing the cons of Tuning attributes. We are committed to making the system more rewarding for players going forward, without sacrificing overall weapon balance across the game.

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The results of this adjustment will generally be felt as an increase in the overall impact of Attachments, with the effects of Attachment Tuning becoming more significant.

  • Tuning has been enabled for Laser attachments
  • Tuning Sliders have been updated for numerous attachments
  • Some beneficial Tuning attribute magnitudes have been increased
  • Some harmful Tuning attribute magnitudes have been decreased
  • Season 01 Pro-Tuned Blueprints have received performance adjustments

» Assault Rifles «

  • M13B
    • Increased damage at mid range
    • Increased upper torso damage
  • Kastov 762
    • Small damage reduction
    • Added additional long range damage falloff
  • Lachmann-556
    • Increased semi auto rate of fire
  • M4
    • Increased semi auto rate of fire
  • STB 556
    • Fixed an issue with the Single Tap Mod Magazine attachment which caused the weapon to deal considerably less damage to the upper left leg

» Battle Rifles «

  • Lachmann-762
    • Decreased full auto head and torso damage
    • Increased semi-auto upper torso damage
    • Increased semi auto rate of fire
    • Reduced full auto recoil
    • Increased damage on long range
    • Added minimum damage against armor
  • FTac Recon
    • Decreased full auto upper torso damage
    • Sped up ads time
    • Reduced full auto recoil
    • Increased close range damage distance
    • Increased lower torso damage multiplier 
    • Added minimum damage against armor
  • SO-14
    • Increased semi auto rate of fire
    • Increased long range damage
    • Reduced semi-auto headshot damage
    • Added minimum damage against armor
  • TAQ-V
    • Decreased mid-range damage
    • Increased semi-auto torso damage
    • Reduced semi auto leg damage
    • Decreased full auto head damage
    • Decreased full auto head damage
    • Reduced semi auto rate of fire

» Handguns «

  • X13 Auto
    • Reduced damage while using Akimbo
    • Increase lower body damage
    • Increased close range damage
    • Increase damage distances

» Launchers «

  • STRELA-P
    • Removed activation distance for projectile
    • Projectile will now explode at any range
  • RPG-7
    • Small increase to splash damage amount
    • Small reduction to splash damage range

» Light Machine Guns «

  • RPK
    • Small reduction to ADS movement speed
    • Reduced mid and long-range damage
    • Reduced damage ranges
    • Small increase to ADS time
  • RAAL MG
    • Increased recoil

» Marksman Rifles «

  • EBR-14
    • Reduced long range damage
    • Increased upper torso damage
    • Added minimum damage against armor
  • LM-S
    • Added minimum damage against armor
  • TAQ-M
    • Slight increase to rate of fire
    • Increased upper torso damage
    • Added minimum damage against armor

» Melee «

  • Increased non-lunging melee damage range, allows Players to hit equipment on the ground with melee while crouched
  • Melee attacks with non-Melee Weapons will now require three hits to kill a fully armored enemy instead of two

» Submachine Guns «

  • Vasznev-9K
    • Reduced mid-to-long range damage 
  • Minibak
    • Reduced damage ranges
    • Reduced lower torso damage at close range
    • Reduced lower body damage at mid to close range
    • Added minimum damage against armor
  • Fennec 45
    • Decreased damage overall 
    • Decreased headshot damage
    • Added minimum damage against armor

» Sniper Rifles «

  • Signal 50
    • Reduced sprint out speed
    • Reduced movement speed
    • Reduced long range damage
    • Small decrease to bullet velocity 

» Attachments «

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  • Reduced ADS penalty for bipods
  • Fixed an issue with choke attachments scaling hip spread incorrectly 

VEHICLES

  • Personal Watercraft
    • A nimble seacraft capable of swiftly carrying up to two Operators across any body of water.

Adjustments

  • Vehicle turrets now cool down faster if they don’t overheat
  • Added War Track customization on the Armored Truck
  • Added EV charging stations for the GMC Hummer EV
  • Shooting windows no longer damages the vehicle itself
  • Make vehicle exits less likely to fail beneath low roofs

Vehicle Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players could get unlimited fuel by leaning out of vehicles
  • Fixed an issue with the refueling bar not appearing under certain conditions
  • Fixed an issue with vehicle armor not reducing explosion damage properly
  • Fixed an issue where the Heavy Tank tracks weren’t animating properly
  • Fixed various ways the Player could get out of bounds with vehicle collisions
  • Fixed the low-fuel warning not clearing for passengers when there wasn’t a driver 

OPERATORS

  • Daniel “Ronin” Shinoda
    • Ronin is the ex-Special Forces fighter known for his mastery of multiple fighting styles and unconventional warfare.

AUDIO

Adjustments

  • Proximity chat now fades out more effectively over distance
  • Improved sound effect of reloading underwater 

Audio Bug Fixes

  • Addressed a number of missing audio elements in the UI
  • Fixed an issue where ping sounds could be missing when pinging items or map locations from certain positions
  • Fixed an issue affecting the sound effect for an enemy dropping cash onto the ground upon death
  • Fixed several issues where specific materials were occluding incorrectly
  • See other mode-specific audio fixes below 

SOCIAL

Adjustments

  • Added a wide range of usability improvements across Social screens
  • Improved sorting of Friends List to prioritize playable, joinable and online Players higher in List
  • Added Party Finder option within Special Ops Raid lobby
  • Added ability to send quick “Thank You” message to squad/teammate after some in-game actions (i.e. Being Revived, Being Bought Back, Picking Up Dropped Loot)
  • Added a search bar option when inviting Players to Friends, Parties, and Groups  
  • Added additional invite privacy settings
  • Increased refresh frequency of Recent Players list to dynamically update list faster
  • Added shortcut to manage Blocked Players
  • Added mode-based Recent Players filtering
  • Added offline Players as option for channel invites
  • Added ability to report Groups for toxicity (i.e. Group Name, Group Description)
  • Added notification stacking for high-volume notification types (i.e. Group Invites)
  • Improve visibility changes across all game modes – assigned color + squad color integration

Social Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a number of online status, party invite, friend invites and joinability related issues
  • Significant fixes related to voice chat channels based on observed issues and player feedback
  • Fixed navigational related issues forcing users back to home page when inviting friends or sending group invites
  • Fixed an issue causing Emblems to sometimes revert to a placeholder image
  • Fixed several bugs related to muting/unmuting other Players
  • Fixed bugs related to inviting Player to game and social channels
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Players from muting or unmuting self in select scenarios
  • Fixed crash related to accepting old party invites from channels menu
  • Fixed an issue that caused text-chat messages to sometimes appear blank
  • Fixed an issue preventing Players from connecting or disconnecting from channels
  • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to change weapon in Player Showcase
  • Fixed issues impacting ability to scroll to end of large Friends List
  • Improved visibility of Code of Conduct related warning notifications and penalties within the Notification Center
  • Fixed an issue that caused Recent Player List to sometimes appear incorrectly as empty or show all Players as offline
  • Fixed multiple bugs related to Recent Players sorting and filters when specifying recent lobbies, squads and teams
  • Fixed multiple bugs related to current speaker visibility and mute status
  • Fixed an issue causing large Group member lists to not update or be scrollable
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Players from selecting Group Privacy as “request to join”
  • Limited number of Group notification pop-ups sent to Group Owners
  • Improved Group Browser search options including filtering by labels and sorting 

UI/UX

Adjustments

  • Improved navigation and organization of Camo menu including:
    • Clearer tracking of your progress
    • Discoverability of camos you have unlocked
  • Improved view, rotation and zoom of Operators and weapons in preview
  • Slight increase to animation speed of the Orion Camo
  • Slight increase to animation speed of the Polyatomic Camo
  • More polished Social tab, including improved channel swapping and player muting
  • Added “My Bundles” section to the Customize tab that contains all Bundles a Player owns
  • Quick Equip option for items from Battlepass, My Bundles, and Store
  • Reticle previews in Store and Gunsmith
  • Improved clarity of attachment blocking logic in Gunsmith
  • Updated Loadouts UI to support Pro-Tuning changes
  • Updated UI to reflect improvements to tracer packs
  • Improved After Action Report UI 

UI/UX Bug Fixes

  • Addressed some issues blocking camo progression across certain weapons
  • Fixed some incorrect preview cards in the UI for Operators and Blueprints
  • Addressed bugs impacting the After Action Report to show challenge and camo progress correctly
  • Fixed bugs causing cosmetic items (i.e. gunscreens) to display incorrectly in the Gunsmith customization menu 

GLOBAL BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an exploit involving use of the Sentry Gun and Recon Drone
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Portable Radar to not activate upon landing
  • Fixed an issue where enemy markers persisted after use of the Spotter Scope
  • Fixed some instances of Operators rendering incorrectly in the lobby
  • Addressed some instances of Operators posing incorrectly in the lobby
  • Fixed several issues impacting the Firing Range
  • Fixed an issue where Players could lose their second weapon upon equipping a Riot Shield from a dead enemy
  • Fixed issues with certain weapons not updating in the Gunsmith case preview or having their decals and stickers blocked
  • Fixed an issue where the Loadout menu would not show an icon for the primary weapon
  • Fixed several issues that caused the Playstation™ Store icon to display inconsistently 

PC SETTINGS

Gyro Aiming

We’ve included several additional settings to help players to fine-tune their playstyle while using Gyro Aiming.

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  • It’s now possible to adjust ADS Sensitivity specifically when using the Gyro Aiming (Gyro ADS Sensitivity Multiplier) and it’s also possible to adjust sensitivity per zoom level independently from the controller settings (Gyro Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom).
  • These new settings will help players to fine-tune their aiming experience when using Gyro Aiming.
  • We also added several settings to address some movement issues while using Gyro Aiming. These new settings (Gyro Steadying Threshold and Gyro Steadying Initial Scale) will help reduce the impact of small movements while aiming.

  • Al Mazrah
    • Downed aircraft at Sattiq Caves
    • Underground tunnels in Suburbs 14
    • New passenger train moving counterdirectional to the existing cargo train 
    • Added a path through the cliffside north of Zarqwa Hydroelectric.
    • Added vehicle ramp to garage rooftop in Al Malik International.
  • Gulag
    • The Gulag map has been updated to better suit 1v1 combat in Season 02. 

For a deep dive into Ashika, Al Mazrah, and everything they have to offer, check out the official Tactical Map Guide!

BATTLE ROYALE

PLAYLIST

Al Mazrah

  • Standard
    • Solos
      • Max Players: 150
      • Assimilation: Off
    • Duos
      • Max Players: 150
      • Assimilation: Refill
    • Trios
      • Max Players: 150
      • Assimilation: Refill
    • Quads
      • Max Players: 152
      • Assimilation: Refill

Ashika Island

  • Resurgence 
    • Quads
      • Max Players: 52 
      • Assimilation: Off

For regular updates about the Playlist and other Scheduled Events, check out the dedicated Warzone Trello Board.

MODES

 New Mode

Resurgence is back! Grab your Squad and drop into this fast paced, high-action Mode that allows Squads to respawn as long as one member remains alive. The last Squad standing wins, regardless of how many times they’ve had to redeploy. Get ready for an intense fight.

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How does it work?

When eliminated, Players enter a spectating state and must wait for the Resurgence timer to tick down. Squad members can shorten the timer by completing Contracts, looting, and eliminating enemy Players.

  • Resurgence
    • Respawns are disabled on the fourth circle, so keep an eye on the clock 
  • New Score Events
    • In addition to the traditional score events, we have added new ways to shorten the respawn timer for Squad members:
      • Headshot
        • Eliminating an enemy Player via Headshot
      • A.I. Elimination
        • Eliminating an A.I. Combatant
      • Uplink
        • Capturing a Data Heist uplink point in 
      • On The Move
        • If you move more than 25 meters while your teammate is dead
      • Hunt 
        • You eliminated a Player while they were tracked by the Hunt mechanic 
      • Hunter Double 
        • You eliminated two Players in a row while they were tracked by the Hunt mechanic
      • Hunter Spree 
        • You eliminated more than three Players while they were tracked by the Hunt mechanic
      • Armor Break
        • You broke all of a Player’s active Armor Plates
      • Audacious Elimination
        • You got an elimination while a Squad member was down 
      • Fearless Elimination
        • You got an elimination while being the last living member of your Squad
  • Hunt & Track Mechanic 
    • At any point during a match, eliminating an enemy Player will display their Squad members for a few seconds on the minimap.
    • Specific to Solos, eliminating an enemy Player will display their location upon redeployment for 10 seconds.
  • Loadouts
    • Players can acquire their Loadouts via two different methods in Resurgence. Towards the end of the first circle there is a Public Event that drops a Loadout crate for your Squad. Loadout Dop Markers are also available for purchase via Buy Stations, using the same price scaling as standard Battle Royale. 
  • Additional Information
    • Strongholds are disabled
    • Weapons found via ground loot always have attachments
    • Blue Resurgence Supply Boxes restock after 90 seconds
    • Both Restore Honor tags and eliminations show red dots on the minimap
    • Enemy A.I. Combatants only spawn during the Data Heist Public Event or during a Search & Seizure Contract

GENERAL

  • Private Matches
    • Private Matches are enabled for Battle Royale Standard (Solos, Duos, Trios, Quads) on Al Mazrah
    • The spectating feature for Private Matches will be enabled at a later date

GAMEPLAY

All Maps | All Modes

  • Counter UAV New Killstreak
    • A defensive Killstreak that deploys an autonomous UAV to target an area and jams the enemy’s radar, minimap, as well as their HUD. 

Al Mazrah | All Modes

  • Redeploy Packs New Equipment
    • This new Tactical Equipment will give Players another shot at victory! They can be found in ground loot, on some Buy Stations and are guaranteed from completing the Strongholds & Black Sites mission.

Ashika Island | Event

  • Restore HonorNew Recovery Mechanic (Season Launch)
    • Every Player in Resurgence will drop a dog tag upon death once per match, which can either be picked up by a Squad member or themselves after redeploying. Doing so grants a small Cash reward, as well as a single UAV ping that marks both enemy threats and nearby Supply Boxes.
    • If a Player recovers their own Fallen Soldier Tag or one belonging to a teammate, they get a 50-meter loot ping, a normal 300-meter UAV ping, and $1000.
    • The money reward will only be awarded once but the pings will be given each time honor is restored thereafter.
  • Search & SeizureNew Contract (In-Season)
    • Recover a stolen vehicle protected by local mercenaries and transport it to a safe location for extraction. Avoid the enemy deterrents and ambushes along the way.
  • Data Heist New Public Event (In-Season)
    • A public event where laptops with enemy intelligence are spawned around the map, giving Players the opportunity to steal the data for intel themed rewards like UAV and Advanced UAV. Downloading the data, however, takes time, and Players will need to defend their download against AI defenders and other Players.
  • Redeploy DronesNew Field Upgrade (In-Season)
    • Interact with a cable suspended from a heavy lift drone to ascend skyward and quickly relocate.
  • RusherNew A.I.  (In-Season)
    • An aggressive A.I. Combatant that specializes in close quarters combat, utilizing evasive forward movement to try and close the distance for an attack. Has a handgun as a backup Weapon in case an enemy can’t be reached for melee and mini-smoke bombs to help reposition and retreat.

  • Loot that spawns across Al Mazrah has been adjusted…
    • Slight adjustment to the existing loot pool
    • Counter UAV has been added
  • Cash Economy
    • Players will now drop more Cash upon elimination
    • Players will now retain more Cash upon redeployment
    • Overall balance change to economy so that Players earn more Cash per match
    • Slight reduction to Cash rewards for completing Contracts
    • Cash found via ground loot has been increased to compensate for the above change
      • Minimum Cash value found:
        • On ground increased to $500
        • In cash registers to $500
        • Basic Supply Boxes – $500
        • Legendary Supply Boxes – $800
          • It was previously mentioned that Cash would no longer be obtainable via Basic and Legendary Supply Boxes – this has since been adjusted
  • Armor Plates & Vest
    • All Players will now have a 3-Plate Armor Vest at all times
    • Players will also spawn with a different number of equipped Armor Plates depending on the following:
      • Infil deployment
        • Players will deploy with 2 plates
      • Gulag redeployment
        • Players will redeploy with 3 plates
      • Resurgence redeployment
        • Players will redeploy with 2 plates
  • Perk Packages
    • Players will now be able to customize their own Perk Packages
      • Disabled
        • Overclock
        • Birdseye
  • Buy Stations
    • Spawn locations have been adjusted
    • All spawn locations will be static across each match
    • Loadout Drop Markers now have unlimited stock at all Buy Stations and prices have been reduced. Prices will scale to Squad sizes.
      • Solos
        • $8,000
      • Duos
        • $12,000 ($6,000 per Player)
      • Trios
        • $16,000 ($5,300 per Player)
      • Quads
        • $20,000 ($5,000 per Player)
  • Strongholds & Black Sites
    • Strongholds & Black Sites are now a primary way to earn a Redeploy Pack
    • A.I. Combatant damage decreased:
      • Assault Rifle Damage decreased to 22, down from 34
      • Shotgun Pellet Damage decreased to 15, down from 17
    • A.I. Combatants in Strongholds or Black Sites will evacuate the area during the 3 final circles
  • Champion’s Quest
    • Players may notice an adjustment to difficulty
    • A new Weapon Blueprint reward is now available for completing Champion’s Quest
      • The Season 01 FTac Recon “Brass Tacks” Weapon Blueprint reward has been vaulted
      • All other Champion’s Quest rewards remain the same
  • Backpacks & Inventory
    • Loot will now drop out of all containers in the world, similar to loot from Supply Boxes
    • Eliminated Players will drop loot onto the ground rather than loot-filled Backpacks
    • To better define each Player’s role within the match, Medium and Large Backpacks will no longer be found in the environment
    • Every Player will have the same Small Backpack throughout the entire game 
    • When Players expend an item in their active Loadout, stored items from the Backpack will no longer fill that slot. The only two items that will still automatically populate the Loadout from the Backpack are Armor Plates and Ammunition.
      • The changes above should reduce the impact of stacking medical supplies, Equipment, and Killstreaks
  • Loadout Drops
    • A second Loadout Drop Public Event has been added, which means the drops will now happen on the first and fifth Circles each match.
  • Spawn Protection
    • Protects the Player when they are between 64 to 19 meters off the ground. 
  • Gulag
    • Players will now face one another in a 1v1 Gulag
    • Flag Control has replaced the Jailer as the overtime mechanic
    • Player Loadouts will change as Circles progress and can include:
      • Either Assault Rifles, Submachine Guns, or Light Machine Guns as Primary Weapons
      • Handguns will remain available as Secondary Weapons
      • Snapshot Grenade as Tactical Equipment
    • Shotguns have been removed
    • Cash will now spawn as ground loot

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Pre-Match Loadout Selection
    • Now able to select and edit Loadouts in pre-match lobbies
  • Plating Improvements
    • Global plating animation speed increased by approximately 25%
    • Movement speed increased while plating
    • Players can now sprint while plating
    • Players can now bust through doors while plating
  • Ping Visibility
    • Each squad member will have a unique color highlighting their name and pings.
  • Interrogation
    • The reveal mechanic has been changed from an orange outline to a red marker to remain consistent with similar mechanics.
  • Loot Improvements
    • Improved the separation of loot on steep inclines and in tight areas.

UI/UX

  • Combat Records
    • Warzone 2.0 Combat Records will come online as part of Season 02. The statistics present in the Warzone 2.0 Combat Record will only be from the activation date forward, and will not include statistics from Season 01.
  • Play Again
    • This menu option enables Players to do the following:
      • As the party leader:
        • Play Again With This Squad
        • Play Again With Party and Fill Squad
      • As a squad member not in the party:
        • Play Again With This Squad
        • Play Again With A New Squad

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed collision issues with various elements across Al Mazrah allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing Loadout icons to disappear on the Tac Map.
  • Fixed an issue where Custom Loadouts would reset to a Default Loadout after exiting a match.
  • Fixed an issue where Players could continue driving vehicles after running out of fuel.
  • Fixed an issue where the Revive Pistol could be duplicated.
  • Fixed an issue where the Revive Pistol would not do melee damage to downed Players.
  • Fixed an issue where Stronghold Bombs could be defused through walls.
  • Fixed an issue where the Champion’s Quest Bombsite would spawn near water and cause a physics issue.
  • Fixed an issue where Helicopters could sometimes clip through the Control Tower at Al Malik Airport.
  • Fixed an issue that caused obstructed or misaligned loot.
  • Fixed an issue that caused geographic elements to float.
  • Fixed an issue that caused corrupted lighting inside of one the Mawizeh Marsh buildings.
  • Fixed an issue with Loadout Drops around Mawizeh Marsh.
  • Fixed an issue where the Heartbeat Sensor was tracking incorrectly, almost never showing Players on the radar.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Players to duplicate Field Upgrades.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Players to see the Bonus Battle Royale Challenge prior to completing Daily Challenges.

DMZ

GENERAL

  • Ashika Island
    • New Weapons Case
    • New boss: The Bombmaker
    • New rewards
    • New locked and dangerous spaces

  • Crown
    • New Faction Mission set
    • Available to Modern Warfare II Owners only

  • Faction Mission progress has been reset for Season 02
  • Previously unlocked Insured Weapon slots will remain unlocked
  • Contraband weapon inventories have been reverted to starting weapons
  • Key stashes have been emptied

  • New missions sets have arrived with Season 02 for all players. These are comprised of new missions, updated missions, and some returning missions.
  • New mission sets will send Players to all 3 Exclusion Zones of DMZ.
  • The Key Stash can now hold items for missions so Players can transport them across Exclusion Zones to complete objectives.

GAMEPLAY

  • Missions
    • Adjusted the overall scaling of difficulty in Missions as the Faction Mission Tiers progress.
  • Contracts
    • Secure Intel Contract no longer calls reinforcements to the radio tower.
    • The Attack Helicopter in Cargo Contracts will now react more quickly to the vehicle’s movement while firing, and the Attack Helicopter’s  missiles will more accurately hit the Operator vehicle when moving slowly.
    • The HVTs for “Eliminate HVT contracts” will now drop more rare keys and will sometimes drop stronghold keycards.
  • Enemy Tuning
    • Adjusted lethality of AI across Al Mazrah including number of AI spawning, and the accuracy of AI at range.
  • Locations
    • Infiltration locations have been updated in Al Mazrah.
    • Dead Drop locations have been updated in Al Mazrah.
    • Exfiltration locations have been updated in Al Mazrah.
    • Boss locations have been updated in Al Mazrah.

Adjustments

  • Plating Improvements
    • Global plating animation speed increased by approximately 25%
    • Movement speed increased while plating
    • Players can now sprint while plating
    • Players can now bust through doors while plating
  • Ping Visibility
    • Each squad member will have a unique color highlighting their name and pings.
  • Interrogation
    • The reveal mechanic has been changed from an orange outline to a red marker to remain consistent with similar mechanics.

For more details on these updates to DMZ, check out our recent blog.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where attempting to pick up an Armor Plate with a full inventory could sometimes cause a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where players could duplicate weapons in DMZ
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck on the infiltration screen.
  • Fixed an issue where players couldn’t mute their squadmates
  • Fixed an issue where two exfil helicopters could collide
  • Reduced instances of Players becoming stuck on a “downloading instance inventory” message.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause two items to be removed from a backpack when trying to remove only one in the pre-game loadout screen
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Players to duplicate Field Upgrades and Killstreaks
  • Fixed some issues that caused obstructed or misaligned loot

LOOKING AHEAD

SEASON 02 RELOADED

We can’t wait for you to drop into all the action in Season 02, but Season 02 Reloaded is just around the corner with new content and a limited-time holiday event!

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Players can look forward to a brand-new RAID episode, new Multiplayer Modes, a new 6v6 Multiplayer map, and more.

SEASON 03 CONFIRMED
 

Our teams are hard at work on Season 03 and beyond, and we’re excited to share some of the awesome new content ahead…

  • Gun Fight returns to Multiplayer with new maps each season
  • Plunder returns to Warzone
  • Warzone Ranked, CONFIRMED 

These updates and much more are coming to Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0. Stay tuned!


That covers everything we know about Warzone 2 Season 2. For more Warzone 2 content, check out these guides below:

Best guns in Warzone 2: Meta weapons ranked | Best Warzone 2 controller settings | Best Warzon 2 PC settings | How to ping enemies in Warzone 2 | How to use Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 | How to get a nuke in Warzone 2 | Best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2 | Does Warzone 2 have crossplay?

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].