Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded update patch notes: New weapons, Fort Resurgence, Lara Croft Operator, more

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The Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded update has arrived, bringing a ton of fresh content for players to dive into. Here’s everything you need to know about Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded, including the new weapons, Operators, and full patch notes.

The Warzone 2 Season 5 update was a hit, as players have enjoyed new weapons and content such as the FR Avancer, Carrack .300, and M13C, as well as new Operators, weapon buffs and nerfs, and more.

Players have received yet another major update for the game at the midpoint of the season, as the Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded has arrived with even more new content.

Bringing the rest of the season’s new weapons and more, here are the full patch notes for the Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded update, which arrived on August 30, 2023.

Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded new modes

Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded introduces new modes, which include the integration of a new Resurgence map into the rotation and the exciting return of a beloved mode from Warzone’s original iteration.

Fort Resurgence mode

The new Fort Resurgence mode contains a revamped map based on Al Mazrah, tailored for the smaller mode. This map is said to “include the entire Al Bagra Fortress point of interest in Al Mazrah and immediate surroundings,” according to the blog.

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Season 5 Reloaded introduces Fort Resurgence with its own playlist at launch, independent from the Resurgence Ashika Island and Vondel rotation.

This marks the first time Warzone will feature three different Resurgence maps, all available at the same time within the game.

Armored Royale mode

Armored Royale is an LTM available in Quads, in which two teams must safeguard their MRAP vehicle and prevent it from being destroyed. This mode was originally introduced with the initial iteration of Call of Duty: Warzone.

Players will have the option to upgrade their MRAP, bolstering its defense and restoring its health in Gas Stations scattered across Al Mazrah. As long as the MRAP remains undamaged during the match, players should be able to redeploy after being killed.

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Fort Resurgence isolates Al Bagra Fortress on Al Mazrah into its own map.

Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded new Operators

Three new Operators are arriving with Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded, including Tomb Raider’s protagonist Lara Croft, well-known rapper 21 Savage, and fan-favorite Mace.

Lara Croft

Legendary Tomb Raider protagonist Lara Croft will be joining Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded as an Operator “set to be available on September 9,” according to the blog.

The gaming icon will be included in the “Tracer Pack: Tomb Raider Operator Bundle.” Here’s all the unveiled cosmetic content included with Lara Croft’s bundle:

  • “Ice Axe” Pickaxe Melee Weapon Blueprint
  • “Mythic Defender” SMG Weapon Blueprint
  • “Mach-5” 9mm Daemon Pistol Weapon Blueprint
  • “Croft Manner” Finishing Move
  • “Tomb Buggy” Vehicle Skin
  • Loading Screen
  • Sticker
  • Emblem
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Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft bundle includes three Weapon Blueprints.

21 Savage

Worldwide well-known rapper 21 Savage has arrived as an Operator in Warzone 2 right at the start of Season 5 Reloaded on August 30, and just like Lara Croft, his Tracer Pack: 21 Savage Bundle will be filled with new items for players to obtain. Here’s every revealed cosmetic item.

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  • 21 Savage Operator Skin
  • “Savage Mode” Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint
  • “Red Opps” SMG Weapon Blueprint
  • “Stabbed… a Lot” Finishing Move
  • “Slaughter King” Melee Weapon Blueprint
  • “Skrrt Skrrt” UTV Vehicle Skin
  • Charm
  • Sticker
  • “Mr. Right Now” Loading Screen
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21 Savage is the third Operator of the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop celebration.

Mace

Modern Warfare 2019’s Mace returns with Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded available in his own Tracer Pack: Mace Operator Bundle “this September,” as Shadow Company’s vicious reinforcement.

Mace’s Operator bundle will also include cosmetic content, here’s every item that has been officially announced so far:

  • Mace Operator Skin
  • Additional Operator Slot and Battle Rage Self-Revive in DMZ
  • “Shrapnel” Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint
  • “Fragmentation” Shotgun Weapon Blueprint

Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded new weapons

Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded has brought three new weapons: Pickaxe Melee, Lachmann Shroud SMG, and 9mm Daemon Pistol, following the introduction of the M13C Assault Rifle with MW3’s reveal event.

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The Warzone 2 mid-season update rounds out the arsenal of new weapons for Season 5.

Pickaxe (Melee)

The Pickaxe is set to be another new Melee weapon that gives players a tool to perform “stealthy and lethal maneuvers” that boast “exceptional damage and range.”

9mm Daemon (Pistol)

Described as a “contemporary tactical 9mm pistol,” the 9mm Daemon Pistol is highly effective when fired from the hip and “features best-in-class semi-automatic fire rate.”

Lara Croft’s bundle features a 9mm Daemon Akimbo configuration called the “Mach-5,” resembling her signature companions in the Tomb Raider series.

Lachmann Shroud (SMG)

Entering the Lachmann platform is the Lachmann Shroud Submachine Gun, a 9mm close-range powerhouse equipped with burst and semi-auto fire modes, enabling significant maneuverability and stopping force even at mid-range distances.

This gun includes an integrated suppressor, particularly ideal for situations where maintaining invisibility is crucial for accomplishing the mission.

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Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded patch notes

WARZONE

MAPS

  • Following the catastrophic events of Shadow Siege in Al Mazrah, Zaya Observatory has been destroyed.

BATTLE ROYALE, RESURGENCE, PLUNDER, LOCKDOWN

PLAYLIST

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

MODES

  • Armored Royale
    • Making its return, a new version of Armored Royale will be available for Quads during Season 05 Reloaded. 
    • Every Squad is assigned to a powerful MRAP vehicle, which serves as their lifeline by enabling redeployment.
    • Squads can also upgrade their MRAP for better offensive or defensive capabilities via Upgrade Station on the vehicle itself.
    • Gas Stations are used to repair and refuel their MRAP often.
  • Al Bagra Fortress Resurgence
    • Players will now experience Resurgence within the boundaries of the Al Bagra Fortress point of interest in Al Mazrah and the immediate surroundings.
    • Fort Resurgence will have its own playlist at launch, separate to the Resurgence rotation that contains Ashika Island and Vondel.
  • Unhinged Solos
    • From fragile alliances to grand betrayals, break the squad limit boundaries by using Assimilation to grow your squad up to 6 players!
      • Squad Size: Solos
      • Max Players: 100
      • Assimilation: Up to 6 Players Per Squad

GENERAL

  • Adjusted audio mix for parachutes, including increasing the volume of incoming enemy parachutes.
  • Killing a Player while performing a trick on the Dirt Bike will now reward combo points. 😉

WARZONE RANKED PLAY

Matchmaking Improvements

  • Reduced the time it takes for Warzone Ranked Play matches to start once players are in the Pre-Game Lobby. Players should find it quicker to Deploy in Ranked Play matches moving forward.

Match Ruleset Updates

  • Restricted Weapons and Equipment
    • Weapons
      • RPG-7
      • Strela-P

Reminder: Warzone Ranked Play competitive settings are a multi-team effort to deliver competitive and fair matches. Restrictions are updated based on data and feedback, and restricted items may return after undergoing balance changes or fixes.

Season 05 Reminders

  • Final Placement SR was increased at the beginning of Season 05.
    • SR (Skill Rating) & Divisions
      • Final Placement SR
        • SR earned for Placement Milestones has been increased.
          • Updated Placement SR:
            • Top 40: 15 (Up from 10)
            • Top 30: 30 (Up from 20)
            • Top 20: 45 (Up from 30)
            • Top 10: 60 (Up from 40)
            • Top 5: 80 (Up from 50)
            • Top 3: 100 (Up from 60)
            • Top 2: 125 (Up from 80)
            • Victory: 150 (Up from 100)

This adjustment will help Placement Milestone SR feel more impactful throughout the match. Players will still need to earn high Kills and Assists in addition to high Placements to reach the highest Skill Divisions.

  • Warzone Ranked Play Rewards are eligible for Modern Warfare III Carry Forward.
    • Learn more about Modern Warfare III Carry Forward at the Call of Duty Blog.
    • Season 05 Challenge Rewards
      • Throughout the Season 05, Players can earn the following rewards:
        • Placement Challenges
          • Finish ‘Top 15’ 50 Times: ‘Popped Off’ Large Decal
          • Finish ‘Top 5’ 25 Times: Pro Issue ISO Hemlock Weapon Blueprint
          • Finish 1st Place: ‘Straight Dubs’ Weapon Charm
        • Kill & Assist Challenges
          • Get 25 Kills or Assists: ‘WZ Season 05 Competitor’ Sticker
          • Get 250 Kills or Assists: ‘WZ Ranked Play Season 05’ Loading Screen
          • Get 1000 Kills or Assists: ‘WZ Season 05 Ranked Veteran’ Camo
      • End of Season Division Rewards
        • At the end of each Season, Players will be awarded Skill Division rewards that represent their highest attained Division that Season. 
        • Rewards Update
          • Starting in Season 05, players will continue to earn Emblems associated with their highest attained Division. Those who climb into Gold and above will obtain a new reward each season where we previously offered a Weapon Charm. For Season 05, we’re kicking off this new reward rotation with Season Division Camos.
      • Seasonal Division Rewards
        • Each Ranked Play Season will have a unique set of Division Rewards awarded at the end of the Season to celebrate the Player’s highest Skill Division reached that Season.
        • The Season 05 rewards are as follows:
          • Top 250: ‘WZ Season 05 Top 250’ Animated Weapon Camo, Emblem, and Calling Card
            • Players must be in the Top 250 Division at the end of the Season to qualify for these rewards.
          • Iridescent: ‘WZ Season 05 Iridescent’ Weapon Camo, Emblem, and Calling Card
          • Crimson: ‘WZ Season 05 Crimson’ Weapon Camo and Emblem
          • Diamond: ‘WZ Season 05 Diamond’ Weapon Camo and Emblem
          • Platinum: ‘WZ Season 05 Platinum’ Weapon Camo and Emblem
          • Gold: ‘WZ Season 05 Gold’ Weapon Camo and Emblem
          • Silver: Emblem
          • Bronze: Emblem
      • Ranked Play First Place: The Player who finishes Season 05 in the #1 position on the Top 250 Leaderboard will receive a unique, one-of-a-kind Calling Card and Emblem for the ultimate bragging rights.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue causing the amount of Ammunition picked up to display incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Most Wanted contract UI widget to remain active after the target was eliminated.
  • Fixed an issue allowing the Most Wanted target’s team to receive the reward if the contract was completed.
  • Fixed an issue preventing some Players from using the Deployable Buy Station.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Players from leaving the match during Exfil after finishing in 2nd place.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Mortar Strike icon to appear on the Tac Map incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue allowing Players to capture a UAV Tower while inside a vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue showing incorrect Vehicle icons on the killfeed.

» Handguns «  

  • FTAC Siege  
    • Increased close-mid distance damage range | MWII only 

» Submachine Guns «  

  • Lachmann Sub 
    • Adjusted stats on FT Mobile Stock to increase mobility 
  • PDSW 258  
    • Minor adjustment to ironsights to better align with bullet trajectory 
  • ISO 45 
    • Increased damage range | MWII only 
  • Lachmann Sub 
    • Reduced close distance damage range | MWII only 
  • » Assault Rifles «  

    • FR Avancer 
      • Increased damage range | MWII only 
      • Reduced hip spread 
    • Tempus Razorback  
      • Increased damage range | MWII only 
    • M16 
      • Increased close-mid distance damage range | MWII only 
    • Kastov 74u 
      • Reduced damage range | MWII only 
    • ISO Hemlock 
      • Reduced mid-far distance damage range | MWII only 

    » Battle Rifles «  

    • TAQ-V 
      • Increased damage range | MWII only 
    • Cronen Squall 
      • Increased damage range | MWII only 
    • SO-14 
      • Increased damage range | MWII only 
    • Lachman 762 
      • Increased damage range | MWII only 

    » Shotguns «  

    • Lockwood 300 
      • Reduced mid distance damage range | MWII only 
      • Slugs and HE slugs attachments:
        • Increased damage range | MWII only 
        • Increased long range damage amount | MWII only 
    • Bryson 890 
      • Slightly reduced damage range | MWII only 
      • Slugs and HE slugs attachments:
        • Increased damage range | MWII only 
    • Bryson 800 
      • Slightly reduced mid-distance damage range | MWII only
      • Slugs and HE slugs:
        • Increased damage range | MWII only 
        • Increased long range damage amount | MWII only 

    » Marksman Rifles «  

    • SA-B 50 
      • Increased ADS speed 
      • Increased ADS movement speed 
      • Increased damage range | MWII only 
    • Lockwood MK2 
      • Increased ADS speed 
      • Increased ADS movement speed 
    • SP-R 208 
      • Increased long-distance damage range | MWII only 
    • EBR 14 
      • Reduced damage range | MWII only 

    » Light Machine Guns «  

    • HCR 56 
      • Increased mid distance damage range | MWII only 
    • Rapp H 
      • Increased mid distance damage range | MWII only  

    » Sniper Rifles «  

    • Carrack .300  
      • Increased close range damage | MWII only 
      • Increased upper arm location damage | MWII only 
      • Increased long distance damage range | MWII only 
      • Increased ADS to hip transition speed 
      • Increased hip movement speed 
      • Increased sprint speed 
    • FJX Imperium 
      • Increased ADS speed 
      • Increased ADS movement speed 
      • Small reduction to hip spread 
    • Signal 50 
      • Reduced close distance damage range | MWII only 
    • SP-X 80 
      • Reduced damage range | MWII only 

    The following Weapon changes are reflected in Warzone only.

    We are generally pleased with Weapon diversity and viability in Warzone. For example, the Submachine Gun category is very healthy, with a staggering six SMGs falling within a 10-percentage point difference in Kill Death Ratio at the highest skill levels. Among them, the Vaznev-9K, VEL 46, and at the top—perhaps surprisingly, the PDSW 528. While this is great news, we recognize that not all categories are enjoying that same level of competition. This update is focused on introducing further viability into the long-range engagement space. This update also includes a reduction in Launcher damage against Players. We will be monitoring their performance following the launch of Season 5 Reloaded and if they continue to be problematic anti-personnel Weapons, we will make further adjustments.

    » Assault Rifles «  

    • Chimera | WZ Only
      • Close damage increased 
      • Far damage increased 
      • Head damage multiplier increased 
      • Lower torso damage multiplier increased 
    • FR Avancer | WZ Only
      • Close damage increased 
      • Far damage increased 
    • ISO Hemlock | WZ Only
      • Close-mid damage range decreased 
      • Mid damage range decreased 
    • Lachmann-556 | WZ Only
      • Head damage multiplier increased 
      • Neck damage multiplier increased 
      • Upper torso damage multiplier increased 
    • M13B | WZ Only
      • All location damage multipliers increased 
    • M13C | WZ Only
      • Close damage increased 
      • Mid damage increased 
      • All location damage multipliers increased 
    • M4 | WZ Only
      • Close damage range increased 
      • Close-mid damage range increased 
    • STB 556 | WZ Only
      • Head damage multiplier increased 
    • Tempus Razorback | WZ Only
      • Close damage range increased 
      • Close-mid damage range increased 

    » Battle Rifles « 

    • Cronen Squall | WZ Only
      • Head damage multiplier decreased 
      • Neck damage multiplier decreased 
      • Upper torso damage multiplier decreased 
      • Lower torso damage multiplier decreased 
      • Limb damage multipliers decreased 

    » Launchers «

    • All Launchers have had their damage against Players decreased | WZ Only

    » Light Machine Guns « 

    • RPK | WZ Only
      • Close-mid damage decreased 
      • Close damage range decreased 
      • Headshot damage multiplier increased 
    • Sakin MG38 | WZ Only
      • Neck damage multiplier decreased 
      • Upper torso damage multiplier decreased 
      • Limb damage multipliers decreased 

    » Marksman Rifles « 

    • Lockwood MK2 | WZ Only
      • All location damage multipliers increased 

    » Shotguns « 

    • Bryson 800 | WZ Only
      • Lower limb damage multipliers increased 
    • Bryson 890 | WZ Only
      • Lower limb damage multipliers increased 

    » Submachine Guns « 

    • BAS-P | WZ Only
      • Neck damage multipliers increased 
      • Upper torso damage multipliers increased 
      • Lower torso damage multipliers increased 
      • Limb damage multipliers increased 
    • Fennec 45 | WZ Only
      • Neck damage multiplier increased 
      • Upper torso damage multiplier increased 
    • VEL 46 | WZ Only
      • Limb damage multipliers increased 

    AUDIO

    • In Season 05 Reloaded, we’ve introduced the same occlusion system that Core 6v6 Maps use for all Warzone Maps. Players should notice improved occlusion performance in those Maps. 

    Well, there you have it, that was the full patch notes for the Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded update. For more on Warzone 2, be sure to check out our other guides:

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