Season 5 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone goes live today, bringing a new battle pass to level up, more DLC weapons to unlock, and new maps. Activision has revealed the full patch notes for the big update, which include a seasonal event, a hip hop celebration, and changes to movement and Al Mazrah battle royale matches. Here is everything changing with Season 5.
The new season includes a Factions Showdown event that goes live on August 4. Players can choose either Task Force 141 or Shadow Company, and the Faction with the most eliminations at the end of the event wins. However, players can switch Factions at any time during the event. There are also five challenges for each Faction to unlock a mastery reward, and completing all challenges for the winning Faction earns additional rewards.
The big update also includes the previously announced hip hop celebration with shop bundles arriving for Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, and 21 Savage. There are also free hip hop War Tracks as well. The Season 5 battle pass has free and premium tiers of the pass, including two new weapons and several operator skins.
According to the patch notes, changes are made to movement across Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone. Sliding should feel a bit more fluid now, as slide time is decreased and the slide velocity is increased, which the developer says allows players to cover the same distance in a shorter amount of time. Players can also fire weapons slightly sooner after initiating a slide. Additionally, the update includes a fix for players getting stuck in the ground after sliding.