COD Warzone and Vanguard Mercenaries of Fortune Mid-Season Update Release Date, Terminator Crossover and More Announced

COD Warzone and Vanguard Mercenaries of Fortune Mid-Season Update

For Call of Duty players looking for the next content drop for Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard, Activision has you covered, as the Warzone and Vanguard Mercenaries of Fortune mid-season update details have been revealed, and for this one, we’re going to see The Terminator franchise crossover to Call of Duty!

COD Warzone and Vanguard Mercenaries of Fortune Mid-Season Update Info:

Release Date: 

Vanguard update out on June 26 at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET/12 AM HKT

Warzone update out on June 27 at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET/12 AM HKT

Warzone Mercenaries of Fortunte Mid-Season Update – What’s New:

Fortune’s Keep: Cursed Ground Public Event Live Prior to Update

As first found by Warzone’s Operators this week, Fortune’s Keep is now considered Cursed Ground – and now has an event to match.

Right now in Warzone, there are several “cursed chests” hidden around the newly discovered island. These chests contain power-ups and high-quality items… but can only be unlocked by brave souls who survive a hungry horde.

Once the event begins, Zombies will continuously spawn in the vicinity of the cursed chest. Eliminate them near the chest to harvest Wisps; as your collection grows, more difficult waves of zombies will rise to protect their Cursed Ground.

Harvest enough Wisps within the time limit to secure victory and access the rewards within, including Cash, Killstreaks, Equipment, and possibly Perk Tokens.

Just remember that the Circle Collapse can devour you just as effectively as the disturbed animated corpses that rise from the cursed soil of Fortune’s Keep…

Portable Redeploy Balloons, Armored SUV Nitrous Upgrade

Need more flexibility in movement options? The mid-season update brings two new movement options to Caldera: Portable Redeploy Balloons and a nitro boost to the Armored SUV.

Armored SUV – Now with Nitro Boost Power

After a quick pit stop for upgrades, the four-passenger Armored SUV will now include a Nitrous Boost.

In Rebirth of the Dead, a re-imagined version of Zombie Royale presented by Beenox, ten quads will deploy to the island, ready to battle fellow Operators, both living and undead.

Eliminated Operators return as zombies, intent on adding to their numbers by pursuing the remaining humans. To revive as an Operator, zombies must locate and collect four antivirals, which can be found in several ways:

  • Lone antivirals, visible through obstacles, are found in crates and at Buy Stations.
  • Eliminate an Operator to earn two antivirals.
  • Earn all four antivirals by performing a Finishing Move as a zombie, earning your instant revival and netting you the animated “Head Scratcher” Calling Card in the process.

Throughout the match, the Infestation Meter will fill up as zombies are eliminated. Once it is filled, all spectators will be revived as Zombies.

Those skilled enough to win a match as a human will receive the animated “Last Alive” Calling Card, a true testament to your ability against all enemies, alive and undead.

Vanguard Zombies Camos Available in Warzone

There’s no better way to fight the undead masses, than with Zombie Camo weapons!

In Mercenaries of Fortune Reloaded, those who unlocked Vanguard Zombie Camos – including Golden Viper, Plague Diamond, and Dark Aether – can use them on their Vanguard weapons in Warzone.

Titanium Trials: Endurance

To simulate the toughness of a Terminator model, the maximum base armor threshold will be increased to 300 hit points, with the Tempered Perk appearing more frequently as ground loot for more efficient armor repairs. Each player begins the game with a Self-Revive Kit and core health regeneration takes longer to restore, making it a high-skill, high time-to-kill (TTK) game mode.

Titanium Trials features a custom-built loot table to support the higher TTK gameplay, including exceedingly rare Redacted Weapons that are a step more powerful than Loadout Weapons. There are also fewer overall resources in the map to reward Operators who act aggressively towards the opposition, with the cost of Loadouts beginning at a higher price point and decreasing through the duration of the match.

Titanium Trials: Endurance, using the Battle Royale ruleset on Caldera, goes live on August 11 for two weeks only. Be there or be terminated.

Vanguard Mercenaries of Fortunte Mid-Season Update – What’s New:

New Vanguard Multiplayer Map — Desolation

Deploy to a Pacific listening post in Desolation, a new medium-sized Multiplayer map set in a labyrinthine village cut directly into the mountainside, with a crashed plane in flames on the nearby cliffside.

Traverse the winding alleys and confined shanties on the ground floor where close-quarters combat can erupt at any moment or over the rooftops and walkways above, mantling from position to position. The listening post itself lies near the center, right in the middle of the chaos. The Operators who combine fast reflexes with smart movement are sure to find success here.

Ikenna Olowe Joins Butcher and Hendry

Ikenna Olowe understood strategy from a young age. As a child in Nigeria, he excelled at chess, quickly surpassing his teachers. He grew strong studying Gidigbo, a martial battle of wits. Balanced in body and mind, Ikenna joined the war effort as a battlefield engineer, establishing critical supply lines around the globe.

His preferred weapon is the new Vargo-S Assault Rifle — use it while playing as Ikenna Olowe to gain bonus Operator XP and Weapon XP.

Unlock Ikenna Olowe by purchasing his Bundle, scheduled to go live in the Store in Mercenaries of Fortune.


Trading firepower for improved accuracy and fire rate, this rifle excels in medium and long-range engagements.

Accuracy is king with the Vargo-S Assault Rifle, paired with a high fire rate for added aggression. Though outclassed in power, its reliability finds success in a variety of Gunsmith configurations, from fast-handling and snappy for tight mid-range play to adding a scope and additional stability to better compete from a distance.

Unlock the Vargo-S by completing its in-game challenge or by purchasing a Store Bundle to be released later this season, featuring a Weapon Blueprint from this weapon’s family.

Part Man, Part Machine: Become the Terminator

Tracer Pack: Terminator T-800 Mastercraft Ultra Operator Bundle

The first cybernetic organism developed by Skynet, the Model T-800 is perfectly able to blend in with humans utilizing living tissue over a hyper alloy skeleton. Now is your chance to become the classic Model T-800 Terminator.

This ten-item Bundle features the Ultra-rarity “Model T-800” Operator paired with its own Finishing Move, Play of the Game, and MVP highlights for a truly immersive experience. Also get the “Neural Net Processor” Ultra Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint, “Coltan Alloy” and “Motorhead” Legendary Weapon Blueprints, “Always Scanning” Charm, “I’ll Be Back” Animated Emblem, and the “Infrared Optics” Reticle.

Tracer Pack: Terminator T-1000 Ultra Operator Bundle


Skynet’s advanced AI model, the Model T-1000 is developed from a mimetic polyalloy liquid metal capable of shape shifting to better impersonate the human resistance.  

The Ultra “Model T-1000” Operator leads this ten-item Bundle, also featuring its own Finishing Move, Play of the Game, and MVP highlights as well as three Legendary Weapon Blueprints: the “Liquid Metal” SMG, the “Persistent Mission” Assault Rifle, and the “Identity Theft” LMG. Also equip the “Alternative Future” Watch, the animated “Full Chase” Emblem, and the animated “Unstoppable” Calling Card.

Same as always, once the patch is out, we’ll be sure to let our readers know! Don’t forget, aside from the new content, there’s also new adjustments being made, and we’ll let our readers know what they are once the official patch notes are out.

Source: Call of Duty

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